"PEN15 is an accurate-as-hell trip down memory lane, and you're truly missing out if you haven't already hopped on the bandwagon. As someone who went to middle school in the 2000s, I relate to all of the nostalgic references woven into each episode: the gel pens, the expertly crafted AIM away messages, the prank calling (which I may or may not still do), the digital camera photo shoots, the butterfly hair clips, the K-Swiss sneakers, and so much more. The Hulu show's producers and main stars — Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine — may be nearly three times as old as some of the younger actors in the show, yet their on-point acting and styling make the age gap irrelevant, as you get sucked into their characters' storylines and relatable adolescent struggles. Needless to say, I'm absurdly psyched to see what sort of shenanigans Maya and Anna get into during the upcoming second season."
— Victoria Messina, associate editor, Trending and Viral Features