If you’ve never watched an episode of the hilarious Netflix series Schitt’s Creek, you’re truly missing out on something hysterical and sublime.
In short, this family makes dysfunction look utterly fabulous, and while they teach the small town a thing or two about class and style, they also learn a lot from their humble counterparts.
Co-created by comedy veteran Eugene Levy (American Pie, Best In Show) and his son Dan Levy, who both also star in the series as fictional father and son, John and David Rose, Schitt’s Creek is about a wealthy family going bankrupt and having to cope with moving to a small town and get along with its hicks.
The show is sharp, stylish and wittier than just about anything else on telly, and it co-stars Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy respectively as the insane and narcissistic matriarch, Moira Rose, and the over-ripe fruit falling not too far from the crazy tree, Alexis.
In short, this family makes dysfunction look utterly fabulous, and while they teach the small town a thing or two about class and style, they also learn a lot from their humble, townie counterparts.
Fans of the show would already have spotted the Schitt’s Creek Christmas Special which debuted on Netflix on December 19 but we’re here to suggest to the non-devoted that they might even want to start with this Chrissy episode before delving into the full four seasons available to date.
The Christmas special shows a brief glimpse of the decadent life the Roses lived when they had all the money in the world, just before their luxury life collapsed around them, and acts as an apt prequel to what we’ve seen and loved so far.
Get on board for this delightfully insane (but very stylish) comedy of errors.
Lisa Andrews & Antonino Tati
Seasons 1-4 and the Schitt’s Creek Christmas Special are currently available to stream on Netflix.