TEN REASONS YOU NEED TO START BINGE-WATCHING ‘YOUNGER’

16.10.16

I have a new television obsession and I need you to get on board with it so we can all be obsessed together.

TV Land’s Younger flew a little under-the-radar during it’s first season in 2015, but with each week it has become sexier, funnier and more surprising, and it is now become America’s favourite guilty pleasure – as well as mine.

The show’s premise is a recently divorced 40-year-old named Liza who, after being mistaken for a twenty-something in a bar, decides to reboot her career and love life as a 26-year old. She suddenly finds herself with a hot new job, an even hotter tattoo-covered boyfriend (oh my god Nico Tortorella…you will die), and is essentially given another shot at the best decade of her life.

Still not convinced? Here are 10 more reasons you need Younger in your life stat.


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It Was Created By The Same Guy Who Gave Us Sex And The City

Audience’s should have known Younger was going to be a runaway hit when they found out Darren Starr was in charge. Yes, Starr was responsible for bringing the beloved Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda to our screens, and clearly knows a thing or two about creating sexy, funny television.

The Wardrobe

Speaking of Sex And The City, guess who is in charge of wardrobe on the set of Younger? Yes, the iconic Patricia Field, who brought us all of Carrie’s most incredible fashion moments, is the costume consultant and stylist for Younger. I’ll save you the disappointment and say that the outfits on this show don’t even hold a candle to the Sex And The City girls, but the mix of Zara, Stella McCartney, Rebecca Taylor and Isabel Marant pieces are a pretty good start.

It’s Light-Hearted

It’s been a pretty dark year. Between the US Presidential Election, overseas terrorist attacks, and Kim Kardashian’s gun-point robbery, this year has been heavy. Therefore we don’t always feel like spending our Sunday evenings binge-watching a psychological thriller or murder series, because the night-time news is usually depressing enough. Often we need something a little lighter, funnier, and sexier. Enter: Nico Tortorella.

NICO TORTORELLA

I don’t have the right words to describe how beautiful Nico Tortorella is (aka Liza’s tattoo-covered, twenty-something boyfriend, Josh).

It’s Set In The Best City In The World

Is there any better backdrop for a television series than New York City? NYC is the perfect setting for Younger. The black, grey and brown buildings make the clothes pop and the fast-paced hustle and bustle of “the city that never sleeps” feels familiar to our own hectic, loud lives.

 

Major Childhood Throwbacks

Lizzie McGuire is officially an adult guys! Childhood Disney Queen Hilary Duff is still adorable as ever but she is also now sassy, smart and knows her way around a boardroom – Gordo and Miranda would be so proud.

P.S. If Liza’s best friend, played by Debi Mazar, looks familiar it’s because she played THAT EVIL LADY IN THE BEETHOVEN MOVIE THAT TRIED TO STEAL THE PUPPIES.

 

It’s Lead By A Female Cast

There is so much to love about a show that puts strong women and the power of female friendships front and centre. The chemistry, love and inside jokes between Liza, Maggie, Lauren and Kasey make them instantly relatable.

Sutton Foster Can Officially Do Everything

The name Sutton Foster might not ring a bell, but this actress is seriously talented. She is a two-time Tony Award winner,and is one of the most famous triple-threats on Broadway (oh, and she played Bret Mckenzie’s girlfriend on Flight Of The Conchords!).

Lauren Is Our Social-Media-Obsessed Spirit Animal

Molly Bernard might not be a household name but this actress is everywhere right now. This year alone she has starred on hit shows Younger and Transparent as well as a role in the Tom Hanks film Sully. Bernard plays the wildly funny Lauren, Kelsey’s best friend who always has her iPhone glued to her hand and knows that if something isn’t documented on Snapchat/Instagram/Twitter then it didn’t really happen. She is completely bizarre, unpredictable, ballsy and intelligent, thereby embodying all females in their twenties.

It Reminds Us That It’s Never Too Late To Start Over

Younger reminds us that it’s never too late to start again, to change our minds or to choose a different path. As twenty-something’s, we often feel pressured to do what we think is “right” or to do what our parents think is “right for us”, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into what will make us happy. We can still do anything and be anyone. The idea of it being “too late” to do anything is simply inaccurate.


Header image by Holly Burgess for The Twenties Club