Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Simply the Best: What Makes Schitt's Creek So Awesome

Now that the finale of Schitt's Creek has aired, we are no longer acting like disgruntled pelicans. Instead, we are looking at why we love this journey for us. So hide your diamonds and hide your exes, because here's our list (in no particular order) of what makes Schitt's Creek a chrysalis bursting with potential!

The Outfits
Alexis might walk through life in really nice shoes, but David and Moira win in a contest that is clearly black and white. And don't forget Moira's "girls", and the fact that Stevie's car is worth less than David's pants!

Johnny's heart
Schitt's Creek has a surprisingly large amount of heart, and it's best displayed in Johnny's evisceration of a rude couple from their past. "It's called Schitt's Creek. It's where we live." Man, he will always be David's first dad. The family then dances together at Mutt's barn. It's perfect. You should Tweet it on Facebook.

Ew, David
Alexis has such a way with words. But never more so than when she's talking to her brother, David. She's a little bit Alexis!

Moira's laugh
Catherine O'Hara is a comic genius, that goes without saying. But she continually defends that bedeviled title with bombilating gems like this laugh. (So what if she sounds like a feral cat.)

Patrick and David
This might be one of the sweetest, healthiest, more loving relationships ever depicted onscreen. From the moment they meet, to "Always Be My Baby". From Patrick's serenade to David's olive branch. From the proposal to the wedding (what was Moira wearing?!), Patrick and David are the epitome of what every couple should aspire to be. They are each other's Mariah Carey. "I met you, and everything changed. You make me feel right."

Moira's accent is ... interesting: affected, indistinguishable, and unmistakable. And nowhere does she sound more glee-ridden and pettifogging than when she talks about infants.

The wine, and not the label
David's monologue about various types of wine is a perfect metaphor for his pansexuality. Agree with it or not, you have to admit that he explains his "wine preference" perfectly.

The Crows Have Eyes 3: The Crowening
Even though she played Lady Macbeth on a Crystal Skies cruise ship during Shakespeare at Sea Week, Moira is a washed up actress. But nowhere does she caw more than in The Crows Have Eyes 3: The Crowening. Indeed, she is a goddess on the prow of this "apocalyptic fantasy" sinking ship.

Ted Mullens is adorable. He's nerdy and goofy, makes the worst puns, but looks great on his webcam. But it's always a treat when the veterinarian busts out one of his awkward Ted•isms. You'll never find Alexis's fiance letting his cats poop in a Galapagonian tortoise-shell foot bath...

Moira's vocabulary
Schitt's Creek has taught the world a host of new words, thanks to Moira's eclectic vocabulary. This Jazzagal is no bashful clam! Her highbrow might be impulsive, capricious, and melodramatic, but it is not wrong! Some favorites: jabberwocky, callipygian, prestidigitator, blousant, and inamorata.

David's face
It speaks for itself. Literally. "I'm obsessed with this."

Alexis's graduation
We will end with some heart because that's really why Schitt's Creek is so popular and successful. In the end it's about a family that grows together, learns what is truly important in life, and discovers how to let their hearts be seen. This is nicely displayed when Moira — and the Jazzagals — surprise Alexis at her graduation.

So goodbye to Schitt's Creek, one of the sweetest, funniest, freshest television shows out there. And if you want to tell me differently, then I'm ...

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