‘The Bold Type’ Review: Power Struggles and Strong Friendships

Article by Whitney Nasanga
Posted: September 07, 2017

“A typical chick-flick that hired some really hot cast to distract you from its mediocrity”

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The Bold Type is a comedy/drama series on little known young adult channel Freeform, which also airs the Ashley Tisdale executive produced Young & Hungry.

The show’s inspired by the life of long time Cosmopolitan magazine editor and executive Joanna Coles, and revolves around three sassy best friends working at the leading women’s magazine, Scarlet; newly promoted writer Jane (Katie Stevens), social media director Kat (Aisha Dee) and assistant Sutton (Meghann Fahy).

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The three partner up to publish each issue of the periodical, and the struggle is real! It’s evident that the promotion of one of the trio creates a strain in their relationship. It’s well known the level of subtle bureaucracy that presents itself even in the most “liberal” of agencies – the three stars fight to get their creative voices heard amidst the rigid older generation.

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And what’s a girly show without some relationship drama? Secret love affairs are a fixture of the show, featuring some X-rated love scenes in the most open of places – uhm, what’s the most that can go down in an elevator? Apparently, not just the floors.
This is a typical show where you’ll get the usual girl drama, break ups and make ups, and “not-so-funny” scenes. Hop onto this one only if you can’t bear the agonizingly long hiatus that the much better Pretty Little Liars is currently on.


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