The BEST Episodes of Shrill

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Network: Hulu

Aidy Bryant stars as Annie, a young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she’s as good as anyone else, and acts on it.


#1 - Pool

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Annie & Fran attend the Fat Babe Pool Party. Annie is so empowered by the experience and so furious with her boss, Gabe, that she posts a body positive article to the paper’s website that explains exactly what it’s like to be a fat woman in today’s world.

star 8.25
162 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Samantha Irby

#2 - Troll

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Annie's been putting herself out there more than ever and her life is becoming a tornado of both good and bad. She is forced to confront her boyfriend, her boss, her roommate, and even her troll.

star 8.10
154 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Craig DiGregorio

#3 - Article

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

While Annie deals with the fallout from her “Hello, I’m Fat” article with Gabe and her troll, Ryan guides Bonkers through an accidental mushroom trip.

star 7.88
155 votes
Writers: Sudi Green

#4 - Pencil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Annie isn’t going to let her troll ruin all the success she’s had recently. So, she invites Ryan to a work event -excited to introduce her boyfriend into her life.

star 7.83
162 votes
Directors: Andy DeYoung
Writers: Dave King

#5 - Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie goes with Fran to her cousin's traditional Nigerian wedding. Fran reconnects with her parents and has to deal with their old issues. Annie reconnects with Fran's brother Lamar and is forced to question whether Ryan is really a good match for her.

star 7.73
59 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Solomon Georgio

#6 - Salon

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie receives an invite to Gabe's monthly salon. There she meets the publisher of The Thorn who is impressed with her work. Annie sees that she has been selling herself short in her work life and her love life and maybe needs to push herself further.

star 7.71
55 votes

#7 - HR

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie finally deals with the parts of her life that still challenge her—Ryan and her mom. Fran realizes she doesn't need to be dependent on relationships, she just needs to celebrate herself.

star 7.68
60 votes

#8 - Annie

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

When the morning after pill fails and aspiring journalist Annie winds up pregnant, she weighs the pros and cons of having a child with her hook-up buddy. The decision-making process forces Annie, with help from her best friend Fran, to figure out who she is and what she wants from her life.

star 7.68
233 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West

#9 - WAHAM

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Gabe finally gives Annie a meaty article to write – about a women in business convention. Initially impressed, Annie realizes that it's really a way to monetize feminism. Gabe guides her to the conclusion that society just wants to put women in boxes.

star 7.59
61 votes
Directors: Natasha Lyonne
Writers: Hye Yun Park

#10 - Date

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Annie’s writing her first article, going on her first date with Ryan and, finally, asking more from the people in her life than she has before. Things are looking up, until an internet troll appears and tries to drag her self-esteem back down where it started.

star 7.57
187 votes
Writers: Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West

#11 - Kevin

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie starts her freelance career by interviewing the Troll. Fran is heartbroken after she finds out Vic is not exclusive. When no one reads Annie's article, she realizes going freelance may not be as positive a move as she thought when she quit The Thorn.

star 7.55
76 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Hye Yun Park, Rob Klein

#12 - Freak

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie comes back to The Thorn. She's lost her footing there and now is relegated to the Freak of the Week column. But she's in a great place with Ryan and takes him to dinner with her parents. The newly single Fran takes herself out on a solo date.

star 7.55
58 votes
Directors: Ally Pankiw
Writers: Clare O'Kane, Rob Klein

#13 - Skate

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

After a month of being her own boss, Annie is starting to crack. She can't find work and she misses her old friends from The Thorn. Ryan comes with her to Ruthie's roller-skating birthday party to reconnect with her old friends and face Gabe.

star 7.55
69 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Tami Sagher

#14 - Camp

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Annie and Ryan escape the potential wrath of the Troll and go camping. But reality comes crashing down when Annie finds out her dad is alone and her mom skipped town to Vancouver.

star 7.15
85 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Aidy Bryant