'The Bold Type' is inspired by the life of 'Cosmopolitan' editor in chief, Joanna Coles. The show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to flatter any body type.
Frank conversations about sex and the peculiar challenges of womanhood are no longer groundbreaking in 2017... Rather, the boldness of The Bold Type comes from storylines surrounding contemporary issues.
If Game of Thrones is your favorite TV show, The Bold Type probably won't be for you. But if, like me, you grew up loving Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls or The O.C., you'll want a subscription to The Bold Type.
You might think you're too jaded to fall for a series like this. But in reality, it's tough to make it through an episode -- or, as I did, the first four -- without finding yourself strangely and startlingly invested in the series and its charming cast.
If The Bold Type keeps finding ways to make its characters, their friendships, and their aspirations as much compelling fun as the first couple of episodes have, it'll make for one of the more satisfying rom-coms out there, TV show or no.
You could do much worse than spend an hour a week watching The Bold Type while waiting for the fall TV season to start. It won't replicate the runaway success and cult following of Pretty Little Liars, but it's a perfect fit if you miss Ugly Betty.