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: 54


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User Ratings: 184

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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 (54) | Top Critics (20)

Both [Aidy] Bryant and [Lolly] Adefope are skilful comic actors, offering quiet charisma and playful but grounded performances.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

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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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…

I hope there will be a season two, because I'd like to see a more nuanced look at her romance with Ryan.

Jan 8, 2020 | Full Review…

It's zinging, fast, sweet and seriously funny, no characters drawn with anything less than depth.

Dec 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Shrill was the show I needed to see right now.

Nov 22, 2019 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Shrill: Season 1

  • Mar 29, 2020
    Simply put, I like following along with Annie (Aidy Bryant)'s story and all of the people in her life.
  • Feb 29, 2020
    I wanted to like this show but it was difficult to. Annie starts out as meek and insecure girl who then transforms into a stubborn, abrasive and somewhat selfish person. Furthermore, I didn't find any of the lessons she learned throughout the series truly transformational or inspiring. Overall, I find her Shrill but not in the empowering girl boss way I had hoped.
  • Feb 04, 2020
    What an amazing show. The characters are darling, the story line is real, and I couldn't ask for a better portrayal of a modern woman. Shrill isn't just another show about a plus size woman learning to love her body, it's a show about the main character going through real life problems and figuring out who she wants to be, weight aside.
  • Feb 04, 2020
    Stopped after the first episode! After her irresponsibility for having unprotected sex, she does what the show writer called a great decision for her life and killed the baby! Jesus help us that's the second show this week I've stopped watching because of abortions.
  • Jan 27, 2020
    Is this supposed to be a comedy? Is it supposed to take place in an alternate reality? I sat through the first episode and I feel like I should be compensated for my pain and suffering. How did this get two seasons??
  • Jan 26, 2020
    I love Aidy Bryant on SNL but there's nothing likeable about her character here. In fact there's nothing likeable about any characters on this show. Everyone is a broad stereotype or tries too hard to be clever or funny. And why does Annie act, speak and behave like a 12 year old? Did I miss something? She a grown adult, right? It seems like everyone is so impressed with the bold choice of subject matter here (dealing with obesity) that no one's noticing that the show actually sucks.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Love the characters & storylines. Good stuff.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    Well I'm happy they're portraying abortion so care free in this stupid show. That was horrible and definitely not okay.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    Love. Love love love. Aidy is totally my favorite and this series (based on a true story) is beautiful. It's touching and hilarious.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    I feel like it ended to early, I want more.

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