Shit Creek

Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian television sitcom created by father and son Eugene and Dan Levy that aired on CBC Television from January 13, 2015, to April 7, 2020.

The series follows the formerly wealthy Rose family’s trials and tribulations. After Rose’s business manager embezzles the family business, Rose Video, the family loses its fortune and relocates to Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke.

I started this as it had gained a number of awards and seemed to be widely praised.

The premise is similar to Arrested Development. However I gave up on that show as it was just about the uninteresting problems of rich Americans.  This has a similar failing. The rich people in among the lower classes. Everyone seems to be a stereotype of something and for the half season I saw it, nobody moves past this. It also becomes clear that for the comedy to work, nothing would change.

There is one good thing about the show… Chris Elliot.

The better show with a similar premise is Cuckoo.

 

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