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My New Fave!! (‘The Bold Type’ Review)

A little over a month ago, Freeform premiered a brand new show, The Bold Type, and I am completely in love with it!

I know that I’m kind of late with this post, but I wanted to watch a couple more episodes to make sure that my interest in this show didn’t lessen and, just to be frank, it hasn’t.

I’m still as interested in this show now as I was at the beginning and I don’t see my interest dwindling any time soon.

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The Bold Type is a one hour drama series that focuses on three best friends: Jane Sloan (played by Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (played by Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady (played by Meghann Fahy). Each of these ladies work at Scarlet magazine, which is a fictional global women’s magazine, and they’re all in different stages of their lives and careers. The audience gets to watch each character go through various struggles because, we all know, with life comes complications.

Episode four aired last night and, so far, we’ve seen the girls struggle with their friendships, their love lives and their personal and professional identities.

Personally, it’s very interesting to watch and extremely relatable because not only am I right around their age group, but I’ve also had to deal with some of the things that I’ve watched them struggle with. That’s one of the main reasons why I’m so engaged in this show and it also doesn’t hurt to know that I’m not the only person who is confused and lost about what the next step in my life should/will be.

Another thing is that I also have a degree in journalism, so we’ve got that in common as well. Now, I’m not working at a well-known magazine (or any publication for that matter), but hopefully I’ll get there someday.

Anyway, let me give you a little bit about each of the three main characters.

At the beginning, we find out that Jane had been recently promoted to a writer, so, so far, we’ve seen her struggle with trying to fit into that new role. She’s had trouble trying to figure out what her voice is, in terms of her writing, and how that voice would work with Scarlet‘s readers.

Jane reminds me a lot of myself because she’s very tense and by the book. She tends to overthink things and that’s how she ends up getting in her own way and that’s also why she had that little (or big depending who you’re asking) issue in episode 2. Those of you who watched know what I’m talking about.

I like Jane and I’m glad that we’ve seen some progress with her character. She’s starting to loosen up a little and its helped her in more ways than one. Also, I love her with “Pinstripe.”

Kat is the social media director at Scarlet and we don’t really see her struggle too much professionally. So far, her storyline has been based around her personal life. However, the only thing that I can remember her going through, professionally, was the cyber bullying issue.

She posted about a sexist product on Scarlet’s Twitter and somehow people found out that she was behind the tweet and her personal Twitter account was flooded with tons of disgusting comments. Someone, eventually, got a hold of a topless photo that she’d taken a while back and posted it all over the internet. Kat was humiliated and didn’t take it well. However, she took all that negative attention and teamed up with a bunch of other women who’ve received similar comments and created a whole Twitter campaign. It was very inspiring and applaud her for doing that.

Kat is the activist of the group. She’s the one who’ll stand and speak for the person who can’t speak for themselves. She’s a very strong character and I love that about her. I also love her and Adena!

I love them together and Kat’s struggle with her sexuality/coming out storyline was so beautiful. It was very realistic and it didn’t feel rushed. Y’all should have seen me at the end of last night’s episode. #Kadena forever!!

Sutton is an assistant at Scarlet and, like Jane, she’s also struggling with finding her place at the magazine. She loves and wants to work in fashion, but it’s kind of challenging because she doesn’t have any experience.

A new fashion assistant position had opened up and Sutton was all for trying out for the position, but she needed a little encouragement from her girls and from her boyfriend, Richard, before deciding to go for it. In last night’s episode, she made a bad choice that almost cost her her shot, but she bucked up and decided that she wasn’t going to go down without a fight.

Sutton is the sweet one out of the group. She works her behind off to not only support herself, but to also support her mom, which is very commendable. However, I wonder if her relationship with Richard will cause some problems in later episodes. For those who don’t know, he’s one of Scarlet‘s lawyers and he’s also a member of magazine’s board of directors.

Now, I love a good office romance, but I just hope that when they go public (because, eventually, they will), Sutton doesn’t get burned. Richard seems to really be into her, but I just worry about how people in the office will treat her once their relationship is no longer a secret. Like Kat and Jane said, it’s usually the female that takes the brunt of the blowback in situations like this, so I just hope that Sutton’s career doesn’t take a hit.

In addition to shining individually, these ladies also have a friendship that most women (myself included) can only dream of.

I mean, how many of us can say that we have one friend (let alone two) who’d be willing to remove an unwanted object out of our vaginas? Heck, how many of us can say that we would feel conformable enough to even do something like that if asked? I can assure you that the answer to both questions would more than likely be not many, which is okay.

I just love that this show features a healthy friendship within a group of women. There’s no gossiping, backstabbing or fights. It’s just a great bond between three young ladies who all have endless support and love for one another. It’s a beautiful (and, oftentimes, hilarious) sight and it actually makes me appreciate the few friendships that I have with my girlfriends.

Overall, this is an amazing show and I completely recommend it! I’m already counting down the days until next week’s episode.

Have you watched The Bold Type? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you love it as much as I do?

The Bold Type airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Freeform.

Amira 😉

A Little Extra: The Bold Type is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, who’s also one of the executive producers of the show. How cool is that? I wonder which scenes and/or events actually happened in her real life.

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