The Bold Type - Season 1 [PATCHED]
Season 1 of The Bold Type consists of 10 episodes. The first episode aired July 11, 2017, as a special two-hour premiere, after an early viewing on June 20 of the first half of the pilot. The season finale aired on September 5, 2017.
The Bold Type - Season 1
While the pilot episode was aired in a special preview on June 20, 2017, the series officially premiered on Freeform on July 11, commencing a first season consisting of 10 episodes. After receiving a two-season renewal, the series premiered its second and third seasons in June 2018 and April 2019, respectively. The fourth season premiered on January 23, 2020, cut from 18 to 16 episodes on shutdown of production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021, the series was renewed for a fifth and final season which premiered on May 26, 2021. The final season culminates with an order of six episodes. It is broadcast internationally on various networks and streaming platforms including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. To date, every season of the series has continued to receive positive reviews from television critics, including those writing for Vanity Fair, Vox, Variety, and The Atlantic.
The fifth and final season showcases Jane attempting to navigate being a manager for the first time and all the challenges that it entails, including her feelings for her coworker Scott. Kat is working on a new project with Adena, to help former prisoners to reintegrate into society. They reconnect and Kat also realizes that she should quit the Belle and pursue bigger things. Sutton is trying to navigate the pain of her divorce, her possible problem with alcohol and how to succeed in her career in the midst of all this. This is the last season of the show.
After the completion of its first season, The Bold Type received a two-season renewal, consisting of 10 episodes each, on October 4, 2017. At the same time, it was announced that Amanda Lasher would assume the role of showrunner after series creator Watson had "creative differences" with the network. The second season premiered on Freeform on June 12, 2018, while the third season premiered on April 9, 2019. In May 2019, the series was renewed for a fourth season at the 2019 Freeform upfront presentation; it was subsequently announced that Wendy Straker Hauser would be replacing Lasher as showrunner. On August 11, it was announced that the fourth season will consist of 18 episodes, the largest episode order for a season of the show. The fourth season is set to premiere on January 23, 2020. On April 21, 2020, it was reported that production on the fourth season would not resume, and that the episode order had been cut to sixteen episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 27, 2021, Freeform renewed the series for a fifth and final season which premiered on May 26, 2021. The final season had six episodes.
On March 8, 2018, it was reported that newcomers Luca James Lee and Siobhan Murphy were tapped for recurring roles for season two. Lee plays Ben, a potential love interest for Jane, while Murphy portrays Cleo, a new board member at Safford Publishing. Boosheri and Stephen Conrad Moore, who portrays Scarlet fashion department head, Oliver Grayson, were promoted to the main cast for season two after making recurring appearances in the previous season.
On September 7, 2018, it was reported that Peter Vack and Alexis Floyd would recur during the third season. Vack was announced to be portraying a new Scarlet staffer named Patrick Duchand, while Floyd portrays Tia, a campaign manager for a city council candidate.
The pilot was filmed in Toronto, Canada in 2016, while filming locations for the rest of the series include Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and New York City. Filming in New York was done specifically to obtain exterior shots of the city's outdoor locations, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. Production for the first season concluded on July 21, 2017.
In August 2018, it was reported that filming for the third season was underway. The fourth season of the series was in production as of September 2019. On March 12, 2020, Fahy announced that production of The Bold Type had been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bold Type commenced airing in the US on Freeform on June 20, 2017, with a special preview of the series' first episode, while the series officially premiered on July 11. Episodes of the series become available on the streaming platform Hulu the day after the Freeform broadcast of each episode. A week prior to its scheduled Freeform premiere broadcast, the first episode of the second season was made available for streaming on Hulu on June 5, 2018. Regarding the series' relationship with the streaming platform, Freeform president, Tom Ascheim, stated that "Hulu does a lot of marketing for [Freeform] if they like the show, and they like The Bold Type a lot."
The series broadcasts on the streaming platform Stan in Australia; the first two seasons were made available on November 9, 2018, while the third-season premiere episode was released the day after its broadcast in the US. In Canada, the series airs exclusively on ABC Spark after premiering on the same day as its US premiere. In the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain, the series premiered on February 9, 2018, on Amazon Prime Video. New episodes of the series become available in the UK the day after their US broadcasts.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of The Bold Type holds an approval rating of 97%, with an average rating of 7.68/10 based on 29 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Smart, hip, and exuberantly performed, The Bold Type sharply blends its soapy plotting with workplace drama that feels very of-the-moment." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 58 out of 100 based on 13 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Vulture's Seitz continued to praise the series' "knack for balancing youth-focused melodrama and detailed explorations of journalistic conundrums" during its second season and credited the creators of the series for its realistic appeal and for "grounding the story in lived reality, not just secondhand research." Conversely, in a column on The New Republic, Rachel Syme criticized the unrealistic nature of the show, asserting that the series "needs to depict the difficult, ugly side of this business, as well as the cocktail parties and the blow-outs." On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 100%, with an average rating of 8.76/10 based on 30 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "The Bold Type presents an aspirational yet refreshingly realistic portrait of young women's careers, friendships and love lives in a big city."
In a positive review of the first episode of the third season, Hannah Giorgis of The Atlantic echoed Seitz' sentiments regarding the series' realistic appeal and further expressed that the series, with its "earnest story lines and thoughtful touches, remains a delight to watch." In a mixed review for Forbes, Linda Maleh questioned the trajectory of the series due to the story's tendency to regress and concluded that when it "makes these big leaps forward and then takes them back, it diminishes its power." She added that she hoped the regression "doesn't become a trend for this otherwise wonderful show." The third season received a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8/10 based on 9 reviews.
While I wasn't exactly happy that Richard and Sutton broke up, I was really happy that it wasn't a Friends type situation. Richard and Sutton couldn't make it work right now, but it didn't have to do with Sutton getting a job and focusing on that or anything of that sort.
Throughout the first season, Sutton struggles to hide a relationship with Richard (Sam Page), an in-house lawyer who holds a high position at the company. Because of policies against it, Sutton, who works in a lesser position as an assistant in the fashion department, cannot reveal their relationship. Midway through, when it becomes too hard to conceal, the two end the relationship, leaving Sutton heartbroken. But at the start of the last episode, a new prospect for love has appeared.
But at that point in the show, being Black wasn't a major factor in Kat's identity. The very idea of it being so was a point of contention between Kat and one of the only two Black males on the show, Alex (Matt Ward), in season two. We learn that Kat's inability to address race and how it impacts her life stems from her parents, a wealthy Black man and a white woman (Curtiss Cook and Fiona Highet), who taught her to see race as little as possible and disregard labels. It takes a conversation with Alex to spark her coming-to-Jesus moment in season two. But that was almost three years ago, and both Kat and The Bold Type have come a long way since. It's a journey that Dee is proud of, especially as the show glides into its fourth season, which premiered on Jan. 23.
The show has garnered a lot of discussion since its premiere in June 2017, from its obsession with "the dot com" to its candid depiction of sexuality and the chaos of life in the media industry. For Kat, her journey into season four has involved dealing with the reality of her racial identity, discovering her attraction to women, and tackling city politics. Few people decide to run for their city's council position on a whim, but Kat gave it a go in season three. She didn't end up winning the election, but she did make a somber decision about her love life that Dee said she finds pretty cool.
Seeing that Kat is the director of an entire department before she's hit 30, I can say with confidence that failure doesn't belong anywhere in her vocabulary. As the boldest of the show's main trio, Kat has never been afraid to wield her power for her latest worthy cause, from going head to head with Scarlet's executive board to get her preferred intern hired without a college degree to organizing a star-studded LGBTQIA prom when she learns that a lesbian bar she frequents is shutting down. But it's obvious she's a woman on a mission going into season four, which Dee explained will involve her utilizing Scarlet's platform "in a different way than we've seen her do it before." (Cue a real-life euphoric moment of realization as Dee remembered the insane events coming up in season four that she'd forgotten about but couldn't share.) 041b061a72