5 Reasons to Make ‘The Bold Type’ Your Next Watch

‘The Bold Type’ has just come on to Netflix, and I binge-watched the whole show in just a couple of weeks. This series is a fantastic insight into the lives of three 20-something women working for Scarlet Magazine, a successful, sex-positive magazine based in the heart of New York.

The three women are all very different people- but they become best friends, and the show follows their lives as they navigate life at Scarlet, new relationships, and key life experiences.

Sutton is from “the wrong side of the tracks” and she works as an assistant in the fast-paced Scarlet environment, trying to make ends meet. Jane is a new staff writer, and she slowly begins to find her feet at the magazine as the show goes on. Kat is the social media manager of the magazine, finding herself as the show follows her story, and using the Scarlet social media accounts to share relevant and modern content.

‘The Bold Type’ is a very modern, relatable, and interesting insight into the life of three professional women- and I really recommend giving it a try!

Below, I’ve come up with 5 reasons to make ‘The Bold Type’ your next watch this June, including some of my favourite parts of this brilliant show

Scarlet Magazine

Scarlet Magazine looks like such an amazing place to work, and I love following the characters around their exciting jobs at this magazine. From fashion to relationships, this magazine is aimed at modern women across the country- and it aims to be at the forefront of political and social thought.

I love watching as Kat starts trends on social media, and Jane’s writing often involves trying out new dating apps or fun places to visit around the city. This series definitely shows a sugar-coated, idealistic, glamorous view of working for a top New York magazine- but this is one of the reasons to make ‘The Bold Type’ your next watch!

Three women discuss Scarlet Magazine,  including a writer and the editor of the magazine
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Sex-positive Storylines

‘The Bold Type’ is full of current, sex-positive storylines about everything from exploring sexuality to chatting about sex toys. It’s great to watch a show that openly discusses these topics, choosing to honestly portray the characters as they figure out their sex lives, who they are attracted to, and what they want from any relationships.

This is definitely an important reason to make ‘The Bold Type’ your next watch as it asks questions that I’ve not seen in other shows- and it’s great to understand the ups and downs of modern life. I also loved the body and skin positive storylines, making it clear that there no longer needs to be a “norm” for beauty.

Strong Female Characters

This show is packed full of female characters, and I love that! There’s the three main young women, navigating their way through life together- but then there’s also so many interesting characters around them.

There’s Jacqueline, the editor of the magazine and an amazing character. She inspires and leads the workers of the magazine, getting involved in the lives of her staff to create a formidable and caring character. Adena, Kat’s love interest, is another regular character- and she constantly stands up for her principles- even when times get tough.

I loved the female friendship throughout this show, and the bond between Jane, Sutton, and Kat was unbreakable. They went through good and bad times together, all while prioritising their friendship over relationships and petty arguments.

The three women in 'The Bold Type' laugh together
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Moral Dilemmas

I love a good moral dilemma in a show- and this one is full of big questions and issues. It’s so interesting and touching to watch as the women deal with cheating, break-ups, grief, miscarriage, having children, arguments, and discrimination.

I love to really get into a show, understanding the characters and their points of view. ‘The Bold Type’ allows the viewer to follow the moral dilemmas and big questions of the characters, showing their journey through a very important time in their life- and considering the big questions that come in your 20s and 30s.

The Fashion

If nothing else, the fashion in this show is reason enough to make ‘The Bold Type’ your next watch! I love seeing the weird and wonderful outfits Jane turns up to work in, and the fashion department of the magazine is full of exciting, glitzy events that take the characters to amazing places all across the world.

I love seeing all the glamorous outfits in this show, and this show definitely makes out that it is very glamorous to work for a magazine in New York. I’m not sure how true this is, but I definitely want to work for Scarlet now!

Three women from 'The Bold Type' wear glamorous dresses and hold hands on the side of the subway
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Have you watched ‘The Bold Type’? Have my reasons made you want to try ‘The Bold Type’ for your next watch? What shows are you loving at the moment?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

45 thoughts

  1. I love that this show is getting so much love!!! I agree wholeheartedly with your post! The fashion is so amazing I need their wardrobes

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  2. Love this! I actually haven’t been sure on whether to watch it but after reading this it defo is something I’d be keen to watch.
    Especially with the strong female leads! Can’t wait, excellent read ♥️

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  3. I have just finished watching season 4 of the Bold Type. I can’t wait to watch season 5. Thank you for sharing this review.


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  4. Hi Eleanor.

    What a great review – you’ve really given us a flavour of what we can expect. How many series are there? (I’m already playing catch-up on Netflix with another series!)

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  5. I adore The Bold Type! I watched it so quickly and it is definitely my current favourite show. Scarlet magazine has also made me want to write even more aha. I just love the themes of the show too xx

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  6. I love this series. My favourite character is Jane Sloan. I just love her. The Bold Type is very much inspiring and amazing. I am waiting for season 5 to come on Netflix)

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