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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 25, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gabi (Emily Osment), a food blogger, lands an opportunity to be the personal chef for a young tech entrepreneur named Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), but she has to prove herself to his personal aide, Elliot (Rex Lee).
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 25, 2014
    63
    Young & Hungry is nicely paced, and even in the first episode, the humor is character-driven. It's as uncomplicated, and tasty, as a good grilled cheese.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jun 25, 2014
    60
    A more than occasionally funny show in which Gabi (Emily Osment), an appealing but financially challenged food blogger, becomes personal chef to Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), an appealing but romantically challenged tech-ionaire.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 25, 2014
    50
    Everything in Young & Hungry is predictable, including most of the jokes.
  4. Reviewed by: Genevieve Valentine
    Jun 23, 2014
    42
    Unfortunately, that suggestion of recklessness doesn’t extend to the dialogue, which feels like a focus group’s idea of what young people do (propose, have jobs) and joke about (Google), and borrows liberally from long-familiar punchlines.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 24, 2014
    25
    What this show isn't: fresh, witty or even well constructed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    It is an amazing comedy and it has great actress and actors. This show is great for Emily Osment because she won't just be known as the girl from Hannah Montana. This is a BIG step for her. This show is really better than Mystery Girls. :) I wish this show was an hour long. I just can't get enough of the laughter of the show. Directors, keep up the good work. Praying that this show get pick up for another season.. :) Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    I LOVE this show!! Emily Osment has that 'star quality' that makes the show work; she's adorable and her character is adorable. The other characters are also funny and well cast. If there is a weak link, I would have to say that it is Josh. They may have been able to find a better actor to pay the part, but Jonathan Sadowski is adequate and he does seem to have genuine chemistry with Osment.

    People that negatively review the show need to understand that it's a SITCOM. It's important to understand what this show is and what it is not. You wouldn't go into a Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler movie expecting a highly intelligent comedy, right? However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a place for their movies, right? The same could be said about this show. Young & Hungry is NOT highbrow comedy and it is not particularly intelligent. It IS a funny show that is not particularly raunchy (although I still would not allow my 11 year old to watch it). The characters are all stereotypically over the top, but that is what makes them humorous. Are you going to have some spiritual experience watching the show? No. Are you going to learn some life lesson? Probably not. I love intelligent television shows just as much as the next person, but there is also a place for TV that lets your brain rest and doesn't require some high level of thinking to enjoy. This show is there to allow you to escape and 'veg out' for half an hour.

    Another reviewer stated that the show was obviously meant for a younger audience, but I am 36 and I truly enjoy this show. It is, without question, my favorite new show and I look forward to watching it every week. In a world where TV shows seem all the same: reality TV, crime shows, raunchy comedies, et al., this show feels new and different.

    As I said, there is just something about Emily Osment that makes the show work. My son loved Hannah Montana, but IMO, there was nothing special about Emily or her character on that show. She has obviously matured and her acting ability has matured as well. This show is perfect for her -- she really shines. I even got my BF to watch the show with me and he HATES TV.

    If you are looking for a show that allows you to escape your problems for a little while and makes you laugh along the way, give Young & Hungry a try. If you know what to expect when you go into the show, I am confident that you won't be disappointed.
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  3. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Well, I love Emily so I may be biased.

    It's funny. Other reviews on other sites seem to say that it is not the breakthrough comedy of the
    year. Well. it's not. But it is the only show I've seen in a while where I actually laughed. You watch a show like this to see the characters develop. We know a little about Gabi. Josh, Sophia and Caroline and we will learn more. I want to see how Josh deals with Caroline. (Who is a mess.) You watch a show like this to laugh or chuckle (your choice) I watch a TV show and I want to feel good afterwards, not depressed. I want it light.

    And Emily does a fine job with the character.
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  4. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    Hilarious and edgy! It's high energy and fun. The entire cast is funny and compliments each other nicely. It's a gem in the ABC Family line up. It's cute and just an overall enjoyable experience. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    9
    Looks really cool and unique. Emily Osment is totally back and the rest of the cast is so lovelly. Yolanda is my favorite, at least for now. Can't wait for next episode, acording to the synipse, it's getting better and better Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2014
    6
    I'd like to see more of this show. At first, to be honest, I thought it was too lame. The jokes were just not that funny. As I watched more of it, however, I actually found it cute and fun and entertaining when you're down and bored. I hope they renew it for a second season.. Expand
  7. Viv
    Jun 27, 2014
    1
    Shoddy excuse for a comedy show. Characters are more like caricatures, jokes are weak (and the laugh track doesn't help), and the timing and flow of conversation is robotic and unnatural at best. Expand

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