Exclaim.ca: ‘Shrinking’ Grows Past Its Familiar Story


With so much content these days, it can sometimes feel like there are no new stories. Shrinking, AppleTV+’s new series starring Jason Segel, covers familiar territory: an affluent, white male therapist living in an affluent neighbourhood full of affluent friends has hit rock bottom after a year of grief and begins to act out as a means of reconnecting with his own humanity — and, by extension, reconnecting with his family, colleagues and friends. But, despite its conventional premise, Shrinking is executed so well that the old feels new again.

Full review at Exclaim.ca: https://exclaim.ca/film/article/shrinking_jason_segel_apple_tv_series_review