Emmys 2019: 'Schitt's Creek' may not have won but the most underrated comedy out there will always be a winner with fans
'Schitt's Creek' has been nominated for the first time this year with nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Eugene Levy, and Outstanding Lead Actress for Catherine O'Hara
After five seasons, 'Schitt's Creek' was finally been nominated at this year's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. With four nominations in total, the show was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and has garnered nominations for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress respectively.
Developed by Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy who play David Rose and his father Johnny Rose on the sitcom, the show initially aired on Pop TV. When Schitt's Creek was picked up by Netflix, it introduced the show to more viewers worldwide and increased its popularity. The show is about the Roses, a rich family that loses their fortune after their business manager defrauds them. Well, they lose everything except a town that Johnny bought for his son as a joke back in the 90s: Schitt's Creek. The town is considered so worthless that even the government doesn't want it. The Roses and their small children move to this weird town and their interactions with the oddballs of the town are what the sitcom shows us. But even in its comedic moments, Daniel's creation serves up moving scenes.
What attracts the viewers most is perhaps the gradual growth of the characters, their personalities in viewers' minds and full credit goes to the actors for this. Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara were already acting legends but the gravitas they bring to the roles levitates their characters to another level. O'Hara especially does a great job as Moira Rose, and let's be honest, Moira's style deserves to win an Emmy all on its own.
In the category of Outstanding Comedy Series, 'Schitt's Creek' was nominated along with other strong shows like eventual winner 'Fleabag' and ' The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', the latter which won the award last year. Even in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, the show was up against strong contenders but it has proved that Daniel and Eugene Levy's gem of a show deserves to be on this stage.