As an Editor, Here Are 5 Reasons Why I Love ‘The Bold Type'

It was recently announced that The Bold Type, AKA one of my favorite TV shows of all time, was renewed for its fifth and final season. While this news is definitely bittersweet, I’m suddenly reminded of how much this show has meant to me as a writer and editor in New York City. 

Thanks to Hulu’s new college student discount (which is just $1.99/month for the ad-supported plan!), I’ll be rewatching *all* of the past episodes to prepare for the final season. (Psst: if you start Season 1 now, you’ll be caught up by the time the fifth season is released!) While I’m sad the last season is near, I can’t help but think of the many reasons why the show remains one of my all-time faves. Here are five reasons why The Bold Type will always have a special place in my heart! 

 

  1. 1. It showcases authentic friendships

    The Bold Type tells the story of Kat, Jane, and Sutton, three best friends living in New York City. As they navigate their twenties while working at Scarlet magazine, we see how important it is to have a loyal girl gang that’s truly supportive and uplifting, especially in the imperfect moments. Friendship remains at the heart of this show, and I appreciate how it portrays the complexities of friendships in an honest, relatable way.

  2. 2. It’s not afraid to tackle tough topics

    One of the best parts about The Bold Type is how it gives voice to important issues like racism, #MeToo, LGBTQ rights, gun control, and women’s health, among others. The show has a unique way of taking difficult topics and making them relatable for viewers. We see characters grappling with their sexuality for the first time, exploring class systems, racial biases, and privilege, and learning how to address them both on a personal level and through their work at Scarlet magazine.

  3. 3. It explores the challenges of working in media

    As an editor, I especially love how this series has an entertaining (and for the most part, accurate) way of portraying the challenges of working in media. Although things often look more glamorous on the show than in real life (although drinking rosé with your coworkers in the fashion closet after hours would be fantastic), the girls experience many real moments that stand out. From pitch meetings, difficult story assignments, and negotiating salary to navigating social media backlash and developing your writer’s voice, The Bold Type gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to really work for a magazine in your twenties.

  4. 4. It shows realistic, complicated relationships

    Throughout the show, Kat, Jane, and Sutton all navigate relationship struggles that are too relatable. We see characters navigate interracial relationships, sexuality and coming out, infidelity, communicating across different socioeconomic backgrounds, intimacy issues, and much more. Rather than feeding viewers a cliché storyline, I appreciate how The Bold Type gives us a mix of dreamy rom-com moments and real, complex life lessons.

  5. 5. It reminds us to have fun and celebrate our wins

    Some of The Bold Type’s best moments occur when we see the characters finding their voices, standing up for themselves, and celebrating how far they’ve come. From speaking up during board meetings to going after new roles, relationships, and adventures, Kat, Sutton, and Jane are inspiring examples of why we should embrace everything our twenties have to offer! They also remind us to celebrate our small wins unapologetically. 

I could truly go on for hours about why I love The Bold Type. Between its diverse storylines, unique characters, and heartfelt moments that will make you want to reach through your TV screen and hug every single character, this show is a must-watch. If you’re as eager to catch up on every season as I am, you can get access to Hulu’s new college student discount for just $1.99/month (talk about celebrating a major win). TBH, I already miss the show and the fifth season hasn’t even aired yet. But one thing’s for sure: as an editor navigating life in New York City, The Bold Type will always have a special place in my heart.

 

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