1. Episode 10 Dance
    PEN15 Season Finale Recap: Don’t Leave Me Maya and Anna figure out how to move through their heartache together, and get to a place where they can care a little less.
  2. Episode 9 Anna Ishii-Peters
    PEN15 Recap: Sister Act An episode charting the highs and lows of having a friend over for a long-term stay builds to a make-or-break friendship moment for Maya and Anna.
  3. Episode 8 Wild Things
    PEN15 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.
  4. Episode 7 AIM
    PEN15 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.
  5. Episode 6 Posh
    PEN15 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.
  6. Episode 5 Community Service
    PEN15 Recap: Thongs of Innocence and Experience Maya and Anna’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties yields some great, weird, occasionally gross comedy.
  7. Episode 4 Solo
    PEN15 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.
  8. Episode 3 Ojichan
    PEN15 Recap: She Bop Maya’s sexual awakening, and the shame that accompanies it, is far from a feel-good story.
  9. Episode 2 Miranda
    PEN15 Recap: Smoking in the Girls’ Room After being shamed for their childish interests, Maya and Anna face a rapid series of teenage milestones.
  10. Episode 1 First Day
    PEN15 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.

The Latest PEN15 News

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  2. 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.
  3. close reads
    The Rise of the Female Buddy Dramedy Dead to Me, Booksmart, Tuca & Bertie, and other recent movies and TV shows prove that this is a golden era for female duos.
  4. renewals
    Hulu Renews PEN15 and Ramy for Second Seasons The streaming network also renewed Shrill last month.
  5. the industry
    How Hulu Got Serious About Comedy No joke: Ramy, PEN15, and Shrill are three of the year’s best new comedies.
  6. now streaming
    Here’s How You Can Get Hulu for Super Cheap This limited-time Huloophole means you now have one less excuse for not watching Ramy.
  7. pen15
    How PEN15’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.
  8. production design
    How PEN15 Achieved Its Pitch-Perfect Early-2000s Middle-School Aesthetic Production designer Grace Alie explains how she used old Teen Beat magazines, Troll Dolls, and cloud print to reflect Maya and Anna’s internal lives.
  9. chat room
    Richard Karn on PEN15, Teen Awkwardness, and a Home Improvement Reunion 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.
  10. first person
    On PEN15, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a Bully The excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.