Working in Publishing as a Cougar: Younger

December 10, 2015 recs, reviews, tv shows 2

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Today I want to talk about Younger. I just recently discovered this TV show when I was looking for something fun and new, and I binge watched the entire first season in a day. It focuses on Liza, a 40-year-old who pretends she’s a 26-year-old college graduate with a history of charity work in India to land a job in the publishing industry. She moves in with an artist friend in Brooklyn, gets herself a younger lover and makes friends at her new place of employment. Liza is played by Sutton Foster, who TV show geeks like me might know from her time as the leading character in Bunheads, the show co-created by Gilmore Girls maker Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lamar Damon that was sadly cancelled after just one season.

A huge reason why I like this show is that it’s set in the trendy New York publishing world bookish dreams are made of. It being a TV show it’s not as realistic as it could be, but all the book references are fairly awesome. I’m still waiting for the book blogger mentions, but maybe next season. More than that, almost all the important characters are women, which is a nice change from most shows. The show isn’t groundbreaking and it portrays millenials like a parody of themselves, but it’s fun to watch, and if the premise sounds good to you, I’d recommend giving it a chance!

2 Responses to “Working in Publishing as a Cougar: Younger”

  1. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    So, I want to watch this, mainly because I want that woman’s life. I mean, fine, I am not 40, which is a solid plus, BUT STILL. I am not 26 either, and damn it, I WANT A DO OVER. I have actually seen a few episodes of the show, and I liked it, but then it also made me full of some jealousy, and that isn’t a good look ;)
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    • Vlora


      Nah, I’m not jealous when I watch it, because I don’t reaaaally want her life. EXCEPT she got to tweet as Jane Austen as her job for one episode, which probably would be fun. I can do without the capricious boss and friends with questionable morals though. It’s a fun world though and yay books!
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