While Schitt's Creek started out without much of a following in 2015, Netflix eventually picked up the series and it soon became a household name. Even after its heart-melting series finale (and subsequent historic Emmys sweep in 2020), the Schitt's Creek love is still going strong. But I'm not a fan of looking back on anything with rose-colored glasses — not even the lovely Rose family. While I'm a loyal devotee of the show, Alexis’ Schitt's Creek ending kind of rubs me the wrong way.
In case you need a quick recap, the six-season series follows the Rose family — Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis — after their life of luxury gets ripped out from under them. They're forced to move to a small, rural town called Schitt's Creek, which Johnny purchased for David as a joke back in their wealthy days. It's in this town that they grow as individuals, find honest friendships, and, for some, meet their true loves.
While David and his now-husband Patrick had a storybook ending, Alexis and her on-off boyfriend Ted didn't get so lucky. The couple ended up parting ways in the final season, with Ted staying in the Galápagos Islands and Alexis jetting off to start her career in New York. While I get that their amicable breakup was a sign of how far they had each come individually, I have to say it: Alexis and Ted deserved better. Here's why.