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

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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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Predictions for the “Younger” Series Finale: What I’m Dying to See and More!

Happy Saturday TV Fans! As we approach the series finale of Younger, there is quite a lot I want to see, but will we have time to address it all in the jam-packed finale?

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

Younger is such a fun show and I have honestly fallen in love with it over the years. There is this seamless balance between rom-com perfection and drama to keep you coming back for more. While the love triangle has been done over and over again, it somehow seemed fresh and new on this show. There are also these incredible moments of self-reflection and growth presented and the show really captures the essence of true friendship without becoming too cheesy in the process.

It seems like the right time to end the series, but the final season has had its ups and downs. Will it end things on a high note? I’m remaining positive and I hope we can get back some of the magic from the earlier seasons in the final episode.

So, what can we expect from the series finale?

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I really want to see Liza and Kelsey venture out on their own. We know that Charles is finally impressed with what they are creating with Inkubator, but maybe it’s time for them to step away from the company and branch out on their own.

Of course there is now some drama tangled up in this. After Kelsey agrees to let Rob show someone the pitch, it gets forwarded all over the place and eventually winds up with Quinn. We know she is going to make some waves here. 

I think that Charles took too long to really believe in his employees and the beginning of the series started off with Liza having to lie about her age to land a job. Well, she has certainly proven herself and embraced her age and identity, so I think it’s about time for her to make it on her own with Kelsey.

I’m rooting for you ladies!

What about our favorite supporting characters?

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So, I appreciate the amount of time we have been spending on Maggie and Lauren this season. But, what about Diana? We know that Diana and Zane will not be featured that much in the final season, but we have to see Diana in the final episode…right?

We brought back Max into Lauren’s life and Maggie has really found her identity again through her work, but what about Josh?

Now that we have been shoved back into the Charliza direction again, it seems like Josh has been mostly filler this season. There was a part of me that wanted Liza to end up with him, but now what’s next for him?

He’s a great father and he has his work, but I really feel like we mostly used Josh as a prop for other characters and he deserves a lot more than that.

Is Rob right for Kelsey?

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I think Kelsey deserves a lot better and she is making some poor decisions when it comes to Rob. I don’t really agree with what she did to Clare. She should have been honest and upfront with her from the start. After that argument, it seems like she is moving too quickly with Rob.

I spent a lot of time falling in love with her and Zane and I will be extremely disappointed if this is truly the end of their relationship. I am hoping that Zane will also somehow get a hold of the pitch to save the day, but I really don’t know at this point.

I actually really liked the competitive drive between these two and I feel like Kelsey has lost a bit of herself in the final season. Fingers crossed that it will all work out!

Is Charliza end game?

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Honestly, I don’t know if I’m sold on this one. Sure, we have built up this epic love between them over the years, but I am really annoyed at Charles for rebounding with Quinn so quickly after Liza. Charles is a smart man and even though his ego was hurt by Liza’s answer, this seems like an annoying plot device thrown into the mix.

Nobody likes Quinn and she has been shady from the start, so why would Charles go to her with open arms? We brought Pauline back to stir things up and I honestly didn’t care. Liza has been so strong on her own and I was sort of hoping that she would end the series without a man, but maybe have it implied that things weren’t off the table for her and Josh in the future.

Now, that has been thrown out the window and we are left with a cheesy Charliza happy ending. It’s not that I don’t like these two together. I just don’t like how they were split apart and I think that we should really question Charles’s character after his relationship with Quinn. 

That being said, I’m going into the series finale with an open mind. This show has always been really entertaining and I will miss watching it. I hope we get a few surprises during the finale and some much needed guest stars, but we’ll have to wait and see!

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

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Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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 10: “It’s All About the Money, Honey!”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 10, I realized that we don’t always know what the future holds and we all have a past.  But as Charles pointed out, “in order to have a future, you move on from it,” but what if your past is way more complicated than that?  And if we can’t move on from the past, is it time to revisit it?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “It’s All About the Money, Honey,” Liza spots the intimate advertisement for Infinitely 21 on display and worries what Charles will think.  Meanwhile, Josh contemplates the future and Kelsey and Charles head off to secure a new business partner.  Things seem to be going well until Kelsey’s private video is accidentally added to her Insta story.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 10 are:

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“Oh my god…”

The advertisement is up for Infinitely 21 and Liza and Josh look fantastic, but Liza is beyond shocked when she sees it.  Liza and Josh look extremely happy and cozy in the picture and Liza worries about what Charles may think.  She reaches out to Kelsey for help, trying to keep Charles from seeing the advertisement before she talks to him about it first and Kelsey hilariously does her best to distract Charles.

Our girl Kelsey certainly knows how to improvise and she even tells Charles that she hates escalators because they are weird just to keep him away.  Talk about a good friend!  It’s only a matter of time before Charles sees the advertisement; however, as Liza finds out that it is now going national.  Liza decides to get on a plane to talk to Charles about it before it’s too late, but will this plan backfire?

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“I left a voicemail for you.”

Lauren and Diana get a little bit of screen time during this episode and Lauren does her best to play publicist for Liza.  After all, she did leave a voicemail!  Even though Lauren’s efforts don’t work, she keeps the laughs coming and I have to say that I am really happy that Diana is going to select a wedding dress that truly makes her feel special because she deserves it.  I can’t wait to see her in it!

3

“It’s literally a sign.”

Josh is in for a surprise when he finds out that Clare has gotten a job opportunity in L.A. and plans to move there with Gemma.  Clare wants what is best for their daughter and so does Josh, but he seems so perfect for fatherhood and I can’t bear to see him separated from his daughter.  Josh has a heart-to-heart talk with Maggie and tells her, “No matter how much you love someone, it doesn’t mean you’re what’s best for them,” thinking of Liza here as well.

Maggie helps spark something in Josh; however, as he decides to approach Infinitely 21 about a partnership with Inkburg, which could bring in some big bucks for Josh.  Let’s hope this is enough to keep baby Gemma in town, but is it possible that a flame will be rekindled between Liza and Josh as well?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like some big questions are going to be answered in next week’s episode.

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“Guess who got the money, honey?!”

Kelsey is quite impressive at her meeting with the business partners and it looks like she has sealed the deal with Charles’s help.  After celebrating with perhaps too many drinks, Kelsey decides to send a private DM to Zane to show off her…assets.  Only Kelsey’s sexy private video gets posted to her Insta story by mistake and she wakes up to a social media disaster.  Kelsey takes down the video, but it comes up in search engines and she knows that she will now need to explain herself to their new potential partners.

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“This is the right move for Millennial.”

After speaking with the new potential business partners, they explain that they are still willing to invest in Millennial, but only if Charles is now the publisher.  Charles stands up for Kelsey and talks about how dedicated and hard-working she has been, but Kelsey accepts this and understands that it’s what is best for the company.

I felt so bad for Kelsey in this moment, but I also think it shows how much she has grown too.  She made a mistake and she owns it and I’m hoping she will bounce back from this, but I thought it was truly impressive that she put the company first.

Sometimes we need to make tough decisions for the good of others and at the end of the episode, Liza tells Charles that she will not see Josh anymore, but is this a promise she can truly keep?  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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 9: “Millennial isn’t an age. It’s an attitude!”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 9, I realized that maintaining a positive spin on everything isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do, but when you say “there’s no place to go but up,” are you really just asking for trouble?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “Millennial’s Next Top Model,” Liza deals with the consequences surrounding her recent age reveal, but is she ready to be in the spotlight?  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Zane finally discuss their feelings for one another and Maggie samples a “talent crush.”  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 9 are:

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“Guess what…I’m a flipper too!”

Maggie deserves some screen time and she definitely gets her fair share in this episode, keeping us laughing hysterically.  During an art exhibition, Maggie meets a “talent crush,” who is a man and decides to change things up.  Is she truly just sampling the opposite sex or is there something more here?

Well, we don’t have to wait too long for an answer, as Maggie agrees to a date with her talent crush and learns that he is actually a “flipper,” taking a little too much satisfaction in trying to convince lesbians to sleep with him.  Well he’s in for a surprise since Maggie is somewhat of a flipper too, deciding to flip the table before she makes her exit.  Go Maggie!

4

“We want YOU to be the face and legs of Infinitely 21.”

After Liza’s true age is revealed, it seems like the business is in big trouble, but Liza continues to stand up for herself, which is impressive.  After Infinitely 21 initially wants to freeze their partnership with Millennial, they have second thoughts when Liza reminds them, “Millennial isn’t an age…it’s an attitude!”  Go Liza!  It looks like Liza has sparked something even greater here, as Infinitely 21 decides to make her their new model.  Age really is just a number and Liza continues to break boundaries, reminding us that she is strong, beautiful, and capable.

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“What did you really think when I said I love you?”

Finally!  A real and true moment for Kelsey and Zane.  I have been waiting for something like this for two seasons!  Zane is clearly hurt after he discovers that Kelsey knew about Liza’s age and kept it from him.  Kelsey decides to head over to Zane’s place for a peace offering and offers to cook him dinner and Zane hilariously asks her, “Do you know what a peace offering is?” 

Kelsey’s cooking skills may leave a lot to be desired, but this does allow one of my favorite ships to finally have a real heart-to-heart talk, discussing their feelings for one another.  Kelsey and Zane realize that honesty is the best policy and it looks like their love is out in the open now.  Swoon!

2

“I would have believed anything she said.”

Josh decides to visit Liza during her photo shoot and starts talking about his first impressions of Liza, which were beyond adorable and sweet.  Josh says, “She was smart and sexy.  I would have believed anything she said.  I just wanted to keep talking to her.”  Liza is clearly touched here and so is the head of Infinitely 21, who decides to have her cameraman take some natural shots of Josh and Liza without them realizing.

I have to admit that the photo chosen was pretty amazing, but I think I would have preferred a Charliza photo!  Either way, once everyone sees this billboard, it’s safe to say that there may be a lot of drama headed in Charliza’s direction.  After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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“Fire her!”

Quinn returns and acts like she is perfectly OK with the revelation of Liza’s age and decides to use it to make herself look good for her own political campaign. Only the plan backfires when Liza tells the reporter that Quinn knew about the lie previously off the record, which later blows up in Quinn’s face on camera.

Quinn is far from pleased and tells Kelsey to fire Liza, but Kelsey stands her ground.  Go Kelsey!  Quinn means business; however, as she pulls her funding and checks immediately start bouncing.  Charles is working on getting some new investors, but will the company be able to survive the fallout from Liza’s lie? 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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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 8: “I Made a Mess of Everything”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 8, I learned that “you can’t win the game without playing the game,” but there are always consequences to our actions.  Honesty is often said to be the best policy, but will the truth set you free or will you wind up with an even bigger PR nightmare?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “The Debu-Taunt,” Liza bumps into Charles’s ex-wife, Pauline, but things don’t start out as awkward as you may think.  Meanwhile, Diana’s engagement is announced, but another revelation steals the show and yes, it’s the one you have been waiting for.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 8 are:

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“I wasn’t expecting to see you.”

After Charles’s daughter forgets her book report, Liza volunteers to drop it off at school and borrows a coat from the closet.  We quickly discover that it is Pauline’s coat and Liza ends up bumping into her at the school.  You would think this would be beyond awkward, but Pauline is calling for a cease fire and even asks Liza to lunch.  Is this truly a cease fire though?  Pauline seems to be coping quite well with the divorce, but is she truly over everything?  Look out, Liza!

4

“You should move in…”

Charliza is ready to take a big step here, as Charles invites Liza to move in with him.  Liza wants to think about it and Charles tells her not to over think it, but it is a huge decision and that would also mean that Liza would need to leave Maggie behind and I love them being roommates.  It looks like Liza is ready, but timing is everything.

3

“Liza Miller is 42 years old and she’s been lying shamelessly about who she is for years!”

Yes, you heard that right and to make matters worse, Pauline decides to out Liza at the event on stage…in front of everyone.  Talk about a public humiliation nightmare come true.  So, I do find it odd that Pauline seemed perfectly OK with Charles leaving her for a 26-year-old, but is outraged when she finds out that Liza is actually older.  Wouldn’t she be more upset about him leaving her for a younger woman? 

Either way, Pauline was clearly not truthful about her cease fire, as she goes on stage with guns blazing.  Poor Diana stands up to defend Liza and Liza tries to gently tell her that it’s true, which made this moment that much more shocking.  Sure, the press and the world knows, but Diana’s discovery was heartbreaking to watch, as she truly felt betrayed by this revelation.

2

“Do you wanna talk about it?”

After Diana has a panic attack and is taken to the hospital, Liza feels beyond awful, realizing that she has made a mess of everything with her lie.  She talks to Josh on the phone and he tells her that he will talk to her about it for however long she needs, which was sweet and touching.  Josh is there for Liza, but I continue to see more hints for them to rekindle their romance, but where would that leave Charles?  After the PR nightmare, Liza realizes that it is not the right time for her to move in with Charles, but let’s hope that this doesn’t hurt their relationship too much.

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“I did all those things for you.”

Over the seasons, we have witnessed heartbreaking reactions to Liza’s lie, but Diana’s had the biggest impact for me.  After Diana asks Liza to be her maid of honor, she is hurt and betrayed, feeling like a fool for being the only one who wasn’t in on the secret.  Liza tries to explain everything to Diana and they do reconcile, as Diana hilariously tells her that she is now her “old maid of honor,” but I hope this doesn’t damage their friendship too much.

Also, news is spreading fast about Liza’s deception, so how will this impact the business?  It looks like we are about to find out.  Is Liza’s career over for good?  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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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 3: “We Will Just Have to Eat It”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 3, I realized that integrity is important, but sometimes it’s not as simple as clearing your name.  So do you “eat it,” as Kelsey so eloquently put it, or do you find another way to spin the scam?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Unusual Suspect,” Quinn’s book is making its way up the best seller list, but there is something fishy going on.  Meanwhile, Maggie finds a potential new romance, Josh adjusts to fatherhood, and Liza and Charles spice things up with an interesting role play.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 3 are:

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“I haven’t been able to look at her since the incident.”

In this episode, Maggie gets some well deserved screen time and has clearly been traumatized after helping Clare while she was in labor.  Lauren tries to help Maggie get through this and brings her to some kind of therapy group for this very thing, but it looks like this was the right call, as Maggie meets a new potential romantic interest named Beth.  Beth informs Maggie that she “also teaches privates” and it looks like Maggie is ready to take her up on this offer.  We’ll have to see how this new romance unfolds, but I’m happy for Maggie.

4

“I guess I need to listen to episode 7.”

Everyone is obsessed over the trending podcast, Exonerated, as Liza and Kelsey prepare to meet with Audrey Colbert, played by the wonderful Willa Fitzgerald for all of you Scream fans out there!  Audrey is definitely a little off and is pitching her book to Millennial, but she needs to be convinced that Liza and Kelsey believe that she is innocent of murder.

Liza and Charles also spice things up, as they act out different scenarios in the podcast, leading to some interesting role plays, but I’m always happy to see an episode that features some Charliza time.  Still swooning over this!  Liza actually plays the femme fatale very well, so Charles better look out when it comes to his new business deal!

3

“Clare…will you…?

So I’ll admit it, when I first saw the preview for episode 3, I thought Josh was going to propose to Clare and I didn’t like it at all!  I’m glad this did not happen, as Josh realizes that they are not right for each other.  I think it’s so amazing that they are going to raise their baby together, but Josh realizes that they need to keep the romance out of it, which is the right call in my opinion.

Josh gets down on one knee and says, “Clare…will you divorce me?”  It looks like Clare is on board, but what does this mean for Josh’s romantic life?  We know that there are still feelings floating around for Liza, but will he continue to pursue this or is there someone else catching his eye?

2

“You and Zane…again?!”

I mean, it’s not like I mind Kelsey and Zane getting together again, as I absolutely adore these two together!  Kelsey bumps into Zane at the liquor store and thinks that he is pretending about having a new job.  Zane continues to turn on the charisma and invites Kelsey to help him drink the bottle he just bought.  It looks like things are definitely on again for this couple, but Zane is about to shake things up when Kelsey finds out about his actual new job.  Drama!

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“A messy bitch who lives for drama.”

That’s our girl Kelsey and we adore her for it!  After Quinn’s book continues to climb on the best seller list, Kelsey discovers that Quinn bought her books in bulk, which resulted in a dagger next to her name at number one.  It’s a scam and Kelsey is not ready to take the fall for this.  Kelsey initially thinks about coming clean and placing the blame on Quinn, but Liza gives her some great advice and reminds her that she is their investor and she can’t throw an author under the bus.

Kelsey proves to be someone you do not want to mess with when she is asked about the bulk sales during an interview.  With perfect poise, she explains that the books were bought for speaking events and decides to announce Quinn’s intent to run for senate earlier than Quinn had intended.  Quinn is clearly not pleased with this, but no one puts our girl Kelsey in a corner!

Things are looking up, but Kelsey soon discovers that Audrey is actually going to go with a new publishing company named Mercury.  We learn that Zane is the editor, but they start to wonder about where he got all that money, as a light bulb goes off in Liza’s head, realizing Charles’s connection to all of this.  I can’t wait to see what happens next here!  Stay tuned!  New episodes return July 10th!

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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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 2: “Baller Move”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 2, I realized that sometimes “life gives you more than you thought,” but what if it doesn’t turn out exactly how you planned?  Do you continue searching for that possibility or do you settle?  Maybe it’s not settling at all, but accepting and understanding the love that’s been there in front of you the whole time.  But nothing is ever that simple on our favorite show.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Flush With Love,” Liza and Kelsey attempt to approach Quinn about pushing back her book.  Meanwhile, Zane decides to shake things up with Kelsey and Josh tries to prepare for fatherhood.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 2 are:

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“Guess who wrote a masterpiece…it will be our first release!”

In episode 2, Kelsey is still adjusting to her demanding role as publisher, but quickly realizes that she has a new dilemma on her hands, when a focus group reacts strongly to Quinn’s book, Claw, and not in a good way.  The group has some strong reactions, including one reader who hilariously asks if it is possible to unread something.  Kelsey knows that it will not be easy to simply push back Quinn’s book release since she is her boss, but she worries about having a huge flop on her hands.

Kelsey and Liza team up to try and approach Quinn, but Quinn doesn’t want to hear it and decides to break out into a loud and obnoxious cheer at lunch to get everyone on board.  Kelsey desperately wants to do the right thing here, but is she out of her depth?

4

“I don’t want to be friends with you anymore.”

I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait too much longer for a swoon-worthy moment between Kelsey and Zane since I ship them oh so much!  Zane approaches Kelsey and tells her that he doesn’t want to be friends anymore.  Kelsey realizes that he must have gotten a job, but Charles and Zane still have not revealed their big announcement just yet and I’m anxious to hear it.

However, Kelsey and Zane do share a passionate kiss so it looks like things are looking up for these two, but will Kelsey feel the same way once she finds out what the job is?  We have to assume that Zane will end up being Kelsey’s competition, but I really hope it doesn’t get in the way of their relationship because these two are end game for me.

3

“This kid is so lucky to have you as a dad.”

Liza and Josh continue to share some sweet moments together, when Liza helps Josh out with some baby shopping.  Liza has a lot of experience with being a mother and she helps Josh filter through the list so that he doesn’t panic so much.  Liza tells Josh that he is going to be a great dad and I have to agree, but it looks like Josh doesn’t have much time to prepare when Clare’s water breaks at the reveal party, causing her to begin going into labor in the back of an Uber. 

Clare and Josh have a healthy baby girl, but Liza watches Josh with his newborn with an interesting look on her face.  It’s clear that Liza is beyond happy for Josh, but is she now having second thoughts about letting him go?  I’m Team Charles all the way, but there have still been some lingering feelings floating over to Team Josh, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out, although it looks like Josh may be looking to get a second chance with Clare.  We’ll have to wait and see!

2

“Put it in writing…baller move.”

After Kelsey comes up with a plan to back one of Reese’s books before Quinn’s, she starts to have second thoughts, especially when Charles puts his two cents in.  Liza promises that she will no longer keep Charles in the loop, recognizing that it is putting a potential strain on her working relationship with Kelsey.  Kelsey decides to channel her inner baller and meets with Quinn again.  She strikes up a deal with her:  she will release Quinn’s book first and if it’s a flop, Quinn promises she will walk away.

Kelsey doesn’t take any chances here and tells Quinn to put it in writing, but is she making the right call?  Can we really trust Quinn to keep her word?  Either way, I was very proud of Kelsey here in this moment because it’s not always easy standing your ground, but she does it so well!

1

“Did you mean this?”

Even though Liza, Kelsey, and Josh are all dealing with a lot of drama, Diana gets her moment in the spotlight as well.  Diana and Enzo have an argument after Diana talks about how she used to always think she would end up with Charles.  I know that Diana always speaks her mind, but maybe she should remember that some things can come out in a hurtful way, as she ends up driving Enzo away, who thinks that she is merely settling with him.

Enzo deserves better and he’s right, but luckily Diana realizes it before it’s too late.  Diana has her story, “Flush With Love,” published in the newspaper, talking about her modern day romance with Enzo, but she also explains how it is important to dream about the man next to you, rather than focusing on the “man of your dreams.”  Enzo asks Diana if she means it and the two have a sweet moment together.

I’m so glad that Diana realized that she has the real thing with Enzo because these two are absolutely adorable and I can’t bear to see them apart!  There seems to be a lot of love in the air so far in season 6, but we know that drama is never too far away.  Who will crack first?  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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My Ship of the week ending 6/15/19 on TV goes to…

Liza and Charles on Younger, better known as Charliza or Team Charles!  The chemistry between these two has been building and building for the entire series and last season, Team Charles fans everywhere got to rejoice, witnessing some sweet and steamy moments between these two.  However, it looks like their relationship can finally begin to define itself now in season 6.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.  Charles has given up so much for Liza, but clearly she is worth it.  Even though Charles has essentially sacrificed his career to choose Liza, he is finding his true identity with her, finally feeling free.  

Charliza is now also out in the open, but there is still a lot of drama surrounding them.  Scandal is following Charles’s departure, as news of his affair is leaked and Kelsey is initially blamed and there’s also the fact that Charles is still legally married.  Even though things are still beyond complicated, Charles and Liza are trying to make it work and I think that goes to show that “nothing worth having comes easy.”  Against all odds, I root for these two, even though Liza did have a fair amount of sparks with Josh.  However, with Charles, it just seems like these two connect on another level.  They understand each other and their friendship is adorable.

What’s next for Charliza?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it looks like Liza may be put in an awkward position in terms of her career when she has to choose loyalty to either Charles or Kelsey.  Even though Charles has given up so much for her, is Liza ready to do the same?  I’m hoping so, but I know that the road will continue to twist off unexpectedly for Charliza, but I expect them to come out even stronger than before.  These two are meant to be and they deserve a real chance at happiness.  I can’t wait to see what happens next for these two!

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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:

5

“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.

4

“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!

3

“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!

2

“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.

1

“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!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 12 Season Finale: “I Think There’s Another Way”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 5 episode 12 season finale, I realized that Charles got it absolutely right when he said that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.”  This basically means that it’s difficult to achieve something truly significant without causing some unpleasant effects along the way.  But is it worth it in the end?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it looks like some of our characters may be paving the way for their very own happy ending.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Lizability,” Liza takes the next steps to accept Cheryl’s offer, but starts to have second thoughts when she hears what is going on at Empirical.  Meanwhile, Kelsey learns the truth about Zane’s actions, Josh goes on a spiritual journey with Lauren’s help to find out if he is ready for fatherhood, and Diana has second thoughts about her relationship with Enzo.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 12 season finale are:

5

“It’s not going to end well.”

In the beginning of the episode, Liza takes a tour with Cheryl at her potential new place of work and discovers that she would be running her own imprint called “Chick(y).”  Don’t forget the “y” in parentheses, which symbolizes that they are not entirely excluding the male gender.  While the name of the imprint leaves something to be desired, Liza starts to see all of the benefits of leaving her current job, especially when she sees the salary offer.  While it would be great for Liza to start over and not have to lie anymore, things get a little more complicated when she finds out that Quinn is planning on investing in Empirical, but making Millennial the primary focus, which would be a huge opportunity for both Kelsey and Liza.  Liza tries to warn Kelsey and Charles that she is a liability and a “ticking time bomb,” but it’s clear that she is having second thoughts about leaving as well.

4

“I told you it was dangerous.”

Everything has been going somewhat smoothly between Diana and Enzo, but Enzo gets upset when Diana laughs at his new opportunity, which involves working on a “Fatberg,” which is basically a huge lump of sewage.  Sure it sounds absolutely disgusting, but Enzo is clearly very excited about his new opportunity and is hurt when Diana makes light of it.  Diana confides in Liza about the argument and points out that “two things I am not are 1:  sweet and 2:  compatible with a plumber.”  While Diana may have a point, Liza reminds her about what’s more important when she says, “who cares what he does if the feelings are there?”  Later in the episode, it is broadcasted on the news that Enzo is trapped while working on the “fatberg” and Diana leaves everything to be there.  When Enzo is finally retrieved, Diana rushes over to him to embrace him and is finally all in…sewage and all.  While Enzo definitely needs a shower at this point, Diana proves that she wants to be with Enzo just as he is, which is a huge step for her.

3

“Because I was in love with you.”

Kelsey is shocked to find out that Jake doesn’t want her in Washington D.C. at his party and Charles explains the reasoning.  After Kelsey admits to having a “moment” with Jake, Charles points out that Zane was the one who refused to take over the book.  Kelsey later confronts Zane about this, asking him why he would do this, not believing that it was just because he didn’t want his name on a book he didn’t edit.  The truth finally comes out when Zane admits that it was “because I was in love with you,” completely shocking Kelsey.  While Kelsey does not reveal her feelings to Zane just yet, things are about to change even further when Zane quits.  Kelsey rushes toward him in the elevator and realizes that he already has a new job offer, explaining that he could never work for Kelsey.  With Zane’s departure, is this the end of the blossoming relationship between him and Kelsey?  Will Kelsey finally be able to tell Zane how she truly feels?  We’ll have to stay tuned for next season, but I really hope that these two can finally get the chance to be together.

2

“Did you get your answer?”

Maggie approaches Josh about considering Malky’s offer about using his sperm for the baby, even though she is not ready to be a parent yet.  Josh actually really considers it and in a sweet moment, he tells Maggie that he would have done it for her.  Josh enlists the help of Lauren to find out if he is ready for this and she pulls out all the stops by creating a ritual for him to meditate and call on “Mother Cacao.”  In a dream, Josh sees himself with a baby, but he has Liza right by his side.  While we don’t know if a relationship is in the cards yet for Liza and Josh, this helps Josh realize that he wants to raise his own child and he would not be able to go through with what Malky is asking.  However, it’s clear that “Mother Cacao” has other plans when Josh’s ex, Claire, shows up at his door…extremely pregnant.  Perhaps Josh will get the chance to try out fatherhood after all, but why did Claire wait so long to tell him?  We’ll have to wait and see what happens next, but I have so many questions already.

1

“I’m happy.”

Liza is still not sure what to do yet and she ends up telling Quinn about her real age and the lie.  Liza ultimately turns down Cheryl’s offer, hoping she made the right decision.  Quinn is confident that she can spin Liza’s age to her advantage, but Cheryl threatens to leak a photo of Liza and Charles and Quinn recognizes that she can’t afford the liability of a scandalous affair like this.  Charles thinks that there is another way and announces that Kelsey will be the new publisher and that he will be the chairman of the board.  While this is presented as a promotion, Liza learns from Diana that this basically means that they are putting Charles “out to pasture.”  Liza confronts Charles about his decision, understanding that this company was his life.  Charles explains that, “Maybe it’s time for a new one…with you.”  The freedom would give Charles the chance to explore a real relationship with Liza and he would have more time for his kids as well.  Even though his father’s company is important to him, he did help ultimately save it and is ready for the next chapter of his life.  First chapter:  holding hands with Liza in public.  The two share a sweet kiss and Liza confidently takes Charles’s hand, as the fantasy has now truly become a reality.  It’s about time!  Team Charles fans rejoice!

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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