Connect with us
Younger Stiff Competition Review Younger Stiff Competition Review

Younger

Younger – Stiff Competition (6×05)

"Younger" Ep. 605 (Airs 7/17/19)

Published

on

With a title like “Stiff Competition,” it was obvious that Charles and Liza would be squaring off against each other on Younger Season 6 Episode 5.

Sure, the “stiff competition” actually referred to Charles’ penis, but it more than applies to the current dynamic between Charles and Liza when it comes to Millennial and Mercury.

There was a possibility that Charles and Liza could keep this competition friendly and lighthearted, but that all went out the door the moment Charles began pulling almost every author right from under Millennial and showing absolutely no remorse.

Competition can keep you on your toes, but it can also destroy your relationship.

As Diana and Kelsey put it: Liza is sleeping with the enemy and it was bound to become problematic.

Being caught in the middle is nothing new for Liza; it’s a formula we’ve seen Younger implement since the first season.

She’s always in the middle trying to make everything work and watching it crumble around her.

If it isn’t Charles vs. Josh, it’s Charles vs. Kelsey or Millennial vs. Mercury.

Lines have become blurred and there are only three ways this potentially goes: Charles and Liza break-up, Charles pursues different authors than Millennial (as he should), or Liza goes to work with him at Mercury.

Keeping the peace and remaining neutral didn’t work when Kelsey’s whole reputation was on the line.

And to be honest, by the end, I was against keeping things neutral, too.

I’ll fully admit that I’m a bit confused on Charles’ motivations and where he’s coming from internally.

Is he genuinely fine with competing with Liza? Does he enjoy it?

Does he not value her as a career woman because she’s still technically working for him? Is he just oblivious to how it’s affecting his former co-workers?

At one point, he tells Julia she’ll be in good hands whoever she signs with.

Initially, it seemed like Charles had no ill intention and believed in Liza and thus, Millennial, but after his last statement about everything benefitting the bottom line, he basically took all of Liza and Kelsey’s wins as his own.

His approach in that final scene was surprising

I’ve never pegged him as an egotistical man, but that’s the kind of the vibe I’m getting.

All those things he said about “risking everything for his dream” don’t apply because somehow — and I truly don’t understand how he’s allowed to still have a stake in Millennial while running Mercury — he has toes dipped in both companies thus making it impossible for him to lose.

He’s winning regardless of who is signing the authors.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Coffee Table News

Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

Published

on

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!

Continue Reading

Younger

Younger – Forever (6×12)

Published

on

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!

Continue Reading

Younger

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

Published

on

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!

Continue Reading

Trending