so I just finished Schitt’s Creek and I am here to talk about it.
the reason I started watching it in the first place were all the gifs and clips I seen here on tumblr. they didn’t necessarily make me laugh but the humor they displayed was so weird that I was like “wow I’ve got to give that show a try” - which wasn’t easy considering my country doesn’t have the show on netflix and my laptop is too broken to make a pvn work. so I had to find a website to stream it, and while the episodes weren’t always the greatest quality, I did enjoy them.
i’m having a hard time finding something to actually complain about, which is weird because I usually always fine something I don’t like in a show. but let’s start with what I did like.
the characters were all so weird and quirky, but at the same time so lovable - most writers usually can’t manage that, they either make the strange characters so strange that it’s flat out annoying (like cameron from modern family) or just short of the little quirks a strange character needs to be what I’d consider a good strange character - like johnny rose in this show. I didn’t mind him, he just had something missing imo, but the fact that I still enjoyed his scenes just shows how well he’s still written or incorporated in the show and scenes.
I liked the bits and pieces of development that most characters got, especially the women. moira managed to grow to love the people of schitt’s creek while still being the strange existence she is. alexis managed to become more mature and reasonable. stevie managed to become more open and loving. even ronnie managed to shed a tear in the finale. good stuff!
the men weren’t as much developed over the course of the show, if you ask me, but then again this isn’t the kinda show that builds on development, rather than loves off of its weird niche humor. david had some crinqeworthy moments but nothing that grossed me out too much. and he managed to bring the thing I liked most about the finale - he actually stayed in that small town in the middle of nowhere. many other shows wouldn’t have taken that route. hats off to the writers.
I liked david’s relationship with patrick, even though I found it very hard to watch when they were experimenting with sexual endeavors like threesomes and handjobs from a stranger. that kinda storyline has to at least sort of fit a character or a character arc, but patrick was anything but that kind of character, so it was a bit weird. but I mean, that’s life. I would have never taken that wedding day handjob thing that lightly - I never would’ve let it happen if I were david and I would’ve been really angry about it if I were patrick. that was probably the only thing about their finale storyline that didn’t sit right with me, but it wasn’t anything too big, so.
the only thing about the finale in general I didn’t like was the lack of closure for alexis. she’s come such a long way and for her to be this neglected in the finale was unfair. I really thought she’d make last minute flip and go to the galapagos to be with ted. I get that her career was her main plot line for almost the entire series and that the boyfriend drama is what she was supposed to overcome, but it just wasn’t satisfying, the way they left things.
speaking of, ted was prolly my favorite character. another cute smol bean cinnamon roll that has to be protected at all costs, I’m a sucker for that kinda character. and it’s really unfair that he’s also so fucking sexy. the chemistry between him and alexis when they weren’t yet back together was also off the charts, like, palpable through my tv screen kinda good. props to the actors.
overall, there’s some small adjustments I’d have made. make johnny more interesting. maybe have roland disappear after the first season, because he was the most annoying character on that show. have alexis and ted get back together. but that’s prolly it.
and the ending credit theme music is like…so good. it’s my ringtone now hah.