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Old 02-22-2015, 10:14 AM   #1
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Schitt's Creek on Pop (formerly TV Guide Channel)

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It's not classic tv but there's enough to keep me going after the first two episodes. It helps if you're a fan of Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. They've been working together since 1976 (SCTV) and it shows in the ease of their on-screen relationship.

6.4 on IMDB and I think that's a fair rating. C+ or maybe B- and the setup could lead to an even better show.

Channel 273 on DirecTV. Sadly, Pop is in SD.

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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I've been watching. I'd say mildly amusing rather than laugh out loud funny. But I'm a fan of O'hara, Levy and Elliot. I just don't really understand the concept of series. Yea, it's your typical fish out of water show, but how do you buy a city? What exactly do they own?

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:00 AM   #3
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I have watched the first 3 episodes. Not a great show, but I will probably keep watching for a while to see what happens.

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I've been watching. I'd say mildly amusing rather than laugh out loud funny. But I'm a fan of O'hara, Levy and Elliot. I just don't really understand the concept of series. Yea, it's your typical fish out of water show, but how do you buy a city? What exactly do they own?
Towns are sold on eBay fairly often. Generally, you buy the land and the buildings.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1761217.html

Thinking about it a bit more, it's really a modern take on the late 1960's sitcom Green Acres. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres

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Old 02-23-2015, 10:55 AM   #5
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More like a class-inverted Beverly Hillbillies complete with a Jethro and Ellie. The mayor is the inverted version of Mr. Drysdale. In Green Acres there was no change in financial situation and the patriarch actually wanted to be there. I'd say it's a mash-up of those two shows.


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Old 02-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #6
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I like it. It got a few out loud laughs from me.

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Old 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM   #7
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How do you pronounce that first word?

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Old 02-23-2015, 02:30 PM   #8
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Beats the schitt out of me.

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Old 02-23-2015, 10:07 PM   #9
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Watched the first three episodes today and enjoyed them.

Unfortunately, it's only in SD on D* which makes it harder to watch, but it's got a great cast.

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More like a class-inverted Beverly Hillbillies complete with a Jethro and Ellie. The mayor is the inverted version of Mr. Drysdale. In Green Acres there was no change in financial situation and the patriarch actually wanted to be there. I'd say it's a mash-up of those two shows.
I was thinking that the Eva Gabor character matches up with the Catherine O'Hara character. Rich women from sophisticated cities that are forced to live in Podunk. I do agree that it's really a mashup of TBH and GA. I hadn't thought of the Jethro and Ellie Mae connection but that does make sense.

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Unfortunately, it's only in SD on D* which makes it harder to watch, but it's got a great cast.
I noticed immediately that something was up. The picture is still 16:9, but it just didn't look HD. I guess in my mind, if a channel is not HD, then it is 4:3. Can't believe in 2015, I'm just starting to watch an SD show.

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I noticed immediately that something was up. The picture is still 16:9, but it just didn't look HD. I guess in my mind, if a channel is not HD, then it is 4:3. Can't believe in 2015, I'm just starting to watch an SD show.
The episodes are delayed but they are in HD On Demand on DirecTV.

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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...by-pop/376236/

Renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season. The season one finale is Wednesday May 6.

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Old 03-18-2015, 08:31 AM   #14
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For me it continues to be very funny. I'm happy that it's getting renewed.

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Old 03-18-2015, 09:16 AM   #15
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I think the son David steals the show. sorta looks like a cross between Adam Lambert and Adam Levine, and although his personality type has been done over and over, he pulls it off well and makes me laugh. He is Eugene Levy's son (has the eyebrows)!

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The wife and I just started watching this recently. Quirky, reminds of "Best In Show" which makes some sense given the actors I guess. I tire quickly of Chris Elliott and hope they continue to use him sparingly.

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The wife and I just started watching this recently. Quirky, reminds of "Best In Show" which makes some sense given the actors I guess. I tire quickly of Chris Elliott and hope they continue to use him sparingly.
I agree on Chris Elliott and his screen time has been reduced a lot in recent episodes.

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Old 04-28-2015, 10:25 AM   #18
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This show is one of our favorites for some reason. Anyone else still tuning in? We just like the offbeat humor and for some reason anytime Eugene Levy is on the screen we just laugh

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I thought it was ok, but I dropped it because I have too many other things saved up and this just never bubbled back to the top.

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Old 04-29-2015, 08:01 AM   #20
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I thought the first season was really good. It's a CBC production and they've renewed it. The second season will be 13 episodes and filming began this month.

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Old 04-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #21
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Missed this show earlier in the year. Looks like all eps starting at #1 are airing on 5/6, so set to record them. I'm a fan of O'hara and Levy. Don't really care for Elliot so hope he's not in it much and is not too annoying.

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they've really minimized his screen time, so that's been good for us

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