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Tituss Burgess on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Critics: "If People Aren't Talking About You, You're Not Doing Your Job"

It's only been a week since Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered on Netflix, but the internet is already full of reviews and essays ranging from adoration to outrage. Tituss Burgess, who costars in the series with Ellie Kemper, fielded some questions during a conference call yesterday, and here's what he had to say when I asked him what it's like to star in a binge-able Netflix series that gets instant feedback and dissection from critics:

It's so strange to have five months' worth of work be swallowed in one sitting, so that's a new concept I kind of can't wrap my head around. [...]

The Ten Most-Hated Rotten Tomatoes 0% Comedies

There’s something special about having a 0% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Like Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, for instance. What that 0% signifies is that Bucky Larson is worse than Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Jerky Boys, Norbit, every Katherine Heigl movie…In other words, Bucky Larson, why do you exist?

But among 0% Rotten Tomatoes movies, Bucky Larson isn’t even the worst. Its audience rating, made up of votes from people like you and me (a.k.a. schmucks – by the way, My Dinner with Schmucks has a 43% critics rating WHAT!?!?) is 29%. That’s not…awful. I mean, it’s definitely bad, but it's not the worst. [...]