Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt nails the mockumentary format with "Party Monster"

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In the age of Documentary Now!—which is often perfect in its send up of various doc styles and subjects—pulling off a documentary parody is an ambitious move. But Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt doesn’t just pull off its true crime documentary parody; it turns in one of its best episodes of all time in its departure from…

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt remains pleasantly surprising in fourth season premiere

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s fourth season begins with a playful parody of a 90s-style comedy opening sequence, Kimmy playing the goofy, affable protagonist in a cheery world scored to a song by Jane Krakowski. Of course, that bright and silly world comes crashing down before the actual intro, Kimmy’s broken record…

Warn Your Relatives: Hari Kondabolu's new special is best when it's at its simplest

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Hari Kondabolu’s Netflix special Warn Your Relatives brims with the kind of incisive political comedy one can expect from Kondabolu, the star, creator, and executive director of the pop culture documentary The Problem With Apu. There are digs at Trump, and self-aware attempts to stop talking about Trump that end in,…

How To Get Away With Murder tediously goes through the motions of setting up its finale

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Unsurprisingly, the penultimate episode of How To Get Away With Murder’s fourth season has a lot going on. “The Day Before He Died” tries to attack all of the long-term storylines at once. Isaac is in the hospital recovering from overdosing. Simon’s in the hospital, too, but now he’s awake and gradually remembering…