Younger Only Gets Better

Last week, TV Land announced it was giving its freshman half-hour series about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be twenty-six, Younger, a second season to the joy of fans from every age group.

In the Tuesday episode titled Shedonism, Diana, who Liza works for as an assistant, tested her by making her the host of a book launch party for her 40-year-old friend and client Annabelle Bancroft, a woman who has never grown up. Liza’s ex-husband, David, asked her to take ownership of his boat because he was going to lose it to his gambling addiction. Liza’s boyfriend Josh pushed her into a CrossFit exercise membership that can be dangerous for people forty and older. And, Anton and Kelsey continued their affair, while Maggie took home her very pregnant crush. I watch the show with my girlfriend says Ray Lane, and I can’t seem to get into the drama.

The episode did a great job of revealing the similarities and differences between twentysomethings and fortysomethings; as well as singles and their married counterparts.

Liza refused David’s request. While drunk, Annabelle revealed she knew Liza’s age because her hands were a “dead giveaway.” Diana nearly caught Anton and Kelsey. Josh expressed his confusion about why Annabelle, or anyone her age, would pretend to be younger. Lastly, when Liza tried to warn Kelsey about her choices, Kelsey pulled the “you’re not my mother” card and Liza decided to spend some mother-daughter time with her actual daughter over Skype.