Younger Season Premiere

Younger Premiere Recap: Liza's Secret Is Safe — But Is Her Relationship?

Caitlin might have returned from India on Wednesday’s season premiere of Younger, but it was Liza who suffered the real culture shock.

Already unsure of her status with Josh — and for good reason, considering I can’t even keep their relationship straight — Liza feared the worst when he cancelled their drink-date because he had to work. And who was his time-consuming client, you ask? Why, none other than Liza’s daughter, now sporting some fresh ink “right on the side boob.” The mother-daughter drama escalated further when Caitlin caught Josh and Liza making out, which inspired an aggravating non-conversation about what’s really going on with Liza. Was it any surprise that Caitlin was already packed and moving out the next morning?

Over at Empirical, personal frustrations — plus a highly competitive offer from a rival firm — earned Kelsey her own imprint, while Diana continued to pant over Charles like a hungry dog with a chipped tooth. (In other news, do not eat the peppercorn shrimp at any of Bobby Flay’s restaurants.)

Now, for a few of my assorted thoughts on Younger‘s new season:

* Maggie’s relationship with Lauren — much like Lauren herself — is a little nutty, but I’m a fan. In fact, I’ve always loved Maggie; she deserves a little action after everything she’s done to keep Liza’s new dream life afloat.

* I also kind of love Thad. He might be a walking bro cliché, but there’s a layer of caring under everything he does for Kelsey, like his choice of words while promising to get Kelsey a good offer from Hachette: “I’m going to squeeze their nuts until they’re squirting money in your face.” Graphic? Sure. Sweet? I think so.

* On the flip side, I’m not the biggest fan of Caitlin. Liza’s daughter provided nice moments of clarity last season with her occasional Skype chats, but by the time Wednesday’s premiere was half-over, she proved she doesn’t have what it takes to sit at the grown-up table. I get that Liza is her mom, but when Caitlin called her relationship with Josh the “grossest” thing she’s ever heard… well, that just hurt.

Your thoughts on Younger‘s super-sized return? Grade the premiere below, then drop a comment with your full review.

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  1. Carrie says:

    Sad there’s no comments. I love this show… Maybe bcz I’m 40 and still craving that 20-something lifestyle. If Josh doesn’t get Over It soon, Liza needs to get move on to greener pastures!

  2. alicat says:

    love this show! Lza and Charles are most likely endgame, but Liza/Josh are so much more fun to watch.

  3. Kristina says:

    Don’t care for Caitlin and hope she goes back to the other side of the world soon. Josh has his moments but they are clearly not on the same level intellectually and it would drive me insane to be dating someone that had zero interest in or knowledge of things I was passionate about. I’m rooting for the boss.

  4. Mary says:

    I liked this episode. I have to agree with some of the comments. I actually would rather see Liza with her boss. She really doesn’t have anything in common with Josh. He also came across as really immature this episode..

  5. MSB says:

    I agree with the majority in preferring Liza and Charles. Except that I love Josh and don’t want him to leave the show; and don’t see a very organic way to keep him in if they’re not together. So I’m hoping they work it out for awhile!

  6. Mika02 says:

    I agree with the comments here hated Caitlin. Love Josh not with Liza though I like her better with Charles. Josh while a great guy does not have anything in common with Liza it would be different if they were more compatible the age difference wouldn’t matter.