I spent the night binge watching Schitt’s Creek.
I’m about two years late to the table on this one. But then again, I’m late to the table on most things Hollywood.
I come to entertainment at my own pace, and in what I call my own “baby duck” bubble. Meaning, everything I stumble upon is wildly and enthusiastically just discovered.
This show is no exception.
Warm, romantic, funny and about family …
The number of times I giggled out loud in the early hours of the morning needs more than my two hands. The number of times I registered the pure sibling connection between David and Alexis? Same same. Not enough fingers and toes.
And what a way to find out about Noah Reid as an actor and musician.
So goes for the rest of that cast.
In multiple interviews, Dan Levy said Schitt’s Creek began with the question of what would happen if a wealthy couple and their over-indulged adult children lost their fortune. How would they do? What would they do?
The show evolved into, to quote Eugene Levy: “A celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of love.”
Then Dan’s Mum posted this:
“Today I regret every single second of worry back in the uninformed 80’s-wondering how the world was going to treat my brilliant little boy who loved to twirl. Little did I know that he was going to kick that old world’s ass to the curb and create a brand new one.“
Without even knowing those quotes, I felt those sentiments as I watched this show.
What’s also cool about those quotes is that they’re from Dan Levy’s parents.
No disrespect to my own … and I slightly joke … but my entire career as a portal software engineer, my parents asked me at least once every visit to explain to them what I do for a living.
Fair enough, a software engineer is not the sexiest of job titles, but my Dad openly told me that I needed a fall back plan in case this one didn’t work out.
I can’t prep food to save my life and am about as coordinated as a newborn, but my Darling Papa used to ask me to consider catering as a possibility. When I would remind him that I had a job he’d say: Oh I know. Listen Pal, I just want you to keep your options open.
Unsolicited aside advice: When you are able, try not to overlook the humanity in parents. There’s bound to be a gem.
Also, that my Dad used to call me Pal still makes me smile. I miss you guys.
The clip below is the bit in Schitt’s Creek that hooked me. And, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this scene for sure hooked even the neighbour’s cat.
It’s absolutely insane how this visually plays, in both the eyes of the actors and the musical performance.
And I’m not convinced that Catherine O’Hara, Sarah Levy, Dan or Noah are 100% in character throughout the multiple times this must have been shot.
But I must admit, it was the Amish Goodbye that had me at hello.
So worth staying up for, my binging Schitt’s Creek is about to be followed by a much needed nap.