Why You Need To Watch The Bold Type
Arts Entertainment

4 Reasons Why You NEED To Turn Off Gossip Girl And Start Watching The Bold Type

After all, many are calling this show the "Sex And The City" of our generation.

4 Reasons Why You NEED To Turn Off Gossip Girl And Start Watching The Bold Type

College ladies (and men!) across the country, it's time to turn off Gossip Girl and start tuning into The Bold Type. The show is absolutely perfect for our generation as we embark on the journey of finding ourselves and our future careers—and doesn't the Serena and Blair drama get a little old after a while? If you're looking for a refreshing show to binge-watch this summer, The Bold Type is definitely for you and here's why.

It’s totally about female empowerment.


The show follows three best friends as they start their careers in the magazine industry—one being a writer, the other a social media strategist, and the other following her dreams in the fashion industry. All of them are just starting out in their careers, and it's the perfect show for all college girls to watch.

The three girls lift each other up and encourage them to follow their dreams—which is SO MUCH different than Gossip Girl where Serena and Blair are constantly putting down one another. (Plus, after watching this show, you'll totally want to find your own Jane, Sutton, and Kat instead of the Serena to your Blair!)

Not only that, but the show also features the women making huge waves in their industries even when the odds are stacked against them—evincing the idea that you can do anything you set your mind to.

It goes against the stereotypical mean-boss tropes consistently seen on television.


Ever see a TV show where the boss absolutely just has no heart and does not care about the workers at all? I know I've seen too many! The female boss (yes, ANOTHER example of female empowerment!) is the perfect #GIRLBOSS for us all to look up to. She cares about everyone that works for her company and it's definitely refreshing to see that on television.

It emphasizes positive representation of different races, religions and the LGBT community.


The cast of this show is truly so diverse and when have you ever seen a Muslim lesbian on television before?! Not only that, but this show follows Kat as she learns to embrace her sexuality and who she is—something that is so huge for our generation today. (Also, I can guarantee Kadena will become your favorite couple on this show!)

4. It’s not afraid to confront both taboo and serious issues in our society today.


As the vast majority of the characters in this show work for a magazine similar to Cosmopolitan, the characters are able to touch on serious issues through magazines, photo shoots, and more.

Between evincing the (typically considered taboo) topic of a women's sex life in a positive way, shining light on the effects of online harassment, spreading awareness of the meaning behind the hijab and how some Americans view it in a negative light, and many more, The Bold Type is talking about issues other shows simply aren't talking about.

If you're looking for a refreshing, new show to binge-watch this summer, The Bold Type certainly is the show for you! The first season is up on Hulu, OnDemand, and Freeform.com and the second season starts on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8 P.M. with a two-hour season premiere.

So, grab your best friends, some champagne, and get ready for the show of the summer!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments