TV Club: Younger: “IRL”

The second episode of Younger spun its wheels after a promising pilot, but the third establishes the series as one worth watching, which should be a relief to those who have needed a little Sutton Foster in their lives ever since Bunheads was canceled. It’s a good time for Younger to start gelling and finding its own identity before it gets very far into its first season, as this year’s run is only twelve episodes long. I’m relatively forgiving when it comes to disappointing second episodes; the second is one of the most difficult episodes to write in a series’ run due to the reality check of a time crunch that occurs after pilots have been completed, as well as network demands to reiterate information for new viewers. Thankfully, “IRL” rights the ship and demonstrates the series’ potential should it continue in this direction.

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