A classic sleeper success tale, Schitt’s Creek swept this year’s Emmys, taking residence nine allotments. Here are only some of the things that make it so great

Catherine O’Hara is one of the best comic performers around and she does not disappoint in this role. Her matriarch Moira is simply one of the very best personas to ever appear on screen, from her wigs to her dauntless self-centredness, but the true masterstroke is her accent. Described by one character as “unrecognisable”, it has been the subject of countless imagine fragments: it’s been named “one segment British/ Canadian/ mid-Atlantic with a retro Hollywood spin”; it is sprinkled with “a kind of unhinged verbosity”; and is frankly just plain “bonkers”. Her verbose and preposterous statements are unadulterated joy.

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