Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Review
March 1, 2019 at 9:25pm
It's hard to believe, but the well loved Netflix Original Series has come to an end. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4 consisted of a long break between episode groupings, but it has finally wrapped up. The last adventures of Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and her group end on a rather solid note. It finished off hitting the expectations I had anticipated for the last season, while generally getting the loose ends finished off.
It leaves things with a gleeful cheer, that only this series could. This is a more social climate focused season as Kimmy aims to directly influence younger male minds while the others deal with madness in their lives. Titus (Tituss Burgess) wrestles with his strange career while also feeling as though he's lost his boyfriend to another. Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) takes lead in her own business route and it's an aggressive field which creates some interesting moments throughout.
I didn't find this season quite as funny as past ones, but it does nail some of the current issues in society. It's definitely more leaning into messages and empowerment. There's additional context in regards to the past of some characters and the show takes strides to conclude the various plot elements still left hanging. Some things could have been dove into further, but it ends up in a generally fine place.
There are some issues of modern society it deals with, while still injecting some of that charm I'm sure you're familiar with. The characters are generally more mature at this point, so there are far fewer times of displacement for the lead as she's now more settled with how life is in the current times. You get to see familiar faces pop up, it was great that they were able to include those folks in this as I worried some might not show for the conclusion.
The final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt turns down the laughs for a more serious tone while concluding in a natural way. It felt like a solid ending to the series that I've enjoyed over the years. I'm surprised it's already over, but it got through the stages of Kimmy re-entering the world while featuring just a strange bunch of characters.
It's always entertaining, while doing something new and this season was all about the current elements of society. Kimmy took charge in dealing with them, but others on the show were also brought in on the discussion in their own ways. I generally enjoyed this series and it's worth visiting from the start. It concluded properly, sent the characters in directions that made sense and still left a bright outlook as only Kimmy could.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
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Rating Overall: 7.4