Young & Hungry can be best described as the love story of Twilight meets an actress who can actual act and is insanely pleasurable to watch. And then adds the cheesy nature of Disney shows with the adult sitcom styling of the CW. No one is more surprised than The Netflix Nanny when it comes to how much we loves it. Shockingly loves it. This show is so very sitcom and cheesy that we expected it to be just as boring as Fuller House but with the frustration of Pretty Little Liars plot holes.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that this show was just a refreshing cheesy sitcom. It is a guilty pleasure of cute laughs and fun quips.
The show stars Emily Osment (Hannah Montanna’s BFF) as Gabi and newcomer Aimee Carrero who plays Sophia the BFF. Favorite character alert: Sophia. Sophia is hilarious, spunky and fun. Everything you want in a BFF character without stealing all the thunder of the starring role. She is well written, drop dead gorgeous and so entertaining. Girl, if we could give Aimee Carrero an Emmy for playing Sophia, we would. We love you Sophia.
Also Emily Osment is phenomenal. She has never been more real and charming than she does in Young & Hungry.
So the plot of the show is that Gabi is a chef. And yes this show does always end up making us hungry. Gabi gets a job being a personal chef for some super rich guy who she then sleeps with and then falls in love with. The rich guy, named Josh, also has hired a maid, Yolanda, and a publicist, Elliot.
Elliot is a bitchy gay guy who is always making jokes at the girls expense. Yolanda is a life loving housekeeper who is always getting into shenanigans and arguing with Elliot.
The how dynamic of those two is like a Lucy and Ethel, love/ hate relationship. The do get involved with Gabi and Sophia on occasion but the show is mainly focused on the Twilight like romance of Josh and Gabi.
The plot lines are cheese-tastic but for some odd reason it just all works in its favor. We love the cheese-tastic nature and vibe. Its very light-hearted fun. Even the most dramatic episodes still leave you with several laughs. It is nice to see how young people have to experience dating in the technological age of phones and apps.
The comedy is pretty clean compared to like every other show ever. So we can recommend this show to all types of audiences.
The show is 21 minutes long so this is one of the easiest shows to binge on Netflix to date. There are 5 seasons right now, with the 5th just having been added recently. It could take a few days or even a week if you really stretch it out. We love the easy binge-ability and the campy nature of the show.
We recommend this show for anyone looking for a fun comedy that really is just meant to brighten your TV time in world full of American Horror Story type shows. The biggest warning is that it is not going to be a Scandal or How To Get Away With Murder type show. You must love Young & Hungry for what it is, and not for what it is not.
If you like Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Younger or Hart of Dixie then you will most likely enjoy binge watching this gem. We highly recommend it to all audiences who love sitcoms or comedy in general.
Plus any show that a has amazing guest appearances is on our list of must watch. Season 5 really pulls out all the stops. Appearances like Betty White in a wedding dress is a show we want to see.
Not to mention the Real Housewife of Orange County herself, Heather Dubrow, stops by to make a hilarious guest appearance as well. This show is excellent at appealing to a youthful audience.
4/5 stars for this show and a 10/10 rating for binge worthy success
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