Reaction to the “Younger” Series Finale: The Ending I Dreamed of Came True

**Please note MAJOR spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up with this series.**

I woke up bright and early today to watch the Younger series finale and even though I have had some issues with the final season, I went into it hoping for the best and boy did it deliver!

In last week’s post, I talked about some of my predictions and questions that I had and I think that most of them were answered in the finale, but there were still a few loose ends I had some issues with.

First, let’s talk about Kelsey’s decision.

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I was really happy that Kelsey made the right decision about Rob and decided to go out on her own even though she didn’t really have an investor anymore for Inkubator. I thought that her speech at the party was really heartfelt and inspiring and I was rooting for her to find her own way.

Well, she did and thanks to the group behind Reese Witherspoon’s book club, she now has an investor. Kelsey will be moving to California and will be starting a new life, which was bitter sweet since she will be leaving Liza behind.

I have one issue with the Kelsey story and it involves Zane. I don’t like that we are just supposed to assume that Zane couldn’t handle Kelsey’s promotion and left things the way they were. I understand that the pandemic prevented some actors from returning, but Kelsey could have gotten a congratulatory text from Zane, perhaps?

Lauren and Maggie get a chance at love.

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While not exactly what I expected for either of them, their choices were far from boring and I think that it suited their characters. I am really happy that we got to spend a lot of time devoted to them this season.

The end of Charliza…

I went into this series finale thinking we were going to get a cheesy Charliza ending and I was glad that the writers went in a different direction. Liza and Charles realize that they are not going to make it and part amicably this time.

Liza is going to be the editor-in-chief at Empirical and I was honestly really excited for her. This show has been a journey of self-discovery for Liza in a lot of ways and I think that this promotion proves that she has made it and then some.

The only thing missing here is that she needs Diana to join her team again…seriously not even a mention in the series finale? That was another missed opportunity.

OK, so let’s talk about that ending!!!!!!

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I’ve been complaining that Josh has seemed mostly filler in the final season and deep down in my heart, I have always shipped Liza with Josh. The show ends exactly as it should. Everything comes full circle and Liza ends up at a bar…with Josh.

She points out that she didn’t even know he was there and he reminds her that he always has been.

The implication is there, which is exactly what I was looking for. We don’t get this over-the-top kiss or them walking off into the sunset, but we do leave things open enough to make our conclusions about what will happen between them.

I think that Younger redeemed itself in its final episode and I thought that it nailed the series finale, which is not easy to do.

I have seen a lot of shows fail at this miserably over the years and Younger took a simple and effective approach and it paid off.

I’m a Younger fan for life and I will miss watching the episodes, but there’s always time for a re-watch!

If you haven’t watched Younger yet, you can catch up now on Paramount Plus and Hulu!

Feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Younger in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Checking in on “Younger” Season 7: How will it End?

“Age is irrelevant…”

Happy Sunday TV Fans! It’s been over a year and a half since we last checked in on TV Land’s Younger and the last season is finally here! There will be twelve episodes in total for the final season. The first four episodes are already streaming on both Paramount Plus and Hulu. The remaining episodes will air weekly on Thursdays and the show will also air later on its original network, TV Land. 

The Team Charles vs. Team Josh rivalry has gone through its ups and downs, but has Liza finally made a decision on where her heart truly lies?

**Please note spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up on the series.**

At the end of season 6, Charles proposes to Liza at Diana’s wedding and of course we don’t get her answer right away, leaving us with a major cliffhanger for all this time. Luckily, the season 7 premiere doesn’t waste any time and we learn that Liza is really happy with the way things are going with Charles, but she doesn’t know if she wants to get married.

Apparently this “technicality” matters a little too much to Charles and he decides to break things off with Liza, leaving us right back where we started in this Charliza web of uncertainty.

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Will they or won’t they?

Let’s pause on that question and discuss what else is going on in the final season.

So I have to say that I was really pleased with more air time for both Lauren and Maggie. Lauren has always been a scene stealer and she has been bringing us some major laughs and it’s about time!

But, we also aren’t seeing Diana or Zane as series regulars which leaves me with a lot of uncertainty. Zane ends things with Kelsey over face time, but I have always seen these two as end game so where does that leave Kelsey?

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And Diana has always been at the very center of the dynamic in the work place and it feels empty without her even though Lauren is putting forth a valiant effort to fill our diva’s shoes.

Josh loves being a father and we have already thrown a potential new love interest his way, but he ends up saying some really deep and meaningful words to Liza. They agree that what they have doesn’t need to be defined and that they will always be there for each other, which was really beautiful.

Josh has matured in so many ways across the series and you can argue that he has grown up even more than Liza, who has basically gone in the opposite direction with this whole age scandal thing.

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But are Josh and Liza truly meant for each other?

I’m not sure about that either and I’m starting to wonder about how the series will actually end.

At this point, I’m not sure how I feel about Charliza anymore especially since Charles seems so quick to move on to Quinn. I mean, really?

Liza is moving on in her own way, but I’m starting to wonder if she will actually end up on her own at the very end of the series. I’m all for a happily ever after ending, but the show has really been more about Liza’s second chance at a life for herself and she has really achieved that in so many ways.

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Sure, she’s had A LOT of missteps along the way, but that’s part of life and maybe this show is really more about self-discovery and awareness than it is about finding that special someone.

I’m already enjoying the final season so much. The fashion has been on point and there has been a lot of humor already, but I hope we don’t spend too much time on the will-they-won’t they aspect because Liza deserves better and I hope she finds what she has been looking for.

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Either way, I’m excited to watch the rest of the final season and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Stay tuned, Younger fans!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Younger in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 1 season premiere: “Timing”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  The wait is over and your favorite summer show is back!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 1 season premiere, I realized that timing is everything.  You may think you have everything figured out, but sometimes things go in another direction.  So do you stay on the path you are on or do you take a risk and try something new?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Big Day,” Liza and Charles adjust to life together after Charles’s huge decision, but are they ready to take the next step in their relationship?  Meanwhile, Kelsey embraces her role as the boss, Josh finds out if he is the father of Clare’s baby, and Zane continues to charm us with his mysterious new job possibility.  My top 5 moments from the Younger season 6 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“It’s harder than I thought.”

Change is in the air, but our girl Kelsey is ready to take on her new position.  Kelsey is beyond excited about being the new publisher, but she quickly realizes that there is a lot that comes with the job.  Kelsey has had to trade in her passion for books for forecasts and spreadsheets and we learn that the company is not doing that great, which puts a tremendous amount of pressure on Kelsey. 

That being said, Kelsey is strong and intelligent and I think she will make a fantastic publisher, but this is not going to be easy for her.  I’m ready to go on the adventure with her and it will be interesting to see how the dynamic shifts at the office now.

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“Are we friends?”

I am so beyond excited that Zane is back this season, as things were kind of left up in the air after he left Empirical last season.  I have been shipping him and Kelsey for quite some time now, but Zane seems like he wants to keep their relationship professional for now, even after Kelsey makes a few hints at some possibilities for them.  We know that Zane is charming and strategic when it comes to business, but what is his next move with Charles?  I’m very interested to find out, but will this put a further strain on his possible relationship with Kelsey?  We’ll have to wait and see!

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“Don’t encourage them!”

The drama is far from over at Millennial when Kelsey learns that an article is about to be leaked about Charles having an affair with a 28-year-old employee.  Even though we all know this is Liza, it looks like everything is pointing in Kelsey’s direction, which could be quite scandalous for her recent promotion.  Liza finally comes clean and decides to announce to the entire office that she is the one having a relationship with Charles.

Diana is shocked and clearly hurt by this announcement and begins to look elsewhere for employment opportunities, but it looks like Diana just truly needed some appreciation.  Liza and Kelsey track her down at her favorite singing bar, “Marie’s Crisis Café” and put on a show stopping performance to “9 to 5,” which was so much fun and hilarious to watch.  I love this trio right now and I’m happy that Diana ultimately had a change of heart.  We need her!

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“I know you’re busy but…”

Josh has a lot on his plate when his former wife, Clare, shows up heavily pregnant.  She tells Josh that the baby is his, but Maggie suggests a paternity test to confirm everything.  The results are in and Josh…you are the father!  Josh is freaking out, but he has a heart-to-heart talk with Liza, who promises to be there every step of the way to support him.  Only it seems like Josh still has some lingering feelings, as he talks to Liza about timing and how she is now with someone else.  Even though I’m feeling Charliza, Team Josh is always in the back of my mind as well.  I mean, we need some kind of drama for our girl Liza, even though she is pretty much floating on a cloud with Charles right now.

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“When I’m with her, I feel free.”

Team Charles and Charliza fans rejoice!  We get some super sweet moments for our favorite couple in the season premiere.  Charles even goes out of his way to surprise Liza with a new bed, which I have to say was absolutely swoon-worthy!  Charles is adjusting to life outside of Empirical and he definitely has a lot to figure out, but it looks like he won’t have too much free time for long, as he is working on something with Zane.

Liza ends up saying “I love you” to Charles and runs away before he can respond, but Charles is ready to take the next step with Liza and ends up saying it back to her later in the episode.  I mean, after all, he has had feelings for her for 16 years now with her recent age reveal!  I can’t wait to see what’s next for Liza and Charles, but it looks like her loyalties may be tested later on when it comes to choosing him or Kelsey.  I can’t wait to see how this unfolds and I’m so happy this show has returned!  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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