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Recap/Review – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 6/5/17

A few years ago when 30 Rock went off the air, I almost thought for a minute that there would be nothing left for me to laugh at. I picked up some other comedies and got through it somehow. And then Tina Fey returned to TV – almost. Her latest brainchild, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was actually nixed by NBC before it aired a single episode. The project was then sold to Netflix, where it has gone on to complete three seasons. Most recently, season three came out last month, just in time to fill the vacuum of all our favorite shows going on summer vacation.

The show features perennial cutie pie Ellie Kemper as a cult survivor who was kept in a bunker for 15 years and led to believe that the world outside had been destroyed. Kimmy and her sisters were rescued in the pilot, and ever since she’s been living in New York City with her new best friend/roommate Titus Andromedon. Titus is in many ways a caricature of a struggling gay black man trying to make it as a singer in the big city, but he is based on the actor who portrays him, so it’s not as grating as it sounds. Fey herself appeared in the first season, for three episodes, as a satirical version of OJ lawyer Marsha Clark, when Kimmy had to face her captor in court. She returned in season two as Dr. Andrea Bayden, an alcoholic psychiatrist who gets entangled into Kimmy’s life when she moonlights as an Uber driver.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/5/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

DIG -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Ronen Akerman/USA Network)Tonight, the epic 10-episode limited-series DIG premieres on USA Network, which has been described as Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinici Code. Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs, Awake) is an American legal attaché (aka FBI Agent) working in Israel, who uses his casual relationship with boss Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche, Save Me) as a way to mask the pain of his personal life. When a young American archaeologist is murdered in Jerusalem, Lynn is under pressure from U.S. Ambassador Ruth Ridell (Regina Taylor, The Unit) to close the case as quickly as possible. However, Peter finds himself butting heads with Israeli National Police detective Golan Cohen (Ori Pfeffer, World War Z), who is doing his own investigation.

Peter becomes obsessed with the case, getting a bit too emotionally involved since the victim reminds him of someone he lost. But as he delves deeper into his investigation, Peter uncovers a much larger, centuries-old conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history and life as we know it. Meanwhile, there are two other parallel stories happening in other parts of the world—one involving a religious cult and the other an ancient religious prophecy, both of which will ultimately tie into the answers Peter is looking for.

DIG comes from executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes, Touch) and Gideon Raff (Homeland) and is the perfect blend of these two men’s story-telling styles. Kring once again employs his technique of weaving together seemingly disconnected stories that will ultimately converge over the course of the series. And Raff’s contribution can be seen in the show’s internationally-set political and religious intrigue. The series’ amazing cast also includes Alison Sudol (Transparent), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), and Omar Metwally (Non-Stop).

I’ve really enjoyed the first three episodes. The series looks beautiful and is suspenseful and action-packed. I look forward to discovering more about this underlying mystery and seeing how the three different stories all come together.

I recently had a chance to speak with executive producer Tim Kring about the series. You can find this at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s extended-length premiere, “Pilot,” while investigating the murder of a young American woman in Jerusalem, an FBI agent stationed there discovers an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the entire course of human history, and he must unravel the mystery.

Catch the start of this new show tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Grey’s Anatomy, American Crime, The Slap, The Blacklist, Allegiance, Archer, and Wizard Wars.
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