TV Club: An awkward double date goes to pot on Younger

Liza and Josh may have gotten together early in the series but between this episode and the last, Younger itself is showing signs of having trouble sealing the deal when it comes to tying up episodic arcs satisfactorily. To put a positive spin on the issue, one reason that this problem is so frustrating is because the episode’s A-plot is so well-developed initially that it’s bound to be let down by any conclusion that fails to match its level of execution. While this is yet another episode that addresses Liza’s insecurity in her relationship, a twist on the formula and the elegant simplicity of the narrative arc—not to mention the fantastic performances—show promise in the first acts.

Liza has been grappling with the age gap between she and Josh throughout the series, but her opponent in this fight has mainly been herself. The gap itself …

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