I am very excited to watch the new Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitdt which just premiered on Friday. The show, which NBC for some reason decided not to run (I don't know the whole story and didn't spend much time researching), was quickly picked up by Netflix, which seems like a smart move. I heard they already ordered a second season.
This is a Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (who I love in the Office), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock - and can we forget Allie McBeal?) and Tituss Burgess (30 Rock), about a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City - after not living in society for 15 years. What could go wrong?
As you can probably tell from the title, the lead character is labeled as unbreakable. Why? She's optimistic and resilient - kind of like parents! How else are you going to make it through late night feeding sessions, potty training, difficulty in school, puberty, kids separating from you and being mean to you and then sending them off to college...only to have them return to live with you again? I'm being optimistic that the job scene will improve by then. I don't want my kid moving back in! What if they can't get jobs and support themselves?
Okay, now I'm getting stressed out. While this show is rated for ages 14+, there are plenty of movies with the theme of resilience and reinventing yourself that you can show your kids, like Jimmy Neutron and Turbo for the little ones, and Freaks and Geeks and School of Rock for the older kids. We recently finished all the Freaks and Geeks episodes and were sad to be done. Funny to see actors like James Franco, Seth Rogan and Jason Segal in slightly younger days (though still looking older than high school!), and there were some awesome lessons for my kids - who are not in high school yet.
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