Schitt's Creek : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 11, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: After the IRS confiscates much of their money, video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) are forced to move to the small town of Schitt's Creek that he had bought as a jokeAfter the IRS confiscates much of their money, video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) are forced to move to the small town of Schitt's Creek that he had bought as a joke years ago in the CBC comedy that is the first original scripted show on the POP network. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 11, 2015
    80
    It's very funny, beautifully played, sometimes touching and, though its premise is familiar--rich family loses money--quite its own animal.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Esther Zuckerman
    Feb 10, 2015
    75
    The show has a familiar fish-out-of-water conceit.... But it's always a pleasure to see Levy and O'Hara play off each other. [13 Feb 2014, p.66]
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    Feb 10, 2015
    75
    The Levys nicely develop their fish-out-of-water concept by showing how the family tries to fit in out of necessity.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 10, 2015
    60
    It’s a no-frills production with modest, but pleasant rewards.
  5. Reviewed by: Whitney Matheson
    Feb 11, 2015
    60
    Around the fourth or fifth episode of Schitt’s Creek, the family’s behavior starts to become a smidge less predictable: David decides to sell his pricey wardrobe; Alexis finds herself attracted to a bearded environmentalist; Johnny and Moira display genuine affection for each other. These moments signal the small-town comedy just might have room to grow.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 10, 2015
    58
    The screws need some tightening but the basics are in place and the cast is more than capable.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 10, 2015
    30
    Schitt’s Creek leaves everyone concerned looking adrift without much of a clue, much less a paddle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Apr 1, 2015
    10
    I created an account on this site just so I could write this review! This show is fantastic! Maybe because I'm from a small Canadian town ofI created an account on this site just so I could write this review! This show is fantastic! Maybe because I'm from a small Canadian town of 8,000 and have now lived for 30 years in a 'Big City', but I just find it hysterical and easy to relate too. It's also refreshing to have smart humor that allows me to decide when to laugh vs. a laugh track. Great writing, cast, dry delivery and the unexpected! So happy it's been renewed. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    LOVE this show and cannot understand why some people are saying it is not funny??? This show has brilliant humor and an amazing cast. A secondLOVE this show and cannot understand why some people are saying it is not funny??? This show has brilliant humor and an amazing cast. A second season is a MUST! Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2016
    10
    I came across this gem by chance while travelling overseas recently. I knew nothing about it previously. In one sitting I watched 4 episodesI came across this gem by chance while travelling overseas recently. I knew nothing about it previously. In one sitting I watched 4 episodes back to back. I was hooked before the first one finished. What a great quirky show - and so refreshing after being subjected to a monotone of programming that seems to have gone on for years now. Of course, there have been similar gems in that time such as Arrested Development for example - kind of 'alternative' off centre comedy, that is very easy on the senses, and leaves you smiling, satisfied and wanting more. Cast are wonderful - a delight to watch - perfect choices - with Catharine O'Hara and Eugene Levy totally one with their characters. The story line is not one they are expecting you to swallow - for those that may need to be reminded that this is a TV series, not real life - however, the premise for the story line sets the scene perfectly and is naturally secondary to what will keep you coming back for more - the delightful characters and their immersive interactions. I can honestly say that was the most enjoyable piece of TV I have seen for a very long time. Scripting is spot on and timing is great. Can't wait to find where this series is available so I can watch the complete 1st series. A definite yes for anyone who enjoys jumping out of mainstream when given the chance - and into something that has a little class and wit, and is actually genuinely funny. No fake audience laughter here telling you which parts are supposed to be funny - you'll discover those easily enough for yourself. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Fantastic show. One of the best programs on TV right now. Perhaps are more dry humor than some would like, but for those that like dry humor,Fantastic show. One of the best programs on TV right now. Perhaps are more dry humor than some would like, but for those that like dry humor, brilliant acting, great dialogues and rich character relations - this is a show for you. Brilliant. Expand
  5. May 9, 2016
    9
    Not only is this show very funny, it stars the very funny Eugene Levy and Catherine O'hara. After I binge-watched the first season on amazon,Not only is this show very funny, it stars the very funny Eugene Levy and Catherine O'hara. After I binge-watched the first season on amazon, I wikipedia'd them and learned that after over 40 years since performing in Second City Ontario together, they are on this show together. This warms my heart and makes me love this show more. Also, I am in love with Dan Levy now and want to act like his character in my spare time. Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2015
    3
    The premise for the show has a bit of promise, but it is let down by below average writing and emotionless acting
    The only shining light is
    The premise for the show has a bit of promise, but it is let down by below average writing and emotionless acting
    The only shining light is Emily Hampshire who at least appears to have a heart and soul and a healthy sense of irony and sarcasm.
    The show doesn't really need to have a euphemistic title. The real S**t word applies.
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  7. pye
    Apr 2, 2015
    0
    Absolutely atrocious! It would be interesting to know exactly when Eugene Levy lost the plot and became unable to distinguish funny fromAbsolutely atrocious! It would be interesting to know exactly when Eugene Levy lost the plot and became unable to distinguish funny from boring, predictable and unimaginative. Maybe he's trying to help launch his son's career, which is understandable, but shame on him for not being honest with the boy and telling him the truth: THIS IS TERRIBLE. As far as the younger Levy goes – he shouldn’t write or act. Ever. I just feel sorry for Catherine O'Hara for being involved with this drivel. Expand

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