The fundamental differences between the two Darren Star series is that Younger has "heart, plain and simple," says Amanda Prahl. "Even in the early seasons, where Liza was deep in her escalating web of lies, there was, paradoxically, an emotional honesty to it all. Even though Liza lied to everyone, the show took pains to make it clear why she did it and to build sympathy for her situation. Her love for her friends and her love interests was real; the only thing about it that wasn't real was her lie about her age. The show's heart always has come before its humor (although there's plenty of both); Emily in Paris often seems too afraid to be really vulnerable, and the result is a show that feels emotionally shallow, even — or especially — when it's trying to be emotionally deep. The other big difference? Younger seems to care, first and foremost, about its characters, whereas it's hard not to feel like Emily in Paris is about the aesthetic more than anything. Younger, like Star's Sex and the City before it, is a love letter to the glamour of New York City and women who live there. There's no shortage of beautiful, Instagram-perfect locations as the impeccably dressed characters stroll through the city, but it never overshadows the characters and their journeys. Emily in Paris always feels like it's more interested in exploring the 'Paris' part than the 'Emily' part, which leaves us with characters who are difficult to like when their bad decisions take over the plot. Younger, on the other hand, has managed to craft a set of characters whose flaws aren't annoying, but deeply human." ALSO: Younger's Molly Bernard discusses the best advice she received in filling Diana's shoes.