Saturday, July 11, 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 5 “The Premiere” (B)

I liked this episode a bit more than the others I’ve seen so far this season. One of the reasons for that was that Patrick, who usually appears more normal and self-aware than any of the Rose family members (or any character on this show, for that matter), was considerably looser and crazier following his dental procedure. I sort of wish we had been able to see him yelling wrong directions at the Uber driver, but it was sufficiently entertaining to hear him loudly whisper that he had a secret, which of course was that he was hungry. Mentioning kids multiple times definitely threw David for a loop, but Patrick seemed quite casual and carefree in his insistence that he wasn’t trying to pressure David to do anything he didn’t want to do. We’ve already seen that Alexis isn’t the most attentive marketer for her mother, and her main weakness is that she doesn’t consider her mother’s capabilities and impulses. Suggesting a premiere in town was actually a good idea, but Moira didn’t come around to it until she saw the enthusiasm of her friends and the positive ornithologist review. Having crows attack those in attendance, however, was definitely not part of the plan. Stevie expecting Johnny to pressure her to come back only made her want to do it more, and though she probably won’t learn much from the book even he admits is outdated, it’s obvious that she has a good head for this and can at least be helpful with the kind of things he really isn’t attuned to, like reading post-it notes and opening files.

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