Shrill has returned this week for a second season on Hulu and we couldn’t be happier about that. Now, if you find yourself asking: “what the hell is Shrill, and why should I care about it?’ We’re glad you asked because you’re in for a treat.
Shrill is a Hulu original series based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman written by writer, comedian and activist Lindy West. Starring SNL cast member Aidy Bryant, Shrill was in our opinion, one of the best original shows by Hulu since perhaps The Handmaid’s Tales. In fact, we liked it so much, we dedicated an entire podcast episode about it.
So, what is Shrill about? Well imagine a world where someone was screaming, beaming, and being unapologetic about self-love and body positivity long before Lizzo made it cool. Shrill chronicles Lindy West’s journey from the girl who was made to believe she couldn’t possibly be comfortable in her own skin as a fat woman to loudly touting the fat acceptance movement with absolutely brilliant humor and comedic genius. The Casting of Aidy Bryant is also a fantastic choice on this series and she owns every single moment on the screen as she often does when we see her on Saturday Night Live.
Listen to what Jocelyn and Graham had to say about Shrill on this episode of Kickin’ & Streamin’ last year, and go binge watch seasons 1 & 2 on Hulu. Season one consists of 6 episodes of approximately 22 minutes each, and season 2; which premiered on Jan 24, has 8 episodes.