A little bit Alexis !
It’s been a while that I have come across such a heartfelt, strong, intelligent, full of life character — Alexis!
Happy Stories — Schitt’s Creek
What I love about the series is, that there are no villains ;) Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a sucker for happy endings and breezy stories, which people confuse with hopeless romantic, but no, they don’t necessarily have to be above love. They can be about emotions, growth, friendships, relationships, family, journey, growth and love too of course ;)
Riches to Rags — The show encircles around the lives of these selfish, not at all connected family, whose life was just about the money they had. It is vivid to ride along with their journeys to come together as a family and turning into humans with actual emotions, kindness, empathy and love!
Each of the characters have their own journey of transformation and evolution, but Alexis’s journey inspired me the most ( of course David’s the coolest). Throughout the six seasons, the spectrum of emotions that transpire through her character is just incredible.
I was literarily floored by the way the character has evolved and grown into this amazing, wonderful, ambitious, and yet delightfully real character.
It’s a journey, from the yacht-parties, and Bali blind dates to pursuing a career & working hard for it, from almost abandoning family after a tragedy to go live with the rich boyfriend to choosing to stay home and tidy up her room.
From being materialistic, money-driven, and lost ( kissing random guys at a party just to make an ex jealous in the first episode), she found her way by taking up college, working part-time to support her education to become this amazingly hard-working, independent woman who is not afraid to open her heart to a person and truly loving someone, knowing his happiness lies somewhere else. This is not easy, it takes courage.
Her quirky stories are the best!
I think she is the most entertaining person on the show ( well experienced too ;)), she has so many stories up her sleeves, it’s like even with any mundane turn in the day, she has a crazy tale to tell!
Whether it is about the time she was held up in a Saudi prince’s palace or the time she escaped from a Thai drug lord’s car trunk by bribing him with sex or or the time she had to negotiate in Arabic or the time the time she was taken hostage on David Geffen’s yacht by Somali pirates for a week and nobody answered her texts. Phew! Seriously you think anyone can get bored with that!?
But above all what I admired the most was how she chose herself over love – That takes a lot more than courage.
Not all happy endings are the endings, they can be the beginnings too! In most of the movies or shows, finding true love and sacrificing yourself is often glorified! Happy endings are all about finding soulmates, and making space for love. Among all, for once this story was breath of fresh air. It was such a difficult decision because their love was perfect, Ted was perfect, and it had taken Alexis a long way to find herself to commit and to be open to a healthy, stable relationship, to find love which in a way changed her in many ways. But when faced with the choice of her own dreams and romance, she chose herself, because loving and respecting herself outweighs everything else.
The best kind of love that one can find is to love yourself. Alexis defined self — love for us. She stopped comparing her worth by her money or relationships or Instagram followers. She discovered that the person she needed the most and whose respect was most important was herself.
This is a lesson that’s worth learning for everyone. That growth starts with ourselves and that self-love is the foundation to so much more. It’s a hard lesson, and a scary one because it requires such a leap of faith. But it is vital for our journey.
Love that you receive – helps you grow!
I feel the people around the character also play a very important role here, the love she received in the town, in spite of being self-centered, — Ted for showering her with all the love, Tywla for forgiving her for Mutt, David for supporting her and listening to her always, people accepted her the way she was, which was vital for her survival.
So thank you, to everyone behind Schitt’s Creek for giving us a woman who was fashionable and silly, who is considered as materialistic & shallow by the most, the kind of girl that society makes so many jokes about, and allowing her to be strong and brave and still remain herself.