It's that comedy series that tells a girl named Annie, a girl who tries to change her life without addressing the size change that many see as too much. The series begins with Annie, who began writing her first essay and follows her first history with Ryan. In the end, Annie tries to ask more people in her life than ever before. On the other hand, Annie tries to discover her life again with the help of her best friend Fran.
To call it a slice-of-life series wouldn't do justice to the well-honed commentary - on everything from false perceptions of health to institutionalized exclusion - but part of what makes "Shrill" so engaging is its diversity of storylines.
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.