‘PEN15’ envy: why tweens are queens of TV right now

Now in its second season, the series has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing

14 January 2021 - 19:31 By Kevin Kriedemann

Set in middle school as it really happened in the year 2000, Emmy-nominated PEN15 sees thirtysomething creator-writer-producers Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine playing versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts ... surrounded by actual 13-year-olds playing their peers. 

Season two is an even bigger hit than its Emmy-nominated first season, with a 93% rating on Metacritic, where it’s the best reviewed fictional TV show of 2020. Season two also has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where it’s number two on the list of best TV shows of 2020...

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