Schitt's Creek is the funniest comedy almost no one watched until it was almost over. The series started as a little-noticed Canadian import on the mostly unknown PopTV, not unlike the Rose family stuck in a town in the middle of nowhere. But like the family, the show grew on people until it reached cult hit status ahead of its final season. Toss in a historic sweep at the 2020 Emmys after its final season ended, and suddenly everyone wanted to know what the fuss was about. If you're among those curious folks (or you're a diehard fan who wants to relieve the good times in a few short words), these one-sentence Schitt's Creek season recaps should help.
A Schitt's Creek marathon might look daunting at first. Unlike some series, which follow the model of reducing episode counts from 10 to eight or even six, Schitt's Creek started with 13 episodes per season and stuck with that model for the first four seasons, before upping to 14 episodes for the final two rounds. That means there are 80 episodes to watch altogether. Thankfully, as a half-hour comedy that initially aired with commercials, the installments are all a brisk 21 minutes, making the show easy to breeze through — 28 hours, all told.
But for those who need to know everything that happens (OK, at least all the big moments) in a pinch, here's a quick recap, season by season: