Judging by my social media feed, I wasn’t the only one who decided to dress up as Moira Rose this year for Halloween.
Like a lot of others, I didn’t start watching Schitt’s Creek until recently, and I was immediately hooked. I started wondering what exactly it was about the show and characters that made it so lovable.
Schitt’s Creek is a beloved Canadian sitcom that ran from 2015 to 2020. However, the final season of the show wasn’t available on Netflix until October, causing a surge in quarantine binging sessions. I mean, what’s more Schitt’s Creek than being stuck inside with a bottle of wine and a face mask?
At the start of the show, the once-wealthy Rose family loses all of their assets and must move to a small town in order to regroup and start over. All at once, they are plucked from the large social environment that they are used to and forced into a dramatic isolation that is unlike anything they have ever known.
There’s something familiar and comforting about a family who comes face-to-face with life-altering circumstances, reevaluating who they are and what they find important in life.