Younger


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Younger is an American single-camera comedy-drama television series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name, created and produced by Darren Star. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Hilary Duff, Molly Bernard and Peter Hermann co-starring in other main roles. The first season consists of 12 episodes and premiered on March 31, 2015, at 10 pm Eastern time on TV Land. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics and was renewed for a 12-episode second season in April 2015. Before the premiere of the second season on January 13, 2016, the show was renewed for a third season on January 6, 2016.

Premise

Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) is 40 years old and a recently divorced mother. As her teenage daughter Caitlin (Tessa Albertson) studies abroad in India, Liza has to figure out a way to support herself and her daughter since her ex-husband David's (Paul Fitzgerald) gambling addiction has left them in a financial money pit, losing all their savings and the house they've lived in since Caitlin was little. Following her ambitions from college, Liza attempts to get a job in publishing but has to start at the bottom, which proves difficult for a woman of her age. During her hunt, she meets Josh (Nico Tortorella), a 26-year-old man who guesses he and Liza are about the same age. His compliment sparks an idea in Liza and her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar): Maggie gives Liza a makeover in order to pass her off as 26 years old. Ultimately, she becomes an assistant to Diana Trout (Miriam Shor) at the publishing firm Empirical Press, where she befriends Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff), her 20-something co-worker.

Cast and characters

Main article: List of Younger characters

Main

Recurring

  • Dan Amboyer as Thad Steadman
  • Tessa Albertson as Caitlin Miller
  • Thorbjrn Harr as Anton Bjrnberg
  • Jon Gabrus as Gabe
  • Justine Lupe as Jade Winslow
  • Michael Urie as Redmond
  • Paul Fitzgerald as David Miller
  • Jake Choi as Roman

Episodes

See List of Younger episodes for more information

Production

The series is based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. In October 2013, TV Land ordered the pilot from creator and executive producer Darren Star. Patricia Field, who worked with Star on Sex and the City, is a costume consultant on the production. The pilot was picked up to series in April 2014 with a 12-episode order. On April 21, 2015, Younger was renewed for a second season of 12 episodes, which premiered January 13, 2016. After a recurring role in the first season, Molly Bernard was added to the main cast.

Reception

Critical response

Younger has received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season a rating of 97% based on reviews from 25 critics and an average rating of 7.5 out of 10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Darren Star's witty writing and Sutton Foster's charisma help elevate Younger above some of TV Land's previous sitcoms." Metacritic gives the first season a score of 75% based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Brian Lowry of Variety gave the series a mostly positive review, describing it as "not perfect but highly watchable" and pointing out that "inevitably, there are stereotypical aspects on both sides of the age gap "? from the flakiness of Kelsey's contemporaries to Diana too often coming across as a bitter scold "? but the series seldom pitches so far across those lines as to be unable to find its way back."

On the New York magazine website Vulture.com, Margaret Lyons also gave a mostly positive review, describing "a sweetness to the series, an almost admiration for the various crummy behaviors [of the characters]." She went on to say that she wished the show "had a longer first season not just because I liked it, but more because it's featherweight, and as its current run stands, might have been better off as a feature-length rom-com." Megan Garber reviewed the show for The Atlantic saying, "Younger, a fairy tale fit for basic cable, is a treacly confection of a show: witty but not wise, delightful but not deep. And yet"?like its creator Darren Star"?s previous exploration of age and sexuality and identity in a tumultuous time, Sex and the City"?it offers, almost in spite of itself, deep insights into the culture of the moment."

However, Tom Conroy of Media Life Magazine criticized the show mainly for portraying Sutton Foster's character Liza with "early-middle-age cluelessness", featuring "particularly silly" publishing-industry details and presenting "a relationship between an educated 40-year-old mother and a 26-year-old college dropout" that, in his belief, "has nowhere to go."

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result ref
2015 MTV Fandom Award Best New Fandom Younger
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Show
Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Sutton Foster
Adweek Hot List Television Awards Hottest New Series Younger
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Hilary Duff
Women's Image Network Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Sutton Foster
Outstanding Show Written by a Woman Alison Brown



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