By: Francesca Burke
With winter break quickly approaching, many students are looking for new Netflix shows to binge-watch during their time off. If you like hilarious sitcoms, look no further than “Schitt’s Creek”. This heartwarming comedy has 5 seasons; the newest and final season has just been released on Netflix. The show is about a wealthy couple – soap opera star Moira Rose and her husband and movie producer Johnny Rose – who lose all of their money and are completely broke. Their only remaining asset is a small town in the countryside, Schitt’s Creek, which the Roses bought years ago as a joke. With their two spoiled children David and Alexis, this once pampered family must leave behind life as they know it and face poverty head on in order to survive. In this article I will tell you all there is to know about “Schitt’s Creek” and possibly leave you with a new favorite Netflix show.
“Schitt’s Creek” stars Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose, Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, Daniel Levy as David, and Annie Murphy as Alexis. O’Hara has starred in “Home Alone” and “Beetlejuice” and Eugene Levy has starred in “American Pie” and “Second City Television”. Daniel Levy, son of Eugene Levy, has starred in “The Great Canadian Baking Show” and “Admission”, and even created the show “Schitt’s Creek” with his father. Annie Murphy is best known for her role as Alexis in “Schitt’s Creek”, but has also starred in “Story Of Jen” in 2008. “Schitt’s Creek” also starrs many other amazing actors and actresses such as Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd, Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt, and Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands (daughter of Eugene Levy and sister to Daniel Levy).
“Schitt’s Creek” 100% Rotten Tomatoes and was given 4 out of 5 stars by Common Sense Media. Viewers call it “Funniest show I have seen on TV”, “Hilarious!”, and “A riot!”. The Atlantic calls the series “A delight not just because of its comedic timing, but also because of the tenderness with which its primary couple approach their relationship”. With the 5 season just released on Netflix, I believe it is a great show to start binge watching over winter break and I highly recommend it!