Shrill: Season 1 Reviews

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September 10, 2019
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.
August 18, 2019
It would be nice to see Shrill go even further in embracing an intersectional approach to its depiction of 'fat' women.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 3, 2019
Too few advance reviews have noted how genuinely, uproariously funny it is.
April 16, 2019
In Shrill the literal weight represents the weight of the story itself. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 3, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 29, 2019
Shrill gives us a rare opportunity to really think about what changed in our minds and hearts, and to make sure that sea change stays permanent.
March 28, 2019
This show desperately cries out for a second season, and a third, and a fourth.
March 25, 2019
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.
March 22, 2019
It's one of those beautiful TV shows that is so good, but that also matters...but is also so good.
March 21, 2019
An unsparing picture of the damaging cultural conditioning that drives women like Annie to the edge, and does so with empathy and necessary humor that makes it a necessary watch in the ever-expanding television landscape.
March 21, 2019
A well written, well acted, funny and heart-breaking show which will prove highly relatable for many, many women.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2019
Right now, at around three hours in total, it plays like a long movie. But as it stands, it's a very interesting origin story that I hope gets the space and support it needs to grow into something truly great.
March 19, 2019
Bryant is insanely watchable in this series. She's always been a favorite on Saturday Night Live, but Shrill will spoil you because she's always on screen.
March 19, 2019
Shrill works best when it's pushing back on that bulls--t, but not in ways you might expect. Annie does experience a metamorphosis, built largely around the radical acceptance of her body as is.
March 19, 2019
[Shrill] builds a funny, emotionally honest, very affecting landscape quickly, with great writing and solid acting, and it lifts one individual, personal story into the realm of the universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
March 19, 2019
"Shrill" is a great show made for the here and now. It is powered by a dynamic, aching lead performance by Aidy Bryant that is heroic in just how down to earth she is in her tribulations.
March 18, 2019
"Shrill" succeeds where even well-intentioned shows fall short, because it examines not just how Annie relates to the world, but how the world relates to her.
March 18, 2019
Nothing's official yet, but at this point, Hulu must know it has something very worth holding onto.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
March 18, 2019
Shrill is a marvelous piece of writing and acting, a meeting of Bryant's vibe and West's.
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