If you have never watched the show Schitt’s Creek, first of all what are you doing bebeee (*cue Moira’s voice*)? Second of all, if you are looking for another show to binge watch, please stop what you are doing and watch it right now. It is currently streaming on Netflix and consists of 80 short episodes spread over six seasons. Don’t worry, I hopped on the bandwagon during quarantine, and I wish I heard about it earlier!
Schitt's Creek is a great show to watch with your family and friends that can bring everyone in tears and laughter at the same time. I am utterly obsessed with the cast and it is really hard to pick my favorite character because they are all amazing in their own way.
Created by my favorite father/son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, the show follows the Rose family who lost all their money and reside in a small run down town they bought as a joke, but are allowed to keep because it has no property value. This is all from the first episode, and it just gets better each time!
Okay fine, if I haven’t convinced you already to watch it, here are five reasons why I love Schitt’s Creek. You will thank me later.
- The Best Characters Ever
What is really fascinating about Schitt’s Creek, is how each actor and actress brought their own take on how they want to portray their own character. For example, Annie Murphy who plays Alexis Rose, mentioned in an interview that her inspiration came from the “Kardashians,” “Paris Hilton” and “Lindsey Lohan”- the vocal fry and holding out her hand as if she was carrying a handbag. But there was no handbag. Alexis wasn’t your typical “dumb blonde” troupe, which I find refreshing.
Another phenomenal actress is the one and only Catherine O’hara who plays the hilarious, riveting narcissist Moira Rose. O’hara’s accent sounded almost like a faux British accent. You will know what I am talking about when you watch it. The only request O’hara wanted was to include a variety of wigs in each episode.
- Heartwarming Moments
I have never seen a comedy T.V. show like this one that hits you right in the feels. I don’t want to give away too much, but there are some really great romantic relationships and friendships! However, what makes Schitt’s Creek really great is the family bond between Johnny, Moria, Alexis and David Rose. They have each other's back and despite what they all went through, it just shows that family is important… rich or not.
Even though the Rose family lost their entire fortune, the one thing they were able to cherish (besides their ego) was their fancy wardrobe as compared to the townspeople. Johnny with his fancy suits, Moira with her wigs and expensive couture, Alexis with her bohemian dresses and David with his fuzzy sweaters and outrageous pants. This goes to show that the family maintained their style even though they felt they had nothing left.
- LGBTQ+ Representation
“I like the wine, not the label.” An iconic line and wonderful analogy David played by Dan Levy said to describe what it means to be pansexual. Schitt’s Creek does a great job in incorporating LGBTQ+ characters by not treating them differently and is not seen as a problem, it’s treated as normal.
- Character Growth and Development
Major props to the entire screenwriter staff who gave each character a chance to grow as a person and learn from their mistakes. If you watch the first and last episode after finishing the show, you will understand where I am coming from.
If you are in the mood for a heartwarming, comforting show, take a break from the real world and head to Schitt’s Creek. Who knows, maybe you will end up loving it as much as the Rose family. So, have I convinced you to watch the show now?