TV Show: The Bold Type
Episode Title: The Woman Behind the Clothes
Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
Episode Number: 1×03
Kat finds herself the victim of internet trolling when she stands up for gender inequality. Sutton thinks she may have found her dream job but worries she doesn’t have what it takes to make it work. And Jane pursues a story about a congresswoman but tries to find a different angle to make her voice heard.
I continue to really love this show and enjoy all of the characters, main and supporting. If I had to pick a favorite, it’s between Kat, Sutton, and Jacqueline.
Kat because she’s Kat and how can you not like her? She is the very definition of awesome and everything I aspire to be. How I wish I had an ounce of her confidence.
Sutton because I can totally relate to her storyline right now in that I’m in an uncertain point in my life, career-wise, and I’m trying to find my place professionally so I’m living vicariously through Sutton and I’m getting inspired to figure out what I want to do with my career.
Jacqueline because she is a dream boss and the most supportive boss in the history of television. Her constant support of her employees is admirable and makes me wish that all bosses were more like her.
I like Jane, too, but not as much as those three characters. It’s probably because hers is the storyline that I least relate with. Lauren is also cool especially when she didn’t hesitate to help Sutton in last week’s episode with the ad sales position and then in this episode where she was more than happy to craft a plan to have Sutton get that assistant position with Oliver. She’s not bad at all despite what the other three women said earlier about her not being supportive when it comes to helping other women.
The guys are good with Alex being my favorite followed by Richard. I think the show is trying to build a friendship between Alex and Sutton and I can’t wait for this to eventually turn into something more. I know she’s with Richard right now and Richard seems to be genuine and cares for Sutton very much, but I’m not sure how long their relationship will last if they have to keep on hiding it from everyone at work. Ryan is great as well and is perfect for Jane. I still like their chemistry and they have a great dynamic. Plus, they’re both pretty to look at.
I certainly missed Adena in this episode, but it’s understandable with what Kat had to go through. Internet trolls are the worst and her engaging with them initially was not a good idea. She should have ignored all those mean tweets and stepped away from her own personal Twitter account to save her sanity. It was pretty great how she turned that hate around and make it a positive, though. And she even got to help out someone who went through the same thing and have her company’s product be used as the VR of choice for Scarlet. Win-win for both women.
I wonder what Adena had to talk to Kat about. Is it next week already? I just want more scenes between them because it’s great to watch Kat lose her composure a little bit when she’s around Adena. I couldn’t stop smiling when Kat saw that text from Adena and you could feel all the weight just fall down Kat’s shoulders. She instantly looked happier and lighter. Oh Kat, you are so smitten, it’s adorable.
Loved how Jane turned that article into something more than just a profile of the congresswoman. Very smart how she figured out that the congresswoman was using fashion to direct attention away from her policies and votes. I wonder if anyone else currently in office is doing the same thing. And it’s very smart of the congresswoman to do this because she’s just taking advantage of the press’ gullible attitude and always making it about the fashion instead of the issues.
Lastly, I love the music played on the show and the Spotify playlist is terrific. If you’re interested, Here is the list of songs played for each episode and it gets updated as soon as each episode airs. Love that the majority of these songs are by female artists.