Part of my healing journey took me to the healing waters of Schitt’s Creek. If you’ve never heard of these magical waters, they flow through the fictional world created by Dan Levy and his comedic genius of a father Eugene Levy.
My husband described it to me as a modern version of Green Acres, but it was so much more.
This wasn’t the Rose’s first attempt to get out of Schitt’s Creek and reclaim the life they once knew. All those efforts were met with failure. And I know a thing or two about failing. About having things not turn out the way you had hoped. But if the Roses could catch a break, so could I. And I watched that episode at least a dozen times to remind me of that fact. Things would eventually turn around.
Especially once all the hard lessons had been learned.
Especially after I had healed and evolved.
My favorite scene from the Happy Ending episode is the final goodbye and car ride leaving Schitt’s Creek. I cry every time. It is the ultimate overcoming moment and in those early stages of my healing journey, I needed to see this. I needed to see that one day, all the trauma would clearly be behind me and only visible in the rear-view mirror.
The waters from Schitt’s Creek gave me hope and helped me heal and I’m grateful for the show’s creators, writers, cast, and crew.
This is the kind of impact I hope for “My Father The Queen.”
I hope that someone sees themselves in the film and believes that hope and healing are available.