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"Younger" Ep. 401 (Airs 6/28, 10pm ET/PT)

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Younger is finally back ya’ll!

The highly anticipated 4th season premiered last night but it wasn’t filled with its usual late-night deceit.

Liza’s absurd, but understandable lie, has been trickling out over the past few seasons. Josh was let it on her secret and at first, found a way to cope with it but eventually came to the conclusion that once a fraud, always a fraud.

After seeing how her lies were hurting everyone, she decided to come clean to her best friend Kelsey and her timing may have been a little off. Kelsey just lost her BF, a place to stay (Lauren kicked her out to make room for Max) and now everything she thought she knew about Liza was flipped upside down. “I don’t understand,” Kelsey replies, which forces Liza to launch into the truth – she was forced to lie about her age to secure a job in the publishing world after making a decision to be unemployed for several years to raise her now college-enrolled daughter. Sprinkle in a cheating husband in there to add some real flavor. to take care of her now-college enrolled daughter.

And while any sane person could understand why the 40-something-year-old would choose to masquerade as a mid-twenty-year-old, Kelsey just couldn’t let it go. At work, she played it cool but made it very clear that their “personal” relationship was no more and things would remain professional.

Hoping to keep the momentum going, Liza was about to out herself to both Diana and Charles when Kelsey stopped her. If she tells the truth, Millenial’s credibility would be ruined and with everything else going wrong, she cannot afford to loose her imprint. Kelsey’s anger is understandable but putting her imprint and herself first makes her a hypocrite as she just scolded Liza for selling a book to “keep her secret,” saying she “only cares about herself.”

Kelsey decided to call in Lauren to help Liza create “her truth.” She didn’t have to come clean, she just needed to change the narrative and that included, building up a social profile, which would squash any doubt about her age because as you know, Google does not lie.

Using Emily’s own blackmail against her, Kelsey gives her an ultimatum – either she gets them on the elite “29 under 29 list” or she pulls the plug on her book, making sure she won’t be able to find another publisher. And just like that, the girls are having a field day with the press, promoting Millenial, which obviously makes Liza feel like an even bigger fraud.

How long will she be able to keep up this charade? It’s been working out in her favor for awhile but clearly, the minute people realize what she’s been doing, they don’t feel very sympathetic to the cause. Although it should speak volumes to the workplace for women of age. The secret she’s harboring is the crux of the show so once revealed, it would change the dynamic drastically. Is that a bad thing though? Younger is not the show it started out being – the characters have grown, their learning and evolving and without that element of secrecy, we would finally be able to watch Liza learn the rules of social media and publishing as a middle-aged woman. It would definitely be more empowering than it is right now for her, trying to really convince herself and pretend that she’s someone she isn’t. Right now, Liza and co. are living in a fantasy-world that we love to live vicariously through because it’s so forbidden but there’s still an exciting chapter of being honest to explore, which I think fans will enjoy because it’s all about learning to live your truth and owning up to it.

Obviously, the truth would also change her relationships. That’s already happened with Josh and Kelsey but it would be the biggest change for Charles, who obviously harbors feelings for her. It hasn’t bothered him that he’s hit on his younger employee, which could be frowned upon. There is this unspoken attraction and when he finds out that she called off the proposal with Josh, he swoops in taking her to a Hemingway gallery, just to impress her. It’s funny that he hasn’t realized he has so much in common with her because they are the same age. But will those feelings change once he knows the truth? Will he be able to forgive her?

Aside from the possibility of Liza’s secret coming out, the other most intriguing part of this season will be Kelsey’s new relationship with Josh. Both of them have Liza and her lies in common, which will draw them closer together. She’s already his new roommate but will she be more? Will both of them drown their sorrows and broken hearts in each other? Would Kelsey actually do that to Liza? I’m going to say yes because it seems like she’s pretty upset by this reveal and if she were to find out Liza’s been keeping her “fling” with Charles a secret too, would most likely retaliate.

Thoughts on the first episode? Will Liza finally pop the truth balloon? Will it ooze out in a calm, collected manner or simply blow up in everyone’s face?

And will Lauren please stop insinuating that assault (sitting on a nocturnal erection) is ever okay. Even with innocent intentions, there should not be “rape is ok” jokes nor should there be scenes that basically ignore the rules of consent with a “no means yes” outlook that encourages rape culture. Do better Younger. You have a show that’s young, vibrant, insanely addicting and relates to millennials equally as it does to the Gen Xers, don’t screw it up with bad judgments and poor taste now.


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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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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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