On Netflix: ‘Young & Hungry,’ a Happy Half-Hour Comedy Rom-Com

January 10, 2021 3 Comments

When it comes to the features I’ve started around here, I’m either really good and publish new ones frequently or forget about their existence altogether. This Netflix one I’ve written a few installments in, but as it’s been a while, now seems a fine time to revisit it, and add something new!

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On Netflix: ‘Young & Hungry,’ a Happy Half-Hour Comedy Rom-Com. An "on Netflix: Young and Hungry" feature! Have you seen this one? © Rissi JC

This time around, we have an “on Netflix” feature that spotlights Young and Hungry. If you don’t know what this now-cancelled show is about, the ½ hour sitcom follows the young and out-of-luck, Gabi, a financially broke girl hoping to make her dreams as a chef come true. When she lands the job of personal chef to a wealthy, young tech entrepreneur, her prospects get a lot better, but her life more complication. Here are a few of the reasons I like this cute rom-com(ish) of a comedy.


On Netflix: Young and Hungry


1: All of the Color

This may sound odd, but I love the “colorfulness” of this show. The literal color. Everything serves to make the series look and feel bright, happy and fun (sets, costumes, promo art). It’s somehow part of the charm.

2: Emily Osment

I haven’t seen Osment in a lot, but she’s hilarious. Everything she does has an air of “funny” and for the character, she is playing – a hapless, messy, out-of-work chef, this all works so very well. Her messy girl persona and awkward mistakes somehow make her as adorable as she is relatable. (What I have seen her in is Christmas in Wonderland.)

On Netflix: ‘Young & Hungry,’ a Happy Half-Hour Comedy Rom-Com. An "on Netflix: Young and Hungry" feature! Have you seen this one? © Rissi JC

3: Josh + Gabi = (Almost) Love

These two are darn cute together, but from what I’ve seen and read, they go back-and-forth (and back and forth). I suspect it’s going to be a little annoying, but at the same time, I’m invested enough to wonder, how is their story to end??

4: Supporting Characters

Of course, as I mention like Emily (and of course, Gabi), the rest of Josh’s household is fabulous. I love Yolanda, and though not part of Josh’s entourage, I also love Sophia, who is Gabby’s best friend. She’s smart and sophisticated, and pretty much the opposite of Gabi, but also in much the same boat as her in terms of figuring out life.

5: Last, but Not Least: Anticipation!

I haven’t finished this show yet, but just reading the 3 sentence synopsis of feature episodes makes me wonder at the back-and-forth nature of so many of the relationships (pretty sure I won’t like this!). This makes me nervous, but also anticipating what’s to come.

What about you? Do you watch or did you watch Young and Hungry?  Did you like it or no? What is your favorite thing about the show? Comment all of your “on Netflix: Young and Hungry” feature thoughts. I’d love to read them.

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Content note: this one does have adult content like suggestive comments/innuendo. There’s casual sex, though none of it is graphic, and is always (mostly) played for “laughs” vs. anything. There’s a homosexual character [and Gabi pretends to be gay to help Josh; this includes a same-sex kiss]. The show is TV-14, but some could pass as “PG.”

Photos: ABC Family (now Freeform)

About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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3 Comments

  • Stephanie H. January 11, 2021 at 6:57 AM

    I loved this show and I still watch the reruns on Netflix. The cast really made the show fun and inviting! I wished that it was still on TV.

  • Angela January 11, 2021 at 3:05 PM

    We watched this when it was on TV – I thought it was cute! The romance does go back-and-forth too many times, but the side characters are hilarious!

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