If you’re yet to watch Schitt’s Creek, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones, because you have six seasons of quality TV ahead of you, ready for viewing on Netflix. The series was created by Dan Levy and his father, Eugene Levy (who also play father and son in the show), and follows the life of a very wealthy family who lose all their money and have to start over, in Schitt’s Creek.
While the final season of the sleeper-hit dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and alongside it, a documentary that follows the cast and crew for the filming of the final season, called Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, which perfectly summarises the quiet success of the show.
It’s a quick 45 minute doco, and worth a watch. TBH, it could’ve gone for longer. There’s cast interviews, behind-the-scenes looks at the now-infamous set and many tears. The documentary invites TV critics, and fans of the show (like Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris) to help articulate just what made the show so great and why it’ll be missed.
Co-creator Dan Levy also reflects upon how his idea of a rich family losing all of their money, came to fruition — taking the idea to his father, Eugene Levy (of American Pie fame), who in turn enlisted his co-star from numerous films, Catherine O’Hara to play the now-iconic role of Moira Rose.
The documentary also focuses on the way the show was a champion for the LGBTQI+ community. One of the show’s main characters, David Rose (played by Dan Levy) used a now-iconic wine analogy to explain his pansexuality. If you haven’t seen the scene, you must. The scene was celebrated by the LGBTQI+ community for not making his pansexuality the crux or singular attribute to his character.
We also hear from Noah Reid (who plays David Rose’s partner Patrick). He reads a letter to a table of the core cast that came from a 5000 strong Facebook group of mums in the US, called ‘Serendipity Doo-Dah’ who are proud parents of LGBTQI+ kids.
The letter moved the cast to tears, and detailed what the series had meant to those parents and their children, and how it helped them in their own communities.
Schitt’s Creek was more than just a TV series. It was a show about the love of family. Literally made by a family (the show also featured Sarah Levy as Twyla) about family.
It’s about inclusion, respect and the warmth of people, and if you loved the series, then you can’t miss Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, streaming now on Netflix.
WATCH: The official trailer for Schitt’s Creek: Best Wishes, Warmest Regards.