The final season of Younger is the wonderfully fluffy watch that we all love so much (Picture: Paramount+)
For the past six years, Younger has been delivering the perfect mix of fun, bingeable goodness as it presents viewers with a fun take on modern millennial life in the world of publishing.
The plot lines have always been wonderful fluff, and thankfully, Darren’s star hit series delivers more of the same in the final season – or should I say ‘its last chapter’.
When the series first landed on screens in 2015, we got to watch seasons of newly divorced Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) pretending to be half her age and rising up in style thanks to her friendship and work partnership with millennial work BFF Kelsey (Hilary Duff).
From accidental relationships with younger men and dramatic age reveals to falling for the boss and more, Liza’s definitely had quite the journey so far – one that seemed to only be heading in one clear direction when it came to her love life.
Season six left us with quite the cliff-hanger and the answer to the question is revealed pretty early on as we are dropped right back into Diana’s wedding.
Charles (Peter Hermann) asked the question fans had been waiting for – and Team Josh (Nico Tortorell) stans had been dreading – however Liza’s interesting response takes things on a path that neither camp could have expected for this final season.
Will Team Charles get the happy ending they want in Younger season 7? (Picture: Paramount+)
Navigating love and life hasn’t been easy for Liza since her divorce, heck that’s how we ended up with the whole Team Josh and Team Charles love triangle in the first place.
As anyone knows, the road to Happily Ever After doesn’t tend to run smooth and considering the vulnerable place we first met Liza in post-divorce, the season explores some of the effects that split had on her love life in ways that hadn’t been revealed before.
Love triangles aside, the show’s strength has always been the way it tapped into the workplace anxieties of the Gen-X workers who feels passed over in favor of twentysomething-year-olds, and the millennials who are constantly struggling to prove themselves to their older bosses.
This trend continues perfectly as Kelsey is once again left doubting some of her recent job decisions. If that isn’t stressful enough, the poor thing is also having an equally tricky time when it comes to the relationship department.
Stressful times ahead for our favorite ‘millennials’ (Picture: Paramount+)
As some of the characters approach the big 3-0, we see them dealing with the pressures that many a millennial has faced recently in their own lives; panicking over their lack of achievements at the milestone age, dealing with the fact they are no longer the new kids on the block, and stressing over the lack of stability in their love lives.
One thing every cool generation is never prepared for is the fact the young ones are always going to come through and take your spot!
As fun as it has been to see the show highlight the rise of millennials, it’s even more fun to watch them all struggle to deal with the fact they are getting older.
The show also plays up to another of its strengths this season, continuing the ever-zany trolling of the publishing world (and society at large).
Quinn Tyler provides an interesting presence in the Empirical offices (Picture: Paramount+)
From a Greta Thunberg-figure named Fupa Grünhoff (who treads the fine line between inspiring and terrifying) and a house hunting reality shows, to the ridiculous way beloved classics are being modernized – they’ve got it all.
A key difference in these final episodes is the injection of Quinn Tyler (Laura Benanti) as a rather menacing presence in the Empire offices. I’ll keep this spoiler-free but Quinn definitely causes a whole load of issues viewers wouldn’t have seen coming.
Elsewhere, Josh tries to navigate the dating world as a single dad while co-parenting with ex Claire – who is moving on with a new man. And no, I’m not talking about Bridgerton’s Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings.
Sadly Diana is away on her honeymoon – due to Covid-19 issues meaning Miriam Shor couldn’t be on set – but Lauren (Molly Bernard) fills in to provide the glam and wild one liners.
Lauren fills in to provide the glam and wild one liners in Diana’s absence (Picture: Norman Jean Roy for TV Land)
It’s so hard to say goodbye but Younger’s final season ensures that the things we love most about the show shine bright – lovable characters dealing with relatable issues that aren’t completely limited to Millennials.
The past seven seasons of ‘glossy entertainment with a heart of gold’ has been a pleasure to watch and viewers will certainly miss Liza and the gang. However, we’ll never forget the fun we had with them all at Empirical publishing.
Plus, if everything works out as planned, we could be getting a Kelsey-focused spin off. For those like myself who want the pages of this frothy delight turning to keep turning for as long as possible.
How to watch Younger in the US and the UK?
For its final season, Younger has changed networks. Though the series will still air on TVLand eventually, it will actually premiere first on Paramount+ (formerly known as CBS All Access).
The first four of those episodes will hit the streamer simultaneously on April 15, while the remaining episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays after that. They will also be available on Hulu on the same schedule.
Meanwhile, fans in the UK can currently tune into previous seasons on Comedy Central.