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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Moviegeek 411: The Internship

And on the fifth day of the last month in the year 2013 …

Oh my goodness. Where do I start with this one? I’m laughing as I type!

I wanted to watch this one since I seen the preview last year. I love both Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as comedic actors and then to top it off with Google? Yeah, it was a must see for me.

And I wasn’t disappointed. I was laughing from a few minutes in.

I appreciate the story as well. With the job market as scarce as it is and a lot of people out there having to adapt to the changing job market, The Internship, hits home on many levels.

The story starts off with these two salesmen, Wilson and Vaughn, whose reached a brick wall in their career. The find their skills a bit obsolete in a technology-driven world. But they’re optimistic. Billy (Vaughn) finds an internship at the iconic Google and sends in applications for both himself and his best friend Nick (Wilson). The story proceeds from there, showing the challenges they face as 30-40 something year olds competing with 20-somethings.

The acting is an A in my book. You have seasoned, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. And then you have the new: Josh Brener (The Big Bang Theory, he filled in for Stuart at the comic book shop), Dylan O’brien (Teen Wolf! That is all), Tiya Sircar (Friends with Benefits), and Tobit Raphael to name a few. The cast was awesome. They did a good job. And with the newer actor and actresses, I’m excited to see where their careers will lead them.

And I need to say that I applaud Vince Vaughn for the story and the screenplay. He did an awesome job with this and I can’t wait to see more of his work. Shawn Levy did a good job as director as well. It was filmed nicely and flowed smoothly.

It’s hilarious. Filled with our beloved 80s references (oops, did I show my age a little?), their comedic style, and a punch line that hits home for us non-twenty something year olds, it’s a great movie to watch.

I’d definitely buy it for my DVD collection. Since it’s not really visually stunning, I’d pass on the blu-ray, unless I find it on the $5 rack.

Movie 411: “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

The Incredible Burt WonderstoneI cannot believe I watched this movie. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. I’m laughing as I write this. I typically don’t watch this type of movie by choice and it’s only because sometimes the comedy gets a bit too much for me. It’s usually when my husband or when a friend strongly recommends this kind of movie to me that I give it a shot.

In this case, I couldn’t pass up on Steve Buchemi. Yes, him over Steve Carell. Yes, him over Jim Carey. What can I say? I really admire Steven Buchemi’s acting. He’s been a favorite of mine since … gosh, I can’t even remember! His most impressionable role, for me, was in Armageddon. I had just learned about comic relief in my Teen TV class so I immediately pointed him out as the main “comic relief” of such a serious story.

Getting back to this movie. Despite my reserves about certain over-the-top comedies, I liked this one. In addition to Steve Buchemi, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell did a great job, as always. The three of them make a powerhouse team in this movie. Add Alan Arkin and … yep, AWESOME!

So, acting – check!

The story line is pretty solid too. I don’t want to share too much because of those who don’t like spoilers. But … well, I don’t mind spoilers so … I like the fact that it focuses on a childhood friendship brought together by magic tricks. Remember, it’s a comedy so I’m probably dollying it up a lot more than necessary 🙂 , but that’s the way I see it. Of course, in their adulthood they, again, meet a “bad guy,” Jim Carey. He’s a “new” type of magician that’s threatening the old-school way of magic. It’s a good story.

Lots of comedy, good story, it works. It’s probably more suited for a more mature audience, so I’d stick to the PG-13 rating.

I probably won’t add this DVD to my collection, but I’d watch it again.