The Bold Type

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Strong, ambitious young women in fun, frothy fashion series.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 18+


My guilty pleasure is watching different television dramas shows. I am a sucker for a good tearjerker or a heartfelt romance. I watch everything from drama to action. One show that I got into for a while was called The Bold Type. It takes place in New York and follows three different women as they work for a fashion magazine. The show empowers women and is very pro-feminism. Some of the high points in the show and how they relate to the 7 Catholic key media platforms are, standing up for what is right despite the cost, empowering women, and being friendly to everyone. Some of the cons are the misuse of information. It touches on abortion and how health clinics are terrible places and how Plan Parenthood is fantastic and provides health care to women like mammograms. That information is false and has been proven time and time again…. Knowing what we know about how we should interact on social media and how these shows reach thousands of viewers, TV recorder show provide accurate information to inform their audience on the truth.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

educational and honest

Parents should know that The Bold Type may have a few sexual references but nothing more than teens would normally hear in everyday life. That being said, this show is unique and necessary in the way of educating teens for their futures as independent women in society. I am normally more conservative when it comes to letting my 13 year old daughter watch tv shows on freeform or abc, but this is a much needed coming of age lesson, and I believe it is able to reach my daughter in a way I am not always able to.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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