I've held off on watching the season finale of this amazing show because the shows creators decided to pull the plug on it after this season, despite CBC having the contract ready for Season 6, and completely blindsiding the cast.
What is with the Canadian comedies, like Schitt's Creek and Kim's Convenience pulling the plug at the height of their popularity?
Well, with Schitt's Creek, we knew beforehand it would be the last season, but with KC, we had no idea until it premiered.
Apparently, there was behind-the-scenes chaos after the show's cocreator and writer (also the original stage playwriter), Ins Choi, inexplicably left the show without so much as a goodbye note to the cast (who were also in his original stage play) between Seasons 4 and 5, leaving a room full of all white, non-Korean, non-Asian producers and writers, who apparently wrote horrifically culturally inaccurate, with some say overtly racist and sexist lines, as well as cut much of the previous diversity from the show, which was genuinely reflective of a day-in-the-life in urban Toronto, Canada.
After much backlash from the cast, Ins Choi returned to take control, but said after doing so, he again said he would not return, and then the cocreator, Kevin White - whom many held responsible for the unfortunate changes that Choi cut from the final season - also bailed, ending show, despite the CBC network having the contract ready for Season 6 and completely blindsiding the cast and crew, as mentioned previously, meaning they filmed the last season and final episode without knowing the creators had pulled the plug (thus they didn't get to say their goodbyes).
I don't know, but we saw none of that in the actual final season, which though took some serious and poignant turns, was still the same hilarious show - and we will miss both Schitt's Creek and Kim's Convenience as our new "must-see-TV" quality sit coms :(
This season, though things took a more serious turn, they were still amazingly handled with humor, and a bit more tenderness, such as in this final scene, when Appa shows his softer side with Umma, who is struggling with fears about her new diagnosis of MS (multiple sclerosis) and fears that her prayers to "The Jesus" only backfire - sweet and funny :)
Kim's Convenience Series Finale, Final Scene - Appa and Umma Pray to "The Jesus" - :)
I understand this perspective, and although I also worry about losing the diversity that made the show famous with the spinoff, as long as we're picking apart the show for diversity and demographics?
We could split these hairs all day, with valid arguments on all sides.