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The 15 Best Episodes of Younger

As we prepare to say farewell to the frothy TV rom-com, let’s remember the love triangles, friendships, and statement neckwear that brought us here.
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Younger Goes Full Rom-Com in Its Farewell Season

With its central narrative tension resolved, the series shifts all the way into fun and frothy mode.
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Them Is Pure Degradation Porn

Heavy on torture and low on meaning, the Little Marvin–created, Lena Waithe–produced series reveals the empty promise of representation in Hollywood.
  1. overnights
    Summer House Recap: Des-pisedThe Kentucky Derby party is a great showcase of what makes this cast so fun and what makes Hannah and Des so annoying.
  2. overnights
    Younger Recap: Pitches Get StitchesQuinn Tyler has returned to screw up Empirical’s fragile dynamic once again.
  3. these reboots are manolos
    John Corbett Swears on Chanel Aidan Is In HBO Max’s Sex and the City RebootOh Carrie, no.
  4. overnights
    Younger Recap: Bent and BrokenLiza’s ready to go after what she wants, but not everyone is as receptive to that as Füpa (sigh) Grünhof.
  5. chat room
    The Challenge OG Mark Long on Being an All Stars Player-Coach“All my ideas and all the secrets I was going to find out [as producer] were shut down because they didn’t want me to have an advantage.”
  6. overnights
    Made for Love Season-Finale Recap: Bring It on Home to MeAfter a diner debate with Byron on the meaning of free will and happiness, Hazel makes a decision directly at odds with her position.
  7. overnights
    Kung Fu Recap: The Quiet WithinSan Francisco’s newest vigilante struggles to balance her quest for justice with the path to reconciliation with her loved ones.
  8. roll clip!
    Watch a Gaggle of Gleesons Gear Up in This Frank of Ireland ClipThe buddy comedy premieres on Amazon April 16.
  9. overnights
    The Challenge: Double Agents Recap: Running Up That HillThe events of this episode are Greek in tragedy, biblical in moralism, Tarantino-esque in carnage, and Fessy-ian in pettiness.
  10. essential episodes
    The 15 Best Episodes of YoungerAs we prepare to say farewell to the frothy TV rom-com, let’s remember the love triangles, friendships, and statement neckwear that brought us here.
  11. tv review
    Younger Goes Full Rom-Com in Its Farewell SeasonWith its central narrative tension resolved, the series shifts all the way into fun and frothy mode.
  12. overnights
    Younger Season-Premiere Recap: UndefinedAs happy endings go, this one is having a rough beginning.
  13. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: Coming Out of My Cage and I’ve Been Doing Just FineByron is ready to connect on a personal level, which might honestly be more frightening than the alternative.
  14. renewals
    Warrior Lives to Fight Another Day, or, More Accurately, Another SeasonThe streamer picked up the period action-drama after two seasons on Cinemax.
  15. overnights
    Good Trouble Recap: Date and TimeWe’re having a fun, sexy, angsty time at the Coterie this week and it feels good.
  16. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Size MediumThe women get read, and we get no answers, only questions.
  17. guest host with the most
    Fan Favorite Buzzy Cohen Returns to Host Jeopardy! 2021 Tournament of ChampionsThe All-Star champ steps behind the podium to guest-host in May.
  18. french tv
    Quelle Surprise! We’re Getting More Call My Agent After All.Netflix has plans for a movie and a somewhat-rebooted fifth season.
  19. tv review
    Them Is Pure Degradation PornHeavy on torture and low on meaning, the Little Marvin–created, Lena Waithe–produced series reveals the empty promise of representation in Hollywood.
  20. bachelor nation
    Colton Underwood Is Filming a Netflix Show About His Fresh StartIt will also feature Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy as a “guide of sorts.”
  21. bachelor nation
    Bachelor Star Colton Underwood Comes Out As Gay“I would have rather died than said, ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was my wake-up call.”
  22. reality tv
    The Soul of BravoA year of national reckonings on race and inequality has tested how real the Housewives should be.
  23. overnights
    This Is Us Recap: Saying the Ugly StuffIt’s finally time for the Kevin-Randall conversation we’ve been waiting for since that front-lawn fight last season, and it’s a doozy.
  24. trailer mix
    Kristin Cavallari Struts Into The Hills: New Beginnings Season-Two TrailerPremiering Wednesday, May 12.
  25. vulture recommends
    ‘Cocktails & Dreams’ is Happy Endings at Its Most PotentThis a-mah-zing sitcom premiered ten years ago today.
  26. viewing guide
    Which 90 Day Fiancé Spinoffs Are Worth the Subscription?Six new series, six new ways to ensure your 90 Day journey never has to end.
  27. kellyoke
    Kelly Clarkson Blazes Through a ‘Gaslighter’ Cover for KellyokeWe’re sure it’s just a coincidence the recently single host has chosen this song.
  28. shondaland
    Bridgerton Will Come Again TwiceIt’s been renewed for seasons three and four.
  29. american idol
    Paula Abdul Wishes ‘STD’ Simon Cowell Could Have Joined Her American Idol ReturnAbdul joked about missing her “super, talented, debonair” former co-star while filling in for current host Luke Bryan.
  30. hulu
    Michael Cera Makes Life & Beth Decision to Join Amy Schumer’s New Hulu ShowHis first onscreen series-regular role since Arrested Development.
  31. the talk
    Sheryl Underwood Says Sharon Osbourne Fight Was ‘a Trauma’ on The Talk’s Return“I didn’t want to be perceived as the angry Black woman, and that really scared me.”
  32. the drama
    All Truth No Lie, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 Looks Dramatic“What’s wrong with being fake and phony sometimes?”
  33. trailer mix
    Uzo Aduba Is In Treatment for the Season 4 TrailerZoom therapy isn’t easy.
  34. school of scot
    What Have We Learned from Men in Kilts?It’s no new season of Outlander, but for eight weeks, Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish’s road trip through Scotland gave us the next best thing.
  35. last night on late night
    John Oliver Has the Last Laugh About Prince Philip“It’s a tragedy if you don’t know a single thing about him.”
  36. in conversation
    Daniel Dae Kim Still Believes Hollywood Can Be Reformed“If you’re not aware of politics in any industry, you’re missing all of the ways to navigate it.”
  37. overnights
    Gangs of London Recap: A Peaceful SolutionIs traveler leader Kinney Edwards the most ruthless person on this show? Very possibly!
  38. lingering questions
    What the Hell Just Happened on The Nevers?Uh, what a twist.
  39. overnights
    The Nevers Series Premiere Recap: Who Are the Touched?Joss Whedon’s steampunk sci-fi adventure kicks off with a mess of questions, and a half-answer to something we weren’t really even wondering about.
  40. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Blocking Your BlessingsWe finally get to the root of the church caper that has been vexing Drew, and the girls make a U-turn right back into Bolo Court.
  41. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Carey Mulligan Kicks the Drama Into HyperspaceThe Oscar nominee gets lots of opportunity to play in a wide variety of sketch conceits, and makes good use of it.
  42. tributes
    DMX Took Us All to the Basement of Our EmotionsEddie Huang remembers DMX’s irresistible cameo on Fresh Off the Boat, and the man who unexpectedly nurtured a generation.
  43. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Battle of the Front-runnersIt’s the final competitive episode, so let’s lay out the case for and against each of our finalists.
  44. spinoffs
    Hilary Duff’s Younger Spinoff Would Be Like ‘Female Entourage,’ Says Darren StarUpgrade your Turtle to a Trout.
  45. in memoriam
    Allow Anne Beatts to Set the Record Straight About Square PegsThe late, great comedy writer wanted to correct the narrative surrounding the demise of her influential teen sitcom.
  46. this week in late night
    David Alan Grier’s Left Nut Won Late Night This WeekPlus, Leslie Jordan dishing on divas and two late-night hosts squashing (imaginary) beef.
  47. best of 2021
    The Best Animation of 2021 (So Far)New twists on classic characters and the looming end of a definitive anime kick off a year shaping up to be a big one in contemporary cartoon history.
  48. rule britannia
    The Crown Star Tobias Menzies Honors Prince Philip With a Wee Bit of Shakespeare“O good old man!”
  49. trailer mix
    Ziwe Trailer: Oh, So You Think This Is a Joke?Let comedian Ziwe Fumudoh bait you into watching her new show, premiering May 9.
  50. overnights
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Front LineAn episode that gives equal weight to big action scenes and even bigger moral quandaries proves the world may be too complicated for Captain America.
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