Sunday, July 19, 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 7 “Moira Rosé” (B)

One of my favorite things on television is when characters who don’t typically interact spend time together. It often starts out awkwardly, as it definitely did between Johnny and Patrick when they were sharing pizza and watching the baseball game, but ultimately it usually produces good, and at the very least entertaining, results. I’ve always liked Patrick because he’s by far the most self-aware person on this show, and he could tell that Johnny wanted to talk to him about something related to David even though big baseball moments kept interrupting. Moira and David also had a chance to have some fun together, starting out with a productive attitude toward the wines they were trying, quickly realizing that none of them were good. That magical combination that they later found likely didn’t exist at all because of just how drunk they were, but Herb didn’t seem interested in doing business with them anymore at that point. There was definitely something off about the class that Alexis was trying to get everyone to take, which ended up being something far more worrisome than the hilarious spin class episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Alexis isn’t always so quick on the uptake, but here she managed to ask very pointed questions that led her to realize right away that this was absolutely a cult. Ronnie and Twyla both seemed to get attached to certain material elements of the cult, but Alexis made it just in time to rip up the forms that were asking for their social security numbers.

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