Schitt's Creek has perfected its "funny and light and loopy" formula in Season 5
"Big on love, big on reactions, big on outré black-and-white outfits," Margaret Lyons writes as the Canadian comedy returns on Pop TV. "At a time when sitcoms are prone to seriousness — the Will & Grace reboot had a frank discussion about sexual assault, characters have died from drug overdoses on Mom and an annotated copy of 'Nicomachean Ethics' wouldn’t hurt for watching The Good Place — Schitt’s Creek is even more welcome," says Lyons. "It’s silly but not stupid, and it’s feel-good in the best possible ways. The characters can be stuck up, but the show is Canadian: No one wants to be truly rude. The co-creators Eugene and Dan Levy — father and son in life and on the show — have created a sweeter, gentler world than ours; the problems are sillier and the solutions involve musical performances more often than the solutions in our dumb boring real lives seem to. Redemption is never more than 21 minutes away."
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