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What happens when you stick two city girls in a cabin for a few days? Lots of drinking and truth bombs, which is quite the change of pace for Liza’s, a woman whose life has been a lie up until now.

Kelsey has been giving Liza the cold shoulder for a few weeks now and everyone’s been noticing, including Charles, who was quite shocked to hear that Kelsey didn’t agree that her best friend deserved a raise.

But while things between the girls were getting icier, Millenial was heating up as they scored an exclusive invite to a publishing retreat. Of course, that was almost a setup for multiple awkward silences and much more shade from Kels, who at this point really just needs to stop being petty and take a moment to reflect – why did Liza decide that the best course of action was lying about her age to get a job?

As if being stuck with a person you’re royally pissed at isn’t bad enough, the Bonfire retreat is a “no cell phones” zone. Kelsey’s attempts at ignoring Liza include ditching her during the hologram introduction and staying out all night drinking and sleeping with strangers. When she returns at the crack of dawn, she goes off on Liza assuming she’s about to go all middle-aged woman judgey on her but really, she just wants to let her know that her “tit’s out.” Hands down one of the best moments on television.

Business is business however and they have an image to uphold, which unfortunately for Liza involves drinking a ton of shots and puking in a plant. So, sort of like college right? As the old adage goes, drunk mind speaks sober thoughts and only then does Kelsey really lay it on her co-worker. “Maybe this isn’t working anymore,” Liza says. “Maybe it isn’t,” Kelsey retorts forcing Liza to hand her card over to Ray from Macmillan Publishers who scouted hear earlier about running their millenial imprint.

We know that no matter how much she needed the money, Liza would never try to undercut Kelsey so seeing her actually consider this option showed just how fed up she was with everyone holding this lying thing against her. Will she actually pursue it? Probably not but the initial reaction is probably enough to stir up even more trouble.

As the girls leave the retreat, Liza’s phone is bombarded with voicemails from Caitlin. After being unable to get a hold of her mom, she finally went to the hospital to find out her appendix burst. It’s a pivotal point in the episode, with Kelsey realizing that in the grand scheme of things, this woman next to her is actually a mother. And instead of being a mother this weekend, she was still trying to keep up with her younger counterpart to keep her job. A job she needed to support her daughter after her deadbeat husband left them.

It’s something we’ve realized about Liza for awhile – we’ve known her story, we’ve understood her struggle and her motives. Up until now, Kelsey was going about the situation selfishly because she really still thought that she was dealing with a friend who was walking in her shoes when in fact, this was someone who had experienced way more life. Seeing her final embrace Liza for who she really is was pretty adorable.

Now we’re going to see Liza deal with multiple aspects of her life – she’s going to want to be a better mom to Caitlin and a better friend to Kelsey. She also has to keep up the charade at work. And on top of all of that, she’s still in love with a younger man, who is now sleeping with Montana, Maggie’s new cheeky assistant. Called it! Thank god Josh wasn’t hooking up with Kelsey. Even with all of this happening, I would think their friendship would be stronger than that. spite the possibility, I would hope

Josh’s rebound is expected – he’s pretty hurt about this whole Liza thing. “When someone tells you they’re a liar, believe them,” he tells Maggie. He was in love, he was going to propose, he got cheated on and then he found out she was way older than she was letting on. Of course that’ll screw with a guys head. Does it mean it’s over between them? Possibly. I’m sure seeing Josh with another woman will help her realize whether or not she really has feelings for him or if she’s going to pursue that spark with Charles.

As for Diana, she brought the comical relief this week by introducing herself to Richard’s ex-wife, who she recognized at a restaurant because of cyber-stalking. We all do it, don’t judge her. I don’t know why she thought introducing herself was a good idea but she did and it was welcomed with uncontrollable bouts of laughter. She decides to visit one of the ex’s sessions for an explanation to the reaction and finds out, Richard left because of a mid-life crisis. He wanted to date young models… and clearly, Diana is not a young model. This information paired with her self-conscious mind rattles her to the core but when she confronts him, he assures her their love is the real deal. Is Richard scamming her? I’d hate to think a woman as powerful and poised would get duped but I think that’s where this is heading. And if so, I hope she gives him hell.

Thoughts on this week’s Younger? Are you happy Kelsey and Liza seemingly made up? Will Josh’s romance with Montanna make Liza jealous?


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Why Isn’t ‘Younger’ Season 7 Returning This Summer?

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For six seasons, Younger has been my favorite summer series. Liza’s love life feels like an endless summer romance, so while the series, which premiered in March of 2015, didn’t start off as a summer staple, it’s transformed into one with the past three seasons all premiering in June. 

The lighthearted half-hour sitcom finds Liza Miller, a 40-year-old woman struggling to to re-enter the world of publishing after hiatus. When she keeps getting shown the door, she devises a plan to pretend that she’s 26, and her lie takes her on quite an adventure.

The series is fun and flirty, giving you the kind of vibe you want during the summer months. 

And as the weather heats up, so do Liza’s relationships as she’s caught between composed and accomplished, Charles, and free-spirited, Josh.

However, there’s no sign of season 7 of Younger anywhere, and that’s because, it isn’t coming this summer.

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Despite being renewed for a seventh season on July 2019, the series hasn’t even begun production on the upcoming season.

If production hadn’t been derailed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns, the series would have likely finished filming in time for a July premiere.

Debi Mazar (Maggie) told ET  that the series was set to have their first table read on the season on March 24 with production kicking off on March 30, which is around the time all TV show and film productions shut down. 

While it’s unclear when production may resume, Mazar said they are eyeing August or September, which would push the series back to a 2021 premiere likely in January.

All of this means that we’re going to be waiting a lot longer than intended to get an answer to that season 6 cliffhanger — will Liza Miller accept Charles’ proposal or will she’ll decide that her heart still pines for Josh?

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And can the series ever move on from the love triangle? Do we even want it to?

While Younger season 7 would have been a great escape for all of us who have been cooped up at home and hoping to get lost in Liza and Kelsey’s world’s again, we’re just going to have to exercise some patience. 

The summer won’t be the same without the series, but don’t lose all hope. As you look for your upcoming summer shows to watch, you can check out our list here! 

And be sure to add The Bold Type to your list as it returns for the latter half of season 4 on June 11. 

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Plus, on the bright side, there have been rumblings that a Younger spinoff focused on Kelsey (played by Hilary Duff) is in early development! 


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Sexy and Steamy TV Shows to Watch During ‘The Bachelor’ Hiatus

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Shows to Watch During The Bachelor Hiatus

With The Bachelor taking a hiatus (well, until their spinoff Listen to Your Heart premieres in April), you need to fill that reality TV dating void in your heart with some shows that are equally as hot and steamy.

While there are plenty of choices to make from the Bachelor franchise, if you’re looking to shake things up the same way Peter Weber did on his season, we suggest these shows!

 

What/If

Young scientist Lisa is strapped for cash and needs it to fund a life-changing project when Anne Montgomery (Oscar-winner Renée Zelwegger) approaches her with an offer she can’t refuse: one night alone with her husband. The only condition: she cannot ask what happened.

Grand Hotel

The telenovela lasted only one season before ABC canceled it, but it was a sizzlin’ drama focused on a forbidden love story and a who-dun-it murder mystery. Two of our favorite things.

Younger

Liza, a 40-year-old single-mom struggles to re-enter the working world. But when she meets a 26-year-old guy who believes she’s his age, it all becomes so clear as she fakes her age, gets a publishing job, and gets a second shot at her crazy 20s… that is until people start figuring out her secret that she’s trying desperately to protect.

 

The Bold Type

Fashion meets sex on The Bold Type. Three besties — Kat, Sutton, and Jane — are living their best lives in New York City and working for a fashion magazine, Scarlett. As they “push the envelope” in their career, they’re also doing it in their daily life as they find themselves, have plenty of sexual experiences, and learn how to be comfortable in their own bodies while feeling as lost as most millennials do.

Good Girls

Sisters Beth and Annie and best friend Ruby get fed up with playing by the rules and constantly losing, so they get a crazy idea to rob a grocery store. One illegal decision suddenly lands them in hot water and starts a dangerous life of crime and even a crime of passion with one sexy “gang friend.”

The Affair

The series explores the emotional and psychological effects of two affairs. Newlyweds Alison and Cole are experiencing problems in their marriage and she finds solace in the arms of Noah, a teacher vacationing at his in-laws’ Hamptons estate with his family. What starts off as a summer affair quickly becomes much more complicated.

True Blood

Described as the “adult Twilight” and the more intense version of  The Vampire Diaries when it first came out, Sookie Stackhouse, an oddball at school who can read minds, falls for a 173-year-old vampire named Bill Compton. Bill and his vamp clique have joined the land of the living after a new synthetic blood allows vampires to survive without human blood. Sex, lust, and bloodlust all fuel this HBO series.

Elite

A private school in Spain becomes the scene of a murder brought on by a clash between the rich and the poor. The murder mystery begins as no one knows who’s responsible, and there’s a lot of sexual tension between the good looking students that leads the storyline.

Reality TV Shows

Love Island

In the same vein as many other dating reality shows, Love Island brings together a cast of hot singles ready for love and romance that’s fueled on by warm weather on the island and a grand prize of £50,00o.

 

Married at First Sight

The title of the series is pretty self-explanatory, but in the case that it needs to be explained, a group of strangers looking for love get married to a complete stranger the first time they lay eyes on him/her. They’re paired up with the help of a spiritualist, a relationship coach, and a sociologist who use “scientific matchmaking methods.” The remainder of the season documents their honeymoon and life after marriage. Following several weeks, the couple gets the option of staying together or splitting up. 

 

Are You The One?

The tagline of this series is my favorite: if your perfect match was standing in front of you, would you know? A group of singles tries to find their soulmate using a dating algorithm that processes a ton of information including a compatibility test. It then pairs the couples it thinks have the highest chance of success, but it’s kept from the participants who instead mingle for weeks and try to find their ideal significant other. If they choose the wrong person, they start over, if they don’t, well, love and money are involved.

Love is Blind

The Netflix series is a new kind of dating experiment that finds strangers meeting via cubes and falling in love without ever seeing each other. The whole idea is to remove looks from the equation and find your soulmate based on connection alone. If finding someone you vibe with is successful in the pods, the couples get engaged, have a honeymoon in Mexico, and walk down the aisle a few weeks later. Who will say yes? And who will walk away?


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Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

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Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.

On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.

But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.

We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.

Most Frustrating Thing About the Season

The love triangle.

We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.

The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.

 

Funniest Moment

There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.

Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.

But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant

 

Read the full post at TV Fanatic!


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