Shrinking Grows Past Its Familiar Story| Exclaim!


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.

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