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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Comedy Central is heading up Schitt's Creek   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2020-09-22 9:34:34 AM  
The sixth and final season will be available beginning Oct. 7 on the platform. The final season also arrives on Netflix in October.

This makes me happy.  And I'm glad they'll be able to wrap up a few things.
 
2020-09-22 1:21:55 PM  
They're gonna have to do some bleeping...
 
2020-09-22 1:23:37 PM  
Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.
 
2020-09-22 1:24:38 PM  

buntz: Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.


What you're missing? A sense of humor.
 
2020-09-22 1:27:48 PM  

buntz: Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.


It took me 3 weeks tonslog through season 1, 1 week for season 2, and then I binged through it starting season 3.

I agree that the first season is not all that great, but it gets better.
 
2020-09-22 1:28:17 PM  

mcmnky: What you're missing? A sense of humor.


I knew that was coming.  I'm just assuming (hoping) it's one of those shows where people say "It starts off slow but stick with it....."
 
2020-09-22 1:36:00 PM  

kermit the forg: They're gonna have to do some bleeping...


Exactly what I was thinking. Too bad.
 
2020-09-22 1:48:44 PM  

buntz: mcmnky: What you're missing? A sense of humor.

I knew that was coming.  I'm just assuming (hoping) it's one of those shows where people say "It starts off slow but stick with it....."


"It starts off slow but stick with it...."

/It's true
 
2020-09-22 1:50:52 PM  

mcmnky: buntz: Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.

What you're missing? A sense of humor.


Or his wife is slowly poisoning him.  Loss of some emotional responses can be diagnostic for some types of poisoning.
 
2020-09-22 1:56:32 PM  

dentalhilljack: buntz: mcmnky: What you're missing? A sense of humor.

I knew that was coming.  I'm just assuming (hoping) it's one of those shows where people say "It starts off slow but stick with it....."

"It starts off slow but stick with it...."

/It's true


I think in the second season the show evolves from being a fish-out-of-water-family show to what-is-Catherine-O'Hara-going-to-do-t​his-week show, and is much the better for it.
 
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2020-09-22 2:01:26 PM  
Are they going to edit in something funny?
 
2020-09-22 2:03:43 PM  

Ashelth: Or his wife is slowly poisoning him.  Loss of some emotional responses can be diagnostic for some types of poisoning.


I'm not ANTI-Schitt's Creek.  Just in the first couple of episodes it seems like Dollar Store Arrested Development (which I think was the best show on TV)

Clearly it gets better because it lasted 6 seasons and just won every award.  I'm going to stick with it, just in the first 3, nothing was actually "funny" to me
 
2020-09-22 2:11:22 PM  
My favorite thing about watching this show is that I'm annoyed by ALL of the characters and I'm rooting for them at the same time. I have no idea how they thread that needle so consistently.
 
2020-09-22 2:27:08 PM  

buntz: Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.


Well, I cracked some smiles, but I'll agree with the others that the first season won't be to everyone's taste. It's cringey comedy, and the main characters are all pretty awful humans (Eugene Levy is a bit of an exception). They get better, but the growth is slow and realistic. Despite this, the tone shifts notably in the second season, which makes it easier to watch them while they develop.
 
2020-09-22 2:27:40 PM  
I keep hearing that this show is really absolutely completely definitely kinda funny if you can just stick through the first relatively dull season or two or three.
 
2020-09-22 2:29:43 PM  
If you want a really gay Canadian comedy, Letterkenny is way better.
 
2020-09-22 2:33:20 PM  

JammerJim: Well, I cracked some smiles, but I'll agree with the others that the first season won't be to everyone's taste. It's cringey comedy,


Hard pass.
 
2020-09-22 3:01:02 PM  

Diogenes: The sixth and final season will be available beginning Oct. 7 on the platform. The final season also arrives on Netflix in October.

This makes me happy.  And I'm glad they'll be able to wrap up a few things.


It's available now.

No spoilers, but S6 kind of sucked compared to the others.
 
2020-09-22 3:49:02 PM  
Comedy Central is so devoid of original programming that they have cherry picked the goods that other networks have produced for years. I miss the days when you could turn on Comedy Central during the day and see standup being performed, be it on comedian showcases like "Premium Blend", where you could see multiple comedians do 5 minute sets, or individual comedy specials. Unfortunately it seems that like many other networks, Comedy Central has largely moved away from its original focus, and now it's more or less reaching out for content with honey covered gloves, and just airing whatever sticks.

Meh.

I don't mind watching The Office for several hours. I don't mind doing the same with South Park, and you can do that with both now. You can practically set your watch to when these shows air on Comedy Central. But I don't understand why this old programming doesn't air when they already own it. It already exists. They recently began showing Chappelle's Show again on certain nights, why not the old comedy specials too?
 
2020-09-22 4:20:55 PM  
Eugene Levy's character reminds me a lot of my dad, in the way that he's so easily set off on a furious ranting and raving session, but its hilarious and not at all threatening.

I like the show quite a bit, but every episode basically boils down to:

A) Our formerly rich family is having a rich family problem

B) There's no way these small town rubes could help with our problem

C) We are surprised and humbled by the talents and unexpected competency of these small town rubes

Bonus Canadian Comedy Trope (also see Trailer Park Boys and Letterkenny): Look at how refreshingly non-judgmental and unbigoted these small town rubes are.
 
2020-09-22 4:24:46 PM  

iron_city_ap: Diogenes: The sixth and final season will be available beginning Oct. 7 on the platform. The final season also arrives on Netflix in October.

This makes me happy.  And I'm glad they'll be able to wrap up a few things.

It's available now.

No spoilers, but S6 kind of sucked compared to the others.


Really?!?!  That would be great.  We just started hospice for my mom and my aunt is visiting.  They both love the show and that would something silly and light to help lift the mood in this house.

I'll be super happy if they bring back Mutt.  Huge crush.
 
2020-09-22 5:27:58 PM  
Diogenes:

I'll be super happy if they bring back Mutt.  Huge crush.

He doesn't show again on Schitt's Creek, but if you like the actor (Tim Rozon), try Vagrant Queen or Wynonna Earp.
 
2020-09-22 6:33:57 PM  
that'll bring me back to cable

/no, no it won't
 
2020-09-22 6:52:26 PM  
The best cringeing is done by David. The way he says "yes" when Roland asks him to help with clothes shopping for Roland's wife.

It's seems to start off as a reset-the-clock sitcom but it evolves to something much better.

It's a family show for the not-too-young and old(er).
 
2020-09-22 6:56:31 PM  
Comedy Central? So that means that they're going to hack the shiat out of it to fit more commercials and show the episodes in random order.
 
2020-09-22 6:58:14 PM  

Diogenes: iron_city_ap: Diogenes: The sixth and final season will be available beginning Oct. 7 on the platform. The final season also arrives on Netflix in October.

This makes me happy.  And I'm glad they'll be able to wrap up a few things.

It's available now.

No spoilers, but S6 kind of sucked compared to the others.

Really?!?!  That would be great.  We just started hospice for my mom and my aunt is visiting.  They both love the show and that would something silly and light to help lift the mood in this house.

I'll be super happy if they bring back Mutt.  Huge crush.


It was on Prime. It costs something like $26. I'd say wait, but if your mom is in hospice (sorry to hear), spend the $.
 
2020-09-22 8:44:25 PM  

buntz: Ashelth: Or his wife is slowly poisoning him.  Loss of some emotional responses can be diagnostic for some types of poisoning.

I'm not ANTI-Schitt's Creek.  Just in the first couple of episodes it seems like Dollar Store Arrested Development (which I think was the best show on TV)

Clearly it gets better because it lasted 6 seasons and just won every award.  I'm going to stick with it, just in the first 3, nothing was actually "funny" to me


I think where it diverges from Arrested Development is that the characters do grow and the comedy stops being pure cringe and awkwardness fairly quickly. You start off sort of hating everyone and by Season 3 you are actively rooting for them and you want things to work out for them and it actually softens you view of S1 once the character development does kick in.
It went from being a show I watched when I didn't really have anything else to being a show where I stayed up for one more episode.
 
2020-09-22 9:45:23 PM  
never seen it but 10 hours a day of the office or south park, i will give it a try.
 
2020-09-23 7:38:40 AM  

The Companion: I think where it diverges from Arrested Development is that the characters do grow and the comedy stops being pure cringe and awkwardness fairly quickly.


Ok, we're 7 episodes in.  There is so much of Lindsey Bluth in David & Alexis.  The mother is a version of Lucille.
It seems Stevie is this show's Michael Bluth.  She seems to want to help them, despite them being awful.

I think the biggest difference is AD was more of a farce and they were all horrible and RESPONSIBLE for the things that happened to them.
So far this is just "rich people got screwed over by their accountant"

Again, I'm not trying to be anti-Schitt's Creek and I'm still watching, and from what everyone has said, and what I've read, it certainly will be worth it.  Thanks to a pandemic I still don't have anything else BETTER to do.

It's just hard to stick with a show people tell you will pick up by season 3 or 4!  OOof!
 
2020-09-23 2:27:57 PM  

buntz: Tell me what I'm missing?  My wife decided we're going to start watching this last night.
We watched 3 episodes.

I didn't crack a smile.


Same here. It was about a year ago that I started watching it. I may have cracked a smile on occasion, but I found the cast to be hammy and the scriptwriters to lack confidence in their material, over-explaining every gag. I plan to give it another try and keep an open mind. I've heard the show takes a couple of seasons to hit its stride (which, to be fair, is true of a lot of the best shows).
 
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