Saturday, June 20, 2020

Emmy Catch-Up: Schitt’s Creek (Season Premiere)

Every year, I watch the six submitted episodes of every series I don’t regularly watch that’s up for one of the Emmy series prizes. This year, I’m getting a jump start to check out the entire season of some of most high-profile shows I didn’t watch when they originally aired.

Schitt’s Creek: Season 6, Episode 1 “Smoke Signals” (B)

I only first encountered this show last year after hearing a lot about it, sampling the six submitted episodes when it broke through at the Emmys for its fifth season. I don’t have a particular problem with it, but I have yet to see the hilarity that I hear all my friends and fellow critics raving about all the time. I did see the proposal in season five, and now it appears that David is trying to move forward with planning the wedding with minimal input from his oh-so-understanding fiancé. He doesn’t seem to have any reasonable expectations about what a venue could cost, and it was pretty horrific when, once they finally decided they wanted to try to make it work, they truly understood why the date they were looking at was so deeply discounted. Alexis is just as clueless, in this case not just about her flight being listed with the day first and month second but also about what flying in economy is like since she has wildly unrealistic expectations. I like that Stevie was with them with her stage makeup accidentally not removed, and I’ve always had a soft spot for her because I’m a big fan of actress Emily Hampshire’s work in “12 Monkeys.” Moira doesn’t seem to have moved on too much since returning from the role she was filming in the season five premiere, and just as she was about to throw in the towel, she’s newly invested in finally breaking through in show business. I’m going to do my best to find this show endearing, and hopefully I’ll have only positive thoughts about it by the series finale.

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