Although the Rose family is at the forefront of the series, there is one character that stands out in CBC breakout comedy Schitt’s Creek, and it’s not Roland Schitt; it’s the Rosebud Motel’s Stevie Budd. Portrayed by the incredible Emily Hampshire (who you may know from Syfy’s 12 Monkeys), Stevie is introduced to the audience in the very first episode. She’s a straightforward young woman, clever and funny. Her usual apparel is fittingly simple—a flannel shirt, washed jeans, and sneakers. Stevie is salty, very sarcastic, almost antisocial, if you will. She’s also one of the best-written women on television.
I think everyone has heard about Schitt’s Creek by now, and if not, they should have. This Canadian television series, created by father-son duo Dan and Eugene Levy, has become one of the most successful comedy series of the past few years. I’ve previously written about the series’s witty dialogue and well-crafted characters, and I can proudly proclaim that I’ve convinced several people to become enthusiastic fans of the show—with ease.
If you’ve somehow missed it, I’m truly sorry, but allow me to catch you up: The series follows the story of the wealthy Rose family. Patriarch Johnny (Eugene Levy), former soap opera star Moira (Catherine O’Hara), and their children, Alexis (Annie Murphy) and David (Dan Levy), lose everything and are forced to live in a small town called Schitt’s Creek—a town Johnny had originally bought for David as a joke.