Genre: Comedy |Directed by: Eugene Levy & Daniel Levy |No. of Episodes: 80 |Year: 2015 |Netflix
Plot: A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt’s Creek.
Main Characters: Johnny Rose, Moira Rose, David Rose, Alexis Rose, Stevie Budd, Roland Schitt.
TW: Coarse Language
When everyone were fangirling on this series, I was completely unaware of it. I heard so many people rave about how amazing this show is and I thought let me give it a shot.
Here I am after 15 days – as a crazy fan of the show. It starts with a family going bankrupt and all their asset auctioned off except a small town that Johnny Rose purchased as a joke for his son David Rose. Since that is a small town and the only asset they were left with, the family moves their temporarily. The story revolves around the family staying in that small town and how they overcome the adversities of life.
I loved the entire show. There was not a moment in it where I was not laughing or smiling at least. It was very emotional at times too. I loved the character development of each character. I was impressed about how nothing was done in excess. When the show began it showed how the family was not at all bonded to one another and how everyone is better off without each other. As the story proceeds the Rose family gets to know how to become a family and gets along with each other. There were some hilarious characters in the story like: Roland Schitt (Mayor of Schitt’s Creek), Bob (A garage owner), Veronica (aka Ronnie) (member of town council). The cynicism in the show was tastefully written. The entire time, I was surprised I could never guess the plot or what is gonna happen next. The show was not at all predictable. The show represented the LGBTQIA+ angle amazingly.
After doing a lot of research I got to know that The Directors i.e. Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy were playing the characters of Johnny Rose and David Rose. Also, Twyla (friends with Alexis & owns the town diner) was Eugene Levy’s Daughter and Daniel Levy’s Sister. In an interview, Daniel Levy was asked why they did not continue with the show for a long time to which he humbly responded that “We never want to overstay our welcome.”
I loved this show entirely and I wish there was more to it.
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