‘Schitt’s Creek’: Star Says Series Finale Will be ‘Satisfying’ and ‘Hopeful’
TV shows about small towns often become cult classics. Schitt’s Creek has managed to do that while also giving the FCC headaches on how to say the title on TV.
Having it take place in a small Canadian town added even more quirks than found in typical American dots on the map. In the case of Schitt’s Creek characters, all have been blazing satires of the quirky residents one usually finds in such places.
As snarky as the show may be about small-town eccentricity and celebrity (with the Rose Family), it also has a large heart, no doubt winning more fans thanks to Netflix and Pop TV.
Now with the series coming to a natural conclusion at the end of Season Six, cast members are giving some hints on how things will wrap. It’ll be more hopeful than some might have thought it would end based on how it started.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ was a fish out of water story when it began
There were always some similarities between Schitt’s Creek and CBS’s old early 1990s series Northern Exposure when comparing the basic premise. In the latter, an NYC doctor was forced to live in a small and eccentric town in Alaska for an indefinite period of time.
Schitt’s Creek had a somewhat similar setup of video store magnates the Rose Family losing their fortune and being forced to live in a small community they bought as a joke for their son years earlier. With nowhere else to go, they end up moving into the small town’s Rosebud Motel.
Yes, it was the perfect fish out of water scenario with Johnny and Moira Rose (Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, respectively) stuck in a place they don’t want to be. In tow with them is their LGBTQ son David (Daniel Levy) and daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy).
As maybe everyone guessed, the kids eventually become attached to the place while Johnny and Moira try everything they can to rebuild their careers and escape. Along the way, it went the Northern Exposure route and introduced numerous offbeat characters living in the Schitt’s Creek community.
Some of these oddballs included Chris Elliott as the mayor of the town, playing the role of Roland Schitt. Emily Hampshire also excellently plays a favorite character in Stevie Budd, the current owner of the Rosebud Motel.
Emily Hampshire recently said to expect a hopeful ending to ‘Schitt’s Creek’
When interviewed by Bustle recently about the show’s upcoming finale, Hampshire said things are going to end on a positive note. Fans should probably assume David and his boyfriend Patrick will finally marry after announcing their engagement this last season.
Hampshire noted her Stevie character had bonded closely with David and may feel a little left out of the equation as a result of the latter’s marriage to Patrick. In a small community like this, attachments are obviously hard to break.
Maybe, in the end, Johnny and Moira will find it hard to leave if they indeed do find an exit. Moira tried like crazy to revive her former acting career in daytime soap operas. At one point, it looked like she might, including continually trying to resist having any emotional attachment to the town.
As for the others, they’ve become more complacent and seemed to accept the reality they might be stuck in Schitt’s Creek for the rest of their lives. It’s really a message that been sent before: Small towns offer unique and valuable things you can’t find in big cities.
So will all of the Roses stay or find a more hopeful future elsewhere?
Considering even Daniel Levy said the ending will be satisfying, most fans hope the Roses realize living in Schitt’s Creek isn’t so bad after all. Even if they do gain back their fortune in some way, they may have grown too attached at this point to leave completely.
One thing for sure is David will probably stay there when marrying Patrick. There won’t be another War of the Roses here, likely, giving us another parting glance at how shows about small towns are usually the best shows.
Let’s hope it’s not the last of its kind, something that isn’t so rare in the TV production world of Canada.