TV Guide ranks Peak TV's finest offerings, Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. All rights reserved. Just Some Good TikToks to Watch While You Wait for Election Results, Drakeo the Ruler Finally Released From Prison Following Contentious Legal Battle. Maybe too much. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Being the best no longer matters. 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. Summoning the naked desperation that most adults put years of effort into trying to suppress is hard. 5 Community Service. The absolute bottom comes as her dad apologizes by meekly pawning off the contents of his wallet ($7), just as Alex strolls past to bestow a flower on the pretty girl Anna beat out at chorus auditions. School rejects, Anna and Maya, get a lot of unexpected attention. Things seem to be going her way: Her parents’ fighting has abated, and her crush Alex has broken up with his girlfriend, giving her hope of a shot at dating him. Maura invites the duo over for a sleepover, where everyone begins to tell their deepest secrets. (In one of many great little touches in the episode, he puts his headshot, in a full tux, on the cover of the recital program.). PEN15 is an American cringe comedy streaming television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman, that premiered on February 8, 2019, on Hulu.The series stars Erskine and Konkle, who also serve as executive producers alongside Zvibleman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Debbie Liebling, and Gabe Liedman. “But don’t be late.”. Log in or link your magazine subscription. Once there, however, one of the girl's crushes makes an unexpected appearance. © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. 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But both Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine seem to have cracked the code, delivering completely outstanding performances in this episode. Yes, we should all be empathetic for what Braunwyn is going through, but it’s no reason that Gina should give her a pass. The show manages to summon this complex feeling in just two perfect lines of dialogue: “Let’s just not care,” Maya tells Sam faux-nonchalantly when he offers to hang out with her. © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen. Instead, her eyes are glued to the audience, where her parents are once again caught up in a fight. A lesser comedy might be tempted to turn up the humiliation dial on Anna and Maya, making them eternal failures in all corners of their lives: family, school, boys. 10 episodes; 28 songs; Season 2 Sep 2020 - AIRING. Keep up with all the drama of your favorite shows! A sweet-natured, goofy guy frequently on the road with his Steely Dan cover band, he keeps in touch with Maya via loving faxes strewn with homemade drawings. What’s impressive about the episode is that Anna actually is the better singer, and there’s still comic potential to mine in that. Trailview’s Night of Amazing Music is coming up. By the time we get to the big school concert, tensions are running high even before anyone goes onstage. *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. As in real life, getting what they want from time to time makes the times when they don’t get it all the more agonizing. You can see their “relationship” is destined to crash and burn, largely at Brandon’s expense. Composer. He flies back to see Maya continue the family musical legacy, trapping her in the lie. Browse PEN15 Songs by Season. It’s the first day of seventh grade in the year 2000. — on Twitter. 9 Anna Ishii-Peters. 7 episodes; 14 songs; Theme Song Demirep Bikini Kill. It’s the night of their first school dance but Anna and Maya are on bad terms. Maya feels a tickle down there which becomes kind of an addiction, distracting her from her best friend who really needs her. E7: Opening Night. Meanwhile, Anna struggles to reconnect with who she really is as Maya inches closer to her first kiss. This one is more realistic. A reluctant Anna and Maya head to a classmate's pool party and complain the entire ride over. Heartbroken and empty, Anna acts out in a time-honored teen girl tradition: agreeing to date someone she doesn’t actually like that much, in the hope that it will prop up her shattered self-worth. (S1, ep 4) Solo: Trailview's Night of Amazing Music is fast approaching - Anna hopes to win over Alex with a classical aria, while Maya is consumed with a lie. The girls find solace in an unexpected school sport. Maya gets a questionable nickname during a school project. 8 Wild Things. Yet the cascade of adolescent heartbreak flows downhill, too powerful to resist anyone’s control. PEN15 (TV Series 2019– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Later, Anna and Maya try to boost their reputations. A recap of Hulu’s PEN15, season one, episode … Season 1 Feb 2019 - Feb 2019. Two 13-year-old middle-school friends deal with the awkwardness of adolescence in 2000. Music Supervisor. Desperate to make her pops proud, Maya’s responses often embellish the truth, from the goal she scored at soccer (when she actually had one scored on her) to all the new friends she and Anna are making (when they’re actually horrified at Maya again impersonating Jim Carrey by “talking” out of her butt). PEN15 is described by Hulu as middle school as it really happened. America Just Got More 420 Friendly and No One Is Happier Than SZA. 7 AIM. His “sudden” plea deal comes seemingly as a result of L.A. County DA Jackie Lacey’s Election Day defeat. Your entire fate seems to rest on the “yes or no?” note you’ve just passed in class, while you try to deny the one crumpled in your back pocket, feeling only pity and revulsion. Tiffany Anders. The night gets sexy and Anna and Maya try to keep up. It’s the first day of seventh grade in the year 2000. The self-important band teacher, obsessed with the self-composed piece he’s having the students play, is no help, either. So anxious her hands are cramping into claws, Maya can barely think straight. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, By submitting your email, you agree to our, WELP: Guess How Many People Voted for ‘President Kanye’, Steve Kornacki Has at Least Been Forced to Take a Break, Watching CNN on Election Night Felt Like Being Dipped in Boiling Oil, A Guide to Conservatorships (and Why Everyone Is Talking About Them). 3 Ojichan. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Maya strives to impress her crush as Anna grapples with her parents' divorce. Recent Questions. It’s a viewing party to watch the newly released VHS movie, Wild Things. 10 Dance. (“Oh God, it’s Alex, six o’clock,” she tells Anna, who turns to look behind them. A recap of Hulu’s “PEN15,” season one, episode two, “Miranda.” Season 2. Somehow Anna and Maya make it in, but feelings of inadequacy lead them down a shady path. They are faced with the age-old question: stay home and play pretend or go out and do drugs? Hopefully we’ll know who is president by then. Leo Birenberg. They’ll have to navigate this unfamiliar terrain set to billboard hits, by themselves. But while Anna sees Alex exclusively in pop-ballad slo-mo, Alex has no clue who Anna even is. But things turn as Anna gets a little too comfortable. Brandon’s only value to her is in being “a boyfriend” that she can have, and in letting Maya participate in that feeling, too. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox. This outing of PEN15 centers on one of the toughest lessons of young adulthood: You rarely get the approval you want, and you rarely want the approval you get. Maya and Anna become fascinated with the mature girls in their class who smoke. Steve Kornacki Recalls Accidentally Outlining a Penis on His Touchscreen in 2016, MSNBC’s touchscreen guru/Energizer bunny shared the story on. On the opening night of the play, Maya and Anna share their feelings and learn to mature. She wants to raise her hand to try out, but not be first to do it; she unthinkingly mouths along with the other auditioner, secure in the knowledge that she’s the better singer; when the class is encouraged to offer her competitor polite praise, she overcorrects by being too effusive. In fact, she can’t even play her actual three notes right — not for her dad, and not for superior drummer Sam, who tries to help her relax. For Maya, that’s parental approval. “Uh, actually I don’t know what o’clock it is, but he’s right over there.”) Mortified after missing her first timpani note of the program, Maya goes berserk with frustration, flying into a hysterically funny drum solo that concludes with a perfectly timed barf all over the drum set. Rihanna Is in No Rush, Demands Every Vote Be Counted, “Count Every Vote We’ll Wait.”, Fox News Won the 2020 Election Night Ratings Battle, Somehow, Lana Del Rey Managed to Make Election Night About Her. Outstanding performances elevate an episode that explores the gap between the approval we want as adolescents, and what we actually receive. Season 1, Episode 4 February 8, 2019 Anna practices her classical piece to secure Alex's affection while Maya becomes absorbed in a lie as Trailview's Night of Amazing Music draws near. In an excruciating scene, they’re paired as lab partners, Anna utterly failing to play it cool while putting her arm around his chair and dropping unsubtle hints about her availability. Alex isn’t interested, but Anna forges on, hoping against hope her performances will make a more lasting impression. Maya and Anna get their very first AIM screennames and their social world opens up.