When I first watched the trailer for The Bold Type, I was afraid that it was going to be too young for me. It’s loosely based on real-life Cosmopolitan magazine, which did pique my interest – I love The Devil Wears Prada, and thought a show about working at a fashion magazine had potential. But after watching the trailer, it seemed like it might be too cheesy – I was totally wrong.
The Bold Type centers around three friends working for the fictional Scarlet magazine. There have been episodes that look at health scares and promotions at work in addition to friend and relationship issues. I think it does a really great job picking topics that are interesting to everyone – it’s really more of an “adult” series than you might think from the trailer! Although I imagine some of the details of working at the magazine aren’t totally accurate, the characters themselves are “real,” and never once does the show delve into “after-school special” territory.
I’ve been really enjoying The Bold Type, and think that everyone should be watching it. The first season is almost over, but I’m looking forward to see where the show goes next season.