Shrill: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
March 18, 2019
On that count, Shrill delivers, translating West's real humor, hurt and heart to screen. Whether than translation moves you probably depends on your life experience, but that doesn't detract from the full, in both emotion and body, woman at the center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2019
I sincerely wish Shrill... had existed 20 years ago when a younger me so desperately needed to see Annie.
March 15, 2019
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.
March 15, 2019
Shrill's one flaw is that it is over just as you're deciding that you're fully onboard for the ride.
March 15, 2019
Aidy Bryant is spectacular in Shrill, a series that gets under your skin and addresses deep-seated insecurities with warmth, humor, and many hard truths
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2019
[A] short but satisfying six-episode first season.
March 15, 2019
Shrill, which is billed as a comedy, is absolutely capable of tugging on heartstrings and bringing a tear to your eye. But, it also fulfills the comedy quotient with laugh-out-loud lines in every episode
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 15, 2019
It's the sort of capacity for growth that's worth sharing as loudly as possible.
March 15, 2019
Thankfully, this understated comedy rarely lives down to its title, and never lapses into baroque dark fantasy. Please renew Shrill and give us more of Annie to discover.
March 14, 2019
It's a quiet, gentle show, suffused with a kind of tender restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2019
It's a humane slice of life...with plot strands that sit together effortlessly and side characters who are richly drawn...
March 14, 2019
Shrill is mostly just another show that wants to make fun while also making essentially unarguable points about modern manners.
March 14, 2019
Ms. Bryant is not as zany as she's called to be on "SNL," instead giving a down-to-earth performance in a grounded roll that's sometimes searing in its emotional honesty.
March 14, 2019
The main reason "Shrill" lands is Bryant's unfussy performance. She radiates the wounded hopefulness of someone who's ready for the next chapter of her life, and by the end of the six-episode season, she's there.
March 13, 2019
Shrill perfectly distills the experience of being fat in America (or most places, really).
March 13, 2019
[Bryant]'s fun, funny, and instantly feels like a friend.
March 13, 2019
But regrettably, Shrill seems afraid to really embody its title.
March 13, 2019
It's unfair that a fat person has to be cute and likeable to convince an audience of their humanity, but it certainly works in the favor of Bryant and Shrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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