6 Reasons You Should Binge Watch Schitt's Creek — Like, Right Now

Since 2015, Schitt's Creek has quietly been building a following. The hilarious show, cocreated by and staring Eugene and Dan Levy, is The Americans of the comedy world: an excellent, critically acclaimed series that fans rave about, but doesn't get nearly the amount of love it deserves.

The Pop TV original series is about the ill-fated Rose family, who despite having lived in the lap of luxury, suddenly find themselves without anything to their name. Except for the town of Schitt's Creek, of course, which was purchased and forgotten about years ago as a gag. There, they find themselves thrust into the rural and tight-knit community, interacting with the locals and trying to adjust to their new world.

Yes, the name is silly, but there's a lot to love about this show, and it's no wonder its fanbase is growing. If you need more convincing to binge watch the show right now, here are six reasons why Schitt's Creek is the one of the best comedies on TV.


The Cast Deserves All the Awards

Rarely does an ensemble cast shine quite like they do in Schitt's Creek. While normally a breakout star would appear, distinguishing themselves as the one carrying all the weight, everyone in this comedy excels. With big names like comedy legends Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, obviously the show is going to have a standout cast, but every character has pitch-perfect comedic timing, coupled with a true understanding of how their character should develop.


The Family Dynamic

In no small feat, the Rose family acts like, well, an actual family. They give each other grief (frequently, and to great effect), get annoyed by each other, but also not-so-secretly love each other. One of my favorite elements is how brother and sister David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) have similar gestures and tics, like the way the both look up when they say, "um," or how to use their hands to accentuate a point, just like real siblings would.


This Show Is Some Serious Sartorial Goals

Obviously a formerly wealthy family would have some clothing to drool over, but every member of the Rose family's style is on point. From the sharp suits of patriarch Johnny (Eugene Levy) and architectural couture of Moira (Catherine O'Hara) and David, to the Pinterest-worthy boho dresses of Alexis, each character serves some serious looks. Sure, there's maybe one too many harem pants for my taste, but that just makes their lavish style all the more ridiculous propped up against the rural town of Schitt's Creek.


Eye Candy Galore

Look, I'm not one to normally swoon over a cast, but Schitt's Creek has got a seriously good looking people. The Rose family is clearly made up of beautiful people (I mean, have you seen Dan Levy and Annie Murphy?), but the whole town is filled with enough eye candy to keep you hooked. If my vet looked like Ted (Dustin Milligan), I'd go broke taking my dog in for checkups.


Each Character Gets Better

It would have been so easy for the show to rely on tired fish-out-of-water tropes, where the characters become exaggerated caricatures each season. Plenty of lesser shows do it, after all. Here, however, every character has become a better, more dynamic version of themselves by season four. It's fun watching characters get better in a very natural way, and you can't help but want to root for them.


All of the Relationships Will Restore Your Faith in Love

There are so many relationship goals in this show, I don't even know where to begin — at least not without risking some major spoiler moments. Parents Moira and Johnny are clearly still head-over-heels in love with each other, much to the embarrassment of their children. But nothing fills my cold heart with joy quite like the romance between David and Patrick (Noah Reid), which manages to feel revolutionary in that their sexuality is not the most interesting or talked about aspect of their relationship.

Watch seasons 1 through 3 of Schitt's Creek on Netflix now or catch it live when it airs on Pop.