As I write this, I am wearing a slogan jumper bearing the words ‘Ew, David,’ a catchphrase for our times, made ever more popular by those of us that have their own David to assign the Ew to. (And a sartorial choice that proves confusing for those that aren’t in the know, but that ARE aware that your own husband is called David… Christmas with the in-laws came with added humour for this very reason.) Despite what my MIL may have thought in passing, however, Ew David is not a slogan I myself created to display distaste for my beloved. Rather, it is a well known saying from one of my favourite shows, Schitt’s Creek.
The story of a very rich family’s fall from grace, Schitt’s Creek is a small piece of Canadian television that unexpectedly exploded internationally, and it is honestly the most wholesome thing I have ever seen. Following the Rose’s – of Rose Video, the second biggest video rental store in North America, as we are often reminded – we see the story of four horribly spoiled people truly finding themselves, growing as individuals and as a unit, as they learn there is more to life than money, stints as the love interest of Saudi princes, and immaculately tidy NYC lofts. Cloaked in hilarity at every step, Schitt’s Creek has something for (almost) everyone – especially if you enjoy having an undecipherable accent, and some very full on mannerisms, to imitate – and is the perfect form of entertainment when you have just thirty minutes to spare.
Personally speaking, I don’t know how many times I have watched Schitt’s Creek, I don’t know how many times I have streamed this or this.* But I do know one thing… The world needs more shows like this one.
And I have loved this journey for me.
(The above trailer is for the documentary that chronicles the last season, and the impact the show has had around the world. Watch the show and then watch this… With tissues. It’s a tearjerker ♡)
*Both of which contain spoilers!