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best of 2019
The Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far)
The Other Two
, and more of TV’s latest and greatest standouts.
’s Mutsuko Erskine Wound Up Playing Herself on TV
The real-life mom of Maya Erskine talks acting, the “déjà vu” of the Hulu comedy, and life in America as a Japanese woman.
Achieved Its Pitch-Perfect Early-2000s Middle-School Aesthetic
Production designer Grace Alie explains how she used old
magazines, Troll Dolls, and cloud print to reflect Maya and Anna’s internal lives.
Richard Karn on
, Teen Awkwardness, and a
The ’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.
, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a Bully
The excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.
Recap: Walk on the Wild Side
The series threads a tricky needle as it tackles the crown jewel of young-adult milestones: the first kiss.
Recap: Buddy List
Maya and Anna’s first foray into the wilds of AOL Instant Messenger conjures a time when technology represented endless possibility and mystery.
Recap: Say You’ll Be There
The 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.
’s Spice Girls Episode Was ‘Traumatic’ to Film
“It opened up a well of emotion I was not prepared for.”
Recap: Thongs of Innocence and Experience
Maya and Anna’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties yields some great, weird, occasionally gross comedy.
Recap: Let’s Just Not Care
Outstanding performances elevate an episode that explores the gap between the approval we want as adolescents, and what we actually receive.
Recap: Smoking in the Girls’ Room
After being shamed for their childish interests, Maya and Anna face a rapid series of teenage milestones.
In Their New Show,
, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle Are Middle-School Rejects
But in real life, they’re on the verge of being
Series Premiere Recap: Ugliest Girl in School
The Hulu series kicks off with a pitch-perfect realization of the scared, willful seventh-grader that lives inside each of us.
Is an Irresistible Millennial Coming-of-age Series
The Hulu series finds creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle going back to middle school to tap into all your Y2K nostalgia.
Trailer Will Dredge Up All Your Crusty Teenage Hormones
Remember making out in closets?
Here’s Your First Look at
, Already Our Favorite Show of 2019
Hulu drops all ten episodes of the show in February.
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 […]