The premise is a tale as old as time: a very rich family buys the town of Schitt’s Creek as a joke, but when their fortunes disappear, they’re forced to move to that small-town’s hotel.
The Canadian comedy series follows the fish-out-of-water family adjusting to their new lives and tight living quarters with hilarious disdain and begrudging acceptance.
Former video rental scion Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) and his wife, former daytime soap opera actress Moira (Catherine O’Hara) are the parents to David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy). David is a snobby former New York gallerist and Alexis is a seemingly ditzy socialite, and their move to the small town forces them both to rethink their paths.
The best part of Schitt’s Creek is how heartwarming the comedy is, sprinkled throughout the sarcasm. As the Roses grow closer as a family, their relationships with the townspeople, like Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire) the reluctant desk clerk of the Rosebud Hotel, deepen creating a community of iconic characters.
There are too many funny moments from over its six seasons to shoutout, but highlights include Moira’s wig collections, each with their own names, and Alexis’ audition for a local theatre production with her defunct reality show theme song, A Little Bit Alexis.
Review by Kelly Boutsalis
Annie Murphy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy