2019 | TV-MA | 6 Episodes | Comedy | Hulu
Synopsis:Annie is a full-figured woman who wants to change her life -- but not her body; she is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.
This Hulu dramedy stars Aidy Bryant (HBO's Girls) as an overweight woman figuring out which indignities she will accept and which she will reject in a world that prizes thin bodies. I hate the term Binge Worthy but Shrill is just that.
Shrill is a smart and funny show about an overweight 20-something writer navigating self-esteem issues so deeply ingrained she doesn't always seem to recognize they're there. We see her bending over backward to excuse the disappointing behavior of her friend with benefits Ryan, a bearded slacker who makes her leave through the back door of his house so his roommates won't see her. And her high-strung mother takes her own mental derangement out on Annie through a constant barrage of passive-aggressive remarks about her weight.
The six-episode series tracks Annie's complicated and messy journey toward reclaiming her space in the world and embracing who she is without apologies. Though billed primarily as a comedy, Shrill has a tender sort of humor and is unique in the way it allows Annie to be a multidimensional human being. I love how cocky she can be while exploring the many ways society at large can squash a person's individuality and confidence. It's that confidence that kept me wanting more.
Shrill is a fun and cute show that comes packed with a powerful message for those of us that struggle with self-esteem.
|4 out of 5 Stars|