10 Reasons You Should Watch ‘The Bold Type’
ABC has been working hard at breaking through to a new audience and, after renaming ABC Family to Freeform, the network has target young adult audiences with shows such as Pretty Little Liars, and its newest hit The Bold Type. The series focuses on three friends, Jane Sloan, Kat Edison and Sutton Brady, as the embark on their careers at Scarlet magazine, inspired by Cosmopolitan. With one season under its belt, The Bold Type was a surprise breakout hit and has already been renewed for two more seasons! There is so much more to the series than just another romantic-drama, and there is still time to catch up! So, here are 10 reasons you should watch The Bold Type:
10. The Realness
As with any new series, The Bold Type had some bumps in the road in season one, but even the plot lines that weren’t the strongest were easy to overlook because of how easy it was to get drawn into the show regardless. Although the series has been marketed as a current Sex and the City, it is actually a lot different because it doesn’t leave you asking questions such as ‘Why are these women even friends’ or ‘How does Carrie afford her life on a writer’s income?’ The friendship between the female leads is understandable and believable as our their lives which gives the show an edge when connecting to viewers. Not to mention, the series doesn’t hide important topics in the lives of women in their mid-20s, offering blunt discussions about sex, sexuality and even some pretty steamy sex scenes.
Due to the fact that The Bold Type is so real, it is also very relatable. It depicts millennials, who are so often criticised in pop culture, in a fair light as they struggle to balance their personal and professional lives. Twenty-somethings trying to launch their careers will relate to Kat, Jane and Sutton who accurately depict the challenges of working entry level jobs while trying to pay off student debt. They have the same arguments as regular friends as well as the same conversations and jokes and concerns as women their age out in the real world which gives audiences a deeper investment into the characters and their stories.