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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Pen15 will shrivel after season two   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2021-11-30 4:44:00 AM  
That's cold.
 
2021-11-30 6:09:11 AM  
They're 34-year-olds playing 13-year-olds?
"How do you do, my fellow kids"-like acting detected?
 
2021-11-30 8:01:27 AM  

petuniapup: They're 34-year-olds playing 13-year-olds?
"How do you do, my fellow kids"-like acting detected?


To be fair, the actors do capture the zeitgeist of being a teen circa '00. It's a well-written comedy.
 
2021-11-30 8:21:20 AM  
Maybe Netflix will reboot it as Pen Island.
 
2021-11-30 8:30:41 AM  
I think it's hilarious and very well done, my wife can't stand it. She says it makes her uncomfortable.

I'm surprised as I thought she'd love it.
 
2021-11-30 8:56:29 AM  

Dels: Maybe Netflix will reboot it as Pen Island.


A 30-something playing a teen? BRILLIANT!:
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2021-11-30 9:10:53 AM  

kumanoki: petuniapup: They're 34-year-olds playing 13-year-olds?
"How do you do, my fellow kids"-like acting detected?

To be fair, the actors do capture the zeitgeist of being a teen circa '00. It's a well-written comedy.


It's pretty much what Wet Hot American Summer did too.
 
2021-11-30 9:15:09 AM  

Dels: Maybe Netflix will reboot it as Pen Island.


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2021-11-30 9:21:29 AM  
So not mightier then?
 
2021-11-30 9:43:42 AM  
I always thought it looked pretty good, but I don't have Hulu and I ain't signing up for ANOTHER subscription service.  I'm trying to get the wife off of some of the ones we already have.
 
2021-11-30 10:28:02 AM  

Thosw: That's cold.


They had been SWIMMING!
 
2021-11-30 10:29:31 AM  

mike_d85: I always thought it looked pretty good, but I don't have Hulu and I ain't signing up for ANOTHER subscription service.  I'm trying to get the wife off of some of the ones we already have.


We're lucky, we only pay for two streaming services, and one is mostly live TV. All the others are exchanged with friends and family.
 
2021-11-30 10:50:24 AM  
Hehe pen 15 club
 
2021-11-30 10:53:40 AM  
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2021-11-30 11:21:48 AM  

Barton Fink: I think it's hilarious and very well done, my wife can't stand it. She says it makes her uncomfortable.

I'm surprised as I thought she'd love it.


Huh. Because it reminds her of some cringe-worthy things that happened when she was that age? I know it does for me. I think it's great tho - I need to watch the 2nd season.
 
2021-11-30 11:23:53 AM  

casey17: Barton Fink: I think it's hilarious and very well done, my wife can't stand it. She says it makes her uncomfortable.

I'm surprised as I thought she'd love it.

Huh. Because it reminds her of some cringe-worthy things that happened when she was that age? I know it does for me. I think it's great tho - I need to watch the 2nd season.


I think it's the adults playing teens interacting with real teens that is her big issue.
 
2021-11-30 11:40:47 AM  
It's a good show. Makes me laugh.

Anna!

Maya!

And it also gave us the Cafeteria Girls episode of Big Mouth, so....
 
2021-11-30 1:22:50 PM  
Not willing to be one of the thousands willing to pay for Hulu, I havent seen it.
 
2021-11-30 1:58:15 PM  

petuniapup: They're 34-year-olds playing 13-year-olds?
"How do you do, my fellow kids"-like acting detected?


I made it about ten minutes in. If you enjoy laughing instead of cringeing, check it out. The premise, the 'jokes,' everything about it is just:

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2021-11-30 2:55:07 PM  
I dunno. I was a teen during the 90s/00, and the show didnt seem relateable to my experiences. It seemed like what adults in the 90s thought being a teen in the time was like even though it is actually written by contemporaries. It just seemed off. I guess my view is skewed through the life vs. entertainment filter, just as Im sure being in the 80s wasn't actually just living through John Hughes movies every day. Still, it would
 
2021-11-30 6:35:58 PM  

Barton Fink: casey17: Barton Fink: I think it's hilarious and very well done, my wife can't stand it. She says it makes her uncomfortable.

I'm surprised as I thought she'd love it.

Huh. Because it reminds her of some cringe-worthy things that happened when she was that age? I know it does for me. I think it's great tho - I need to watch the 2nd season.

I think it's the adults playing teens interacting with real teens that is her big issue.



Yeah, I thought about that too. But I'm guessing there's other adults and maybe their parents on set with them, so it's not too weird.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2021-11-30 6:38:42 PM  

vatica40: I dunno. I was a teen during the 90s/00, and the show didnt seem relateable to my experiences. It seemed like what adults in the 90s thought being a teen in the time was like even though it is actually written by contemporaries. It just seemed off. I guess my view is skewed through the life vs. entertainment filter, just as Im sure being in the 80s wasn't actually just living through John Hughes movies every day. Still, it would


Eh, John Hughes movies were pretty spot-on for me.
 
2021-11-30 10:37:58 PM  
I am a happy heterosexual male that is proud I have not watched 1 second of this show.  I have seen the Hulu commercial and made my decision based on such.
 
2021-11-30 11:12:13 PM  
Is this where I complain that Human Giant was the last great MTV show, only lasted two seasons (with the second season never released on DVD), and is not available on streaming?
 
2021-12-01 6:55:13 AM  
It's a great show. Me and my 11 year old daughter watch it together all the time, good bonding experience.

/not really, I watched a couple episodes, but with so many other ways to pass the time, I bailed on it. None of it was relatable to me.
 
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