I am back with yet another review. I just finished watching 6 seasons of “Schitt’s Creek” on Netflix. It didn’t take me long to watch the last three seasons but it took me a while to get really interested in the show. I think what kept me hooked through the first two seasons was the lightness of the content and the length of each episode (24 mins). It’s one of those shows where you don’t really need to pay much attention but it’s fun and cheery.
STORY: The show revolves around the Rose family who were once extremely rich but due to a fraud committed by their business manager end up losing everything. They are forced to move to a small town in the middle of nowhere called Schitt’s Creek which they had bought as a joke. The next six seasons revolve around how they adjust to life in the small town and try to figure out their lives.
WHAT I LIKED:
- The storyline was light and the show was an easy watch. Given the current circumstance I don’t find myself wanting to watch anything serious or heavy. This is a perfect watch for a bad day when you just want some laughs and to chill in general.
- Not too many episodes. Each season has only 13 episodes so the storyline moves quite fast.
- How they show all the characters developing from the first episode to the last. It’s very real and relatable.
- David & Patrick’s love story. I hope this doesn’t count as a spoiler. Their love story is what got me super invested in the show. It’s the cutest love story I’ve seen in any show that I’ve watched recently. Despite being mushy and perfect, it’s also very real. They had me gushing and reaching for tissues so many times.
- David and Stevie’s friendship – two emotionally damaged people becoming such dear friends. It’s endearing to see their relationship develop over the seasons.
- Alexis’s character development. I think I liked her and Moira the least throughout the show but in the last season I couldn’t help but marvel at her development into a strong independent woman.
- Johnny Rose – he is definitely my favourite character in the show. His quirks are very relatable. His character taking over as the head of the family to make sure his family is able to manage once they lose their wealth. His cheering on his wife and children to go after their dreams, his acceptance of his kid’s love choices – I just love his character.
- The general portrayal of the small town and its people. While it was based on a town in USA, it seemed to remind me of how small towns used to be in India – warm overfriendly people who go out of their way to help each other, everyone knows everyone, only one cafe in the town. The town and its people were very relatable.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
- Moira Rose’s character – the only character in the entire show that didn’t show too much improvement.
- The ending – in the effort to give everyone a “happy ending” (watch the last episode to understand the quotes) it seemed a little too good to be true. But I guess it’s a feel good TV show so they ended it on a happy happy note.
- Alexis and Ted’s love story – I don’t want to give spoilers. The love story was cute but I could never really understand why they’d want to be together.
VERDICT: if you’re bored in quarantine and want to watch something light and funny – definitely give this show a chance. If you’re a romantic like me, I promise the love stories in the show will win your heart.
YAY OR NAY: YAY (7.5/10)