"I'm feeling this, like, deep aching sense of dread." Why? Because on Tuesday evening, we, sadly, will bid adieu to the Roses.
If you don't know who David, Alexis, Moira and Johnny Rose are, well: Shame. On. You.
"Schitt's Creek," the brainchild of the father-son team of Eugene and Dan Levy (who play Johnny and David Rose), is a Canadian comedy about the uber-rich Rose family's fall from — and, possibly by the end, rise to — grace.
Now, before you say, "That doesn't sound even remotely correct," why, yes, 'tis possible to binge watch "Schitt's Creek" before the series finale.
Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know to watch "with the vigour of a wartime radio operator." Oh, and for good measure, "I am 87 percent behind you."
What exactly is the premise of 'Schitt's Creek'?
The Rose family — video store magnate Johnny, washed-up soap actress Moira and their two adult children, Alexis and David — end up in Schitt's Creek (located somewhere in the United States) after they lose all their money and are forced to move to the town Johnny bought as a joke for David years ago. With no money, they stay in a small, rundown motel. Over the course of six seasons, the show takes us through the ups and downs of the Roses as they make their way through their new lives.
Where does one watch 'Schitt's Creek' before the finale?
Pull up a chair, pop some jampagne and start on Netflix in both the U.S. and Canada for the first five seasons. To watch Episodes 1-13 of Season 6, flip the switch and head over to on-demand.
The homes for this Emmy-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning comedy are CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the United States.
How long will it take to view all 80 episodes of 'Schitt's Creek'?
Now, I know what you're thinking: 80 episodes. I cannot accomplish this feat, "I'm positively bedeviled with meetings, et cetera."
Well, you'll have 72-plus hours to watch approximately 30 hours of television. Below is a quick breakdown of how long it'll take to watch each episode and season. So buckle up and remember, "One must champion oneself and say, 'I am ready for this.'"
|SEASON||NO. OF EPISODES||EPISODE LENGTHS||TOTAL TIME|
|1||13||21 minutes each||4 hours, 33 minutes|
|2||13||21 minutes each||4 hours, 33 minutes|
|3||13||21 minutes each||4 hours, 33 minutes|
|4||13||21-25 minutes each||4 hours, 43 minutes|
|5||14||21 minutes each||4 hours, 55 minutes|
|6||13 (plus finale)||30 minutes each*||6 hours, 30 minutes|
* Each episode time based on a half-hour production, including commercials; time may fluctuate in on-demand.
When is the 'Schitt's Creek' series finale?
You may be wondering: What happens now that "things are certainly racing at a dangerously rapid velocity"?
Tune in to the finale, of course. The show will come to a close on Tuesday, April 7, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It can be seen on CBC in Canada and Pop TV, Comedy Central and Logo in the United States. Before you "plan on popping a pill, crying a bit and falling asleep" after the finale, there will be a behind-the-scenes hourlong documentary special (in the United States, it will only be on Pop TV).