Schitt's Creek: Season Five   First Watch 
January 17, 2019 9:32 AM - Season 5 (Full Season) - Subscribe

As we begin the new season (after a lovely Christmas special), Moira is filming her comeback movie in Bosnia and David is working on taking his relationship with Patrick to the next level.

This is a FanFare time jump to let us talk about the current episodes without spoiling all those poor bastards who are just now finding the show.
posted by Etrigan (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Dammit, I already forgot my comment on the latest FanFare Talk post.

Schitt's Creek is an original production by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, airing on Tuesday nights. It is also available in the US on Pop TV (formerly TV Guide channel) on Wednesday nights. Older seasons are available on Netflix in the US.
posted by Etrigan at 9:37 AM on January 17, 2019

I love this show and am so pleased by all the recent positive coverage it has been receiving. I definitely poo-poo'd it when it first came out but last year watched all four seasons and fell into the warm embrace of the Rose family.
posted by hepta at 10:06 AM on January 17, 2019

Thanks to a discussion over on the Twotters, I realized that David Rose is perhaps the most tragic character on television today, and that is largely due to Daniel Levy's considerable acting chops. You can see, every now and then, that David absolutely knows how fucked up he is (unlike his sister), and that he desperately does not want to be that fucked up (unlike his mother), but simply does not possess the tools necessary to unfuck himself (unlike his father), and that he knows all of those things, but keeps trying.

In lesser hands, he would be pitiable, or laughable, or simply one-dimensional, but I genuinely feel for David as portrayed.
posted by Etrigan at 10:12 AM on January 17, 2019 [20 favorites]

Where is everyone getting the full season?
posted by tzikeh at 11:02 AM on January 17, 2019

The full fifth season isn't out yet; I just didn't think there'd be enough interest in individual episode posts. I will defer to anyone else who wants to post them, though.
posted by Etrigan at 11:52 AM on January 17, 2019

Ah I see. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm use to seeing "Season X" posts on Fanfare for things that are on Netflix or Hulu where you get the whole season dropped at the same time.
posted by tzikeh at 12:53 PM on January 17, 2019

I love how Patrick has the clear knowledge that David is acting even weirder than normal and just gets quietly amused by it and follows along.

It was nice to see Alexis feel a bit bad about messing with David. It shows growth on her part.

Johnny missing Moira so much was really sweet.
posted by Julnyes at 7:25 AM on January 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

I absolutely convulsed with laughter when Stevie couldn't keep up her plant façade for more than a minute, and then again when she couldn't do it on David's behalf either. I'm glad they're giving Emily Hampshire some better plotlines to work with this season, because she's killing it.
posted by Etrigan at 8:14 AM on February 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

that David absolutely knows how fucked up he is (unlike his sister)

I disagree with Alexis not knowing how fucked up she is.
posted by Pendragon at 3:50 AM on February 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

I'm just loving this season; I wonder whether David pretending to be the father of Roland Jr. will continue to be a plotline..
posted by fizzix at 2:41 PM on February 27, 2019

Season 5 dropped on Netflix last week (on my birthday, thank you universe for this beautiful gift), and I just finished it this morning before starting work for the day, and now I am FULL of SO MANY FEELINGS. Oof.

My low-key favorite thing about this season has been watching David watching the people he loves doing things that are significant and meaningful to them. His eyes go all warm and gooey and ugh, I'm all choked up again just remembering it.
posted by palomar at 5:45 AM on October 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

I was supposed to fly to Las Vegas tomorrow to see the ‘An Evening with Schitt’s Creek’ live show on Saturday, but my friends who booked the hotel room had to cancel due to illness, so I’m staying home too. (I’m hoping to get tickets for the show they’re doing in January at NYC’s Town Hall though.)

I only got on the Schitt’s Creek bandwagon earlier this year, sometime before the Christmas Special was added to Netflix (and before I realized Pop TV was part of my cable package), but it’s become one of my favorite shows. Since season 6 will be airing in both Canada and the US at the same time (or, same day-ish?) maybe we’ll be able to have weekly episode threads for this last season?
posted by oh yeah! at 8:44 AM on October 17, 2019

Maybe I should post this in IRL, but, is anyone else going to try to get reservations tomorrow to the 'Visit Schitt's Creek' pop-up store event?
*TV Insider 'Schitt's Creek' Pop-Up Dates in New York & Los Angeles Unveiled (11/22-24 in LA and 12/13-15 in NYC)
*POP TV reservation page

It looks like I'm going to be stuck in a meeting at work when the countdown to making reservations ends, but I'm hoping there will still be NYC slots left when I'm free.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:51 AM on October 31, 2019

Just finished this season. I have really enjoyed the David-Patrick plotline. In fact, in an effort to draw out the season I often watch each episode twice, or rewatch a couple of episodes. And when I do that, I almost always skip everything Alexis because a) I love David and Patrick and b) Alexis is so painfully stupid. I just find her so vapid and pointless. Why does she hold her hands like that? Why does she talk like that? Who cares? And when will Twyla finally tell her to fuck off?

I am way more invested in David's back and forth between whining all the time while poor Patrick takes it in stride and then suddenly coming through in a huge way for Patrick or his family. I don't think I've enjoyed watching a rewatching a love story like that except when the only movie I owned was Pride & Prejudice.

I was a little confused about the proposal. Was Patrick suggesting turning around because he thought he could create a nice mood, but then David complained constantly and the moment was over? Or was he having second thoughts about proposing? I assume/lean A but I wonder about B.

Even if there was no Patrick/David, I could spend hours just watching Moira Rose craftily turn a phrase in any odd situation.
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:19 PM on December 13, 2019

Aw, I love Alexis. The hand thing is something she picked up from watching the Kardashians or some other reality tv/influencer celeb - it was in some behind-the-scenes interview, where she said she noticed they all did the floppy hands with palms upward to show off ... something, I forget what, and she did the t but palms down.

I didn’t manage to get a ticket to the NYC pop-up. Now I’m just trying to snag tickets to the NYC ‘An Evening with Schitt’s Creek’ cast in February. They were supposed to have gone on presale and sale already, but Ticketmaster gives no results. The January show sold out before I even knew they were on sale, so I’m afraid the second show has gone the same way.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:12 AM on December 14, 2019 [3 favorites]

I think Annie Murphy does a great job playing Alexis, I just don't want to spend as much time with her as the show does. Although maybe that is my own fault for watching too many episodes in a row! Annie is definitely the funniest cast member in interviews. She seems like great company.

When I was near the end of Season 5 I was thinking about how I wished Stevie got to have more development and growth for herself. So Moira's little speech to her was totally perfect to me. I hope Season 6 treats Stevie well.
posted by Emmy Rae at 9:00 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure exactly where to post this, but the thread for what is (as of now) the last completed season seems as good a place as any.

I had heard good things about this show, but had never bothered to check it out. Until March 3 (back when things were still mostly normal in the US) my pub trivia venue announced that this month's theme game, held on March 31, would be Schitt's Creek. Only one member of our team was a regular viewer of the show, but I inquired how many episodes there were and how long they were, and realized it was entirely feasible to binge all of it in four weeks in time for trivia.

As with many people in the season 1 thread, I was kind of meh on the show at first — I tend not to like shows where all the main characters are unlikeable people — but I did at least like Stevie (it helped that I knew Emily Hampshire from Twelve Monkeys, where she was absolutely the standout actor on that show), and kept with it for the sake of trivia. But as the characters grew, the show grew on me too. And I grew to like it, and then to love it. And I can tell you precisely down to two words when I went from "like" to "love" — in the season 2 finale, when Johnny finally tells off the couple from their old life, and he calls Roland and Jocelyn "our friends." That, right there.

Of course, there's no pub trivia now, but I'm very glad it gave me a reason to watch this show. I'm a few episodes into season 6 now, and I won't quite be caught up by the time the penultimate episode airs tomorrow, but I should be good to watch the finale "live" in a week.

Also, this show has done for "Simply the Best" what Futurama did for "I Will Wait for You."
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:40 PM on March 30, 2020 [7 favorites]

For laggers like me, Season 6 is up on Netflix now.
posted by rhizome at 7:21 PM on October 3, 2020

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