Saturday, June 27, 2020

Emmy Catch-Up: Schitt’s Creek

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 2 “The Incident” (B-)

This episode was very predictable, and it’s possible I would have found it funnier if I felt more attached to all these characters. David wetting the bed had him very riled up, and he quickly pointed out that he wouldn’t be nearly as forgiving if the tables were turned, which made Patrick supporting him all the more difficult. It was obvious from the first moment that Moira announced that she was going to be doing a social media takeover that she would end up sharing that secret with the world by accident. She didn’t even pretend to turn anything off when she put down her phone, and therefore the news that she had live-streamed the whole conversation wasn’t at all surprising. At least Patrick insisted that Alexis take the post down since she had still left it up, and he brought out his mouth guard and “nose thing” to make David feel better about his own shortcomings. Moira at least seems to be slightly more self-aware than Roland, who brought Johnny and Stevie to what we thought was a showing without having any clue that it was actually a funeral for one of the co-owners. Johnny managed to turn the situation into a much more positive encounter, thanks in part to Betty’s belief that they were there to investigate her dead husband’s gambling debts rather than just to inquire about buying the property. That deal might work out, but Stevie doesn’t seem to see a future in this industry for herself, something that Johnny isn’t likely to accept.

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