PEN15: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.

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Critic Reviews for PEN15 Season 1

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"Posh" gives teenagers-and former teenagers-a road map for a beautiful kind of reconciliation in the face of discrimination, and I think the world is truly better for its existence.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
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It'll sneak up on you, this gem.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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The show doesn't have the kind of narrative momentum that pushes you to find out what happens in the next episode.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"PEN15" is incredibly smart about the way it explores the social dynamics shaping (and being shaped by) young adults - in this case, in the early 2000s.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

No one looks back on middle school thinking that they made amazing choices, but PEN15 packs a lot of funny into the idea that being a teen and having feelings is fine and important.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Millennial or not, viewers can come to PEN15 for the nostalgia of terrible haircuts, intricate note-passing and mix CDs and stay for the sweet story of two friends who - to paraphrase Britney Spears - are not girls, not yet women.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

For all its rip-roaring daffiness, Pen15 is at its best when it's most lacerating.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

From the friendships worthy of matching jewelry to the awkward moments that warrant lengthy diary entries, every scene speaks to some universal prepubescent experience without ever coming across as cliché.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The creators' commitment to their bit pays off, not merely with Y2K-era realism but emotionally, giving every humiliating moment a double edge.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It sounds gimmicky, but it works.

Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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