Throughout the show, Kimmy has a number of PTSD episodes. They, and her social awkwardness, interfere with work, her love life, and more. She takes a job as a nanny for a rich family and moves in with Titus, a fantastic singer whose life-long dream of hitting Broadway keeps getting smashed.
There is a scene in the first episode that resonated with me really well. She hasn’t told her roommate about her past (and really doesn’t tell anyone) because she wants to be normal. She goes through being robbed and then losing her job, and comes back to the apartment freaking out. She goes into a rant talking to herself about how she’ll never be normal.
It resonated with me so well because I have these often – not as often as I used to, but still at least once every day.
I also try to rap far more than this white girl maybe should.
But, I mean, clearly Kimmy and I both got skills so why hide them. Am I right?
I do still believe in good, in the fact that people are inherently good but we’re all just so preoccupied with ourselves and our take out, instant gratification culture to see it. I love bunnies and my piggies and every single animal – even snakes. Most of all, I believe Sandra don’t need a man. You can do this all by yourself girl!
And I know that we can get through anything if we just take it tiny steps at a time. You know why? Because we’re tough!
And if you still don’t feel like you can handle something, you can always try to fool yourself.
I just finished watching the first season, exclusively on Netflix, who was smart enough to order a second season before filming even started. My therapist said she started watching it as well and she definitely appreciated the parallels between her patients’ lives and what this girl goes through.
Have you watched it? I’d love to hear what you think about the show!