Friends, I’ve started a new blog. I’ll keep posting on Of The Icebox but I wanted a separate space to write review and reflections on TV shows, movies, and books.
Without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce you to ‘Sofa Tofu’ and my first blog on season 1 of PEN15. I hope you enjoy and if it’s something you’re interested in, make sure to follow!
Review and Reflections
If you, like me, have repressed your 7th grade memories so deep that you sometimes wonder if you even went to 7th grade or were the unknowing recipient of the ‘No Child Left Behind’ act, then PEN15 is sure to cast away all doubt. This show was the reawakening of everything I thought my hypnotist had freed me of and I’m glad for the return of my memories.
From sliding your tongue over your braces non-stop to experiencing a lifetime of mortifying firsts, PEN15 took the exposure therapy route to healing our collective Junior High traumas. I had not previously associated my traumatic experiences as something universal because, as a child raised on TV, I’ve never seen a show that talked about the female coming-of-age experience with quite as much brutal honesty as PEN15. Consider this Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle’s Season 1 gift to womankind…
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