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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 Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

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Liza takes on New York City after modeling for Infinitely 21 on 'Younger.'

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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Younger – Forever (6×12)

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Younger Season 6 Season finale review

Usually, proposals call for a celebration. Usually.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 12, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Charles’ proposal couldn’t have come at a worse time, and it drastically underlined how differently he and Liza viewed their relationship.

His speech before the proposal was heartfelt and genuine; Charles has fallen madly in love with Liza and only has eyes for her.

But Liza’s eyes and heart have been wandering for several episodes now. She’s not as fully committed to this relationship as Charles is, and that’s a damn shame.

Viewers have been frustrated with the back and forth that’s been happening all season long.

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 11 Review: Holding Out for a Shero

There was hope that by the season finale, Liza would make up her mind and move on from this nonsense.

Pick Charles, pick Josh, pick no one, but be an adult and make a decision, Liza.

Kelsey said it best: they’re no longer looking back.

Even Charles’ proposal is pushing for her to make a decision and commit to it.

If Younger Season 6 was about Liza owning up to her lie and accepting her truth, then Younger Season 7 needs to be about Liza deciding to be the grown woman that she is.

Unless Liza is into polygamy, there’s no way she can have them both.

There has to be a sacrifice for any of this to be worth it.

Liza’s indecisiveness becomes even more frustrating when you consider that everything has been leading up until this very moment.

Liza and Charles had chemistry from day one, and despite her other relationships and obstacles, they kept being drawn to each other.

The set-up was perfect: their song was playing (though the magic wasn’t there anymore), they were in the moment at a wedding, and there was talk of their future and blending their families.

Yet, Liza keeps holding onto a memory of what once was for reasons unknown.

On Younger Season 5, she was ready to leave Josh alone and embrace her relationship with Charles.
How did we stray so far from that realization? Why did we lose sight of all the magic Liza and Charles had?

They all deserve better, but after that speech, oh, that speech, Charles deserves so much more.

Charles is a gentleman who is thinking of the bigger picture, and Liza is acting worse than a teenager.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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Younger – Holding Out for a Shero (6×11)

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Younger Holding Out for a Shero Review

“You wrote a letter to the wrong guy.”

That statement at the end of Younger Season 6 Episode 11 oozed so much truth.

And it’s also incredibly sad. My heart sank when Josh said those words as it revealed just how much he still loves Liza.

Liza’s love triangle keeps getting messier, and though she tried to make a choice and wrote Josh a “Dear John” letter hoping to cut ties with him and focus on her new squeeze, Charles, she opened up a can of emotions instead.

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 10 Review: It’s All About the Money, Honey

As a fan who has been pushing towards a resolution to this drawn-out triangle, I applaud Liza’s efforts for wanting to give her new relationship a shot but clearly, there are feelings that keep pulling her back to her ex-boyfriend despite being “content” with Charles.

Because at this point, that’s just what it is.

Team Charles fans have waited so long for Liza and Charles to get together, and the moment they did, their chemistry died off and things became mundane.

Since she’s gotten with Charles, Josh has always been lurking there subconsciously.

She wasn’t even able to justify her reasons for Charles being the one; there’s nothing sweep-me-off-my-feet romantic about dating someone because they’re your peers and age-appropriate.

And she can’t deny that being with Charles reminds her of being married and suffocated, which is the first thing that came to mind after her confrontation with Josh.

After everything she’s been through to get to this point, Liza doesn’t need to go back to how things used to be.

The tension has been building up between Liza and Josh for a while, but this was the confrontation Josh fans needed.

He needed to call her out on her bullshit.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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