Shrill: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Sharp social commentary and a star-making performance from Aidy Bryant help Shrill overcome its familiar comedic sensibilities to create a show that proves self-acceptance isn't one size fits all.



Critic Ratings: 50


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User Ratings: 152
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Air date: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Shrill Season 1

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (20)

Even the weightiest scenes don't abandon Annie's wry, casual sense of humor. She's a fascinating character, played by a fascinating performer, and Bryant makes "Shrill" worth watching all by herself.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Nothing's official yet, but at this point, Hulu must know it has something very worth holding onto.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Bryant, who even when she's playing self-obsessed-becoming a self-actualized human being may require a wee bit of egomania-is extremely appealing.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's a humane slice of life...with plot strands that sit together effortlessly and side characters who are richly drawn...

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Bryant's a standout, the show not so much.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Shrill is a marvelous piece of writing and acting, a meeting of Bryant's vibe and West's.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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This show desperately cries out for a second season, and a third, and a fourth.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

It would be nice to see Shrill go even further in embracing an intersectional approach to its depiction of 'fat' women.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Shrill offers a more realistic view of the changing feelings around women's bodies. There's a life beyond size and a love and appreciation for the size you're in.

May 19, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

In Shrill the literal weight represents the weight of the story itself. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

But while Shrill would succeed just based on its witty dialogue and well-crafted characters, what truly sets it apart from anything else on TV is its unique perspective.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Shrill is a fresh voice in a sea of sameness and you'll burn through the six 23-minute episodes so quickly, and you'll want more.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shrill: Season 1

  • Oct 24, 2019
    It was so good on every level. Acting, writing, direction. Everything!
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Yay for season two. A lovely, endearing show--beautifully cast. Aidy Bryant is a genius.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Aidy Bryant does an amazing job as Annie - a brilliant, raw, well thought through character, with a perspective often missing from the media's portrayal of women. A great cast and smart writing. Shrill is tasteful, funny, and entertaining to watch!
  • Aug 14, 2019
    I pretty much despise feminism, and I have serious reservations about "fat acceptance" too. Once everyone was sexually repressed, but normal sized. Now everyone's sexually liberated and obese. America's pathologies are like squeezing a balloon animal- you squeeze in one place and they bulge out in another. "Acceptance" isn't going to keep you from going blind from diabetes. Anyway, I live in Portland and this show does a pretty good job of capturing some of the vibe here. I think it's politically myopic but it has heart. I kept watching.
  • May 31, 2019
    Worst nightmare portrayed on the original Hula show Shrill. What the fat chick gets out of love is six months of sex and a day at the abortion clinic. It's totally bad! It's not cool that the bitch is fat and vapid too. Yeah! I can see Shrill is a show for "mature" audiences that should know in the real world hooking up, having casual sex and going to Planned Parenthood to get abortions is absolutely bad and definitely not cool.
  • May 23, 2019
    If u like this you will probably like Dietland too.
  • May 18, 2019
    I love Aidy Bryant. But the end made it stupid as hell.
  • Apr 13, 2019
    I love the body positivity this show offers, the friendship between Fran and Annie is so real, so glad I binged this, so sad I have to wait for season 2!
  • Apr 03, 2019
    Non of my friends found it very appealing to watch, neither did I.
  • Apr 02, 2019
    Ummmmmm I���m OBSESSED. Wow. Every, pls watch this show. Keep your mind open and soak it all in. See things from others point of view.

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