Parents' Guide to

Schitt's Creek

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Great cast, positive messages in fish-out-of-water comedy.

TV Pop TV Comedy 2015
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 10+

Great show with great values!

This is a great show that depicts LGBTQ in a completely normalized setting, free from any bullying and harassment. As a result, the LGBTQ characters go through struggles and adventures like any other sitcom characters. Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are their usual brilliant selves! The writing is outstanding, bringing silly, light-hearted humor, like the title, and also very sweet, moving stories that make room for people who have traditional values, and those who want other things, like careers & self-growth before settling down. We don't have enough representation for children of healthy, happy LGBTQ people who are successful in stable, loving relationships, or adult women who are ok on their own. This is a great way to share those beliefs with children!
age 10+

Very heartwarming

Wonderful tv show, very heartwarming. A bit of swearing but not constant.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (62 ):

Levy and O'Hara are certified comic geniuses, able to breathe life into the most unfunny of situations. And over the years, they've turned Schitt's Creek's timeworn premise into one of Canada's most beloved exports. With over-the-top but remarkably nuanced characters, including Dan Levy's often prissy, sometimes mean, but ultimately open-hearted David, this "rich city people go to the backwoods and learn lessons" series is delightful. Add in O'Hara's utterly bonkers and oft-memed performance as matriarch Moira Rose, and what started as some very average comic material put over by great comic actors has developed into a wonderfully character-driven (but still totally insane) sitcom.

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