Tina Fey leaves us with a hopeful outlook on the world and an emotional goodbye with the farewell season of the hit show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
Tina Fey created the Netflix show that came out in 2015 and quickly became known for its quirky characters and fun play on social awareness. Real life Broadway star Tituss Burgess made his character a household name, and former TV receptionist from The Office, Ellie Kemper, made the show as magical as it was and always will be.
Fans were shocked and disappointed last year when Netflix announced that there would only be one final season of the show.
The fourth and final season of the show was split into two parts, which allowed the viewer to feel like they were getting more episodes when in reality this season had one less episode than the rest.
This season was all about Kimmy trying to figure out what she was going to do next in her life. She had finally come to terms with what happened to her in the bunker and moved past it. She now wanted to find a way to move on with her life for good.
Tina Fey really delivered on this final season, giving fans everything they loved about the show. One of the main things the show did really well was making light of the situations the characters faced with charming humor viewers enjoyed.
The show also discussed timely issues and brought to light how they could affect people in their everyday lives while making it funny and adding to the storyline. This season, tough topics like sexism, equality and the #MeToo movement were highlighted.
I always appreciated how the show managed to add to the conversation on these important issues but not make the viewer feel like they’re being forced to believe a certain opinion. The mood always stayed the same and no matter the topic, every episode brought smiles to the viewers faces and tears only if they were happy ones.
The characters’ love interests are also heavily focused on in this last season. I was ultimately happy with where and with whom everyone ended up. They all got the happy endings they always imagined for themselves.
One of my favorite episodes was where we got to discover what would have happened to Kimmy and the rest of the characters if she wouldn’t have had to experience life in the bunker. It was interesting to see how this changed all of the characters lives.
The episode also manages to perfectly depict how Kimmy has managed to deal with the outcome of her life and where she is now. It was inspiring to see how she appreciated all the moments in her life, good and bad, and it made me want to do the same.
After Lillian finally gets to save New York, Titus makes his debut on Broadway and ends up with his love while Jacqueline finds a new one, it leaves Kimmy still wondering what to do next. She learns that the book she’s written to inspire children has become extremely popular, and she’s able to help people feel safe and not alone, which is what she wanted for most of her life.
Overall, this show has taught me that it’s not the bad situations you experience in life that define you and determine who you are, but the way you handle those bad situations. The energy you put out will always be equivalent to the energy you get back. You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it. If we all were like Kimmy and work to always react with love, kindness and compassion, the world would be a better place.