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2020-09-23 4:08:17 PM  
We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.
 
2020-09-23 5:08:08 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Schitt's Creek...
 
2020-09-23 5:11:55 PM  
This scene did it for me, almost fell out of my chair. (NSFW)

The show definitely has it's moment, and they can be far apart sometimes.

Moira Rose - Sigh The Fu¢*ing Contract (Schitt's Creek)
Youtube Ku5FG8FREZs
 
2020-09-23 5:12:37 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


O'Hara is a gift to humanity. The show isn't prefect, perhaps even overrated, but I would watch that woman read the phone book.

It did take me a few episodes to get what she was doing with Moira, but when I did *chef's kiss*

If you're a fan, you're not doing yourself any favors by jumping around. Watch from the beginning, in order.
 
2020-09-23 5:13:20 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


I'm cold on it as well and sick of hearing about it. It's as if the universe is trying to get revenge on me for never shutting up about Arrested Development (back before it sucked) to people who just weren't on its wavelength.
 
2020-09-23 5:34:53 PM  

CarnySaur: August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Schitt's Creek...


Well I don't have a high IQ perhaps, but I can read directions.
 
2020-09-23 5:40:10 PM  
I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.
 
2020-09-23 5:41:53 PM  

CarnySaur: August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Schitt's Creek...


You gave up 20 minutes in, switched to That 70's Show didn't ya
 
2020-09-23 5:42:45 PM  

Michael J Faux: August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.

I'm cold on it as well and sick of hearing about it. It's as if the universe is trying to get revenge on me for never shutting up about Arrested Development (back before it sucked) to people who just weren't on its wavelength.


Ha! Yeah payback for me too. Imagine, me trying to get casual SW fans to watch the Mandalorian.
 
2020-09-23 5:48:59 PM  

madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.


The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.
 
2020-09-23 5:58:47 PM  

August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.


You really have to watch it in order to see the growth of every character.  Like a lot of shows, it has some flat parts and season 1 is NOT how the rest of the series flows.
 
2020-09-23 6:05:04 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


The characters don't start out as particularly likable people which makes season one a bit of a struggle.

However, being cut off from their former lives leads to personal growth, especially in Alexis and to a lesser extent David.

If you didn't stop watching Parks and Recreation even though the first season was bad, this show is the same way.  Starts out as a bit of a slog gets much better as the characters develop as people.
 
2020-09-23 6:14:24 PM  

Poison: August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.

You really have to watch it in order to see the growth of every character.  Like a lot of shows, it has some flat parts and season 1 is NOT how the rest of the series flows.


Yeah, a show usually blossoms in the third season. Thus our sample. Thanks for this.
 
2020-09-23 6:34:06 PM  

August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.


Dan Levy was a MTV VJ for years dealing with rich, vapid, mean people pretending/believing money made them happy.  The conceit is without money to distract, they'd eventually become decent people.

The show resonated because currently there's a lot of anger and drama and the show is a pleasant escape. Had it been made before we were drowning in general social media driven shiattiness, it might not have worked.

For people who like positive character development without seeming preachy the show works very well.
 
2020-09-23 6:37:34 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


I like it because it stops being cringey. It actually starts out like a lot of shows that I don't like. I don't enjoy shows about terrible people. I don't like vicarious humiliation.

I fully expected to give it up, but it happened to be around when I wanted something that didn't require much investment.

But at some point, the show turns. The characters grow. And not in a Hallmark movie turns out small towns have the answer way. Or a and the hicks learned how to be sophisticated way. They legitimately figure out who they are and what they want. They become invested in the town and the town becomes invested in them.

At some point it just clicks and nobody is actually being made fun of (or at least it is loving) and you are laughing until you cry at the ridiculous antics of these people, but you also find yourself deeply invested.

And then it is also so farking optimistic. In a world where comedy has to be edgy or cynical, this is fluffy and poignant and fun.

Also? The show manages to write relationships. Good, happy, loving relationships. It doesn't break everything down into conflict over and over. Relationships that made me cry. Relationships that I cared about.

Anyway, I'm a fan and I would have bet against that in S1. I am glad I stuck around and I now like the early stuff because of what comes later.
 
2020-09-23 6:48:23 PM  
The family loses essentially everything.  All the have is a few suitcases of stuff and a property they bought as a joke/gag gift.  They aren't particularly likable people but they genuinely love each other. They come to be likable people as they slowly become comfortable within there own skins.  The community eventually grows to love them as they all mature and become likable people.  You will fall in love with them as well.  One of the most heart warming and unique shows to come along in a while.
 
2020-09-23 7:21:52 PM  
Thanks for all the great, thoughtful responses. I think we'll give it another try.
 
2020-09-23 7:38:09 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


I'm now into season 5. It gets better, IMO, because the humor maintains its low-key, non-mean snark, while the characters develop into far better people.

I understand why it's not for everybody, though.
 
2020-09-23 7:38:51 PM  

August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.


We covered this a day or two ago, when I was in your shoes:

https://fark.com/go/10959417

I am almost done with season one and as of yet I have not cracked a smile. But I'm told to stick with it by season four or five it will get better 🙄
 
2020-09-23 7:41:43 PM  
August11:

Sorry, I linked to the article, not the thread.  Let me try again.  If this doesn't work, scroll back a day or two:

https://www.fark.com/comments/1095941​7​/Comedy-Central-is-heading-up-Schitts-​Creek#new
 
2020-09-23 7:45:46 PM  
It was a winter so I thought I'd check it out got about 7 minutes into it maybe 13 and no, I don't I want to watch that
 
2020-09-23 8:02:51 PM  

mcmnky: August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.

O'Hara is a gift to humanity. The show isn't prefect, perhaps even overrated, but I would watch that woman read the phone book.

It did take me a few episodes to get what she was doing with Moira, but when I did *chef's kiss*

If you're a fan, you're not doing yourself any favors by jumping around. Watch from the beginning, in order.


THIS times a google.
 
2020-09-23 8:27:10 PM  
 
2020-09-24 5:11:03 AM  
Schitt's Creek improved my vocabulary.

So we can write Schitt but not shiat?
 
2020-09-24 10:05:24 AM  

mcmnky: August11: We tried watching this show last night. We watched all of 1.1. Then the first fifteen minutes or so of 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, and 5.1, just to give the writers and actors a chance to develop.

For context: we are huge fans of Brooklyn 99, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest, O'Hara, and Levy.

I'm hoping one or two Farker fans can tell me what you love about this show.

O'Hara is a gift to humanity. The show isn't prefect, perhaps even overrated, but I would watch that woman read the phone book.

It did take me a few episodes to get what she was doing with Moira, but when I did *chef's kiss*

If you're a fan, you're not doing yourself any favors by jumping around. Watch from the beginning, in order.


I've caught random episodes of all kinds shows on TV (back when I had cable), and would either be interested enough to look into it, or be unsure, or decide it wasn't something for me. Never have I tried to get the flavour of a show by intentionally watching random episodes. Is that a normal thing people do? If you watch just 1.1 then jump to 2.2, there's a lot of story and development that can happen in that time. Reading August11's method is just baffling to me.
 
2020-09-24 10:19:08 AM  
Not for nothing, but Schitt's Creek is not must see tv. I liked it. I think anyone who is a fan of SCTV alums Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy will love it. I think fans of Chris Elliott will love it. (They do exist. I like to imagine his character is Larry from Groundhog Day after getting tired of dealing with egotistical "talent" like Phil.)

But if it doesn't suit your fancy, that's ok.
 
2020-09-24 10:21:08 AM  

Nameless_Guy: Reading August11's method is just baffling to me.


It makes more sense if you first read August2, August7.5, and then August9&3/4's method.
 
2020-09-24 11:01:32 AM  
We're watching from the beginning and left off at 1.12 last night, just the season in finale left.

I enjoy David and Stevie's friendship/relationship. The conversation about different wines was simply well done.

Jocelyn is adorable.

Looking forward to the rest of the show and seeing how the Rose's become a part of the town and grow.
 
2020-09-24 11:35:39 AM  

August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.


Yeah, that was another thing that keeps annoying me.

The 'kids' aren't kids. They are in their late 20s. I'm sure they have fancy degrees that they never used. The debt is their parents, why didn't they just go get a job in some city, rent an apartment, and start life like everybody normally does else after college? They would just be a bit late in 'growing up'.
 
2020-09-24 4:04:47 PM  

madgonad: August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.

Yeah, that was another thing that keeps annoying me.

The 'kids' aren't kids. They are in their late 20s. I'm sure they have fancy degrees that they never used. The debt is their parents, why didn't they just go get a job in some city, rent an apartment, and start life like everybody normally does else after college? They would just be a bit late in 'growing up'.


This is honestly part of the growth everyone is talking about above. The growth of the "kids" was particularly fun for me to watch, personally.
 
2020-09-24 11:54:51 PM  

The Companion: madgonad: August11: madgonad: I like all of the 'big name' talent in the show.

Well, I like Levy, O'Hara, and Elliot.

Got most of the way through the first season and gave up.

It was just hillbilly Arrested Development with an even less likable cast.

I keep getting told that it gets-better, but it isn't the writing. I generally dislike fish out of water plots too. Too boring. Too unlikeable.

The wife and I were expecting greatness. Even the actors playing the two kids are massive talent-their careers are secure.

But from our sample it is not a comedy but a sort of mean-spirited, unlike-able character p0rn.

Yeah, that was another thing that keeps annoying me.

The 'kids' aren't kids. They are in their late 20s. I'm sure they have fancy degrees that they never used. The debt is their parents, why didn't they just go get a job in some city, rent an apartment, and start life like everybody normally does else after college? They would just be a bit late in 'growing up'.

This is honestly part of the growth everyone is talking about above. The growth of the "kids" was particularly fun for me to watch, personally.


I don't know about David but Alexis never even finished high school.
She was kidnapped and held hostage on a Saudi prince's yacht or something like that.
She was gone for over a year and nobody noticed.

I really liked the kids too.
 
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