Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing the second season of the Bold Type!
If you don’t know I watched the Bold Type when the first season last year and I have a whole review for it here. I really loved the first season and I was so excited for season two because the first season was just so amazing. I enjoyed the first couple episodes but then there were so a couple episodes that I didn’t care for. So while I did enjoy this season there were a couple episodes that I didn’t care for and I didn’t think were good and they were just bad. Some episode were good but then they didn’t have an amazing storyline for some of the characters. I have a lot of mixed feelings on this because when I first finished it I really liked but now the more I think about it I can’t help but wonder if I really liked it because I have so many problems with it. Man it’s like the Last Jedi all over again.
Let’s start with what I liked. The only storyline I really liked was Sutton’s storyline. It wasn’t the best but compared to Jane’s and Kat’s it was the only one I liked. Her storyline was basically her dealing with her and Richard’s break up and working as fashion assistant where she is being slut shamed and she is scared that people are to judge her because of their relationship. She sort gets in this toxic friendship with this girl but then she gets out of it because she realizes that girl its a true friend and she needs to go and really be there for Jane and Kat. She really shines this season and I felt like she was the best part of it. I loved her going to Paris and her reconnecting with her mom because as it mentioned through out the first season her mother wasn’t great but they reconnect after her mom tells her that she is trying her hardest to get better. It was so sweet.
Then her with Oliver. I waited all season for them to talk because they didn’t talk a lot this season but then in the finale she and him finally talked about everything. She told him about Richard and their relationship and how she was scared about people judging her because of their relationship and Oliver is just like ‘that was smart but you deserve to be with the person you love’ and he was like you need to go tell Richard how you feel. Okay so in my first review I said that I didn’t love Sutton and Richard. I mean they were okay but like I was looking forward for Sutton and Alex to get together which didn’t happen. I started watching this show with my mom and she loves Richard and Sutton and so I started shipping them. So Sutton is about to go to Paris and tell Richard how she feels and then Richard shows up and they get together and I was so happy! Sutton deserved happiness after everything this season.
Another thing I liked was Adena and Sutton teaming up in the Body Positivity episode. You know what that episode was just amazing in general but like this was one of my favorite things. So Kat gets Sutton to hire Adena for a photoshoot and it doesn’t really work at first but then Adena talks to Sutton and is just like ‘yes we are very different but we have similar in some ways’ and she is just like I don’t want to get in the way of your and Kat’s friendship. They do this amazing body positive shoot where they don’t do photoshop on any of the pictures and it was so good! I loved this episode. There also a moment where this higher up woman was like ‘We shouldn’t have these fat models up there’ and then Jacqueline just writes an article and tells the woman ‘Like fit and fat are different things and no is not better then the other’ something like that. Either way this episode was amazing. Another great episode was then one where Jane was nominated for an award and it talked again but rape and being a woman in the work place which was again amazing and I thought it did a great job talking about the subject.
We are going to talk about the negatives now. The first one was Kat and Adena’s storyline which was not good. It had a great start but after a while it just went down hill slowly. So Kat gets jealous of other woman with Adena which I wanted so much and then Kat starts having thought about other women which isn’t wrong but everyone in the fandom acted like the world was coming to an end. Then Kat kisses someone else while Gay Jesus is playing in the background and then they open their relationship. There is this weird scene where Kat has sex with a girl who wants Kat to dominate her and it was just super awkward to watch. I know that people like that in sex but the way that it was shot and filmed and written was just bad. Then Kat stops sleeping with other girls and expects Adena to be happy but it turns out that Adena was having a hard time with their relationship and she wanted place which was so bad because she used the fact that her girlfriend was inexperienced against her which wasn’t cool. Also Adena was like a season regular but she wasn’t really here and same can be said with Alex.
And the last thing we are going to talk about is Jane’s storyline which I didn’t care for at all. I liked Jane in the first season because I could really relate to her but this season we started off good but we went down so hard. It all started with the episode that dealt with gun control where Jane is just super judge mental to Sutton over the fact that she has gun. Now I’m not saying gun control is bad or anything but Sutton had the gun locked up and it wasn’t loaded and Jane had no right to be so mean to her the way she was. She kept talk to Sutton like she was stupid even though she wasn’t. She is just really judgmental and I didn’t like it. Another thing I didn’t like about Jane’s storyline was the forming love triangle between her, Doctor Ben, and Pinstripe which I did not give two shits about. I liked Pinstripe the first season but there was something about him this season that I didn’t like. Jane kept telling him that she had a boyfriend and he wouldn’t back off and I didn’t like it.
So while this season wasn’t amazing there were still something that I enjoyed. Not a lot but somethings. I will be looking forward to the next season because I think that it could still be good and enjoyable. I’m hoping that everything will get better next season and they will learn from their mistakes because they could be really good. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.
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