This tv show definitely passes the Bechdel Test (does that apply to television?), as the four female main characters are all intelligent, hard-working, high-powered women with cool jobs and clothes (that doesn't matter, but their outfits are so cool). Obviously, they talk to each other about more than just men (though their relationships are pretty entertaining, tbh.) Every woman in this show is extremely powerful (not to mention hilarious), and it's so entertaining to watch them live their lives, all completely unaware of Liza's actual age. (Sutton Foster looks so young holy shit).
The second episode, entitled "Liza Sows Her Oates", involves Joyce Carol Oates and #freethenipple. (I'm not going to spoil it though, so you'll just have to watch it, I guess.) #toplesstuesdays #lunchwiththegirls
Sutton Foster is absolutely incredible in her second stint on television (she starred in the prematurely-canceled Bunheads on ABC in 2012). She constantly comes to the rescue in her workplace, most recently "book doctoring" a memoir about a woman's "sexual reawakening" in her 40's (sound familiar?). Honestly, it's completely believable for her to be 26, as she looks amazing (not that 40-year-olds don't look amazing). Hilary Duff is also awesome in her role as Kelsey, a 20-something book editor working with Liza at the publishing house. Debi Mazar is hilarious as Liza's O.W.L (older wiser lesbian) best friend/"mentor"/roommate. Miriam Shor perfectly portrays the stereotypical high-powered, high maintenance boss, somewhat reminiscent of Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada. Also, Nico Tortorella is really attractive and funny.
Even though this show is super cool and feminist and everything like that, my mom and I have a question: why are younger women so much more valued in our society than older women? I don't know if Younger is making fun of that fact, or kind of contributing to the whole ageism thing. I hope the former, because I have experienced kinda reverse ageism (being told that I'm "too young" to have a feminist blog and be interested in politics), and it really sucks. I can only assume that regular ageism sucks as well (I'm sure it does).
Anyway, I am absolutely in love with this show, and I don't know what I'll do without it when the season ends next week. Catch it next Tuesday on TV Land at 10 pm! There are also full episodes available on tvland.com for free, which is AMAZING. (Thanks for nothing, Netflix).
Also, just a note to Sutton if she reads this: thank you so much for sending me the signed poster and script. It really means the world to me, as you're my hero (I really want to be an actress on Broadway when I'm older). You probably don't remember sending them to me, but such a lovely gesture really means so much. Thank you. :)