Believe it or not, we’re at the end of another year. Given the way 2017 has gone at times, the prospect of change and starting anew with another year is a nice and welcome prospect. However, the end of year is also the perfect time for reflection and for all those “Best of Lists” to start going around. With so many TV series available these days it’s hard to keep up and watch it all. Even if you’re DVRing, you probably still find yourself perpetually behind and trying to play catch up. The good thing is though, with so many series available there’s bound to be a show for everyone.
All those shows also mean that there’s so many different TV characters out there to fall in love with, idolize, want to be friends with or even despise. Just like series, all characters are not created equal and some just make television a better place to be. There are certain characters that make me look forward to spending quality time with them each week, and characters I use to help me relax after a long day. They may not be completely perfect or even the most strongly written at times, but they are the characters that bring me the most joy and make TV enjoyable to watch. So yes, they may have flaws, but they also bring me back week after week.
Please keep in mind, these characters are listed in no particular order. So without further adieu here are my Most Enjoyable Characters of 2017.
Alexis Rose – Schitt’s Creek
“Ew, David!” If you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan then those are words of comfort and joy. While Schitt’s is led by comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, it’s the Rose children that have become some of my favorite characters on TV. Each season we’ve seen Annie Murphy’s Alexis grow and become a more well-rounded individual thanks to her time in Schitt’s Creek, but Season 3 was especially strong for the youngest Rose. She went back to high school and Murphy was given some of her best material to date. She really shone as Alexis struggled to fit in and find her place. Murphy has a knack for always being able to bring out and show off Alexis’ heart, even when she’s being the most ridiculous. Also, the sibling relationship and love that exists between Alexis and David is one of the best and funniest relationships on television.
A new season 4 trailer has been released and I am so flippin excited!! I can not wait for the new season. I have converted a handful of friends and family into Schitt’s Creek fans.. doing God’s work and all.
The cast did a new photo session when they attended the Vulture Festival in LA. Check out a new photo of Annie. You can see Dan’s photo here.
Annie, Dan, and the rest of the Schitt’s Creek cast were at the Vulture Festival in LA. Check out photos from the event. I love this cast!
TV News Roundup: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date
Pop has announced Season 4 of “Schitt’s Creek” will premiere Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., followed by the series premiere of “Let’s Get Physical” at 8:30 p.m. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy are returning as the Rose family in the fourth season of “Schitt’s Creek,” while series co-creators Eugene and Daniel Levy continue to executive produce. Jane Seymour (“Wedding Crashers”), Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”), Chris Diamantopoulos (“Episodes”), and AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”) star in “Let’s Get Physical,” a modern-day comedy capturing the zeitgeist of 1980s aerobics. The series revolves around middle-aged slacker Joe Force (Jones), who makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his dad, the “Godfather of Aerobics,” unexpectedly passes away and wills Joe the broke-down family gym with eccentric provisions attached to get his actual fortune and estate.
I’ve also added a new still from Schitt’s Creek and a few missing magazine scans of Annie. Enjoy.
Last week Annie started a Youtube Channel called Anny’s Hit Bedroom. You can watch/subscribe to the channel here. It’s so amusing! I’ve added screencaps to her first 10 videos. Enjoy!
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: I’m Just A Girl – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: High Notes – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Baby It’s Cold Outside – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Finger Picking – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Baby – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: David Bowie Tribute – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Special Blister Potion – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Fuck You – Screencaps
Anny’s Hit Bedroom: Miracle Cold Remedy – Screencaps
I’ve added screencaps of Annie from her appearance on This Hour Has 22 Minutes to the gallery. Enjoy!
Vulture Festival L.A. Tickets Are on Sale Now!
We’re going to California, baby! Our convertible and sunglasses are rented, and we’re ready to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway, just like Don Draper, the wind no match for the mid-century pomade in our hair. Because on November 18 and 19, Vulture Festival is coming to Los Angeles! After four sensational years in New York, we felt it was time to bring the pop-culture extravaganza to the City of Stars. Live from the Hollywood Roosevelt, expect two days of reunions, screenings, interesting conversation, laughs, love, and more, all presented by AT&T!
Who will be there (besides you, of course)? How about Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler! A Bored to Death reunion! Kerry Washington and the cast of Scandal! Lena Dunham! Natalie Portman! Sarah Silverman! James Franco! Guillermo del Toro! The cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! Phil Lord and Chris Miller, in their first public appearance since parting ways with the stand-alone Han Solo movie! And more! More? Yes, more! (See the lineup below. More events to be announced at a later date.) Tickets are available to purchase through VultureFestival.com or follow the links in the event titles.
2:45 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.: POP TV PRESENTS SCHITT’S CREEK (Sponsored Event)
In celebration of the fourth season of Schitt’s Creek, Pop TV presents a special screening of the show followed by a conversation with its cast, including Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, alongside Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis with RSVP. Following the event guests are granted access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per guest.
According to Pop’s own Schitts Creek twitter they have announced that season 4 will air in January!!
Netflix & chill out. Get ready to binge #SchittsCreek Season 3 on Thursday!
— Schitt's Creek (Pop) (@SchittsCreekPop) October 3, 2017
With so much quality TV jostling for our attention, a perfectly worthwhile show can easily slip into obscurity nowadays. But for viewers who can bear to tear themselves away from Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Narcos a world of under-appreciated television awaits. We’ve trawled the nether reaches of Netflix, Amazon Prime etc to bring you the definitive countdown of below-the-radar telly worth a second glance.
Worth its place on our shortlist on the basis of its wickedly punning name alone. This Canadian family comedy was created by Eugene Levy (American Pie) and his son Daniel. Levy senior stars as a video store magnate thrown into poverty when an accountant absconds with his fortune. The family is reduced to living in the eponymous Schitt’s Creek, a one horse town which, back in their megabucks days, they bought as a joke.