Gilbert Speaks on Schitt’s Creek

1 Oct

We are surely living in some surrealist dark times, what with the pandemic, a traitorous president, and a terrorist group known as the Proud Boys threatening voters with a bloody civil war…God only knows how much America needs a good belly laugh. Thanks to our friends in the north, we have just the series that will help us to forget our troubles.


Schitt’s Creek, the Canadian sitcom created by father and son team Dan and Eugene Levy follows the trials and tribulations of the Rose family. Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy who made his money with video stores and his wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) a former soap opera actress, along are shocked to learn that they have lost their fortune after being scammed by their business manager. They have only one asset left a small town called Schitt’s Creek.

Broke, they are forced to live in a run-down motel with their two spoiled and entitled adult children, David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy). It’s almost like watching a bizarre version of the Beverly Hills Hillbillies. The Roses are not only forced to adjust to living the poor life, but they must also tolerate the shifty mayor of the town, Roland Schitt (Chris Elliott).

There is a host of characters that you will fall in love with starting with my favorite, Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire), the motel clerk. Moira tries to fit in, but her clothing and wigs are a sight to behold. David and Alexis have never worked a day in their lives and are way past the age of freeloading off their parents, but you find yourself cheering them on because they are so innocent of their outrageous behavior.

During the 2020 Emmys show, Schitt’s Creek became the first comedy series to seep the four acting categories (Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding supporting actress).


I highly recommend this series. Watch the show on Netflix, and maybe if we can get enough people laughing…all our troubles will disappear.

Gilbert Speaks on Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman

11 Aug


I need to apologize for not posting more often on my blogs. There are several reasons, but the most relevant reason is that I am dealing with the loss of my husband. Not only have I been lax in film and TV series reviews, but I haven’t done any writing on the fifth installment of my Roof Oasis Series. Anyway…when I do watch an unusual film, I make the time to write about it. Last night, I accidently came across Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman. Will this film make it into my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Romance and Cigarettes

12 Jun


There are films that I love so much that I immediately include them into my Granny’s Insomnia Theater Collection. John Turturro’s romantic comedy is one of them. At a time when we are ass deep in a pandemic, while people of color are fighting for the right to be seen as fellow humans, I needed something to take my mind away from the insanity. Romance and Cigarettes did the job. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Kim’s Convenience, A Netflix Sitcom

9 May


Due to the pandemic and my husband’s passing after his brave battle with a rare lymphoma, I have stayed cocooned in my house. I need to heal and adjust to my loss. Thankfully to my good friend, Jean aka a fellow psychic/medium….I learned about an awesome series on Netflix. What is Kim’s Convenience all about? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E15

7 Apr


On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” while Beta leads the horde, Negan shows the tender side of himself and King Ezekiel deals with an apocalyptic princess. Princess is no Snow White. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E14

30 Mar


What a strange world we live in. We are watching a series about the end of civilization while literally living with a corrupt leader who has no clue on how to keep a nation safe from the Covid 19 pandemic…let alone a zombie apocalypse. In this episode, Beta and Carol must deal with their own personal demons. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E13

23 Mar


On this episode, we say goodbye to one of the bedrock characters of The Walking Dead. The choices we make have a ripple effect on our entire existence. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E12

16 Mar


Holy Unlikely Frenemy! In this episode of “The Walking Dead” Judith must commit the ultimate act to save the other children…and we witness the most unexpected ending to an episode in a very long time. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E11

13 Mar


In last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, Lydia had that one chance to stop Alpha, but she couldn’t because Lydia considers herself human. Alpha is coming and our friends will have to decide if they fight or run for the hills. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E10

3 Mar


On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” the writers wrote another stupid script for our Ninja Warrior, Carol. Stop messing with Carol! We also got to see Negan and Alpha kiss. My eyes can not undo what they saw last week. On tonight’s episode, Beta has a secret entrance and it brings some frightful moments. Continue reading