Today marks the release of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It's a Tina Fey-produced comedy starring Ellie Kemper as a thousand-watt heroine in New York City and it's all on Netflix, so there's something for everyone here. The show follows Kimmy (Kemper), who has just been released from a doomsday cult and discovered the world outside of her fire-and-brimstoney upbringing is not nearly as bad as she has been led to believe. She moves to the Big Apple, makes a gaggle of friends and starts rediscovering the world around her. The plot sounds a little dense, but Kimmy's character is more Buddy the Elf than Westboro Baptist refugee, and Kemper is a revelation. After years of playing second fiddle on The Office, she finally gets her long-deserved chance to stretch her wings as a leading lady, and she nails it. She's unfailingly positive in the face of New York's teeming curmudgeons, but she's also a woman of strength, character and kindness. And although Fey never appears onscreen, her fans will certainly recognize her sharp sensibilities. In other words, it's another great show to fill the hole in your heart left by 30 Rock and Parks & Rec. Get on board. Discuss
American Media has posted this new discussion between future Late Show host Stephen Colbert and America Magazine editor and author, Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin. Colbert—who is known for being vocal about his Catholic faith—talks about his favorite Bible verses, God’s command not to worry, lent, his favorite hymns and demonstrates some truly epic praise dance moves ... Discuss
Your childhood was a sensitive time. You had a sense of childlike faith that everything you were told was true, and you wanted it to be true, because how could anything wonderful not also be true? Well, put your childhood on a high shelf and protect it from the thieves and wolves, because it is a fragile thing and reality is a cruel and reckless tyrant. The Huffington Post has released a report on MTV's Pimp My Ride (don't ask why. Who knows why anyone does anything?) and the results are very sad. The show, which fixed up contestants' clunkers with some truly absurd custom features, has now been accused of multiple travesties. Some contestants said producers forced them to remove the add-ons after taping. Others talked about items that "were occasionally put into cars with no intention of them ever working in real life."
So the long and short of it is that Pimp My Ride was a complete lie and Xzibit can't be trusted and why do we ever love anything when it always turns out to be a fabrication. Yo, dawg, I heard you like deception ... Discuss
Go go gadget Netflix. Just a day after we learned that DisneyXD was rebooting the afternoon animated favorite DuckTales, Netflix has unveiled an updated version of the classic series Inspector Gadget.
On March 27, the streaming programming provider will drop a new 26-episode CGI-style season of the satirical superhero series. Finally, the Canadian cyborg will be able to spring-loaded shoe-jump his way into the hearts of a new generation ... Discuss
Now that Parks and Rec has officially ended, many members of its cast—most notably Hollywood mega-star Pratt—are likely on to bigger and better things. As a hat-tip to the newfound success of the show’s lovable man-child, last night’s finale contained a brief, easy-to-miss Easter egg: When kids show up at Andy and April’s door for Halloween, one of them is dressed as Star Lord, the Guardian’s of the Galaxy role that cemented Pratt’s A-list status. You can see a bigger version of the image here ... Discuss
Here’s some news so awesome it will make you want to swan dive into a massive pile of gold coins. Disney has announced that they are rebooting the classic series DuckTales for DisneyXD. In a statement, a network executive explained, "DuckTales has a special place in Disney's TV animation history. It drew its inspiration from Disney legend Carl Barks' comic books and, through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation." The new animated series is set to debut some time in 2017 ... Discuss