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I’ve been watching ‘Shrinking’

Wendy and I have finished watching the first season of Apple TV’s Shrinking, a comedy drama series by the creators of Ted Lasso. It is a comedy drama which centres on Jimmy, a therapist who is struggling with grief for his late wife. It has a great cast, including a brilliantly sarcastic performance by Harrison Ford as Paul, a senior therapist at the practice. Over the course of the series, the show becomes more of an ensemble piece, featuring more of the excellent performances given by Lukita Maxwell and Jessica Williams in particular.

Wendy and I enjoyed it, and looked forward to each episode as it was released. But it is all a little uneven, and it fails to pull off the Ted Lasso trick of making viewers laugh at the same time as pulling their heartstrings, instead wildly vacillating between the two tones. The interpersonal relationships between characters stretch credibility, as they too seemed to alter from episode to episode.

So while we both enjoyed it, we both also came to refer to it in conversation as ‘that odd programme.’ Assuming one is forthcoming, I’ve no doubt that we’ll stick around for the second series.

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