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Is it a coincidence that we’re faced with an episode that deals with deportation, visas and immigration issues all while Donald Trump pays a visit to The Bold Type, or rather, New York City? Probably not. The two go hand-in-hand, allowing us to venture further into the Kat and Adena storyline while bringing up subjects that resonate with current events. The Trump jokes were plentiful, flowing just like the tequila and scotch and the scenario – the Steinam building being placed on lockdown because the President was dining next door and protesters were flooding the streets – provided an interesting scenario in which most of the team was trapped in the Scarlet offices.

Our throple, as the narrator called them, were seriously conflicted about love and life this week. Kat was eagerly awaiting Adena’s return from France, only to find out that she was being held by customs and sent back “home,” where her people didn’t have the best opinion of her lifestyle. It’s a straight-from-the-headlines story with a personal twist. We often see people being deported, specifically under Trump’s reign, back to their home countries and oftentimes, these home countries are actually foreign to them.

Kat’s determined personality doesn’t allow her to just sit around so she purchases a first class ticket for $11 thousand dollars to get through to security and see her. Talk about not letting any obstacles keep them apart any longer. Seriously though, even with her parent’s points, how did she have THAT MUCH cash?!

Her plan is crazy, wildly romantic and also borderline unrealistic because when she arrives at the airport, she’s let in through security a day early, finds Adena just hanging out at the gate by herself and spends the whole night with her, taking her on a date in the first class lounge, where they also hook up. As someone who has worked at the airport and knows how seriously immigration officers take their jobs, it’s certain that they wouldn’t let her out of their sights and escort her on board to make sure she didn’t run away. So while I applaud the show for trying to raise awareness to an issue that affects many of our friends, family, and colleagues, they romanticized it a little too much for the sake of the storyline. Odds are, no one would be able to speak with Adena until he was finally back home. And I’ve never seen a lounge that allowed people to openly get it on.

Logic thinking trumped spontaneity (pun intended) the next day because Kat decided not to board the plane with Adena for their next big adventure. Still, I think Kat has caught the ‘travel bug’ that tends to go around at airports and will be surprising her, we can call her GF now, right? Before she leaves, she’ll hopefully arrange a leave at work and actually say bye to her girls.

Just like Kat, Sutton and Jane were spending the evenings with the two dudes they just couldn’t shake. Jane’s conflict wasn’t so much with Pinstripes guy although him getting fired did bring him back into her life and possibly opened up the door for a second chance. Most of her internal struggle had to do with Scarlet and whether or not she’d stick around writing magazine quizzes and sex tip. Even though her dream was always to work for the magazine, Incite’s offer was compelling. It was a fresh-start up that offered her more political angles and didn’t have a board of old men dictating what young women wanted to read. Isn’t it crazy that we’re still dealing with that?!

Being the over-thinker, Jane wrote out a pro-pro’s list, which didn’t help much because really, this wasn’t about what the universe wanted, it was about what she wanted. Who did Jane Sloane want to be? Did she want to keep it safe all her life and stay at Scarlet? Or did she want to become a risk taker, regardless of the consequences? After some tequila and a push from Jacqueline, who may or may not have taken a peek at Jane’s list after she left it lying open on her desk, she decided that she needed to feel the fear and the uncertainty. Much to my surprise, and I’m sure everyone else’s, usually calculated Jane made a bold move and took the job.

Sutton may have been calling Richard last week but when he was hitting her phone up this week, she was pressing “IGNORE” and that’s mainly because she had Alex by her side to distract her. Distractions are good but not when they turn into office romances. Sleeping with your distraction while still having feelings for the other guy in the office that you can’t publicly date because you’d get him fired is bad. Especially because Alex is actually really into Sutton. And while she may also feel something towards him, she’s still in love with Richard and this will more than likely result in Alex being a rebound, which would give him a reason to out Richard and jeopardize his career. And none of them deserve any of it. Thanks a lot alcohol!

Love triangles, specifically the tough choice ones, are essential to the health of any TV show and we’re presented with two men that Jane would throw in the pros-pro list. Alex is the one that Sutton has a deep connection with; they have fun together, they make each other laugh and they can be open with it. With Richard there’s passion, love and the allure of the forbidden. We’ll have to wait and see who Sutton chooses but I’ll say this –  if her only dilemma is that she has to choose between two hot men who are in love with her, well, she’s better off than most in NYC.

Thoughts on this week’s Bold Type? Do you like that the series took a bold stand against Trump and revealed what they actually think of POTUS? Should Jane get back together with Pinstripes? Should Kat follow Adena? Should Sutton pick Alex or Richard?


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‘The Bold Type’ Announces Season 4 Return in June with New Teaser

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You won’t have to wait long to catch up with the ladies of The Bold Type

The Freeform series is set to return for the back half of season 4 in June, which is less than four months since the first half of season 4 ended! It’s like Christmas came early. 

The fashion closet meeting will officially be held on Thursday, June 11 at 10/9c. 

Our girls made the announcement in a cute video that played off the social distancing Tik Tok “Don’t Rush” challenge. 

Meghann Fahy kicked it off by pouring a glass and handing it to Aisha Dee, who was off-camera. As the camera switched to Aisha’s, she grabbed the glass before giving it to Katie Stevens. The screen switched and she accepted it. 

The ladies are currently at-home as a part of the mandatory quarantine. 

In the finale of The Bold Type, Sutton married Richard in an adorable ceremony just after she made it clear she needed to accept the job of stylist, which meant she wouldn’t be moving to San Francisco with him and their relationship would remain long-distance. 

Jane realized that Ryan’s cheating was more than just an innocent kiss — he slept with another woman and never told her claiming it “meant nothing.” She realized she wasn’t okay with it and was holding on because it was safe and comfortable, so she broke up with him right before getting a double mastectomy. 

As for Kat, she was fired from Scarlet Magazine after exposing RJ, the head of the magazine, for supporting a man who advocates for gay conversion therapy. RJ was fired, and a war is definitely brewing between Kat and his daughter, a cutthroat lawyer. 

Basically, we’re strapping in for a wild ride as The Bold Type continues on its path of tearing down the patriarchy one stiletto and wine glass at a time. 


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The Bold Type Season Finale – Did Sutton and Richard Tie the Knot? (4×10)

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Sutton Brady and Richard Hunter have tied the knot on The Bold Type! 

The wedding day didn’t go off without a glitch, and it was their first “test” as a married couple, which they passed with flying colors thanks to the truth and a little help from their friends.

“Some Kind of Wonderful” emphasized the importance of being honest — with yourself, with your partner, with the world.

heSutton was sure of only two things in her entire life: that she wanted to marry Richard and that she wanted to be a “Scarlett” stylist.

While initially, the two didn’t go hand-in-hand, by the end of the episode, it was evident that Sutton was the luckiest girl in all of New York City.

After Oliver offered her the job with adorable business cards that read: “Sutton Brady-Hunter/ stylist,” she rejected the position because she and Richard agreed to move to San Francisco and start a new life together.

But turning down the position was consuming her and taking away the joys of what should have been the happiest day of her life.

The thing is, she wasn’t being honest with herself, Oliver, or Richard about wanting the job.

She realized she couldn’t go through with it when her mother commended her on being brave, true to herself, and always going after what she wants no matter the obstacle. Sutton told Richard, which led to him questioning whether or not he should marry Sutton.

Here’s the thing that they both failed to realize — they’ve been fighting obstacles since day one. Nothing about their relationship has been conventional not then, and not now.

Their relationship was forbidden because Richard was on the board and she was an assistant, then she fought another woman to win back his love, then they finally came clean about their relationship, which threatened Richard’s position, and now, they’ve been making this long-distance thing work.

It was never easy, but it was always worth it.

No one wants to be long-distance. It’s not an ideal set-up, but the sacrifice is worth it for this relationship.

Richard never intended on not marrying Sutton, but he did have his concerns about how it would all pan out.

It was perfect that Jacqueline was the one to talk him off the ledge and assure him that there was nothing difficult about a woman telling him exactly what she wanted. Jacqueline would know as she’s a woman whose marriage suffered because of repressed emotions and resentment.

My biggest qualm with Richard’s claim that “Sutton always changes her mind” was that it isn’t true in the slightest.

Sutton has always wanted to be a stylist, and she has worked diligently to earn her place within the fashion industry. The only reason she suggested to move to San Francisco is that she realized her career hit a bit of a snag. Oliver told her that there was no opportunity for a promotion and she missed her man, who moved out there to pursue a career he wanted.

It wasn’t a fair statement as she came clean to him immediately after realizing that she couldn’t pass up this opportunity no matter how much of a strain it put on their relationship.

Once they both realized that their foundation was based on truths and honesty and could weather any storm, they were ready to walk down the aisle.

Or, at least, Richard was. There’s nothing old-school about their relationship, so it was a fitting swap.

The moment may have been silly, but there was nothing silly about their very real vows that also forced Kat and Jane to look inward and figure out what they had to do in order to be honest with themselves.

Kat released RJ’s, the head of Scarlett, tax records that proved without a doubt that he supported a Senator that funded conversion therapy.

The decision wasn’t made lightly as Kat seemed to understand the very real consequences of exposing that truth to the world.

RJ stepped down from his position, but doing the right thing also cost Kat her job at Scarlett. It wasn’t something Jacqueline couldn’t protect her from anymore, but she didn’t seem upset. The board is a bunch of dinosaurs that she’s been dealing with for years now, she was probably grateful.

While I’m not glad that Kat is out of Scarlett, I am glad the show stuck to the realities of exposing a man in power. Realistically, Kat would not get away with it, especially since she obtained the tax records illegally. Kat, Jane, and Sutton have gotten away with some bold things on this series, but this wasn’t one of those moments.

Now, if losing her job is the worst thing that happens to Kat from this then she’ll be coming out on top, but it doesn’t seem like it.

Ava, RJ’s cutthroat lawyer of a daughter, threatened to come after blood if they pursued this, and I’m betting she’s going to keep that promise.

That could mean that Kat could be blacklisted from other publications or even jail time, though, she does have a solid case to stand on because RJ’s beliefs are not shared wildly by a progressive city like New York. Who knows, maybe Ava will be glad someone finally put her father in his place. If Kat’s lucky.

Jane, on the other hand, pulled the trigger and ended things with Ryan. Honestly, it was for her own sanity.

If Jane stuck around and excused his behavior, she’d only be setting a precedent of how she would be allowed to be treated.

Ryan messed up and you could tell he was sorry, but just like Kat, he needed to face the repercussions of his actions.

He chose to cheat, and it cost him an amazing girl and life partner.

Jane has never been one to tolerate cheating and as someone who prides herself as being a feminist, it went against everything she believed in to excuse that kind of behavior.

She was done lying to herself and if she stayed in the relationship, it would only be because she was too scared and afraid of facing a future alone and facing her double mastectomy.

But she’s not going to have to do it alone. The show may prioritize relationships, but at its core, it’s a show about friendship. Jane may not have Ryan, but she will always have Sutton and Kat in her corner. They’ll be with her every step of the way.

What did you think of The Bold Type finale?


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Sexy and Steamy TV Shows to Watch During ‘The Bachelor’ Hiatus

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Shows to Watch During The Bachelor Hiatus

With The Bachelor taking a hiatus (well, until their spinoff Listen to Your Heart premieres in April), you need to fill that reality TV dating void in your heart with some shows that are equally as hot and steamy.

While there are plenty of choices to make from the Bachelor franchise, if you’re looking to shake things up the same way Peter Weber did on his season, we suggest these shows!

 

What/If

Young scientist Lisa is strapped for cash and needs it to fund a life-changing project when Anne Montgomery (Oscar-winner Renée Zelwegger) approaches her with an offer she can’t refuse: one night alone with her husband. The only condition: she cannot ask what happened.

Grand Hotel

The telenovela lasted only one season before ABC canceled it, but it was a sizzlin’ drama focused on a forbidden love story and a who-dun-it murder mystery. Two of our favorite things.

Younger

Liza, a 40-year-old single-mom struggles to re-enter the working world. But when she meets a 26-year-old guy who believes she’s his age, it all becomes so clear as she fakes her age, gets a publishing job, and gets a second shot at her crazy 20s… that is until people start figuring out her secret that she’s trying desperately to protect.

 

The Bold Type

Fashion meets sex on The Bold Type. Three besties — Kat, Sutton, and Jane — are living their best lives in New York City and working for a fashion magazine, Scarlett. As they “push the envelope” in their career, they’re also doing it in their daily life as they find themselves, have plenty of sexual experiences, and learn how to be comfortable in their own bodies while feeling as lost as most millennials do.

Good Girls

Sisters Beth and Annie and best friend Ruby get fed up with playing by the rules and constantly losing, so they get a crazy idea to rob a grocery store. One illegal decision suddenly lands them in hot water and starts a dangerous life of crime and even a crime of passion with one sexy “gang friend.”

The Affair

The series explores the emotional and psychological effects of two affairs. Newlyweds Alison and Cole are experiencing problems in their marriage and she finds solace in the arms of Noah, a teacher vacationing at his in-laws’ Hamptons estate with his family. What starts off as a summer affair quickly becomes much more complicated.

True Blood

Described as the “adult Twilight” and the more intense version of  The Vampire Diaries when it first came out, Sookie Stackhouse, an oddball at school who can read minds, falls for a 173-year-old vampire named Bill Compton. Bill and his vamp clique have joined the land of the living after a new synthetic blood allows vampires to survive without human blood. Sex, lust, and bloodlust all fuel this HBO series.

Elite

A private school in Spain becomes the scene of a murder brought on by a clash between the rich and the poor. The murder mystery begins as no one knows who’s responsible, and there’s a lot of sexual tension between the good looking students that leads the storyline.

Reality TV Shows

Love Island

In the same vein as many other dating reality shows, Love Island brings together a cast of hot singles ready for love and romance that’s fueled on by warm weather on the island and a grand prize of £50,00o.

 

Married at First Sight

The title of the series is pretty self-explanatory, but in the case that it needs to be explained, a group of strangers looking for love get married to a complete stranger the first time they lay eyes on him/her. They’re paired up with the help of a spiritualist, a relationship coach, and a sociologist who use “scientific matchmaking methods.” The remainder of the season documents their honeymoon and life after marriage. Following several weeks, the couple gets the option of staying together or splitting up. 

 

Are You The One?

The tagline of this series is my favorite: if your perfect match was standing in front of you, would you know? A group of singles tries to find their soulmate using a dating algorithm that processes a ton of information including a compatibility test. It then pairs the couples it thinks have the highest chance of success, but it’s kept from the participants who instead mingle for weeks and try to find their ideal significant other. If they choose the wrong person, they start over, if they don’t, well, love and money are involved.

Love is Blind

The Netflix series is a new kind of dating experiment that finds strangers meeting via cubes and falling in love without ever seeing each other. The whole idea is to remove looks from the equation and find your soulmate based on connection alone. If finding someone you vibe with is successful in the pods, the couples get engaged, have a honeymoon in Mexico, and walk down the aisle a few weeks later. Who will say yes? And who will walk away?


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