50 Times Schitt’s Creek Epitomised 2020 For All Of Us

Thanks to a mixture of word of mouth during lockdown and its clean sweep at the Emmys, Schitt’s Creek has enjoyed an explosion in popularity in 2020. 

And for millions of us, it has been the binge-worthy boxset that has seen us through the dark times of the last 12 months. 

But what you might not have realised is that the Canadian sitcom – about a family of five forced to live in close proximity to each other under stressful circumstances – has basically epitomised all of our years in many, many ways… 

1. When someone mentioned the word “coronavirus” in January

2. And we slowly watched the virus make its way across Europe

 

3. It quickly became apparent that life was going to change

 

4. Panic buyers started stripping the shelves of loo roll and pasta

 

5. The prime minister when he announced the first lockdown

 

6. And us, when he told the nation that the UK would be over Covid in three months

 

7. When every concert, festival and live event was suddenly cancelled

 

8. And everyone suddenly became very invested in the story of Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic on Netflix

 

9. When we were forced to have our first Covid haircut

 

10. When we stood outside on our doorsteps every Thursday at 8pm

 

11. When the NHS put out a call for volunteers

 

12. Every time the government backtracked on a decision as they blundered their way through the pandemic

 

13. When Dominic Cummings turned up at Barnard Castle

 

14. And then gave the most half-arsed excuse for his little trip on live TV

 

15. When we were invited to our 157th Zoom quiz

 

16. Whenever anyone asked if you’d taken up a new hobby or learned something about yourself in lockdown

 

17. That one time we bothered to get changed out of our pyjamas and brush our hair

 

18. Every journalist in every one of Boris Johnson’s press conferences

 

19. When the government changed the Covid messaging from ‘Stay at home, save lives, protect the NHS’ to ‘Stay alert, control the virus, save lives’

20. When “Dishy Rishi” became a thing

 

21. When conspiracy theories started spreading on Facebook

 

22. When single people were allowed a support bubble and got their first hug in months

 

23. Before going in pursuit of…

24. When we emerged from the first lockdown

 

25. And we were finally allowed to see our friends and family again

 

26. The non-essential shops reopened

 

27. And the pubs. Oh, the pubs

 

28. And there was outrage at how busy ‘Super Saturday’ was

 

29. When Eat Out To Help Out was announced

 

30. What we subsequently ate for every meal for the whole month of August

 

31. And we could finally book a summer holiday

 

32. But then you had to self-isolate for two weeks when you got home

  

33. When the second wave hit

 

34. And the new tiering system was announced with all the rule variations

 

35. When Matt Hancock told us it was actually illegal to have sex with someone we didn’t live with

36. When we entered a second national lockdown

 

37. And the pubs and restaurants closed again

 

38. But we were distracted by the US election and the prospect of Trump being voted out

 

39. What the people of the United States told Trump on 7 November

 

40. But then he threatened not leave the White House

 

41. Seriously  

 

42. When several rich and famous types started breaking the rules

43. For a long time, it has felt like there was never going to be a way out

 

44. Because this is basically how we’ve all felt every night since March

 

45. But then the news of the vaccine was announced

 

46. And plans for the rollout began

 

47. But then the government announced Tier 4 and cancelled Christmas for millions and threw plans for millions of others into disarray

 

48. However, it’s important to remember there is now light at the end of the tunnel, and we must not forget just how far we’ve come

 

49. To think, what would 2019 us have made of it all?

 

50. Well done for making it through 2020, everyone!

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