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So I like this show but I have a bunch of unpopular opinions.  Or two. I really dislike stevie. It is just too much sarcasm and no other expression. It's tedious and irritating. And this is coming from someone that is very sarcastic, but I am open and straightforward when needed. I known that sarcasm is not always the best response/approach.

And the new guy with David just seems boring. He is like the actual bland guy they tried to make the vet out to be.

The townspeople are the best.

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1 hour ago, cleo said:

So I like this show but I have a bunch of unpopular opinions.  Or two. I really dislike stevie. It is just too much sarcasm and no other expression. It's tedious and irritating. And this is coming from someone that is very sarcastic, but I am open and straightforward when needed. I known that sarcasm is not always the best response/approach.

And the new guy with David just seems boring. He is like the actual bland guy they tried to make the vet out to be.

The townspeople are the best.

ITA all three of your points! Stevie is just really unlikeable to me now. One note and rather repellent. I wouldn't want to spend time with her irl. Also, she kind of grates against anything really fun about the people around her. 

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Did anyone else notice the man in the very first scene bore a strong resemblence to the man from last season's finale? (remember the married couple who kept denegrating the town? The ones who met the Roses by accident in the restaurant?)

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I want mooooore! David and Patrick, good lord, that was just the sweetest scene I ever did see. Great finale. I love this show so much. 

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Awwww, poor David. No one in his family remembered his birthday! I was hoping he would make a Sixteen Candles joke about it. Loved the entire conversation David and Patrick had about the fanciness of the cafe.

I totally agree with Ted that Alexis realizing that other more qualified people should have her job was surprisingly generous of her. And I guess this opens the door for her and Ted to start dating again once she isn't his employee anymore.

I wasn't sure how the Stevie owns the motel/Johnny helps her storyline would pan out, but I love that it gives us little moments like Johnny admitting that the computer is stuck on all caps and Stevie's reluctance to high five.

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The scene with David and Patrick in the car was just so lovely. And Alexis's face when she saw her mother up on stage... Happy tears from me. Well done, show.

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I love that all Alexis's job ideas are so wildly different, when Ted's ideas all revolved around working with animals. I still adore them together.

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Well that was a nice season finale. Hopefully it's not the series finale - supposedly it's been renewed for a fourth season. 

It wouldn't have been a bad series finale though. Clearly there's more story for Alexis and Ted and David and Patrick, but we at least can see kind of where they're going now. Johnny seems to be settling into his role at the motel and Moira is settling into her role in the town council and with the Jazza Gals. So everyone kind of seems like they're where they need to be.

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I watched this last night and was completely charmed!  This was a wonderful episode.  The conversation between David and Patrick after their kiss was amazing, and sweet and I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before.  I loved everyone's relationships in this - Stevie giving John a reluctant high five, Moira singing to Alexis, Alexis admitting she's not qualified to work for Ted, and Stevie giving David the thumbs up behind Patrick's head were all such lovely moments. These characters have all grown so much over the seasons - this is one of my favorite shows right now.

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5 hours ago, iMonrey said:

Hopefully it's not the series finale - supposedly it's been renewed for a fourth season

Dan Levy has been tweeting from the writer's room so it is a go!

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Anyone who's giving up, please, bear with it. This has turned out to be my favourite season.  It's especially wonderful for Alexis, who has leap-frogged over steep competition to become my current favourite character.  I actually teared up during the finale.  Don't lose hope!

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I didn't even notice the first time I watched this, but Alexis was wearing her graduation gown off the shoulder at the graduation ceremony. Like a wrap.

I think the thing that made the scene between David and Patrick in the car so interesting was that up until now Patrick has sort of been in the driver's seat with this relationship, constantly egging David on and not really putting himself out there. It was nice to see David take control and to see a vulnerable side to Patrick. I'm really looking forward to seeing where this goes.

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The sweet, huge smile that Alexis wore while watching her mom and the Jazza Girls actually had me awwwing out loud. Alexis likes to act all detached and above it all, but she was still happy her mom came to her graduation. And Ted showed up! 

So glad this will be back for another season.

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On 4/6/2017 at 7:08 PM, ashleylm said:

Anyone who's giving up, please, bear with it. This has turned out to be my favourite season.  It's especially wonderful for Alexis, who has leap-frogged over steep competition to become my current favourite character.  I actually teared up during the finale.  Don't lose hope!

As someone who has binged the whole show in the last few weeks, I can sort of see the difference people are talking about in S3. I think what's happening is the show is trying to grow beyond what it can reasonably pull off in the 20 minute format, so some stuff is getting lost (like David/Stevie scenes, grrr). We're not getting enough connective tissue in the stories.

I think it would have been good as a 42 minute comedy (I know it's not typical, but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pulls it off).

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I don't know, I had the sense he was going to put a "Grey Gardens" spin on it, which was definitely not the kind of attention she would want. 

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This show is so strange and moves at a slower speed than other shows....but I really like it.  David and Alexis are the funniest to me.  The only character I cannot stand is Roland.  

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The seasons for the show are much too short! 

I loved that Ted came to the graduation. 

Catherine O'Hara was made to play the role of Moira.  She is fabulous! 

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1 minute ago, Cherry Cola said:

The seasons for the show are much too short! 

I loved that Ted came to the graduation. 

Catherine O'Hara was made to play the role of Moira.  She is fabulous! 

I thought the show lost some of its mojo Season 2 so I haven't tuned in.  I looked on IMDB and it appears they had a new director.  Maybe I'll give it another try.  Season 1 was fabulous!

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Hi everyone!  I'm new here and just discovered this show.  I binged watched all the episodes on netflix and am now onto the 4th season.  I'm in love with David and Patrick.

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On March 29, 2017 at 3:39 PM, giovannif7 said:

I love the way they're building up to David/Patrick, both in the writing and the character choices by the actors. This type of (relatively) slow burn is almost never seen on TV anymore. Every show nowadays seems to shove their designated couple together within an episode or two based on their "undeniable chemistry" (usually indicated by a hot-and-heavy makeout session,) and expect the audience to buy into the "written in the stars" soulmates trope.

With David and Patrick, it's taken half of a season for them to get to their first hug, which I found very sweet. It's clear to me (based on the character choices by the actors) that both Patrick and David realize something is going on, but neither man seems to be clear on what they want to do about those feelings. As far as I'm concerned, this dance is far more indicative of how a relationship develops organically between two people.

As for David and Stevie, I think their connection as friends is perfect - each of them really understands and cares about the other, and they've been through enough together to tell each other anything. Everyone needs that type of friendship in their lives.

Agree with every word. You don't see many m/m couples on TV anyway - maybe it's just the shows I watch, I don't know - but almost every single one is either middle-aged men in a comfortable relationship or young guys having hot hookups. I've NEVER seen one where the guys are fairly young, getting to know each other and doing as slow a dance as this one. I'm utterly enchanted!

And I loved the sleepover with David and Stevie a few episodes back. I loved how excited she was for this opportunity with Patrick.

On April 6, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Sisygambis said:

I watched this last night and was completely charmed!  This was a wonderful episode.  The conversation between David and Patrick after their kiss was amazing, and sweet and I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before.  I loved everyone's relationships in this - Stevie giving John a reluctant high five, Moira singing to Alexis, Alexis admitting she's not qualified to work for Ted, and Stevie giving David the thumbs up behind Patrick's head were all such lovely moments. These characters have all grown so much over the seasons - this is one of my favorite shows right now.

I loved the dialogue in the diner. That's exactly how I josh with my husband and friends alike - the chemistry was just oozing and yet completely natural. Patrick's self-consciousness about David opening his gift in front of Steve, and David's face when he realized Stevie was right and it *was* a sentimental gift (and a really intimate one at that)... Honestly, this is the sweetest romance I've seen on TV in ages.

On February 6, 2018 at 12:43 PM, reneforkelly said:

Hi everyone!  I'm new here and just discovered this show.  I binged watched all the episodes on netflix and am now onto the 4th season.  I'm in love with David and Patrick.

Join the club!

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Semi-slowly binging this show and just finished S3 last night. I agree that it just gets better. They've developed the characters and their relationships so wonderfully. I loved the scene with Johnny and Moira where she admits that they are no longer the same people that they were in the comically large family portrait. Just perfect level of growth, and still funny in that he agrees with her but then they both slip into talking about how much they miss their money. Very real and well-written, especially for a premise that could (and sometime does, in a good way) easily go over the top.

[shallow]Dan Levy has such nice hands. I was noticing them more and more with all of David's gestures, culminating with him placing his hand behind Patrick's head when they kissed. Just big and strong and...swoon![/shallow]

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Sorry. I originally made a post about the Xmas Episode to this thread before I saw there was a separate thread for the Xmas Episode.

So, I deleted my original post and re-posted it to the Xmas Episode thread.

But while I'm here, I'd like to say a few things about the Roland character:

I really enjoy this entire show. I especially enjoy some of the funny themes they explore that are not typically explored by other shows.

But the Roland character really bothers me.

My first problem is that I can never seem to forget that is Chris Elliot. He has been in several other shows and some of them were just so terrible and his characters have been such incredible idiots that I just can't seem to forget that. Also, his acting is not strong enough to make me forget about all his past catastrophes.

I get the feeling - which is just a guess - that Eugene Levy may feel beholden to him for some reason and arranged for him to have this work because he may feel he owes him something for some reason. There are a huge number of other actors who are much closer to home (in Canada) who could have played this part much better than did Chris Elliot. In fact, it is my opinion that almost anyone - right off the street - could have done a better job with this character than did Chris Elliot.

The chemistry between Roland and his on-screen wife is entirely absent - less than zero, if that is possible. I can only fault the writing so far. The fact that this character behaves like a cross between someone who is totally stupid and someone else who is totally insane seems to me to mean that two people control the writing - one of whom likes him and the other one who hates him.

Interestingly enough, it seems pretty clear the entire show - in particular the writing - are indeed controlled by two people - Eugene Levy and his son Dan. I think both these men are extremely talented. But when it comes to the writing of Roland Schitt, I think they have not only dropped the ball, I think they lost it and cannot seem to find it again. Bleh! They would have such a better show if they got a different actor to play Roland the imbecille.

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