Shrill on Hulu is an excellent series I think people will enjoy watching. It’s hilarious and heart rending and absolutely perfect for spring. The first few minutes had me laughing and nodding my head. 15 minutes later and my heart was breaking for Annie (Aidy Bryant).
By the end of the 6 part series I was rooting for her. I mean, she kept taking a lot of wrong turns but what a journey. If nothing else, watch the Pool episode. The body you have is beach ready, it’s been ready all this time. Take it to the beach or the pool or the river or whatever brackish pond your grandpa dug for no good reason in the 70’s.
A note on Annie’s friend and roommate, Fran. Remember The Spy Who Dumped Me and the drag of a friend who just kept saying awful things but used normal words so it took a little time to realize how horrible she was but it was also hilarious and they put every last minute of her self centered interview in the movie at the end with the credits? Same actor! Lolly Adefope.
And after the show is over and you go watch other shows, body diversity disappears. Across the board. Gender identity, race, age, sexual orientation? None of that matters. Almost everyone on scripted TV is thin, thin, thin, and thin.
In the Platinum Age of Television, how is this still okay?