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What to Watch: Binge “Schitt’s Creek”

We really do love our television (don’t tell anyone we think TV has just as much, if not more, to offer us than the big screen), and you know from our recent posts on Dead to Me and Big Little Lies, that we take our programming seriously. Take our friend Sara Haines, for example: On a recent episode of GMA Strahan & Sara,she basically burst into tears when she sat down with the cast of her most favorite show ever, the Pop original series Schitt’s Creek. So of course, the rest of us at MichaelStrahan.com had to do a deep dive and find out what all her fuss was about.

Well, we don’t want to oversell just how hilarious this show is, but we’re willing to take the risk if it means we can turn at least two people into Up-a-Creekers (what we’re calling devotees of the show from now on). So, here’s what you need to know: Created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel, Schitt’s Creek is about the filthy-rich members of the Rose family, who get swindled out of their fortune by their business manager and end up taking refuge in a rundown motel in the titular town of Schitt’s Creek—a place patriarch Johnny (the brilliant Eugene Levy) previously bought as a joke for his hipster son, David (Daniel Levy, whose facial expressions include shock, awe, and unbridled disgust). Also attempting to awkwardly navigate this brave, new, dirt-encrusted world are Johnny’s wife, the eccentric former soap-opera star wife Moira (comedy goddess Catherine O’Hara, with wigs, outfits, and an indiscernible accent that are a character unto themselves) and pouty socialite daughter Alexis (the hilarious Annie Murphy). Needless to say, crazy-witty banter, lots of laughs, and even some heartfelt moments ensue. 

The show’s sixth and final season—we are already heartbroken about the end—arrives in early 2020. In the meantime, you can catch up on the past five seasons of Schitt’s Creek by streaming Seasons 1 through 4 on Netflix, and watching Season 5 on Pop TV. And now we’ll leave you with some words of wisdom from Moira Rose, shared after gossiping at length about her daughter’s love life: “Gossip is the devil’s telephone. Best to just hang up.” Enjoy!

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