TV 411: Young and Hungry, Season 3 Recap

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#SpoilerAlert! You have been warned.

Created by: David Holden
Network: Free Form (formally known as ABC Family)
Debut: June 25, 2014
On Air: 2014 – present
Season 3 Hook: Jake or Josh?! Jake or Josh?!

So, Season 2 ended with Gabi and Josh’s brother. His brother! And Josh ended up “letting her go.” And off to Coachella Gabi and Jake goes with their food truck that Josh gifted them.

Sighs. Jake or Josh? I feel for Gabi, but that’s what makes this series fun. And of course I love that Elliot and Alan are making their way together and that Yolanda and Sophia are still the best.

Into Season 3 we go.

Story Arcs

Story Arc 1: Jake and Gabi

So, you can’t have Season 3 without Jake and Gabi. The season starts with them driving off, starting a new chapter of their lives together. And “defining the relationship.”

Thoughts: In some ways I was kind of leaning towards these two as end game, but I just couldn’t shake Josh and Gabi. I mean, they’ve been through so much together, you know? And well, they’re still kind of processing their feelings because you know someone always comes between them or something always comes between. It’s a roller coaster with these two and even though it can be frustrating, you don’t want to jump off.

Story Arc 2: Josh and Gabi

Because you can’t have Young & Hungry without Josh and Gabi. Season 3 ended with Josh coming to terms that he still loves Gabi, yet he wants her to be happy so he buys the food truck for Jake and Gabi and sends them off with his blessing.

Thoughts: See above because that sums it up.

Since the seasons are short, with ten episodes, there is usually one or two major story arcs. Of course, there is Elliot and Alan beginning their life together and adjusting to married life so that’s always a good break from the Gabi and Josh drama. And then you have Sophia and Yolanda trying to figure their way out through their single lives. I love the mix of it.

New Characters

There isn’t really any new characters that will seem to stick around permanently.

There is a guest appearance by Rachel Ray for S3x6: Young & Rachel Ray. There was also Rob (Andy Faverau) who appears in S3x7: Young & Rob’d. I don’t think he’ll reappear, at least not any time soon. Oh, there was appearances by Kathy Walker (Cheryl Hines) and Nick Diamond (Jerry O’Connell) as Josh’s mom and Gabi’s dad, respectively in S3x4: Young & Parents.

Season 3 Overall: It was short and sweet and yet so many things happened. We got to see Josh and Gabi reunite. We got to meet Josh’s mom and, I believe, meet Gabi’s dad for the first time. That was interesting. We see the same chemistry continuing and everything seems to be just as it is. Still engaging. Still funny. Still enjoyable.

I am a little nervous at the constant back and forth between Josh and Gabi. The will they or won’t they conundrum, but it’s hasn’t reached that point where it’s getting boring, which is a huge plus. Some shows drag certain story lines out so much I tend to lose interest, but that isn’t the case with this one. I am looking forward to Season 4.

Favorite Episode: There is more than one who contended for this coveted spot. S3x8: Young & Getting Real is a runner-up. It was nice to see behind-the-scenes and see the core cast just engage their fans. Oh, and S3x4: Young & Parents was hilarious! Their parents? Yeah, that was fun to see. But I think my favorite one this season goes to S3x9: Young & Lottery. I love it because you got to see all of the core cast interact with each other with the end goal that they’ll all be rich. It was fun to watch and I smiled through the whole darned episode, which is a common occurrence with this show, but still. I noticed that I smiled and laughed through the whole episode.

And I am happy to see that Season 4 is underway! So . . . hats off to you, Young & Hungry, for keeping us entertained.

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