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Younger- The Boy With The Dragon Tattoo (1×10)

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Things weren’t on Liza’s side this week on Younger and I finally remembered why being in your 20’s isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

For starters, Liza and Maggie had to evacuate their apartment for two days because of bed bugs. Ugh I shiver just thinking about it. While Maggie went to live with some friend, Liza decided to spend the night at Josh’s. Unfortunately, that wasn’t as fun as it sounds. When they arrived at his place, two of his “bros” came to crash from Philly. When you’re in your 40’s the last thing you want is to live in a house with a bunch of dudes young enough to be your sons… but then again, this is what she signed up for by dating a dude half her age. And not telling him.

To make matters worse, when she went into the bathroom, there was shit in the clogged toilet because guys are effing gross. Liza’s reaction= epic however. Then Josh couldn’t even tell his friends she was his girlfriend, he said they were “hanging out.” How immature, seriously dude?

The next night she went to sleep at Lauren and Kelsey’s place… except it turns out they live with Lauren’s parents in a beautiful Manhattan house. Like Kelsey said, something for something. I’d rather live in this place with parents than in a crappy apartment in Brooklyn too. The slumber party was really fun, with Lauren’s mom even giving Kelsey “make Josh want you” advice. But then things got super weird when Lauren’s dad wouldn’t leave her room because he was being a creepy old dude that was trying to make a move on her or something. What the hell?

Things at work weren’t going any better. At first it seemed like Liza’s find- the book from the reject pile titled “The Scarf” was a major hit after being showcased at suburban old lady book clubs. Women were sending in scarves and demanding that Empirical publish the book. Liza and Kelsey called the author, got permission to give her a publishing deal from Charles and even pissed off Diana. So much that the next day they met with the client and Diana outright embarrassed her assistant by proving the book was completely plagiarized from a book called “Babushka.” Diana was on her high horse yet again and Charles seemed really disappointed in Liza… even though she and Kelsey swore they followed protocol. God, Diana is cruel. Sorry that homeboy isn’t interested in you!

Seeing how disappointed she was in the fact that this lady lied to her made Liza realize her lies were probably disappointing a lot of people too. Okay, not probably… more like definitely. She seriously almost slipped up several times throughout this episode and revealed her real age. When she was finally going to tell Josh the truth, he interrupted her by telling her they weren’t just hanging out. They were serious and to prove it, he tattooed a dragon- for her fake birth year- on his body. That’s devotion. But seriously idiot, don’t you know tattooing something for a girl only means it’s going to eff up. And when I say eff up I mean like it’ll explode into smithereens of disappointment and disgrace. I can’t wait.

Who do you think will be the first person to catch on to Liza’s lies? Will she get caught or will she fess up?

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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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Younger – Merger, She Wrote (6×06)

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Younger Merger, She Wrote Review

Someone pass the tissues because Younger Season 6 Episode 6 had me in tears from both laughing and crying.

What a work out in 23 minutes!

The mix of a comedic and heartfelt made this the best episode to date.

My expectations were high after seeing Peter Hermann and Nico Tortella tease the episode as the one “we’ve always wanted to happen.”

And the moment I heard the words retreat, I knew it was going to go down.

All of the craziest things have happened at retreats and that was when microdosing (taking small amounts of drugs) wasn’t involved.

Add drugs and the fact that Liza’s there with her ex and a current boyfriend who she’s feuding with, well, what could go wrong?

I don’t condone the use of drugs, but man, it was so hilarious to see her hallucinating.

There was no shortage of funny moments: Josh and Charles merged into one person, Charles spoke using Josh’s voice, and Liza danced with a plant.

That last one is going down as one of the show’s most iconic moments.

While I’m not a fan of continuing the love triangle, if we have to endure it, this was the most interesting way to go about it.

With the added layer of not-LCD, my interest was piqued.

What would come of their heightened reality, open mind, and unlocked unconsciousness?

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 4 Review: An Inside Glob

Apparently, the only realization that Liza had was that she’s still torn between Josh and Charles. Go figure.

Now, I’m in no way complaining about Liza’s dance routine because they got to incorporate Sutton Foster’s real-life talents into it in a way that felt authentic and fun to the story, but I wish her altered state allowed her to finally settle for one.

Flipping between Josh and Charles in bed was great, but at some point, the show has to reign in on one and let the other one go.

At this point, I don’t even care which guy she ends up with, I just can’t keep bouncing back-and-forth.

Especially because it does seem like Josh has finally accepted Liza’s new relationship and even bonded with Charles while she was otherwise occupied.

After the retreat, Charles mentioned that he had a good chat with Josh, which convinced him to fight for his family at Millennial.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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