(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, listen as a real theoretical physicist explains the legit science behind Marvel multiverse that we will soon see unfold in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, listen as Kevin Smith provides an informative breakdown of the first trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation. And finally, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable discussion with TV comedy actresses such as Aidy Bryant (Shrill), Lena Waithe (Master of None), Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant), and more. Read More »
Saturday Night Live breakout performer Aidy Bryant is back for one more season of Shrill, her Hulu comedy series that’s coming to an end after its upcoming third season. Her character Annie has improved her love life dramatically, but there’s still plenty of professional obstacles she’ll have to hurdle as the final countdown rolls on. Check out the Shrill season 3 trailer below. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Peaky Blinders movie might lead to TV spin-offs
- Meet the cast of Mike Flanagan‘s upcoming Netflix horror series The Midnight Club
- Watch the Punky Brewster revival series trailer
- The Wonder Years reboot picked up at ABC
- Shrill‘s third season will be its last
- And more.
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In the raging seas of Peak TV, when more than 530 scripted comedies and dramas aired last year, the Hulu series Shrill was a pleasant surprise. Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant brought a relatable, messy energy to her role as Annie, an overweight writer who embraces her appearance and whose creativity begins to spark when she publishes an essay against her boss’s will. The second season is coming to Hulu in just a few days, and the latest trailer shows how Annie is dealing trying to take control of her life, both personally and professionally. Check it out below. Read More »
Scream it loud for all to hear: Shrill has been renewed for a second season. Hulu has ordered Shrill season 2 for an expanded sophomore run in 2020, following the critical acclaim that the Aidy Bryant-led comedy met with the release of its first season in March. The SNL cast member is set to reprise her role in the Hulu comedy series based on the book by Lindy West.
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While staring at an exercise advertisement in a coffee shop, Annie (Aidy Bryant) is confronted by “Toned Tonya,” the woman pictured in the ad. She speaks to Annie in a condescending manner, talking about her weight as if it’s a burden of some sort. “There’s a small person inside of you, dying to get out!” Tonya says with enthusiasm (and unknowing disrespect). Annie’s weight (and the conversation surrounding it) is something that many plus-size women experience.
The first two episodes of Hulu’s Shrill work to set the tone that Annie’s weight, living as a plus-sized woman, is apart of her life – but there’s more to her life than that. And it makes for an endearing, personable and funny start to the series.
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If I were ranking the current Saturday Night Live cast members in terms of reliability, Aidy Bryant would be in the upper echelon. She may not have many of the memorable, flashy characters that are often featured in sketches that go viral the next day, but she’s always there to deliver laughs and do the work to set up her fellow performers.
Now Bryant has scored a lead role in a new Hulu comedy series called Shrill, which is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Lorne Michaels and based on a book by writer Lindy West. The first season premieres next month, and you can watch the first trailer below.
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