This song is like a beautiful, timeless songbird to listen to when it gets tough out there.
As someone who suffers from severe anxiety and has been struggling lately to find her place in this world, I’ve felt a little bit better lately since discovering the wonder that is Schitt’s Creek. When the real world around me (often) feels likes it’s crumbling to pieces, it’s nice to know I can turn on an episode and almost instantly feel a sense of comfort. That may sound stupid to some people, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I find more happiness in a fictional town than in my own city, that I find more humanity in fictional characters than in most people I’ve actually encountered. Schitt’s Creek is my happy place and if given a one-way-ticket to the rural landscape with it’s quirky-yet-heartfelt characters, I would gladly accept.
Obviously, David Rose is my favorite character on the show. I say obviously because if you’re an avid fan of the show like me, I 100% assume that he’s your (or one of your) favorite characters. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am. So, besides the fact that I’m obsessed with literally every. damn. thing. that David says and does (“Have a blessed day!”), it’s the relationship between his character (played by the show’s BRILLIANT creator/writer Dan Levy) and Patrick (played by the charming Noah Reid) that really gets me. Watching them interact is the most heartwarming, beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed on TV. I’m in awe of how perfect the acting and writing is for those two characters and I applaud it, fondly.
In Season 4, currently airing on the POP channel on Wednesdays at 8pm, we soon learn the unofficial anthem of David and Patrick, which is Tina Turner’s “The Best”. While I’ve been indifferent to that song in the past – my TT song of choice was always “I Don’t Wanna Fight” – thanks to Schitt’s Creek, every time I hear it, I smile. After belting it out to the original version, I highly suggest taking things a bit slow with Noah Reid’s ridiculously gorgeous rendition (below) that his character Patrick sang to David on Episode 6: Mic Night. What I’d give to have someone masterfully cover an 80’s pop song for me!
The main point I’m trying to get across here is that if you haven’t seen Schitt’s Creek yet, I highly recommend you go do that now. Trust me, your mind and heart will thank you for it.