7 Reasons 'The Bold Type' Is Your New Favorite Show

7 Reasons 'The Bold Type' Is Your New Favorite Show

It's the empowering feminist show we've all been waiting for.
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So, "Pretty Little Liars" is over and you think there's nothing to fill your Tuesday night void. If you haven't caught on to "The Bold Type" yet, you're missing out. If you loved "The Devil Wears Prada," Freeform's newest TV show is sure to be your next obsession for the rest of the summer, and here are seven reasons why.


1. It's based on the lives of women working for the magazine Cosmopolitan

Though Scarlet is a fictitious publication, the inspiration did not come out of nowhere. Joanna Coles, former editor-in-cheif of Cosmo, is the show's executive producer and the content is all based on the experiences and lives of the women who work there. Some of the lead actresses even shadowed and toured the offices as research for their own characters to round out the real-feel of the show.

2. Jane is the perfect "nice girl"

Jane Sloan, a recently promoted writer at Scarlet, seems like the type to always play it safe, especially in the first two episodes. You're rooting for her to have a bit of an edgier side, and to take risks, especially when it means a great story will come out of it. She embodies the term "nice girl" perfectly, but is willing to risk that label, which is totally inspiring.

3. Kat is a total badass

Scarlet's social media director, Kat Edison, is Jane's opposite, with plenty of edge, and sometimes no filter. You may find yourself wanting to yell at the TV screen for her to check herself before she does something too risky, but you love her spunk nonetheless.

4. You'll live vicariously through Sutton's love life

Sutton Brady's secret romance with Richard Hunter, an older man on Scarlet's board of directors, will leave you thirsting for their relationship to succeed. Though her friends might berate her for "screwing up" (literally), they value Sutton and her happiness above all, and are supportive of her relationship.

5. It clearly addresses serious issues, like sexual harassment on social media

No spoilers, but episode 3 deals with some pretty heavy material, specifically sexual harassment on Twitter. The way it is handled on the show is extremely well done, earning these writers and producers some bonus points for showcasing important material like this, and doing it justice.

6. Scarlet's editor-in-chief isn't a bitch

She is no Miranda Priestly, to say the least. While Jacqueline Carlyle was inspired by Joanna Coles, she is certainly not a replica of any other women in the magazine business today. You can best describe her as firm, but very supportive and always willing to lend a helping hand. As any boss, the employees are a bit intimidated by her, but only because her presence commands respect, not fear.

7. It's the empowering feminist show you've been waiting for

The women on this show are determined, inspiring, real women who are willing to stop at nothing to achieve what they want. Catch "The Bold Type" on Freeform for all the drama and more Tuesdays at 9/8c.

Cover Image Credit: Cosmopolitan

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22 Post Malone ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ Lyrics College Kids Will Use As Insta Captions This Summer

It's here, and it's fire.
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If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out!

Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer.

1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"

2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"

3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"

4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"

5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"

6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"

7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"

8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"

9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"

10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"

11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"

12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"

13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"

14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"

15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"

16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"

17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"

18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"

19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"

20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”

21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"

22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"

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Why do so many hellos end in goodbye?
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We can say hello, just as fast as goodbye. Just like waves come and leave ashore. It's funny how many hellos and goodbyes a person can say in their lifetime.

Some of our hellos we have said are lifelong hellos and some are just for a little while, until its time to say goodbye. Those short hellos can be some of the hardest goodbyes we might ever have to part with.

Some goodbyes are because of deaths or breakups; no matter the bond we know we have to say goodbye. Goodbyes can be one of the hardest things to face. The people we love sometimes are not intended to be in our lives forever and we ask ourselves, why must these people, who we love, have to leave?

I don’t know the answer to that question. I don’t think anyone will ever really understand why? But, they were brought into our lives for a reason - a lesson perhaps. Peyton Sawyer once said that “people always leave.” I guess, she was right. People do always leave and sometimes the person may not even know its happening.

You may have seen them start to slowly fade away and you know you have to move on and let go. It’s harder holding on to someone who stops loving you. We find ourselves asking can we ever go a day without thinking of them?

And we sure hope so, because every day there is this pain in our hearts from where we opened up and loved. I think every day that hurt slowly heals, but like any other wound, you are left with a scar that will be there forever.

So, as humans, we will still catch ourselves wondering why are there so many hellos that end in goodbye?

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