Last year June 2017, The Bold Type made its premiere on the channel Freeform. It was quickly renewed after the season finale and it’s changing the game of what a scripted series should be.
The Bold Type focuses on 3 young women in their mid-twenties trying to find themselves and thrive within their careers, while working at Scarlet magazine, and living in New York City. Cliche intro yes, but The Bold Type is much more than that.
Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) is trying to find a new career outside of being an assistant, and Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), is a writer who’s trying to be the best she can be, and Jacqueline the editor-in-chief of Scarlet is not your typical boss. She ’s a force to be reckoned with, but she cares about her staff and doesn’t mind putting the corporate stiffs she has to report to on a daily basis in their place.
Different characters with quirky beautiful personalities you would want these women to be your best friend too.
So, why is The Bold Type different from all of the other shows on T.V right now? Other than the fact that women who work at Scarlet always looking like they just stepped off a runway. The Bold Type tackles issues that women struggle on a daily basis. From rape, misogyny, racism, and sexism.
Usually, with TV shows, the female leads are cliche. They focus on a man at some point during the show, but with The Bold Type, the female leads aren’t cliche. Sutton, for example, gave up her relationship because she wanted to focus on her career. Kat is exploring a new relationship with a woman, something she’s never thought about before, and Jane makes difficult decisions every day as a writer.
Whether you’re a woman who wants to work at a magazine or whichever career path you choose. The point is The Bold Type is the kind of show you should be watching. It’s a show that’s not afraid to cross boundaries and I hope it’s around to stay for a while.