Upon facing financial problems that challenges him and affects badly in his work, Johnny Rose, a wealthy man owns one of the most well-known video stores, struggles against solving them and saving his business, but he cannot, so he has to leave his town, in order to save some money to live on and move with his family to Schitt's Creek, where that they find difficulty in coping with life there.
Happily, the in-your-face-ness of the series title's without-a-paddle punchline is in no way representative of Schitt's Creek's comedy, which quickly shows itself to be smart, sharp and fully worthy of having a couple of Canadian comedy legends.
After a few episodes, viewers could stop expecting Schitt's Creek to have a point or a direction and thus could get a few chuckles out of it, but most viewers won't get past the first episode. It's too hard to watch a show float around without a paddle.
For the most part, this show is pretty joke-centric (albeit mostly character-based jokes), but one aspect that's heartwarming is the friendship that develops between David and Stevie over the course of the first season.
Make no mistake: This is pure comedy, with no hidden social agendas, no thinly disguised commentary on human behavior - nothing at all of much importance, except a whole lot of laughs. Now if I could only figure out what's so funny about the show's name.