Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian comedy series developed by the father-son duo, Dan and Eugene Levy. Initially, the show’s acclaim was limited to Canada only. It was only when the show debuted on Netflix that the world noticed the sheer brilliance of Schitt’s Creek. What makes it so great?
1. Quick Review
One of the funniest shows in recent times, Schitt’s Creek is bound to leave you with a warm and feel-good sensation.
2. Series and Info Links
Schitt’s CreekAir Date: January 13, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Not A Real Company Productions, CBC No. of Seasons: 6 No. of Episodes: 80
3. Is It Worth Watching?
With a unique set of characters and quirky humor, Schitt’s Creek is a genuinely funny sitcom.
The Roses, Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis, were a wealthy family who ran a video store. After losing their fortune, they are getting ready to give up their garish lifestyle and live a frugal life.
They move to a small town called Schitt’s Creek that Johnny bought for his son David on his birthday, as a joke.
The family shifts into the Rosebud Motel, and try to get used to living in a small, suburban town.
But it is not easy for the Roses to settle into Schitt’s Creek. It has a character of its own, which is very different from the life that the family had lived previously.
As they start forming relations with the townspeople, their own ideas about ambition, family and life change dramatically.
II. Detailed Analysis
From the surface, Schitt’s Creek seems like any other sitcom with no particular story. But it is far from that.
For one, it is impossible to find an episode that does not warrant a laugh. The Roses will, invariably, make you laugh.
Every member of the family has a distinct character and that, paired with the hilarious circumstances that they always find themselves in, is guaranteed to make anyone chuckle.
Schitt’s Creek’s humor is silly and over-the-top. But its comedy will satisfy those willing to look deep, as well. (All the names in the Schitt family are hilarious if you think about it.)
The show is funny for several reasons. Curiously enough, the characters’ wardrobes play a major role in the comedy. Moira and David’s clothes often steal the thunder in the show. David’s sweaters (and kilt) and Moira’s occasion-worthy ensembles are mostly related to the situation and enhance the humor in the story.
But perhaps what Schitt’s Creek does the best is romance. It does not only focus on straight couples; it is a beautiful mix of LGBTQ relationships and cis-gender relationships. It has normalized LGBTQ love stories and has brought it into the mainstream. David and Patrick’s relationship is one of the most heart-warming love stories in a television series in recent times.
The Rose family is the heart of the show. The actors have so much chemistry with each other that it never feels like the family does not exist outside of television screens.
While all of the Roses contribute to the show’s success, two of them deserve special mention.
Moira Rose is definitely the most unique character to appear on screen in recent years. Her eccentricity is hilarious. Her fashion and especially her accent have been a major source of amusement. Catherine O’Hara, who plays Moira, has such amazing comedic timing that simple lines from her are equal to physical comedy.
Dan Levy plays David Rose, the spoiled adult son of Moira and Johnny. Most demotivated young-adults will find David’s character to be very relatable. Every expression of his face is priceless and meme-worthy.
The supporting cast of the show is great too. The mayor of the town Roland Schitt, played by Chris Elliott, is another character who deserves mention.
Schitt’s Creek uses music in the best way possible. So many popular songs were included in key scenes in the show. One cannot forget Patrick singing Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’ to David during the inauguration of Rose Apothecary.
It brought about so many changes in the story. It lets David know about Patrick’s feelings for him but most importantly, it touches Moira too. That David sang the same song to Patrick a few episodes later to patch up with him, only makes it better.
5. Final Thoughts
Schitt’s Creek is the right amount of cheesy and wholesome. The characters start off as unusually spoilt people but they grow throughout the show’s six seasons. The story is funny but at the same time, very poignant. Its light-hearted comedy makes it the perfect series to watch in a depressing time like this. Chances are, you will not be able to stop yourself with just one binge.Originally Written By Epic Dope