There's not long to wait now until Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is on Netflix, with new episodes premiering on April 15. This is awesome news for fans of the sitcom who instantly fell in love with Kimmy, played by the inimitable Ellie Kemper. Not only will we get to find out how Kimmy has been adjusting to New York life now that her captor, the man who kept her in an underground bunker for 15 years, has been caught, but we'll get to see more of her besties Titus and Mrs Voorhees. But if you need a TV fix, like right now, what are some other shows to watch if you like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ?
As Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is co-created by Tina Fey, it's pretty safe to assume that you've seen 30 Rock already. 30 Rock has a much lighter premise than Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and focusses on Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey, who works on a sketch comedy show based on Saturday Night Live. The dark humor is still present, but you can't get much darker than a group of women locked in an underground bunker for 15 years, can you? Like 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, here are some suggestions of shows that strike a balance between hilarity, and the darkest cynical comedy you can find, for fans of Kimmy.
1. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Recently renewed for a second season by The CW, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is created by its star Rachel Bloom, and Aline Brosh McKenna, who wrote the screenplays for classics like 27 Dresses, The Devil Wears Prada, and Morning Glory. Each episode features original songs, which are often insightful takedowns of social issues, and always hilarious. Coupled with a rom-com premise — New York lawyer Rebecca moves to West Covina to try to win back her ex-boyfriend Josh — makes for a show everyone should start watching immediately.
Created by Darren Star of Sex And The City fame, Younger stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-something divorced mother of one trying to reinvent herself in New York City. She gets a job at a publishing house, but there's a catch — everyone there thinks she's 26. Trying to live up to this major lie puts Liza in some pretty tricky situations. Hilary Duff co-stars as her bestie, and Nico Tortorella plays her super hot love interest.
3. The Office
Featuring Ellie Kemper, alongside John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, and Steve Carell, if you've somehow avoided The Office, you should marathon watch it immediately.
4. Master Of None
Another Netflix original series, Master of None is created by and stars Aziz Ansari. Ansari plays Dev, a thirty-something actor trying to figure out what to do with his life. This show is totally brilliant, and, luckily, Season 2 of Master of None is on the way.
5. Grace & Frankie
One of the most feminist shows to ever feature on Netflix is Grace And Frankie. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star in this sitcom about what happens when your husband leaves you when you're about to retire. To top it all off, Grace and Frankie's husbands are in love with each other, making life for all involved extremely complicated.
With Judd Apatow as a co-creator, Love was always going to be one to watch. While not always perfect by any means, Love is a Netflix sitcom with a difference — it's actually pretty miserable. Starring the amazing Gillian Jacobs, and co-creator Paul Rust, Love will remind you of all your past relationships, and have you squirming for days.
7. BoJack Horseman
The only animated show on the list, BoJack Horseman has a penchant for dark humor and celebrity references. Another Netflix masterpiece, BoJack Horseman is voiced by Will Arnett, and the show explores depression, the vapid nature of celebrity, and how difficult it can be to sustain meaningful connections. It's also hilarious, much like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Thanks be to Netflix for continuing to reward us with the content we need. Bring on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2.