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The Bold Type is Sex and the City meets Devil Wears Prada and it’s driving Netflix viewers wild

The Bold Type has become millennials’ new obsession (Picture: Amazon Prime)

It’s a travesty that The Bold Type had managed to fly under the radar for most of us until it hit Netflix in recent weeks, but here we are. 

Originally released in 2017, the comedy drama series follows three millennial women working at Scarlet magazine in New York City while navigating their way through all the trials and tribulations one goes through in their mid-20s.

Sex? Check. Dream outfits? Check check. Sassy quips? Triple check in abundance.

Who is in The Bold Type cast? 

Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady-Hunter (Meghann Fahy) are the three gals who have very quickly endeared themselves to viewers, with their unwavering friendship forming the backbone of the series.

However, the Manhattan trio couldn’t be more different to each other on paper…

Kat is the fun, carefree and quirky one who we meet in the middle of an identity crisis in season one as she tries to work out where she fits on the queer spectrum. When she’s not sending 140-character tweets as Scarlet’s social media director, she can always be found at a social justice rally doing her bit for the people.

Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Melora Hardin and Katie Stevens are our fave Scarlet gals (Picture: Getty Images)

Jane, aka the super organised Tiny Jane, might be seen as our lead protagonist as we follow her journey from an intern to feminist staff writer while eagerly trying to impress her editor, the formidable Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin), at every corner.

We then have our sweet trendy fashionista and Scarlet’s wannabe stylist Sutton, whose secret romance with dashing lawyer Richard Hunter leaves us swooning more and more every episode.

They’re three completely different women from all walks of life bonded by their independence, shared spirit to always fight for what’s right – no matter what trouble it gets them into – and their love of all things Scarlet.

All the comparisons between The Bold Type, Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada are completely on the mark as the series mixes the sassiness of fashion and journalism with the out-of-office (and sometimes in-office) dramas of their dating lives with a modern touch.

Sure, The Bold Type isn’t perfect with its sometimes sketchy portrayal of day-to-day journalism – seriously, how do they spend most of their day out of the office? – and some of the far-fetched scenarios they land themselves into but, honestly, there’s nothing guilty about this pleasure.

Summing up all our feelings about the series, one viewer tweeted: ‘I want Jacqueline, Kat, and Sutton in my life. I want to be Jane Sloan tho.’

‘Watching #TheBoldType and I am super, super impressed with the kind of boss Jacqueline is! Such an empowering show,’ another weighed in.

One fan said that Jane, Sutton and Kat have ‘the kind of friendship we all deserve’ and they’re not wrong.

‘Setting standards for the kind of bosses, colleagues, friends, partners and most importantly, perspectives, we need,’ another said.

Basically, all we want to do is gather with the girls for a gossip in the fashion closet because where else would you talk about your problems?

Will there be a season 5 of The Bold Type? 

There’s bittersweet news with the future of The Bold Type as it has been renewed for season five – joy – but it will sadly be the final one.

The gang reunited for a virtual table read for episode one of the upcoming season in January so things are coming together quickly.

Season four, the longest at 16 episodes, was cut abruptly with producers forced to scrap the last two episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A premiere date for season five is yet to be announced.

The Bold Type seasons one to four are available to watch on Netflix now. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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