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iflix Binge: Younger (+ a new series to watch)

When I first got an iflix account, I took sometime browsing for something interesting to watch, until I came across a familiar name.

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Sutton Foster plays the role of Liza Miller, a mother of a college student who is trying to pass as someone who is just fresh out of the University.

I have heard about actress Sutton Foster because of my exposure to musical theater. She originated the role of Jo March in the musical adaptation of Little Women and has has won two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

A quick look at the synopsis piqued my curiosity even further. The show centers on Liza Miller, a 40-year old mother of one, who decided to get back into working after her soon to be ex-husband’s (the divorce papers are still in the works) gambling addiction has left them with close to nothing.

With the help of her bestfriend Maggie, they decided to make her pass as a woman in her mid-twenties in order that she can land a job, after a lot of failed attempts.

The show was a mix of fun, quirky and cringy moments as Liza somewhat relives her twenties. You can see how she is smart and really is attuned to the industry though she is still a bit lost in the younger and newer developments in the field. And she has to prove that she can keep up with what’s new and fresh since she is pretending to be just fresh out of college.

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Nico Tortorella plays the role of Josh, the 26-year-old tattoo artist who became Liza’s boyfriend.

To complicate things, living a double life will create issues in trust. Though she kept intact her personality, she is still hiding big pieces of who she really is. That can have adverse effect to the relationships she built. Who knows how her colleagues and her friends would react when the truth has been revealed!

The show is not only an entertaining watch, it also delves into the idea of youth and how age greatly affects how a person is perceived in the society as well as the changes in that perception.

In addition to the crazy plot, Younger isn’t short of interesting and loveable characters like Maggie (Debi Mazar), artist and Liza best friend , Diana (Miriam Shor),  Liza’s uptight and overbearing boss, Kelsey (Hillary Duff), Liza’s friend and colleague, and of course, Josh (Nico Tortorella), the tattoo artist who mistook her to be same age as he is.

Sadly, I never got to see the third season uploaded on iflix. The series is now on it’s fourth. Even worse, when I checked on the app, they might have removed the first season already. 😦

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iflix is the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. Aside from US films and TV series (like Younger), iflix boasts of a vast selection of films cartoons, and shows from the Asia, the UK, and the Middle East.
One of the newest additions is the highly anticipated K-drama, The Bride of Habaek. The Bride of Habaek, a drama spin-off of the widely popular 2006 comic book series, Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung, stars Nam Joo-Hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo) as well as Shin Sae-Kyeong, Gong Myung and girl group f(x) member, Krystal. The fantasy romance drama tells the story of water god, Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who descended down to Earth to meet his human bride, So-Ah (Shin Sae Kyeong) – a neuropsychiatrist who sacrifices herself as a bride for the sake of her village.

The series which started last July 6, will be available weekly every Thursday and Friday on iflix, within 24 hours of their television broadcast in Korea.

The Bride of Habaek joins iflix’s extensive library of popular and highly-acclaimed Korean drama, including Secret GardenGoblinThe Legend of the Blue SeaScent of a WomanPrincess HoursPrince Hours and many more.

 

 

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