- By Patty Onagan
- Photo Courtesy of Netflix
When Schitt’s Creek broke records for the most wins for a single season in comedy, taking home nine Emmy Awards including “Outstanding Comedy Series” this past September, I immediately reprioritized my “Shows-to-Check-Out” list and started watching this hysterically funny, over-the-top and delightfully captivating Netflix production.
When the super well-to-do Rose family learns that they have lost their fortune due to embezzlement, they are faced to live in a rundown motel located in Schitt’s Creek, a small town that video chain tycoon Johnny Rose (comedic genius Eugene Levy) bought for his spoiled and black sheep son David (Dan Levy) as a joke. Together with flamboyant matriarch and former soap star Moira Rose (the brilliant Catherine O’Hara) and “celebutante” daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), the family’s initial misfortune turns to signs of hope and personal growth leading the Roses to rewarding and flourishing discoveries.
Real life father and son, Eugene and Dan Levy are also the creators of the multi-award-winning series filmed in Canada. The sixth and final season began streaming last month on Netflix. In a statement to their fans, the co-creators said, “We could have never dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have…can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us.”
“Schitt’s Creek” is streaming on Netflix and is filled with life, love and laughter.