When I first started writing after college I used to write a recap about Pretty Little Liars called Pretty Little Recap! For a couple of years while I was into the show I would watch PLL and write this recap that had a bit of a loyal following. It's been years and I've become obsessed with other shows, one of them is Younger on TvLand. If you haven't watched Younger, you should.... right this second. For those of you who are caught up... here goes the start of my recaps!
The Who Done It
AHHHHH, I'm dead on the floor after that first scene, seriously no one revive me, I have died in peace. I mean those of us who have been watching from the start and are loyal to the Liza/Charles story finally got our...um... you know. That scene was the best love scene I've seen since... god I don't even know you guys, that was sexy, intimate, and honest. I read a couple of comments on the Younger gram of people who didn't think it was hot enough, or Josh level hot but here's the thing...it was honest and at the end of the day Liza always craves to be on the side of what is right and what is true. In this love scene it is obvious that the writers were letting Liza and Charles see each other for who they really are, I'm sorry but if there isn't more sexy than that I don't know what you're in to.
The Beard or Bubble
Ok... So up until this season the moral dilemma for the Charles/Liza story had always been A. She was lying about her age, B. He's her BOSS and that is a line that cannot be crossed....hello lawsuits. However mutual the feelings are it is just not PC for this relationship to go down. But for the sake of the entire universe it's going to apparently proceed. Now I have seen some work place romance go down and let me tell you the little moments are exactly that "little." In the context of this show though they are meant to excite the other. I think Charles is really enjoying this "living on the edge" mentality, which I totally get, here is this dude who has probably been wearing pressed button up's and doing the right thing his whole life finally having a little adventure.
The Editor and the Bard
Ouch... Can we talk about how hurt Zane is? I mean Kelsey's double dipping was probably the most hurtful thing that could have happened to him besides losing that book. At the end of the day they were really coming a long way and he had really let his guard down for her... and what does she do? She wraps herself up in a WET BLANKET. I mean Jake sucks, he's the worst... and the way he's trying to play both of them is so political! I really do hope that we see this problem resolve itself because this is a match I can see making it in the long run.
The Side Dishes
I kind of feel bad when I call the other storylines side dishes, but that is exactly what they are. Not to say they're not good side dishes, they're like the perfect scalloped potato to go with a good piece of fried chicken... god I'm dying on Keto.
First there is Maggie, god I love Maggie she's the best. The line about looking at her neck after getting carded at a bar will forever be my favorite thing ever. I'm happy to see what happens in this relationship, I hope that she finds ease for a while and gets back to work. Do we know if any of her work was returned from the her patrons? Or if she's working again?
Josh. UGH. Josh. I get the Josh appeal but this season he's really just been reduced to the Joey from Friends, and to be honest that is exactly what his role should be. I know that he'll eventually come in and throw a big wrench (wink, wink) into the Liza/Charles story, but could he not and we just call it a day?
Lauren. I'm happy to see Lauren, dare I say it, mature? I mean this whole time she has been the hip/happening girl but now I'm liking this human/cares about people side of Lauren I didn't think we'd get to see.
Trout. I love Diana. Not just because we share the same name, but because she is so far gone into her own interest that she can't smell the tension at lunch and figure out that Pauline walked into that lunch on a fishing expedition and she caught the biggest trout of all time. In all seriousness, besides Caitlin finding out the truth I think Diana finding out will probably be the worst.
The Ex Factor
What kind of name is Pauline? Why did she have to come in and ruin my entire day like that? Ok. We knew this wasn't going to be easy, but off the bat? Pauline went into that lunch with one clear intention, to "catch" Liza, and boy did she reel her in. Also, she's so clearly hurt that the only reason to keep quiet is to get the chance to take her book elsewhere? I wish we could have seen the meeting between her and Charles, it must have hurt when he agreed to her terms showing her that he truly cares about Liza. That also proving to us how deeply in love Charles is and how much he believes in his future with Liza.
Questions I have from this episode
- Who told told Kelsey that choker thing was a good idea? Chokers necks should not be worn by overly petite women.
- I love a beard and all but Charles' beard is just a mess, I mean has he ever grown one out before? This is not a good idea Charles
- Ugh, why can I not stop thinking about the scene from season 4 when they were in his office... that would just be wrong to repeat right?
- Did Charles not wear sunscreen in Florida? His forehead was a straight up lobster in the library scenes.
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