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Younger Season 4
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I have a TV confession to make, and it concerns the television series Younger.

At the moment, I have a decade’s worth of TV shows at my fingertips. I could practically watch a new series every day and not run out of content.

And yet, despite the fact that I’m so spoilt for choice, all I’ve been doing is watching the newest episode of Younger season four on a constant, repetitive loop.

And I’ve only just figured out why.

If you’ve been living on a deserted island for the past four years, with only fish and coconuts for company, you may have missed the phenomenon that is Younger. So, allow me to lighten up your life.

Younger season four is now streaming on Stan. Image: Supplied.

The Stan offering centres around Liza Miller (played by the incredible talent that is Sutton Foster, an actress known for carving it up on the Broadway stage) a recently divorced, 40-year-old mother of one who is in desperate need of a job.

After being rejected from a slew of publishing opportunities because of her age, Liza tries a different tact and manages to pass herself off as a 26-year-old to land a job at a publishing house, called Empirical.

This is where things get a bit sticky. Liza is forced to weave an elaborate web of lies to protect her true identity from her co-workers, while also maintaining a relationship with her much younger, hunky boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella).

Listen to Laura Brodnik explain why Younger season four is the one TV show you should be watching right now on Mamamia's TV podcast The Binge.

But back to why this show has become my go-to comfort binge, a reason that has absolutely nothing to do with Josh's perfect abs (although they are divine).

When Younger was first promoted, it seemed like a frothy New York dream filled with perfect hair and clothes that would rival even those shown on Sex and the City (which makes sense when you learn both shows fall under the same executive producer and stylist).

It was the bubbly, party friend you accidentally meet on the dance floor who is just perfect for the occasional raucous night. The TV equivalent of a glass of sparkling pink champagne.

If you're watching one show at the moment, make it Younger. Image: Supplied.

But once I started watching the series, I realised it was so much more than that.

Younger may be your party friend, but it's also the friend you call when your heart is broken into a million pieces or you just need a shoulder to cry on.

And that's because it's doing something that has not been done properly on TV for more than 10 years - not since Sex and the City left our screens, to be exact.

Because even though Younger explores romantic relationships and career, and gives us some stunning fashion to covet, at its very heart it is a story about female relationships.


The relationship between Liza and her best friend Maggie (played by Debi Mazar) is one for the ages, the kind of relationship that makes you realise that your best friend can actually be your soulmate.

In a world where reality TV shows constantly pit women against each other and ladies just fight over men, it's completely refreshing to see a solid female friendship front and centre.

The relationship between Liza and her best Maggie is one for the ages. Image: Supplied.

Younger also goes out of its way to show that female relationships can span easily across age brackets.


Which, as a woman in her 30s who has a heap of close friends in their early 20s, I'm really digging seeing played out on screen.

The other central relationship in Younger is between Liza and Kelsey (Hilary Duff) an ambitious women in her 20s who (spoiler alert) has only just discovered that her work bestie is not an ingenue, but a women in her 40s.

Despite this bump in their relationship, watching Kelsey and Liza's friendship unfold on screen over the last four years has been an intoxicating delight, and the very best depiction of women in the modern workforce that I've seen in pop culture.

Together, they are the ultimate work wives, following their own ambitions and dreams while also pulling each other up and having each other's backs.

These are the kind of women I work with, and so it's refreshing to see this reflected back at me from my TV screen.

#TeamJosh. Image: Supplied.

This glorious depiction of female friendship is why I cannot stop playing Younger on loop.

Yes, the love triangle also has me on the edge of my seat.

After all, now that we're in season four, I need to know if Liza will find her way back to Josh or if she fall for her distinguished boss Charles (Peter Hermann).

(I don't know about you, but I am firmly in the land of #TeamJosh.)

And yes, the glamorous world of New York and the inner workings of the publishing house are stunning to watch from my couch while clad in my oldest PJs and clutching a mug of wine.

But the best part of watching Younger will always be that it feels like hanging out with your best friend, and that kind of TV magic does not come long very often.

Season Four of Younger is now streaming on Stan.

This content was created with thanks to our brand partner Younger Season 4.

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