Are David and Patrick of Schitt’s Creek Season 5 (now in Netflix) the best couple on TV? Mild spoilers below.

Most TV couples are written to create drama or comedy by failing to communicate. It’s drama or comedy in the end depending on the stakes. The lower, the funnier.

But these two actually make a good faith effort to tell each other what’s going on!

That sounds trivial. Yet, you should just watch for how tensions are built and then released in most shows between members of a couple. It’s almost always one withholding information from another. Deliberately or accidentally.

Even David and Patrick took a while to get with the program, communications-wise. But when Patrick’s parents come to visit, David finally gets it so right.