Four Reasons To Watch Younger

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Sex and the City creator Darren Star has a new show, and it’s one you should probably watching. Broadway star Sutton Foster stars as newly divorced 40-year-old mother Liza Miller (Foster) as she moves in with her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar) and tries to get her life back on track. As she struggles to re-enter the competitive publishing industry in New York, Liza pretends to be a 20-something and ends up snagging an entry-level job at a book publishing company, ending up at the mercy of her straight-talking boss Diana Trout (Miriam Shor). While the premise may sound outrageously over-the-top, the show follows Liza as she dates a 20-something year old man and attempts to fits in with the people around her, making her story somewhat relatable. Now in its third season, Younger not only focuses on Liza’s relationships, but female empowerment takes a central role. Here are four reasons to catch up on the show.

1. Hilary Duff is back on TV

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Lizzie McGuire’s Hilary Duff has come a long way since her days on the Disney Channel. Here she plays Kelsey Peters, a book editor who works alongside Foster’s Liza. Despite being in a position of power over Liza, Duff’s Kelsey is encouraging, genuine and a good friend; an unexpected character at the cutthroat publishing house and the ruthless publishing world.

2. Sutton Foster is an everywoman

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Foster could realistically get away with shaving a decade off her age but to paraphrase her best friend Maggie, “people believe what you tell them.” She is pitch perfect as Liza, a forty-something divorcee who convinces herself that she can start her life over as a twenty-something to land the job of her dreams. She not only fibs to those at work but also the people in her social circles. It’s her best friend Maggie who goes along with the new life that Liza builds for herself, though her newfound self-confidence becomes difficult when she becomes involved with a younger, hot guy Josh (Nico Tortorella). The relationships that Liza has proves that opposites attract and the show gives birth to a smart critique of workplace sexism and casual dating.

3. #SquadGoals

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The main cast of girls are awesome. They work together, drink together and cover each other’s backs when one of them does something stupid. They always keep each other’s secrets, just like every girl group should. There’s no silly girl-on-girl drama or petty rivalries - the show is all about female empowerment through supporting one another.

4. It’s witty and fun

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During its half-hour episodes, Younger finds time to progress Liza’s story and makes a point about how generations should be helping each other. The series manages to keep things light through genuinely funny writing where every character fights for what they believes in.

Younger airs on Sony in the UK. Keep your eye out for the third season.

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