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5 Reasons Why I Relate To The Schitt’s Creek Characters

Schitt’s Creek has become my safe haven from the outside world, between Moira’s unpredictable actions to David’s sassy comments I’m able to find many resemblances between myself and the characters. Let’s drive down the road of self-awareness and see how I can connect my traits (positive and not) with the traits of the Schitt’s Creek characters. However be advised, I may expose myself a little…

Stevie Budd’s Introversion

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of Stevie at the beginning of the show, but she slowly started to grow on me. Stevie appears to be not only very emotionally detached at the beginning but also shows very little interest in what goes on around her. She can be very introverted and tends to think the worst of the worst is going to happen. I definitely have my days where I’m feeling more introverted than most by picking my bed and cats over a night out with friends. Even though I’ve tried to see the best in most situations it proves to be very hard. Like Stevie, I have slowly become more comfortable with having faith that things will work out in the end. 

Alexis Rose’s Boldness

Out of all the characters, Alexis’s character was able to develop and grow the most. Throughout the series, Alexis slowly sheds her confident and privileged exterior, only for audiences to find a compassionate and driven interior. Alexis starts to look around her environment and take advantage of the opportunities and people it’s given her. She tries to find value in every aspect of her environment and relationships with the people in her life. I can definitely relate to Alexis in the sense that I try to see potential in everything life throws at me, whether it’s recognized right away or not. Alexis isn’t afraid to acknowledge the elephant in the room and ask the obvious questions. Like Alexis, I am always asking the obvious questions that might be common sense for others but definitely makes for interesting conversation. 

David Rose’s Honesty

Without David, Schitt’s Creek would lack spice and the necessary source for its witty banter and clever comebacks. David copes with his family’s misfortunes by reacting with bitterness and blandness, even though on the inside he may be freaking out. I see the resemblances between David and me in terms of fashion and the ability to dress for yourself and not for others. David is always finding ways to incorporate his personality and feelings into his everyday style, not to mention he is always runway ready. One of the key characteristics that make David stand out is his talent of being blunt with those close to him, no matter the cost and intention. Even though I can be known to beat around the bush with strangers and acquaintances when it comes to my family and close friends the filter comes off and I’m not afraid to show them how I feel.

Roland Schitt’s Loyalty

Schitt’s Creek is not only one of the most humorous and creative shows I’ve seen in a while but can also be extremely awkward and sometimes uncomfortable (in the best way possible). Even though Roland is definitely one of the most incompetent and underqualified mayors of the town, it’s clear he only wants the best for his citizens and he isn’t afraid to get it. Like Roland at times, I can be unproductive and unmotivated but at the end of the day I always will show up for the people who I truly care about. I don’t mind accepting failure for myself but when other people are involved I hold myself to higher standards for them. Roland’s ability to be loyal to the ones who matter most in his life is what I admire/relate to most about him, he isn’t afraid to jump up and offer a hug to a friend in need (even if they don’t want it).

Jocelyn Schitt’s Eccentricity

Jocelyn’s down to earth personality proves to not only help the Rose family develop into the best versions of themselves, but also teach them the true meaning of friendship and kindness. At times Jocelyn can be viewed as eccentric and I can definitely relate to that. She tends to go out of her way to help other people and the town even when she has bigger things on her plate. I am always trying to help the people around me whether it be with a ride to class or a study session because a little help and kindness can go a long way. However, like Jocelyn, it can be hard to stand up for myself and get my opinions across in a crowded room.  

I would definitely recommend Schitts Creek to anyone who needs a pick me up after a long day. Schitt’s Creek, in my opinion, is not only binge-worthy but its relatability makes it one of the greatest shows of all time.

Emily Squance is a sophomore at Ohio University studying communications in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She is an active member of Variant Magazine and Active Minds. She likes to spend her time outside hiking with friends and listening to a broad range of music. Her words to live by are "treat people with kindness and compassion." : )
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