In my on-going un-scheduled (read: when I have nothing planned or anything to write about) limited (?) blog series about shit we are watching - which is totally different than movies we are taking in.
These are (usually) going to be series, though I suppose there could be one-off programs. It's hard to tell.
While of course, we stumble over things in the Netflix menu etc, usually we pick up on thing via word of mouth. I'm always going to forgo the paranormal series, as those just no longer interest me.
I know what you're saying - and thinking: "but it's been on for six years....."
You're telling me nothing I don't know. We did see the first episode of sesason one six years ago, but honestly, it was not good and the idea of spending 30 minutes with Chris Elliot seemed..............tiresome. And that was my 'nice' version.
For a long time, I was unswayed by folks who said, "you havvvvvvvve to see it". After my resounding loss to Mike during 2020 Emmys, where the Crick took all top awards (and whom Mike all successfully selected), I thought - well..............maybe we should try again. And we did at the beginning of the year.
If you can get past Elliot - and if I can (to a degree), you can - the show is quite good. I'm just not 100% sure Elliot is acting. I'm not 100% sure Dan Levy is either - if his SNL appearance was any indication of his 'range'.
Of course, I've loved Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara since I was a high school lad watching SCTV. Then onto all the Christopher Guest movies. O'Hara is brilliant in just about anything. Her Moira was good, though more than once she veered into Lola Heatherton territory. Levy was Levy.
What, on the surface, could have been construed as a vapid Paris Hilton type of persona, Annie Murphy's Alexis was determined, smart, savvy and caring. And she grows - something you don't normally see in sitcoms. Her voice could easily have the casual viewer thinking otherwise, but she might be THE star of the show when it comes down to it.
She and Stevie. Stevie is totally underrated.
More importantly, Schitt's Creek is a show and town where people truly live and let live. David's possible bi-sexuality and gayness are barely topics of conversation and there are no teachable moments, because no one in town, or nearby Elmdale, care.
A storyline about Jake being a guy that is seeing both Stevie and David is great - and no one is truly hung up on it. The one would be 'after school special' moment is a newly arrived high school kid who might be gay and Joecyln gets David to engage him - and of course, it backfires beautifully.
Of course, there is a storyline about love - and it just happens to be between two men. No one cares, even Patrick's parent who didn't know he was gay. Their first date and first kiss is just a wonderful episode
The lack of any homophobia puts Creek on its own plane.
Only a few episodes fell into farce material - which I don't enjoy as it is so trite and usually not well done.
I like the townsfolk. I like the storylines. You gotta love Catherine O'Hara.
I might not be one of the people who say you 'havvvvvve to watch it", but I think if you can get past the first few episodes, Schitt's Creek is something you'd enjoy.
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