Welcome to Schitt’s Creek.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the COVID news, political chatter, and social media banter that combine – and perhaps conspire – to weigh us down, dash our hopes, and dampen our spirits. Some days, it is hard to look on the bright side, but I believe “Schitt’s Creek” can help with that.

I started watching this beautiful and quirky show on Netflix – it originally screened on CBC Television – and fell in love with the story and the characters from the get go. With so many rags-to-riches stories out there, this drew me in with a riches-to-rags story about the formerly wealthy Rose family who are forced to relocate to the less-than-ritzy titular town.

Of course, “Schitt’s Creek” is about much more than that, which you will discover when you watch it, if you haven’t already. And while many respond to the humour, the love, and the true and zany cast of characters, I am also inspired by the writing and the courage of the storytelling, both of which remind me that if you love what you do and you stay the course, it can pay off in gold.

While I wait impatiently for the final season to hit Netflix in October, I am taking this moment to quietly celebrate the comedic genius that is “Schitt’s Creek”, as evidenced by its many wins at this year’s Emmys …

  • Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Eugene Levy
  • Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Catherine O’Hara
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Daniel Levy
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Annie Murphy
  • Best Writing in a Comedy Series – Daniel Levy
  • Best Directing in a Comedy Series – Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy
  • Best Comedy Series

Thank you, Eugene, Catherine, Annie and Dan, and everyone who worked on this wonderful Canadian gem. May you live long in syndication and all go on to even more inspiring and extraordinary projects.

We will be watching.