Canadian television sitcom Schitt’s Creek is flooded with satire and sarcasm as it showcases the timeless trope of rich vs. poor. The show premiered in January of 2015 and will end in 2020 with its sixth season, and it now airs on Pop TV in the United States.
The premise of the show is this in a nutshell: the wealthy Rose family loose all of their wealth after a business partner for their company takes all of their money. After discovering this, Johnny Rose remembers that he once purchased a town as a joke for David, and seeing it as their only option the family moves there, into a terribly kept motel to rebuild their lives. While there, they discover that their posh sophisticated lives do not mesh well with the people of Schitt’s Creek, who embody the name quite well.
This gem of a show uses ridicule, humor, and tons of exaggeration as well as sarcasm to expose the main family for their ridiculous “rich people” ways. The casts consists of Eugene Levy (who plays loving but somewhat ditsy father Johnny Rose), Catherine O’Hara (who plays overly dramatic and high maintenance mother Moira Rose), Daniel Levy (who plays the sarcastic loner son with a wicked sense of style David Rose), and Annie Murphy (who plays the totally oblivious daughter and party animal Alexis Rose). These actors bring this story to life as the Rose family with stellar performances that will literally make you ROFL (haven’t heard that one in a while huh?) Daniel Levy is a writer and producer of the show as well as an actor, so hats off to him.
The shows goes into so many roads that you would never think possible, but it works, and it’s really funny when they do. It’s not a laugh track sitcom, it’s a legit hilarious roast of all things/people that have anything to do with wealth. Tons of satire, boatloads of sarcasm and a few cute couples to ship comes along with it too, OH and as well as a new way to pronounce the word “baby”. If you want to get that reference, just watch it.