It took me a while to watch the Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” created by Eugene and Dan Levy, and aired on CBC Television. Firstly, I was hopeless to see such interesting content in a comedy show considering a lot of great drama and thriller series on my list to see. Secondly, even the series had already been winning, I was unsure and afraid of how it could be that good. I was completely wrong and I ended up falling in love with the exuberant Rose family, which now occupies a very special place in my maniacal heart for films and series.

Over six seasons, “Schitt’s Creek” received critical acclaim and garnered a cult following, particularly for its writing, humour and acting. The series has won various accolades, including two ACTRA Awards and 18 Canadian Screen Awards. It also received a total of 19 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. The show received 15 of these nominations for its sixth and final season, setting a record for most Emmy nominations for a comedy series’ final season. At the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the series’ final season swept all seven major comedy awards. It was the first time for a comedy or drama series to receive all seven awards: Dan Levy received “Outstanding Comedy Series, writing for a comedy and directing for a comedy series” (the last he shared with Andrew Cividino). It set a record for winning all four major acting categories (Lead Actor / Actress and Supporting Actor / Actress) for O’Hara, Murphy and both Levys.

During the 2021 Golden Globe Awards ceremony, I saw the series shine once again winning the “Best Actress” awards for O’Hara and “Best Television Comedy”. With so many awards and praise from critics and audiences, without a doubt, “Schitt’s Creek” is one of the biggest TV series of recent times. Check out below the 5 reasons why everyone should watch “Schitt’s Creek”:

Idea, narrative and characters’ journey

The TV show, created by the father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, portrays the story of the wealthy Rose family, who overnight loses all their fortune after the magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) had his assets confiscated by the state due to fraud in his ‘Rose Videos’ company. Mister Rose, the family patriarch, bought a small rural city called Schitt’s Creek in the past as a joke and gave it to his son David (Dan Levy) as a birthday present. Currently, the city was the only asset they had left.

Johnny Rose and Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) —along with their adult children, David and Alexis (Annie Murphy) are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, and moving into two adjacent rooms in a run-down motel. to their new reality without luxuries, servants, perks and very little money. They meet the local people such as the motel’s manager Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire), the mayor Ronald Schitt(Chris Elliott) and his wife Jocelyn (Jennifer Robertson) town council elects Ronnie (Karen Robinson) and Bob (John Hemphill), the vet Ted Mullens (Dustin Milligan), Patrick (Noah Reid) and Jazzagal member and Café Tropical waitress Twyla Sands (Sarah Levy) who will change the Rose family’s lives.

Although the idea of ​​the series seems to be simple in portraying a very wealthy family that loses everything and is forced to live in poverty, Dani and Eugene Levy lead the narrative in an engaging, creative and seamless way. There is a well-defined dramatic arc in the central protagonists’ journey, a premise and an ethos. They arrive in the rural town full of scorn and superiority, making all the cliched jokes about the locale and its folky inhabitants. But the joke’s on them: it’s the townsfolk the audience relates to, recognising how ridiculous, unhinged and completely devoid of reality the Roses are. It is through their necessary encounters with people in the town that the Roses learn what family really is, and find themselves guided into the first healthy relationships they’ve ever had. Schitt’s Creek represents a ray of hope to the Rose family, but also to the audience. Subplots are also very creative and captivating.

Cast and their chemistry 

All the characters are fascinating and well-developed – from the protagonists to the support roles. But they wouldn’t have been as good as they are if the series creators didn’t invest time to cast the actors and develop complicity and chemistry among them. I love the connection among Moira (Catherine O’Hara), Johnny (Eugene Levy) and their kids David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy), but also David and Patrick (Noah Reid), Davi and Stevie (Elizabeth Hampshire), Alexis and Ted Mullens (Dustin Milligan).


The eccentric ex-Hollywood actress and matriarch of the Rose family, Moira Rose, divinely played by O’Hara, is simply one of the best characters to ever appear on the screen, from her wigs to her dauntless self-centredness, but the true masterstroke is her accent. My second favourite character is Alexis Rose (Annie Murphy), a pretty, stylish and wealthy it-girl, who travelled around the world and have dated famous men such as Zac Efron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Prince Harry. “Ew, David”.

LGBTQI ++ Diversity

The series invests in the message of diversity, inclusion and representativeness. David and Patrick’s relationship is romantic and charming and totally normal in every way. The way the topic is approached is a victory for the LGBTQI ++ community.

The wardrobe is to die for

Moira has the best television outfit in the last decade. However, her children Alexis and David inherited their mother’s peculiar taste for fashion, especially David, who is inspired by Mom. What about Alexis’s outfits? She is the most stylish and fashionable person in Schitt’s Creek. 

Photos Credits: CBC Television

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