Younger: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Darren Star's witty writing and Sutton Foster's charisma help elevate Younger above some of TV Land's previous sitcoms.



Critic Ratings: 37


Audience Score

User Ratings: 448
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Air date: Mar 31, 2015
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Air date: May 12, 2015
Air date: May 19, 2015
Air date: May 26, 2015
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The comedy series is based on the novel of the same name written by Pamela Redmond Satran and follows the life of Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old mother of a teenage daughter struggling to make ends meet. Season 1 opens with her daughter Caitlin (Tessa Albertson) studying in India, while Liza is forced to find a way to support them both after her ex-husband squanders all their money gambling. As she tries to follow her dreams and find a job in publishing, she ends up pretending to be 26 years old and gets a job as an assistant to the head of marketing of a publishing company; there she becomes good friends with one of her co-workers, 20-something Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff).

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Critic Reviews for Younger Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (22)

Foster is so likable, she makes us care about Liza more than we would have expected.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Any success that Younger achieves is thanks to [Sutton] Foster-who, at 40, and despite the absurd situations she's placed in-is somehow more convincing at playing a twentysomething than the 27-year-old Hilary Duff.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Younger, with its fizzy sensibility and sexual frankness, is a not-so-veiled attempt to lure younger audiences to the network, but there's a caginess to the humor.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Once the viewer moves past whether or not a rather winsome Foster, who is 40 in real life, could pass for someone 14 years younger - she can, by the way - the real enjoyment is in watching what she learns about herself and others along the way.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

It has the interesting quality of actually being about something that not many shows are about: the push-pull of aging as a tough thing in some moments and a really fortunate, glorious thing in others

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show's crisp, witty dialogue is mostly egalitarian among the ages, and everyone's great at working the words.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

t's a concept that shouldn't work at all, but somehow, Foster and the rest of the cast - including Hilary Duff and Debi Mazar - elevate Younger into something both silly and special...

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A really excellent freshman season, in which every episode passed the Bechdel test.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Adorable comedy has sex jokes, drinking, stealth feminism.

Apr 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The bright, sparkly Younger zips right along, getting laughs from star Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old trying to pass as 26 to snag a job at a publishing company.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Younger: Season 1

  • Jan 26, 2018
    Instantly became my favourite show when it first aired and my love for it has only grown.
  • Dec 29, 2017
    The series started out with promise, but each season is getting less and less believeable. Most of season 4 is filled with time wasters, like watching the actors makeout/kiss a dozen times or more per episode. Or have sex. Where’s the plot line? Where’s the depth? I want comedy, not softcare porn.
  • Dec 13, 2017
    The plot moves along quickly which makes it easy to watch. Really like this show.
  • Oct 22, 2017
    Absolutely Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, worth the watch. Honestly, the only reason I watched is that Hilary Duff is a main character, totally mesmerized by the whole setting, cast, and plot. FANTASTIC.
  • Nov 04, 2016
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  • Aug 05, 2016
    This Show Is so... Awesome!
  • Mar 16, 2016
    Just awful. The premise is ridiculous, Sutton Foster is a terrible actress who couldn't pull off being 36 let alone 26, but, Hillary Duff seems completely uninterested in acting on this so called comedy. (Really just more trash TVLAND is spewing out)
  • Mar 12, 2016
    One of the best new shows of the year. It all feels very "now". With clever writing, good acting and likable characters all around, this is a show that shouldn't be missed.
  • Oct 04, 2015
    No, Younger isn't perfect, but it has some great writing, and genius performances, particularly from good ol' Sutton Foster and Miriam Shor, who both come off completely sincere in their roles.
  • Aug 22, 2015
    The series started up well a woman in her 40's and divorced goes on to find a job in the publishing market, but is rejected due to her age. Then her friend suggests her to lie on her age to be 26. Then the plot gets interesting as the characters get adding up. It shows that a life in 40's is sill possible and enjoyable. Don't lose hope and carry on.

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