Schitt’s Creek (2015–2020)

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.

Starring: Eugene LevyCatherine O’HaraDan LevyAnnie Murphy

*No spoilers*

Moira Rose: Oh, I’d kill for a good coma right now.

Oh my fucking god. I’ve just watched the Schitt’s Creek finale and I’m done. Back to bed with a cup of tea to cuddle my teddy bear DONE.

It was perfect. It was beautiful. It was hilarious. It was EVERYTHING.

I am very late to the party on this show – I had no idea it would bring me so much joy. Every time I heard or saw someone talking about it, I thought I’d probably check it out at some point but it probably wouldn’t be for me, like It’s Always Sunny. Which is crazy to think of now because it’s given me such warm feelings and is honestly one of the biggest-hearted (not a word) shows I’ve ever seen.

I was thinking of breaking down my favourite moments but I really don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. I would have been so mad if I hadn’t been left to savour this at my own pace, which it turns out was to absolutely devour six seasons in about ten days. I have no regrets although I will be doing a re-watch in a couple of months which I’m already excited for – now I know the Rose family so well, I can’t imagine a life without them.

The Roses are incredible, each flawed but deeply lovable – and firmly on their own character journey. Spoilt siblings Alexis (Murphy) and David (Dan Levy) haven’t ever had to work or worry about the a thing, so losing everything has imploded their worlds. Sharing a room at the motel and learning to stand on their own two feet is going to take a lot of effort but what they achieve when they put their minds to it is beautiful.

I love how Alexis comes to the conclusion she needs to invest in herself rather than jump into another relationship – and she’s really one of my favourites. The bickering that holds brother and sister together is brilliant but also relatable since I have my own brother – but there’s a moment between them in the last episode (ever) that truly destroyed me.

Meanwhile, former soap-star Moira (O’Hara) struggles with the lifestyle perhaps most of all but doesn’t let it diminish her spirit, or her fashion sense. She comes into her own when she realises her inimitable style and class might just help the community. I love her comeback project most of all but again, I’ll refrain from saying too much. All I know is I would be all over The Crows Have Eyes 3: The Crowening.

Johnny (Eugene Levy) is wonderful, channeling his entrepreneurial expertise into project after project until one really sticks – it’s heartening to watch him and Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire) bond as he brings out her bad business bitch side.

There are romances and heartaches and casual hookups and friendships and drama – and I can’t think of a single moment I wasn’t enraptured. There are also lots of really satisfying moments surrounding some of the secondary characters and I love Ronnie (Karen Robinson), Twyla (Sarah Levy) and Jocelyn (Jennifer Robertson). A special shout-out to Patrick (Noah Reid) for being the absolute sweetest human being of all time.

I miss all of them already, I really do and I think I might have to pop into visit the last episode again because who would that hurt, besides my heart?

*Closes laptop and heads to bed*

Are you a Schitt’s fan?