From time to time, people would recommend to me that I watch Schitt’s Creek.
And for some reason, I resisted.
How could it possibly be that funny?
Well, guess what?
It is that funny; and also weirdly charming.
I finally watched all the episodes on Netflix (seasons 1-4).
I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled at first. It took a few episodes to grow on me, but I am so glad that I gave it a chance and kept going.
That “fish out of water” thing has been done to death. And while the cast is amaze-balls, all the hollering and histrionics was more than I wanted.
And then the show settled down, and it became about the characters instead of the situation.
(And it turns out, my personal opinion is held by many – rottentomatoes.com rates Seasons 2, 4 and 5 at 100%. There is no rating for Season 3 yet, and Season 1 got only 61%.)
So hang in there – it gets better – a lot better.
Dan Levy is beyond wonderful. OMG. He is Bill Hader’s SNL character Stefon come to life, forced to share a motel room with his sister, and made absolutely believable.
One question I do have – just how big is Schitt’s Creek supposed to be?
It only has the one small motel.
There seem to be no children younger than adolescents living in the town.
Yet, the town has a high school (Jocelyn teaches there).
It is so small, it has no law enforcement – only a Mayor, who seems to have taken on the responsibilities of also being the constabulary.
There is only one eating establishment.
But the town can support not one – but two veterinarians.
Roland was able to put up over a thousand election signs for Jocelyn.
And, of course, most importantly, it is small enough that Johnny Rose bought the town as a joke birthday present for his son, David.
Oh well, some mysteries are better left unsolved.
(As MST3K tells us – “Just repeat to yourself it’s just a show, I should really just relax.”)
Anyhow, if you have the time, it’s worth it.