Mike, Aaron, and Esta review the first season of SHRINKING.

We loved SHRINKING on Apple TV+ The following is a breakdown of what we said about each episode in Season 1.


SHRINKING is what happens when you find comedy in a heavy topic but with stronger writing, showrunners, an audience that’s ready to handle it, and a medium that allows them to watch it at their convenience. In short, it’s GO ON, but done better.

Mike Manalo


The show’s MVP is, of course, Harrison Ford. I don’t think Ford has given as tender, multi-layered, yet hilarious performance as this in decades.

Mike Manalo


SHRINKING dares to talk about the topic most would leave alone as the elephant in the room. Yet, grief and its powerful tentacles touch everyone in its path using an indelible handprint of deniability, anger, and sadness. 

– Esta Rosevear


It’s official. This episode has made SHRINKING my favorite sitcom on the air right now that’s not called TED LASSO. 

– Mike Manalo

E5: WOOF 🤩

Some key life lessons learned from SHRINKING:

  • You can sit down when you’re angry
  • Your wife has no faults 
  • And no matter who you are, it’s okay to love Nina Simone

– Aaron Goldstein


I encourage audiences to “stay vulnerable” and “find a way to connect” with the best TV series (outside of THE LAST OF US) in 2023.

Aaron Goldstein


APOLOGY TOUR keeps up the momentum from last week, thanks to both of these things and kick-ass performances from Williams and Segel. 

Jami Losurdo

E8: BOOP 🤩

SHRINKING is a jewel among the many “meh” television series. It gets under your skin and inside your heart with family, friendship, grief, and love issues. It says it like it is in real life, and sometimes we all have no other option but the BOOP. Thank goodness. 

Esta Rosevear


I had a hard time “moving forward” and deciding what to give the latest episode of SHRINKING.

Aaron Goldstein


“What kind of person hugs and tells?” SHRINKING hit the season finale right out of the ballpark.

Esta Rosevear

SHRINKING S1 is available on Apple TV+.

Mike Manalo

Born a Slytherin. Baptized into Marvel. Bitten by a Radioactive DC fan. And raised a Jedi, Mike Manalo is a silent guardian, a watchful protector… a Dark Nerd!

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

Jami Losurdo

When not writing film and tv reviews, Jami is expanding her collection of colorful sunglasses, lifting weights, and working her day job as a Digital Advertising Director. An alumnus of NYU Tisch for Film/TV, Jami made Los Angeles her home in the early 2000s and continues her quest to find the very BEST tacos of all time.

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