Monday, June 29, 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 3 “The Job Interview” (B-)

There don’t seem to be many boundaries that exist in the Rose family. David was immediately horrified to have walked in on Alexis about to have cybersex with Ted, Johnny was perfectly oblivious, and Moira had suggestions for her daughter about how to do it. Ted having to bench-press tortoises because there’s no gym was a bit absurd, but not as much as Alexis buying a turtle that she named Ted so that she could feel closer to him before losing him almost right away much to Twyla’s great concern. David is definitely competitive, and being asked for help in picking out an outfit for Stevie to wear to her interview led to him trying and failing miserably to one-up her. He was particularly bad at listing his own weaknesses after agreeing strongly with Stevie’s much better examples, and he did indeed exemplify the absolute wrong approach to how to deal with an upset customer. That airline does sound miserable, and I don’t think Stevie’s going anywhere all that fast. Her sticking around would have been helpful for Johnny to get the loan since her name was on the motel, but his hapless partner Roland appears to have come through with an unexpected move. It’s troubling that he didn’t realize that some of the things he and Johnny said to the loan officer were clearly made up to bolster their image, but he’s in now and it may be just the opportunity Johnny and Moira need to get into a new and potentially lucrative property.

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