• The Bold Type • S01E01 • Pilot • Freeform • 2017-07-11 •
” Newly promoted writer Jane is unsettled when Jacqueline assigns her a big story — writing about why her ex broke up with her. Kat chases a story about outspoken photographer Adena, but is confused by her strong connection to the woman. Meanwhile, Sutton tries not to feel left behind by her best friends as she still toils in the assistant ranks. But she shocks them when they uncover a major secret Sutton has been keeping — her scandalous affair with lusted-after Scarlet magazine lawyer Richard.”
I recently finished watching this episode. I am in love with this tv show already even though I have only watched this one episode. It captivated my attention the moment it started. Its so good. I understand that it paints an unrealistic picture of what it is like working for a magazine, but honestly I don’t care. Its entertaining, and thats all that matters to me. I do not feel like I am forcing myself to watch it because of a hype that surrounds it.
The concept behind the tv show seems fresh. I feel like many tv shows repeat the same concept, just with their own twist, whether it be a medical, legal, supernatural. You get the point right? The Bold Type embraces the power of women. It shows how much women can accomplish if they put their mind to what they want to do.
“Theres a lot more to a woman than what you can see on the outside”- Adena
I loved seeing how these women were friends, and I hope that we learn a little more about each of them. We all start somewhere in this world, and for them they all started as interns at Scarlett. Now Kat is a social media coordinator and Jane is a writer, and hopefully Sutton will become more than someone’s assistant. I wish that one day at that age, I have friends like that. Those who will stand by you, through thick and thin.
Kat seems to be a really sweet person who cares about her job and getting a message out there, whatever that is. She stands up for what she believes in and does not allow people to put her down. I hated seeing her so vulnerable when Adena was detained and she could not do anything to help her. That sucked because you could see that she cared about what was happening.
Even though she may not have a top level position at the magazine, she is powerful. Lets face it. She is charismatic. And I love seeing that. Come on. She was the one who convinced Adena to allow Scarlett to publish the article. It wasn’t Jacqueline. Or Lauren. It was Kat who did it.
I agree with what Jacqueline said at the end. Obviously, it was hard for Kat to not say anything on social media about Adena when she had all the tools available to do so. But at the same time, in some situations you must use what is available to make a difference in the world.
Would it be a bad thing if I wanted to see more of Adena? I liked her character. And make it even better, add Kat to the picture. It is just that there is something about her character which drew me in. I can’t sit here and pretend like I know anything about Muslims because I don’t know. I am ignorant as fuck on that subject. So hearing Adena talk about why she chooses to wear a hijab, it was interesting. She chooses to wear the hijab for her own reasons.
“I choose to wear the hijab. It does not oppress me but liberates me from society’s expectations of what a woman should look like. People tend to get uncomfortable when they cannot put you in a box. I always liked to make people uncomfortable” – Adena
So seeing her without it, I wouldn’t think it was her. I had to re-watch that scene just to make sure I saw who got the topless snap. She’s beautiful without it, and just as beautiful wearing it.
Jane seems to be a really sweet individual. I love the way she dresses. #fashiongoals What Jacqueline said at the party, it shows that Jane looks up to her as a role model. Jane deserved that promotion. She deserves to work there. Even Jacqueline sees the potential in her. I just think Jane has to believe in herself. She’s worked hard enough to reach where she is at already.
The drunk scene that was a bit funny. What would have happened if she drunk dialled Eric though. Hilarious or uncomfortable? The ending when she faced Eric, that was awkward, but I really hope that she got the answers she was looking for.
“He’s the first guy you said I love you too. It’s ok to not be fine” – Sutton
Jane’s hurt. Its obvious. Its not easy to get over someone you care about. Trust me. And its difficult to talk to people about it. Lets hope he at least has an answer. And a good one at that.
Maybe it has something to do with him not having social media, which I find hard to believe. Being real here. The majority of people have some form of social media, how in the world does he not have. And it doesn’t have to be an account on your name. I need answers.
For some reason, I couldn’t relate to Sutton. I liked her character. I just didn’t love it. Hopefully the coming episodes can change my mind.
“I want to be the girl you can’t stop thinking about. I deserve to be that girl” – Sutton
She deserves more than what Richard gave her. Yes, she may act like she does not care about what was going on between the two of them when, lets face it she does. Lets hope that he cares for her the same way. I think her decision to end what was going on with Richard was for the best. Maybe he needs to realize what he was missing, how important she was to him. If you care about someone, they do not deserve to be your [dirty little] secret. They are worth more. And at the end of the day, if it came down to either Sutton or Richard losing their job, would wouldn’t be Richard. A board member would trump an assistant any day.
I do have to admit, the girl has guts. She removed her bra in the office to send a snap to him. Don’t know if its crazy or what.
Going to be honest I was surprised when Kat sent the photo to Adena. I would have never taken her for the type of person to send a topless photo of herself [obviously with a sticker covering the naughty bits] on Snapchat. Then again she said she’s feminist so I should expect that. But then the message behind the snap was sweet.
Sutton said it herself, the original idea behind Snapchat for the OG fans out there [agree to disagree], would have been to send nudes because it disappeared after a while.
< PS. I could be wrong. So let me know what you think >
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