‘The Bold Type’: My New Obsession

I had no idea Freeform was going to give us a look at the first hour of the premiere of The Bold Type but I’m very happy they did. Rarely have I ever seen a premiere that’s so good, a  premiere that gets me hooked right away. I’m the kind of person that gives a show a few episodes before I call it. It’s hard to say in the first hour (or half hour) if you’re going to love the show but I think I found my new obsession.

The promos had me very intrigued and very interested but they did not do the show justice. Jane (Katie Stevens), Sutton (Meghann Fahy) and Kat (Aisha Dee) are awesome, for one. Jaqueline (Melora Hardin) is also an awesome boss. You think of an editor-in-chief of a magazine (in TV land) as a bitch and she clearly isn’t. She wants her staff to succeed. She tried to uplift them and she even told her assistant to tell Beyonce that she’ll call her back, so she can continue a conversation with one of her writers. This is one cool boss and I love that they are portraying it this way. Your boss doesn’t always have to be scary. They can uplift you and help you get where you are trying to go.

This is based on Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan magazine. How much is fact and how much is artistic liberty, I don’t know but I love that she had a supportive boss.

Let’s get back to Jane, Kate and Sutton. Three very different girls but the best of friends. Jane has clearly worked hard for this and she’s finally a writer and she’s finding it’s not as easy as she thought. I think she’s over thinking it. When she went with her gut and went with what was real, Jaqueline loved it.

I loved how Jane found comfort in this magazine, like a big sister. I relate to that. I didn’t have any siblings. I found comfort in TV shows. They’ve shown me the way when no one else could. So, I get it. And I love what this magazine means to her.

I like Sutton because she may have gotten into a relationship she shouldn’t have but she’s demanding what she deserves.

I like Kat because she’s passionate but she doesn’t cross that line.

Another reason I love that Freeform showed us this premiere early is because I’m getting sad that the end of Pretty Little Liars is coming but now I have my new obsession to look forward to. Just wish I recorded this episode, so I could watch it again and again and again.

Tune into Freeform on July 11, 9 pm ET for the two-hour series premiere of The Bold Type.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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