Shcitt’s Creek is concrete evidence that modern television- especially sitcoms- is just as quality as any other era. With the rise of online streaming, there seems to be another show every week, but Schitt’s Creek isn’t just any other show- it’s an accurate perception of the modern family and most importantly, it’s funny.
Before we get into the actual review, I would just like to take a moment to appreciate another aspect of the show that surprised me- the styling/fashion. The Rose’s (main family) are a family of elegance, so it’s only natural that their clothes reflect their wealth. But the stylists went above and beyond. The family is seen in archival designers I never thought I would see, ranging from Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, etc. Not only are the pieces beautiful, but so are the full outfits. Catherine O’Hara’s characters style is downright a source of inspiration.
Moving on, I found the Rose’s family relationships to be extremely accurate. In modern media, I often find the parent-child relationship to be made something it’s not. The often sarcastic remarks from the children (and sometimes the parents), out of touch parents, and just relationship in general can be so extra it becomes unnatural, but this is not the case here. I find the combination of the fantastic acting with the accurate scenarios to really create a nature portrayal of the modern family.
Finally, this show is funny! If have read my posts before, you know I love dry and witty humor, and that is all full display in this show. The characters all have their funny quirks and it’s very entertaining to see how they play out with others. In conclusion, this is great show all around. To be fair, I am only halfway through the second season. I feel like I’m just getting a tad bored so I’m gonna put in on pause for now. Nonetheless, I don’t have any major problems with it yet. I’m going to give it 4/5 stars- just likes that certain something to make it a masterpiece.