PEN15: Season 1 (2019)

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Viewers willing to suspend their disbelief will find much to enjoy in Pen15, wherein Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle reprise their adolescent selves -- stirring up plenty of yucks and pathos amidst the farce.

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Critic Ratings: 47

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Air date: Feb 8, 2019

It's the first day of seventh grade in the year 2000; school rejects Anna and Maya get a lot of unexpected attention.

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Maya and Anna become fascinated with the mature girls in their class who smoke; they are faced with the age-old question -- stay home and play pretend or go out and do drugs.

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Maya feels a tickle down there, which becomes kind of an addiction, distracting her from her best friend who really needs her.

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Trailview's Night of Amazing Music is coming up; Anna hopes to win Alex's heart with a classical aria, while Maya is consumed with a lie.

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There's an exclusive fashion show at the local nursing home; somehow, Anna and Maya make it in, but feelings of inadequacy lead them down a shady path.

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Maya gets a questionable nickname during a school project; Anna goes along with it, resulting in a test of their friendship and identities.

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Maya and Anna get their very first AIM screen names, and their social world opens up -- maybe too much.

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It's a viewing party to watch the newly released VHS of "Wild Things"; the night gets sexy and Anna and Maya try to keep up.

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Anna gets to sleep over at Maya's house on a school night and can't wait to become part of the Ishii-Peter family, but things turn as Anna gets a little too comfortable.

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Anna and Maya are on bad terms on the night of their first school dance; they have to navigate this unfamiliar terrain set to hit songs by themselves.

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Audience Reviews for PEN15: Season 1

  • Sep 14, 2021
    The funniest show since the Office. I'm obsessed with it's authenticity juxtaposing satyr you actually get lost lost in. I love this show. I really really really do.
  • Jul 19, 2021
    PEN15 balances its cringey atmosphere with some mature and inspired moments thanks to Maya Erskine's and Anna Konkle's incomparable chemistry and the sharp writing.
  • May 03, 2021
    This little gem'll sneak up on ya! Anna and Maya are empathetically exaggerated and bitingly funny in Pen15, an indie-vibe high school comedy that packs a pathotic and poignant punch —— no suspense of disbelief needed imo. Iroh's grade: B+
  • Apr 21, 2021
    Pen15 season one is better than two in all accounts. It introduces the characters very well. It has extremely entertaining episodes. It's also cringe, very very cringe.
  • Apr 11, 2021
    If the gender roles were reversed, this show would get me too'd into the next dimension.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Wonderful show. So funny, awkward, and true to life. Having grown up around this time, it consistently makes me laugh.
  • Oct 26, 2020
    I spent the first episode trying to work out how anyone could think these girls are 13. I mean wow. Insert "how do you do, fellow kids?" meme from 30 Rock.
  • Oct 06, 2020
    I am in my 70's. I just finished watching both seasons and sorry there is no more yet. I loved it. Soooo funny and the casting is great and all super actors. Kudos !!
  • Sep 22, 2020
    I understood their perspective & reason for casting kids but, this show still feels way weird. Yes, the older women are not actually kissing the kids (only edited to look that way) but it is still disturbing. It is especially disturbing that it is doing so well & got a second season. I could not see this show doing the same if it were older men kissing 13 year old girls (only edited to look that way) & the title of the show is female genitals.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    One of the best TV series I've seen out there. Plays out my middle school experience to absolute T.

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