Halfway through its second season, “Shrill” beat its wayward characters to the punch by figuring itself out completely.
Based on Lindy West’s memoir of the same name, the Hulu comedy spent much of tis first season fixated on a single cataclysmic event. Annie (co-creator Aidy Bryant), a writer for a weekly paper called The Thorn, had spent most of her life shrinking herself to fit society’s standards, but is forced to confront her issues as she confronts an internet troll who had made it his business to bully her relentlessly about her weight. Echoing West’s real-life experience, Annie ends up finding and calling him out personally, a moment that’s shocking to him and exhilarating for her. With just six episodes, though, the first season doesn