So, there’s this show….Schitt’s Creek.
If just by reading that above statement your heart and soul start to feel all giddy and stuff after reveling in last night’s season five premiere, than you get it…you really, really get it.
If you’ve never heard of this true pop culture phenomenon (there’s a reason why those ratings keep going up every season), or you’re someone who has a cousin/aunt/sister/gay bestie in your life that tells you just how seriously funny and, well, what an all around great show Schitt’s Creek is and that you need to start watching, that’s because well maybe, you f@#king should.
Because when it comes to what is becoming one of the funniest shows in television of all time (not kidding…right, all of you Moira Roise kweens out there?), we all need to be watching and paying attention.
Plus, how can you resist the Rose family love?
The hilarious story of what happens when the wealthy Rose family – video store magnate and the oh, so lovable Johnny (Eugene Levy), his boujie wife and former soap opera actress Moira (Catherine “Kevin!” O’Hara), and their adult children David and Alexis (Daniel “werk-that-fashion”Levy and Annie “slay-our-lives” Murphy)–lose their fortune after they get screwed over by their business manager, which leads them to rewire and rebuild their lives with their sole remaining asset…..a small town named Schitt’s Creek, which they had seemingly bought their son as a joke birthday gift years earlier.
And basically when it comes to season five (seasons one-through-four on Netflix…go) well, we’re already ridiculously thirsty for more and ready to march out onto the streets to persuade everyone and their Moira Rose mother to watch Schitt’s Creek…because you really, really, really, really should…and here’s 6 reasons why that is so true.
1.The Rose family…. Oh, the Rose family…how much do we love, well, all of you? Actually, at first, we might have not been sure that we could, but as they checked into their new surroundings, it turns out that they’re just like any one of us trying to make it through this thing called life. We love our dad Harry when he tries to attempt….anything, and let’s face it, David and Alexis represent our past, present and future. And then there’s matriarch Moira…Moira, Moira, Moira, Moira and your incredible collection. Just watch and fall in love.
2.The supporting players…… While the Rose’s are the billed centerfold of the delightfully Schitt-y shenanigans, the show’s supporting players work just as hard in trying–and succeeding–to win our affections week-after-week. Let’s see, you’ve got Emily Hampshire as grungy-but-soft motel attendant, Stevie (anyone remember the make up episode? Of course we do). There’s also the one, the only, Chris Elliot as the Mayor of Schitt’s Creek, Roland Schitt, in which we don’t know how he does it, but we fall more in love with his adorably cray mannerisms more and more every season.
And let’s not leave out Roland’s wife, Jocelyn (Jennifer Robertson), who can drive a Grand Marquis while screaming in labor pains like nobody’s f@#king business. Then of course, there’s…sigh….David’s man, Patrick (Noah) and Alexis’ more complicated-than-Avril’s relationship with the lovely, Mr. Ted (Dustin Milligan), you know. And if you don’t know, you should get to it right now because all of these team players work hard in giving it to us right every week…ya watchin?
3.It just hits you in all of the right sweet spots…. While there are truly many, many surprisingly sweet tender moments have derived from the show through its four season reign (like anytime Moira plays “Mom” and anytime David & Patrick do, like, anything….”Simply the Best” 4 lyfe), but there was one moment…..from the last episode of season four called “Singles Week” when…..
….you might remember when Alexis had the nerve to destroy our worlds with her words of love for Ted during the lock and key event….and we haven’t stopped god damn crying ever since. Yeah, it’s like that…all of the time…and we love and live for all of it. Ready to watch? Please do. Then of course, there’s this….
4.It’s a family affair…even when the cameras are off…. This next slice of courtroom worthy Schitt’s Creek truth is more of a thank to you Eugene and Daniel Levy. If it wasn’t for their whacky father-and-son shenanigans (wouldn’t there be a couple if your dad was the dad from American Pie?), none of this gorgeousness would ever be possible as they proven themselves more than just the stars and creators of it all…but true creative geniuses. Oh, and everyone’s favorite adorably clueless diner waitress, Ms. Twyla Sands? Daniel’s younger sister, Sarah. You see, it just goes to show you that a true, strong family affair always gets the job done..and that’s just what this show does every god damn week..case dismissed.
5.There’s no tolerance for hate on the show….ever. If you’ve ever wondered why there’s never any stupid homophobic shade towards David and Patrick‘s relationship, it’s because that’s the way it should be at all times, dammit! Actually a bit realer than that, when asked that same question by Vulture magazine, Daniel spilled,“I have no patience for homophobia. As a result, it’s been amazing to take that into the show. We show love and tolerance. If you put something like that out of the equation, you’re saying that doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist.” Levy also went on to spill that the outpouring of love has been tremendous-“The letters we’ve been receiving are from people who realized their beliefs were biased or homophobic or bigoted, and we created a space where love and acceptance is paramount.” And that they certainly have…are you paying attention now?
6.They just might be coming to a town near you…and it’s time to get ready. No, you’re not hallucinating–Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis (and possibly more?) are taking the Schitt’s Creek show on the road this winter with stops anticipated in Boston, San Francisco and New York. And for all of the Philly fans out there, they’ll be taking over The Met on Feb 20h! So, now that you’re more persuaded to watch this show, binge on the first four seasons on Netflix, jump on the season five bandwagon and get those tickets! Because at the end of the day, that Schitt’s Creek kind of life is indeed the best kind of life to live…and this show proves more than that every god damn week.
And we thank you.
For much more Schitt’s Creek fabulousness, you betta stay tuned to the POP Network and check your local listings.