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  1. best of 2019
    The Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far)Fleabag, Russian Doll, Chernobyl, and more of TV’s latest and greatest standouts.
  2. 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.
  3. renewals
    Hulu Renews PEN15 and Ramy for Second SeasonsThe streaming network also renewed Shrill last month.
  4. the industry
    How Hulu Got Serious About ComedyNo joke: Ramy, PEN15, and Shrill are three of the year’s best new comedies.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. first person
    On PEN15, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a BullyThe excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. backstories
    PEN15’s Spice Girls Episode Was ‘Traumatic’ to Film“It opened up a well of emotion I was not prepared for.”
  14. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Thongs of Innocence and ExperienceMaya and Anna’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties yields some great, weird, occasionally gross comedy.
  15. 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.
  16. overnights
    PEN15 Recap: Smoking in the Girls’ RoomAfter being shamed for their childish interests, Maya and Anna face a rapid series of teenage milestones.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. trailer mix
    The PEN15 Trailer Will Dredge Up All Your Crusty Teenage HormonesRemember making out in closets?
  21. trailer mix
    Here’s Your First Look at PEN15, Already Our Favorite Show of 2019Hulu drops all ten episodes of the show in February.
  22. 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 […]