Anna Konkel and Maya Erskine play two tweens fumbling their way through middle school in Pen15 season two. | Hulu
The delightfully awkward Hulu show by Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine takes us right back to the year 2000 — and all of its glorious snacks
In the first episode of Pen15’s second season, there’s an Oreo cookie severed at the seams and rebonded with about 12 additional slabs of cream filling, creating a huge cookie tower. The super-stuffed snack is constructed and implicitly consumed off screen, but anyone who’s eaten a Oreo can picture a kid meticulously twisting the chocolate cookies apart and messily peeling away the loosened frosting with sticky fingers.
In junior high, I might have taken to stacking and smooshing together custom-stuffed Oreos privately at home, out of sight of judgmental peers. But this particular pile in Pen15 is sitting in front of Brendan, Anna … Read more