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A lovely and emotional series finale, though I preferred the penultimate episode. I think it would’ve been much better to combine the two into a one-hour episode, or air them on the same night. If it was technically one episode, I think it would’ve made an incredible writing submission for Dan Levy. Aside from a few quibbles, it was a great finale and a really wonderful final season. I’ve been watching the show from the pilot episode and I will miss it tremendously.
I hope it’s coming for a number of Emmys. It really deserves Series, Actress, and Writing at the very least; Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress would be icing on the cake. Does anyone have thoughts on what might make a strong Directing contender? No one episode in particular stood out to me, though I did binge-watch this final stretch so the episodes somewhat blended together.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 8, 2020 at 7:05 pm #1203416801
I feel like Directing will be the real place where this show will prove if it can win Series or not. Just like Fleabag season two, there wasn’t really a standout directing episode. In retrospect, we should’ve seen Fleabag’s series win from a mile away because a very non-showy episode got into directing, proving that it had a huge amount of support. I still think Schitt’s can win Series without a directing nod, but if it gets that, then I’ll be sold that it’s the frontrunner, because that shows that the Academy just loves the show and wants to reward it everywhere, regardless of specific category merit.
Emmys FYC: Maya Erskine in PEN15, Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You, Keeley Hawes in It's a Sin, Carl Lumbly in TFATWS, Cristin Milioti in Made for Love, Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision, Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie, Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson, William Zabka in Cobra KaiApril 9, 2020 at 1:47 am #1203417207
For Directing, it definitely helps that the finale will probably be on the ballot with Dan Levy’s name right there. I could definitely see it getting nominated.April 22, 2020 at 12:03 am #1203440185
Finale Grade: A+
Finale MVP: Daniel Levy
Season Grade: A-
Season MVP: Annie Murphy
Series Grade: A-
Series MVP: Catherine O’Hara
Came back to this thread after I finished the show and just wanted to say that I echo this sentiment pretty much exactly!
RE: Emmy chances. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic, but I think this show has a fighting chance to sweep pretty hard. Fleabag comparisons have kind of been a cheap go-to for a lot of things post-Emmys 2019, so let me make a distinction: Fleabag’s passion was essentially because it’s so brilliant (and fairly accessible). I think the passion Schitt’s will garner won’t be because people think of it as flawless television (it’s not, the directing is distracting sometimes and the plotting isn’t air tight) but because it’s just so goddamn happy and makes its audience so goddamn happy. The emotional response is overwhelming, and I imagine overcomes any snobbish reservation. The underdog story only helps.May 14, 2020 at 8:34 am #1203481116
I heard that Season 6 was dropping on Netflix today, but then learned that it would only be dropping in the UK, Ireland, and Australia.
This got me thinking, do you think they will drop it on Netflix in the US in June with the strategy it would build more buzz for Emmy nomination voting in July?
Typically they drop on Netflix in October, but I just can’t see them passing up an opportunity to generate better Emmy chances.June 2, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203513562
Finished season 5 today and I need season 6 on Netflix and in front of my eyes as soon as possible.October 3, 2020 at 12:38 am #1203754674
9X Emmy-winning season 6 dropped early on Netflix and is there now!October 4, 2020 at 5:59 pm #1203759906
I finished the show last friday and what an amazing, touching and perfect ride was! Congrats everyone involved, I will always love the Roses!February 16, 2021 at 11:24 am #1204044834
I finally watched this and it definitely is one of my favorite shows ever. (thank god for the Emmy sweep) Annie Murphy was the standout of the show for me everything she does as Alexis is hilarious and her character development is brillaint. I loved the ending so much and the wedding scene had me crying and laughing at the same time thanks to Catherine O’Hara. Dan Levy truly deserves everything for pushing the boundries on what gay relationships can be in the media It was so refreshing to see a show where there wasn’t scenes of them experiencing and dealing with homophobia.February 16, 2021 at 1:25 pm #1204045005
I recently rewatched the entire show in one week, and while I definitely enjoyed it more this time, I still think it’s very overrated. To me, only O’Hara deserved the Emmy, but I’m fine with its wins, except for directing, that should have been Maisel.
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