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Schitt's Creek

karzac

(he/him)
After a few years of people telling me that this show is way better than the awful name would have you believe, I started watching it the other day. Turns out it's way better than the awful name would have you believe! The writing is sharp, the cast is charming and the plotlines are far more down to earth than I'd expect from a fish out of water story about empty-headed rich folks slumming it in a podunk town. Some highlights: Alexis' repeated allusions to a life in international espionage, Bob's constant obliviousness and Ronnie's refusal to give a fuck. I also really love Moira's affected actor voice. There was a thing going around a few weeks ago about how people's minds were blown that Catherine O'hara was also the mom in Home Alone, and while I think that's kind of silly, it is a testament I suppose to the quality of her performance.

I am slightly annoyed by the classic it's-in-Canada-but-we-can't-say-it's-in-Canada thing, but whatever, I suppose there's some benefit to the town being in an ambiguous nowhere (although apparently the motel they shoot at is actually close to my parents' place).

Anyway, does anybody else watch this show?
 
That I thought of it as in Canada is the only way I could make sense of the premise of them nebulously owning a town... guess u just have different laws up there. (I am sure this does not actually make sense in Canada either) That being said, yes, they seem to keep it a secret. My brother didn't know it was Canadian when we talked about it a few weeks ago.

Still need to watch the final season.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I am slightly annoyed by the classic it's-in-Canada-but-we-can't-say-it's-in-Canada thing, but whatever, I suppose there's some benefit to the town being in an ambiguous nowhere (although apparently the motel they shoot at is actually close to my parents' place).

I've read that Eugene Levy confirmed that the show takes place in Canada, even if they've never said so in an episode.

Anyway, just like karzac, I had a friend tell me the show was great, and I ignored him for a couple of years until the pandemic. I binged the first five seasons in the spring; it was the kind of show where I watched the first couple of episodes and said "Yeah, it's okay I guess," and somewhere along the way it became "Hey this is actually really great." I didn't even know there was a sixth season until it popped up on Netflix recently, and I was so happy to see it.

Also, can't believe this thread wasn't called "Ew, David: Talking about Schitt's Creek", unfollowing.
 

karzac

(he/him)
I've read that Eugene Levy confirmed that the show takes place in Canada, even if they've never said so in an episode.

Yeah that's the annoying thing - it would be nice if they could be more straightforward about it, but I imagine that wouldn't play as well in the states. Orphan Black did the same thing. The possibility of it being in Canada didn't even really occur to be until Roland referred to his electricity bill as "the hydro", which is a very Ontario thing.

And no, Skimbleshanks, people owning towns is not more common here. Although I imagine it's possible.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him and such)
When my daughter was born a couple years ago and we were getting no sleep, we wanted to put something on that was good, but didn't need to pay much attention to. My in-laws were over at the time and suggested this. So my wife and I watched the first season in a haze as very sleep-deprived new parents. We dropped it for a while, then came back to it after getting some semblance of relaxing free time back a few months later, and it completely won us over. We don't binge shows, but we've made our way through it over the past year, and are now three episodes away from the end. It's been this great, reliable source of positivity throughout the more stressful periods of the pandemic. That positivity is one of the most impressive things about it, especially since I've been rewatching the first season to firm up my memories of it. I don't really know how to pitch this show to people, but it has become one of my favorite comedies ever, and well deserving of its Emmy domination this past season. I'll be sad that it's over, and would gladly rewatch the whole thing again.
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
I love it. The show gets a lot friendlier as it goes along, sort of like Parks & Rec, and I think people really needed that right now. Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are as great as they always are, but the kids really steal the show.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Catherine O’Hara is one of our lands greatest national treasures.

Precisely as important as National Healthcare and Santa Claus‘ mailing address
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
The show gets a lot friendlier as it goes along, sort of like Parks & Rec, and I think people really needed that right now.

Yeah, definitely true for me. It was just nice to have a thing where all the problems would be solved within 22 minutes, you know?
 

Ludendorkk

(he/him)
The things Catherine O'Hara does with Moira's affected accents is incredible and some the best comedic acting I have ever seen
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him and such)
One that sticks out to me is when she asks “do we know HaaaOOw the man expired?” She just emphasizes and draws out “how” in the strangest way this one time, and I can’t deal with it.
 

karzac

(he/him)
It's so striking and good that I'm actually a bit thrown off by listening to interviews with her now, because her normal voice is such a typical Canadian accent and sounds nothing like Moira.
 
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