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Younger – Gettin’ Hygge With It (4×02)

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No one was in their comfort zone on this week’s Younger despite trying to get hygge with it.

In addition to being forced to show off her two-step with Josh (who knew Kelsey was originally from Texas?), Kelsey was also trying to navigate her new world, which was flipped upside down when Liza dropped this truth bomb on her.

Her new normal went from having a work and real life BFF to contemplating how foolish she was to believe that the BFF, a woman who doesn’t even know what a meme is (does anyone really was), was actually a millenial. The one plus side of Kelsey finding out Liza’s secret is that we can now watch her see Liza with fresh eyes. Or in the wise words of Josh, they should have known all along because Liza = Lies. Uh. Drunk mind speaks sober thoughts.

Unsure of how to cope with the betrayal, Kelsey went looking for reassurance in all the wrong places, starting with Colin, who inserted himself right back into her life after his book received negative reviews. That coupled with a huge bathroom fight with Liza, who was just trying to give her some friendly, yet unwanted, advice, forced her to retreat back to Josh’s where they danced away the pain together.

I kept cringing every time these two got a little too close, mainly because the promos lead me to believe that they were going to hook up. It seems like the thought also crossed Liza’s mind because let’s face it, why wouldn’t two attractive and young people who were nursing broken hearts and harboring a secret only they knew about, get together?

One thing about promos? They are purposefully deceiving. Kelsey might be finding some “hygge” with Josh when it comes to dealing with Liza’s lies, he’s moving out of his comfort zone and pursuing a blonde named Montana.

No, not Hannah Montana but the coffee shop girl that Maggie mistakenly tried to make a move on back at the apartment. Apparently, her gaydar was very much off as she mistook adoration for flirtation. While Montana wasn’t into Maggie like that, she was still eager to stir her paint or stretch her canvas or whatever which is obviously a set up for her to befriend Maggie and Liza while dating Josh at the same time without a clue that there is this deeply twisted history. I do feel like Maggie’s character gets a little cheated though just for the sake of the storyline. Can we please get her a real love interest? Preferably someone fun like Lauren?

 

Kelsey and Josh’s struggles are nowhere as serious as Liza’s though. While they feel betrayed, Liza feels abandoned and shunned. There’s not much she can do to remedy it though, especially because coming clean to those that trust her the most is out of the question since she has to keep up appearances at work for the sake of Millennial.

And even though she’s hurt because she’s (temporarily) lost both the people she cared about, she’s experiencing mixed feelings because she’s also smitten with Charles and completely unaware. How you could be that unaware of sexual tension is beyond me. I almost felt like Kelsey was going to walk in on Liza massaging out Charles’ kink and figure out that their relationship was the reason that Josh’s proposal fell through. And that knowledge might give her the power to pursue the relationship without feeling guilty.

It’s clear that we’re at a pinnacle with Younger. It’s getting harder and harder for Liza to keep lying to her loved ones and keeping up the charade. How many times did she almost spill the beans about her ex-husband?! She’s guilty and it’s all going to erupt one day, unexpectedly, in the messiest of ways. That will set a whole new tone and dynamic for all the relationships moving forward. We already see it with Josh and Kelsey, Kelsey and Liza and Liza and Josh, but how will the rest of the characters take the truth? Will they be understanding? Will they fault her?

 

Other Thoughts

  • I love Lauren but for the second week in a row, she’s delivered questionable lines/advice. This week, but her encouraging Kels to bring Josh to the event was terrible friend advice. Is she really that indifferent to Liza, who she knows is Kelsey’s other best friend? No fake friends.
  • As “fake” as Liza was to Kelsey, she’s been nothing but a real friend, even trying to give her sound relationship advice. And coming from a woman who’s been there, done that, I’d take it. The way their friendship started may have been a lie but everything else was genuine.
  • There is nothing I love more than something punny and getting hygge with it was literally everything that I needed on this Monday-est Wednesday ever. That was almost as good as Liza flirtatiously trying to massage out Charles’ spasm in his office. Seriously, Empirical is a NSFW workplace.

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Younger – It’s All About the Money, Honey (6×10)

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Another day, another PR nightmare for Millennial.

Kelsey, Liza, and Charles visited my hometown of Chicago on Younger Season 6 Episode 10, but things weren’t exactly a breeze in the Windy City.

The trip was high-stress from the beginning as Kelsey and Charles attempted to sway their last remaining investor in to keep the company afloat.

They’re broke now, remember?

Charles took charge in the male-dominated meeting, but Kelsey flexed her publisher muscle by explaining that Millennial’s main asset is their ability to keep up with the times. Sometimes, a little too much.

There was a mention of transparency, which was worrisome considering Millennial’s lack of transparency when it came to Liza’s lie.

However, it wasn’t something the investors, all older men, would have been made privy too.

As they pointed out in the meeting, they didn’t understand the power of social media or how it could make them money, so chances are they didn’t Google to read up on Millennial’s recent hiccups.

But they got a very detailed lesson on social media courtesy of Kelsey.

After securing the funding, Kelsey and Charles’ celebrations were short-lived as they were plagued by another social media snafu, this time not one of Liza’s making.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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Younger – Millennial’s Next Top Model (6×09)

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This season just keeps getting better and better.

Millennial, with Kelsey in tow, dealt with the aftermath of “42-gate” on Younger Season 6 Episode 9.

The publishing world was rocked by Pauline’s scandalous revelation that Liza, formerly known as 1 of 2 awesome millennial editors, was, in fact, a 42-year-old woman.

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The company was sinking, clients were dropping, authors were fleeting, but they didn’t have to be.

This negative reaction could have been prevented with better preparation from Team Millennial.

Since they knew the truth, they were the ones holding all the cards and should have had a contingency plan in case someone exposed Liza.

And there were plenty of people who could have potentially pulled the trigger.

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 8 Review: The Debu-taunt

Instead, they were trying to catch up with the headlines, which made it harder to change the narrative already painted about the company and its employees.

Zane was the only one with an outside perspective; he wasn’t close to Liza, he didn’t have any connection to her, nor did he owe her anything.

But his advice to fire Liza also overlooked the negative impact it would have had on the company.

Liza lied because a woman in her forties wasn’t granted the same opportunities in the workforce as a thriving woman in her 20s.

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If they fired her, they’d only be feeding into the age discrimination that Liza was trying to combat with her illegal move in the first place.

They’d essentially be proving her point.

Zane was right in saying that Liza lied and made everyone, namely Kelsey and Charles, complicit, but he failed to acknowledge that they all knew about her lie and helped her cover it up.

They lied on her behalf, so in a way, they’re just as responsible for Millennial’s potential downfall as Liza.

Harboring a secret is equal to assisting someone in harboring said secret.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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Younger – The Debu-taunt (6×08)

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What a big, emotionally-loaded episode.

The cast of Younger wasn’t lying when they said Younger Season 6 Episode 8 was the episode we’ve all been waiting for.

If you’re not crying happy tears after Liza’s and Diana’s “I love you” exchange, you have no soul.

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We’ve all been so focused on Younger’s love-triangle, but the magic has always been in the relationships between the female characters.

Liza’s secret unraveled at a rapid pace and by the end, we were all in a different space mentally, physically and emotionally.

For the most part, everyone was in a better, more honest place, even if Millennial is stuck going through an identity crisis.

Diana was one of the last remaining Empirical/Millennial employees who was kept in the dark about Liza’s real age, and we all wondered when and how she’d find out the truth.

I knew that when it happened that it was going to be intense, but I had no idea it would be such an emotionally raw moment.

Related:  Younger Season 6 Episode 7 Review: Friends with Benefits

Diana rarely wears her heart on her sleeve, but when Pauline pubically tore down Liza, she put her foot down against the alleged slander and came to her assistant’s defense.

One might say it’s wildly out of character for Diana to be so bold since we’ve never seen her defend someone so passionately, but it really wasn’t.

Diana loves her co-workers under her icy exterior and she’d do anything for them.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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