The BEST Episodes of Shrill

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: Hulu

Annie is 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.

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#1 - Pool

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Annie and 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 8.15
176 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 7.99
166 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 7.78
167 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 7.73
181 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Dave King

#5 - 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 7.62
253 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West

#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 7.55
69 votes
Directors: Oz Rodriguez
Writers: Lindy West

#7 - 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 7.54
72 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Solomon Georgio

#8 - 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 7.50
205 votes
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 7.45
74 votes
Directors: Natasha Lyonne
Writers: Sudi Green

#10 - 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 7.43
81 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Tami Sagher

#11 - 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 7.42
73 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West

#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 7.40
70 votes
Directors: Ally Pankiw
Writers: Clare O'Kane, Rob Klein

#13 - Beach

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 7, 2021

Annie, Will, Fran, and Emily spend a weekend at the Oregon coast, and Annie and Fran reminisce about the early days of their friendship.

star 7.39
38 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Aidy Bryant

#14 - Ribs

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 7, 2021

A newly single Annie jumps back into the dating world with mixed results, and has a traumatic encounter at the doctor. Fran and Emily take their relationship to the next level. The Thorn faces serious cutbacks.

star 7.37
52 votes
Writers: Lindy West

#15 - Move

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 7, 2021

The Thorn staff hears rumors that the paper has been sold. Annie crosses a boundary of someone she cares about and puts their relationship in jeopardy, while Fran and Emily have a big fight. Fran and Annie lean on each other and wonder about their future.

star 7.35
37 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West

#16 - Sorry

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 7, 2021

Annie tries to make amends after a professional disaster, while Gabe forces her to write a profile of him to promote his memoir. Annie reconnects with someone she initially wrote off. Fran visits Emily’s parents’ house for dinner and learns a big secret.

star 7.32
37 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Clare O'Kane, Hye Yun Park

#17 - 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 7.32
90 votes
Directors: Anna Dokoza
Writers: Hye Yun Park, Rob Klein

#18 - Retreat

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2021

Annie demands more hard-hitting assignments at the Thorn’s annual creative retreat. Fran has trouble making friends at her new job. Annie, Fran, Ruthie, and Maureen have a girls’ night out to help Annie get her mind off Nick.

star 7.18
44 votes
Writers: Sudi Green

#19 - Will

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 7, 2021

Amadi sets Annie up on a disastrous blind date. Fran is sick of working from home and takes a job at a salon. Bill and Vera make a big announcement about their future.

star 7.07
46 votes
Directors: Anu Valia
Writers: Sudi Green

#20 - Ranchers

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2021

For her first big investigative piece, Annie visits a separatist community outside of Portland. But is she out of her depth? Fran and Emily make a sex tape. Annie tries to move things forward with Nick.

star 7.02
44 votes
Directors: Andrew DeYoung
Writers: Rob Klein

#21 - 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 6.99
100 votes
Directors: Shaka King
Writers: Aidy Bryant

#22 - No

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2021

Annie faces backlash over her separatist article and realizes she might deserve it. Fran introduces Emily to Nigerian food, and her mother.

star 6.97
39 votes
Directors: Anu Valia
Writers: Solomon Georgio