- Network: Netflix
- Series Premiere Date: May 12, 2020
Review this tv show
A lovely origami crane of a coda. ... Not surprisingly, that sympathy provides the “best” way through the story. If you choose the honorable path — for our four heroes are, on their own self-involved terms, honorable people — you will come to the perfect ending, of several possible. Sometimes the dishonorable choice will seem the more apt, or potentially fun, but whatever you decide, you will be eventually nudged back in line.
“Kimmy vs. The Reverend” isn’t “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit: The Movie.” It’s too light, too silly, and too unconcerned with characters you once cared about to be taken as the actual ending to a vaunted series. But it’s not trying to be a movie, and it’s not trying to replace the ending Fey and Carlock already provided or reexamine Kimmy’s tragic past; it’s just offering a good time in a way few other TV shows can, matching its madcap creative spirit to a format that allows every joke to have a home.
A “fudging” good time, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend” is a ceaselessly riotous and uplifting sendoff to one of television’s most infectiously goodhearted characters, a survivor who plays the game of life (and who never cheats at Clue!) with immense optimism that makes us believe in the best of people.