Have you heard of the TV Land show Younger? The show has just headed into its third season, so if you haven’t heard of it, I’m not sure where you’ve been. As it dives into this newest season, Younger seems to be picking up even more speed. People are starting to notice it, and I’m here to tell you that if you’re a fan of books, you should be watching it as well (as the plot has to do with publishing, and lying about your age). There are so many reasons you should be tuning in, but I’m just going to give you 5 of those many reasons. Hopefully, it’ll make you want to catch up on the first two seasons, and tune in to the newest one. I don’t think you’d be sorry about it.!
1. It’s Based On A Book
The show’s creators (who were also behind Sex and the City) took some liberties, but the original concept of Younger came from a novel (of the same name) by Pamela Redmond Satran. I haven’t read it myself, but there are already noticeable differences, like the main character’s name being different. That being said, it sounds like the show keeps the spirit of the novel. So if you’re a fan of one, but didn’t know the other existed, now you do.
2. Most Of It Takes Place In The Publishing World
Main character Liza (played by Broadway alum Sutton Foster) is a newly divorced 40 something who tries to go back into publishing, a world she left when she became a wife and mother, but no one wants to hire her, so she recreates herself as a 26 year old, and gets an intern job at a fictionally famous, publishing house named Empirical. Though not all of the show takes place in Liza’s new workplace, a majority of it does, and if you’re interested in the inner workings of the book world, it’s a fun watch.
3. Sure It’s Fictional, But Younger Gives Us A Glimpse Into The Publisher/Author Relationship
In season two of the show, Kelsey (played by everyone’s favorite, Hilary Duff) is handed her very own Empirical imprint for Millennials. Since I don’t have the inner scoop on publishing, I can’t tell you if what ends up happening in this instance, or plenty more, is realistic, but I can tell you that it doesn’t seem too far fetched. It also has a great commentary on generational gaps in the creative work place.
4. All Of The Book References
Because so much of the show involves publishing, you can bet your ass that it’s also full of a million book references. I don’t know if it’s up to par with Gilmore Girls, but it tries to be, and that’s all I care about.
5. The Writing Of The Show Is Brilliant
If it’s a TV show, somebody wrote it, and the writing team that’s behind Younger is a good one. In fact it’s one of the best. The show clocks in at 30 minutes an episode, but I always feel really satisfied at the end of that 30 minutes. The fact that it’s only 30 minutes long also means that it won’t mess with too much of your reading time. But seriously, these writers are so good. So so good. So good that it’s been renewed for its 4th season already.
Seriously, if you’re not watching Younger, get on that right now. And if you’re already watching, what’s your favorite part about the show? Tell us!
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