Gone are the days when one could only find re-runs to watch in the summertime. Now TV is “on” 24/7. With so many shows to choose from and with time being so limited in our rush-rush society, true TV show gems can easily be overlooked. One such TV show already getting lost in the shuffle is “Young and Hungry” starring Emily Osment (best known for her work as Lily on “Hannah Montana”). I, myself, watched “Young and Hungry” on a complete whim but I am so glad that I did. I LOVE it! It is leaps and bounds better than most of the other sitcoms trying to pass themselves off as “comedies” on TV today! I am already addicted to it.
Here are 5 reasons you need to check out this show ASAP.
-Y&H has an utterly charming cast. Every single actor is pitch-perfect. Honestly, I wasn’t a big Emily Osment fan before this show debuted but I am now. She plays the lead character of Gabi to perfection and shows how much her acting skills have improved since her “Hannah Montana” days. All of Gabi’s friends (and foes) are perfectly cast as well. There is not one weak link in the bunch. Betty White is famous for saying you can’t force a cast to have chemistry and she is so right. You either have it or you don’t. Thankfully the “Young and Hungry” cast have IT in spades.
– It’s actually funny. Gasp! A comedy that is actually funny? Who would have thunk it? There are so many sitcoms out today that try so hard to force a laugh out of their viewers that it only gives one a headache, making them wonder why they tuned in at all. Fortunately Y&H’s writers know how to draw laughs from truly organic situations. They don’t need to bring on a whole dog and pony show just to make you laugh. You laugh well, because you can’t help it.
-Major shipping potential. Gabi and her boss Josh are seriously EEEEE-worthy. If you are a ‘fan girl’ by nature, you understand what that means. Emily Osment and Jonathan Sadowski have fabulous chemistry and their characters are so perfectly matched that you know at the end of the day, they belong together. If you are like me and can’t watch a TV show without rooting for at least one fictional couple, then Y&H gives you an excellent new couple to obsess over.
– It’s realistic. Well, as realistic as a TV show full of gorgeous people can be, anyway… Gabi worries about debt, relationships, and her job … Basically, she is muddling through life while trying to better herself. Who can’t relate to that? The show is based on the life of a sassy food blogger named Gabi Moskowitz. Naturally the writers are mining her real-life events to tell the story. Real-life, as we know, is often way funnier than fiction!
–See it for yourself! Seriously, I am giving you a testimonial here but the only way to find out if you truly like the show too, is to watch it. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite. We all need something to look forward to each week!
If you watch “Young and Hungry” be sure to let me know what you think of it. Also go ahead and recommend a show in the comments that you love that you wish more people would check out. Thanks for reading!
Here’s a promo for this week’s episode. I can’t wait for it!