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  1. a long talk
    ‘I’m Feeling the Loss of a 13-Year-Old Perspective’Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle kill their Pen15 counterparts’ innocence.
  2. never been kissed
    Drew Barrymore Goes Back to Middle School With PEN15 GirlsBarrymore reprises her Never Been Kissed role, Josie Geller.
  3. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Alas, Poor DaddyIt’s a return to classic cringe comedy in the penultimate episode.
  4. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Are You Mad At Me?The magical realism of an empty stadium.
  5. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Death in the FamilyNo Oakleys in the classroom.
  6. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Lost in TranslationMaya’s mom gets a stand-alone episode and a cool, sexy past.
  7. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: I Hate YouMaya flounders trying to navigate her minority status in school.
  8. overnights
    PEN15 Midseason-Premiere Recap: Nothing MattersAs the show begins its final bow, we see Maya and Anna drifting even further apart.
  9. middle school’s out forever
    Hulu’s PEN15 Will Finish After Its Second SeasonThe second half of the final season drops December 3.
  10. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Florida, BabyAs good as the writing and acting are, the flat animation style doesn’t live up to the energy and emotions of the live-action Maya and Anna.
  11. trailer mix
    See Anna and Maya Go on a Vacation Into Animation in PEN15The special episode, “Jacuzzi,” premieres on August 27.
  12. animation
    PEN15 to Make Like an After-School Special and Go AnimatedFor season two, episode eight, “Jacuzzi,” hitting Hulu on August 27.
  13. casting
    PEN15’s Maya Erskine Graduates to Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+From the alien world of middle school to the alien world of Star Wars.
  14. coming soon
    BFFs Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine Pregnant With Future BFFsIt’s what besties dream about.
  15. pen15
    PEN15’s Dylan Gage Was Happy to Go All-in on Gabe’s StorylineAnd he’s still trying to get his friends to watch the Hulu series.
  16. middle school stuff
    Talking Mom Fights and Theater Kids With PEN15’s Anna Konkle and Maya ErskineA Zoom conversation about season two of the Hulu middle-school dramedy gets real, then real glitchy.
  17. overnights
    PEN15 Midseason-Finale Recap: Oh, What a Night!The high of Anna and Maya’s onstage disaster-turned-triumph quickly gives way to a bleak — and perfectly teenage — ending.
  18. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Drama QueensAs nice as it is to see Maya and Anna growing as individuals, it’s hard to see them growing apart.
  19. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Chain of FoolsThis is about as real as adolescence gets, and it is very, very tough to watch.
  20. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Impractical MagicAdolescence is a curse, and there’s no breaking its spell.
  21. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Monday Night RawMaya and Anna will get over this incident eventually, but they’ll never get over patriarchy in general.
  22. tv review
    PEN15 Goes Deeper in Season 2Maya Erskine’s and Anna Konkle’s adolescent alter egos are still hilarious, but this time around they’re also going to break your heart.
  23. trailer mix
    Like Oh My God the Season Two PEN15 Trailer Is Here“I’m sorry, I’m just hormonal!”
  24. award season
    Marriage Story Locks Down Four Wins at 2019 Gotham AwardsIncluding Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.
  25. vulture festival 2019
    The Many Highlights of Vulture Festival 2019All the packed-house reunions, surprise guests, comedy bus tours, and more from the two-day event.
  26. vulture festival 2019
    Pen15 Season Two Will Include Even More ‘Mature Content’One topic will be “wrestling.”
  27. emmy insider
    The Story Behind PEN15’s Emmy-Nominated Sleepover Episode“Anna Ishii-Peters” is equal parts agonizing, emotional, and hilarious. Here’s how PEN15 pulled it off.
  28. close reads
    The Rise of the Female Buddy DramedyDead to Me, Booksmart, Tuca & Bertie, and other recent movies and TV shows prove that this is a golden era for female duos.
  29. renewals
    Hulu Renews PEN15 and Ramy for Second SeasonsThe streaming network also renewed Shrill last month.
  30. the industry
    How Hulu Got Serious About ComedyNo joke: Ramy, PEN15, and Shrill are three of the year’s best new comedies.
  31. now streaming
    Here’s How You Can Get Hulu for Super CheapThis limited-time Huloophole means you now have one less excuse for not watching Ramy.
  32. pen15
    How PEN15’s Mutsuko Erskine Wound Up Playing Herself on TVThe real-life mom of Maya Erskine talks acting, the “déjà vu” of the Hulu comedy, and life in America as a Japanese woman.
  33. production design
    How PEN15 Achieved Its Pitch-Perfect Early-2000s Middle-School AestheticProduction designer Grace Alie explains how she used old Teen Beat magazines, Troll Dolls, and cloud print to reflect Maya and Anna’s internal lives.
  34. chat room
    Richard Karn on PEN15, Teen Awkwardness, and a Home Improvement ReunionThe ’90s sitcom actor is back in Hulu’s coming-of-age comedy. But he’d still love to find out where Al Borland is today.
  35. first person
    On PEN15, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a BullyThe excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.
  36. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Walk on the Wild SideThe series threads a tricky needle as it tackles the crown jewel of young-adult milestones: the first kiss.
  37. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Buddy ListMaya and Anna’s first foray into the wilds of AOL Instant Messenger conjures a time when technology represented endless possibility and mystery.
  38. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Say You’ll Be ThereThe series offers a nuanced depiction of awakening to prejudice — both as the person on the receiving end, and the person too privileged to see it.
  39. backstories
    PEN15’s Spice Girls Episode Was ‘Traumatic’ to Film“It opened up a well of emotion I was not prepared for.”
  40. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Thongs of Innocence and ExperienceMaya and Anna’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties yields some great, weird, occasionally gross comedy.
  41. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Let’s Just Not CareOutstanding performances elevate an episode that explores the gap between the approval we want as adolescents, and what we actually receive.
  42. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Smoking in the Girls’ RoomAfter being shamed for their childish interests, Maya and Anna face a rapid series of teenage milestones.
  43. profile
    In Their New Show, PEN15, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle Are Middle-School RejectsBut in real life, they’re on the verge of being popular.
  44. overnights
    PEN15 Series Premiere Recap: Ugliest Girl in SchoolThe Hulu series kicks off with a pitch-perfect realization of the scared, willful seventh-grader that lives inside each of us.
  45. tv review
    PEN15 Is an Irresistible Millennial Coming-of-age SeriesThe Hulu series finds creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle going back to middle school to tap into all your Y2K nostalgia.
  46. trailer mix
    The PEN15 Trailer Will Dredge Up All Your Crusty Teenage HormonesRemember making out in closets?
  47. trailer mix
    Here’s Your First Look at PEN15, Already Our Favorite Show of 2019Hulu drops all ten episodes of the show in February.
  48. Hulu Picks Up New Comedy Produced by The Lonely Island Hulu has given the green light for a straight-to-series, 10 episode order of PEN15, a new comedy series that will be executive produced by […]