Get ready to check into Rosebud Motel
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If you don’t know what to binge-watch next on Netflix, “Schitt’s Creek” is the answer. “This comedy series created by father-and-son duo Eugene and Daniel Levy, has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world with the shenanigans and relatable dynamic of the Rose family. Johnny, Moira, Alexis and David find themselves broke after their business manager commits fraud and the IRS takes all of their possessions to pay off taxes. The Rose family finds themselves at a run-down motel in the tiny town of Schitt’s Creek, which is apparently the only asset they have left. This formerly wealthy family is now stuck trying to navigate their way through life as “normal” people, which is something they have never experienced before.
Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara), old-time soap star and mother of Alexis (Annie Murphy) and David (Daniel Levy), is known in Schitt’s Creek for having an eccentric wardrobe and unique accent. Moira works for the town council and tries to turn Schitt’s Creek into a town that she can be somewhat proud of, despite it not being close to what she was used to during her previously luxurious life. Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), businessman and father, takes on the project of running the Rosebud Motel alongside Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire) after the news of her great-aunt Maureen’s death. David Rose, a former gallery host and current owner of Rose Apothecary, has trouble at first accepting the current state of his life living in a rural town and sharing a motel bedroom with his sister, Alexis. Alexis Rose, a lively and smart yet oblivious young adult, known for her “Ew, David” catchphrase, takes great pride in her appearance and works hard to become the founder of Alexis Rose Communications after receiving her degree from Elmdale College.
The show touches on many areas of life, including self-improvement, LGBTQ+ relationships and the importance of community.
While the Rose family are still relatively new residents of Schitt’s Creek, they do their best to engage with the community while still maintaining their modern and artistic flair. In addition to becoming more involved in the community, David opens his own business, Rose Apothecary, alongside Patrick Brewer (Noah Reid) and their relationship blossoms into something unexpected.
David and Patrick become a couple and the ups and downs of their relationship are highlighted in the episodes following the opening of the business. While the Rose family still is not fully acquainted with Schitt’s Creek, they begin to accept their current living state and decide to make the best of it by working together and supporting each other’s endeavors, whether they be singing in the Jazzagals, running the motel, leading a public relations company or managing the apothecary.
Season five of Schitt’s Creek began airing on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Episodes air every Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Pop and seasons one through four can be viewed on Netflix. Full-length episodes for all seasons are also available for streaming on Pop TV’s website, along with information about the cast and exclusive clips.