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Younger – The Gift of Maggie (4×05)

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If that’s the last time we’ll ever have to see Montana, or Amy, or whatever her real name is, I can live a happy life.

Maggie owned the episode this week on Younger proving that she’s not someone you want to mess with. Unless you’re down for a woman with a switchblade with meat stabbed onto the end, then mess with her all you want.

Montana, the sweet coffee shop girl turned Maggie’s assistant turned Josh’s temporary squeeze tried it this week. It all started when she informed me of her upcoming art show, which seemed promising considering we know she’s an aspiring artist with impressive dick-shaped foam art to prove it.

Unfortunately, that’s where her artist talents stopped…. or to be punny, fell short. Like a Drake song, Montana went from 0 to 100, sweet to overbearing really quickly. The first sign was when she invited Josh to help out in her studio. It wouldn’t have been an odd thing at all had her studio not been attached to her parents’ house and the only reason she invited him in the first place was to introduce him to the rents… after one date. The gods were basically screaming for Josh to “run” at that point but since he was quite far from New York, he stuck it out and found out that Montana’s art consisted of appropriation.

If you think that sounds bad, that’s because it is. This girl basically steals artwork from other artists, tapes on the shape of the state of Montana and sells it as her own. According to her mother, it’s innovative. Josh is clearly thrown off by this outward example of stealing and confronts her about it but Montana doesn’t see the wrong in it either explaining that this is just what “millenials” do. At this point, I’m fairly certain Josh’s appreciation for dating 40-year-old women skyrocketed.

Josh goes with his gut feeling and tells Maggie about Montana’s show, even though she specifically asked him not to. Mere moments pass before Liza gets a text from her crazed roomie that “shit’s about to go down.” When Montana spots Josh’s ex and her previous “mentor” she waltzes over and snobbishly informs her that the artwork is now hers to sell because she “added onto it,” prompting Maggie to take out her switchblade, slash the painting and exclaim, “now it’s mine.” I’ve never seen Liza prouder of Maggie, the gift that keeps on giving… and giving some more.

Liza and Josh have been avoiding each other the whole season so it about time they finally had a real face-to-face. Time heals all wounds and he was finally ready to talk things through. “Why did you have to kiss him,” he asked her with that puppy-dog hurt face that melts every girl in America, I’m sure of it. Liza’s answer was brutally honest – she had to blow it up to give him a fighting chance at a normal relationship. A chance at having kids, deciding if he wants kids, living his young adult years.

The realness of the break up began setting in even more when she told him that she’s love to be in his life still and maybe someday be the fun “Aunt Liza.” Openly saying that you want a dude to move on and have kids with someone else is the equivalent of saying “it’s never going to happen again. She basically cemented in the reality that these two were over for good and not because she doesn’t love him but because she knows that one day, he’d wake up miserable and with regrets. It’s noble of her to put his needs first. Josh’s facial expression revealed that he too picked up on that message and while it was hard for him, he promised that he would always be in her life in some capacity, even if it wasn’t romantically. Exes can be friends.

This basically gives Liza the go-ahead to pursue Charles and based on her actions at work and behavior towards him, I’d say it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. I mean we all saw him look at her butt as she walked away from him right?

I’m also going to call it right now – Liza is going to take her story of lying about her age and falling for a much younger man and having loads of hot sex and she’s going to turn it into one of those “happily ever after” love romances. Think about it, she’s a good writer, she’s authentic because she owns the story and she’ll be able to stay anonymous… for awhile at least.

Kelsey’s relationship with Zane is also heating up. I wasn’t convinced that I could take Marcel out of the actor but he’s convinced me that this tailored-suit wearing character was meant for him. With The Originals coming to an end, I hope they find a way to give Kelsey her happily ever after by keeping him around as eye candy numero dos, next to Josh. Considering Kels’ luck with men, it seems rather unlikely, especially since he’s been playing it cool after finding out that she poached his author. He’s either planning to retaliate or he played her into falling for him and still going after Lachlan because they were going to release him anyway. Either way, it spells trouble.

Do you think Liza and Charles should just hook up already? Should Liza tell everyone the truth? What’s next in Josh’s story now that he’s made up with his ex and gotten her blessing to go date and be young?

Other Thoughts

  • Every girl in New York City carries a toothbrush and underwear with her. Noted. Also, kind of a good idea.
  • Josh considers Maggie to be his friend. I love that. He’s a good human. He even chose her and Liza over Montana because let’s face it, no matter how good the sex is, you just can’t stay with crazy.
  • Diana wants to MEET Maggie, which is good for Maggie and possibly bad for Liza.


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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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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

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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

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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.

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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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