The world today is different. The world today is scary. Uncertainty, anger, and frustration are all emotions I’ve been feeling daily. I’m sad for my children, my extended family, and friends. Most of all, I’m sad for those who have it a lot harder than me for the simple fact that they look different, or they love someone of their own gender. Or, in some cases, both.
During this pandemic, I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t watch certain shows anymore. When my anxiety is really high, I can’t bring myself to watch dramatic TV. My husband and I heard a lot about Schitt’s Creek, and we decided to try it out. We absolutely loved it. Looking at the world right now, I think we would all be so lucky to live in Schitt’s Creek.
Schitt’s Creek or BUST
Schitt’s Creek is full of colorful characters, all of whom have their own quirks. One thing they all have in common? They are ACCEPTING of one another. Enter the Roses who lost everything and have to move to this little town. To say that they are upset is an understatement. This town, who has never seen the expensive suits of Johnny, the crazy outfits and wigs of Moira, the impossibly high heels of Alexis, or the fancy sweaters of David don’t judge. They welcome them with open arms.
The Roses couldn’t be any more different than the people of Schitt’s Creek, but that doesn’t stop the towns’ people from getting to know them. In return, the Roses realize that these people are the ones that have been there for them at their lowest. Despite the differences between the Roses and the residents, they become friends. A family brought together by tough circumstances comes out stronger than ever.
When David’s boyfriend, Patrick, serenades him and announces to the town that the song is dedicated to his boyfriend – the entire town APPLAUDS. No judgment, no whispering of sarcastic comments. Just pure happiness that two people that love each other were lucky enough to find each other. At the end, when David and Patrick’s wedding plans are almost ruined due to a horrible storm, the entire town bands together to pull off the perfect ceremony. A ceremony worthy of any two people who love each other and want to declare that love with a wedding.
Let’s Be Like Schitt’s Creek
Acceptance, humility, and fairness are just some lessons that Schitt’s Creek teaches us. Admitting that a lot of us have had it easier than others doesn’t make us better. Those who we feel are so different from us are really not. The world will be a happier place if we choose to celebrate everyone’s differences instead of letting those differences divide us.