First Look at “The Bold Type” Season Two: More Bolder, More Better

THE BOLD TYPE - Freeform's "The Bold Type" stars Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle, Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El Amin, and Aisha Dee Kat Edison. (Freeform/Ed Herrera)

Hello again, lovelies. Our ladies of The Bold Type are back and they’re as bold as ever. We’ve had a first look at “The Bold Type” season two and their first two episodes and we’re happy to say it’s just as amazing as ever.

I know that by now, most of you have seen the first episode on Hulu, but for those who have not, let’s be considerate of spoilers!

New Writers and Show Runners

The biggest fear I had with season two was finding out there were new show runners and writers. A lot of shows suffered when the show runners changed between seasons one and two. You can definitely see a slight change in tone for The Bold Type but so far it’s in a good way. If you consider the season finale, which tackled rape and in-office sexual assault, this change is not only fitting but foretold.

One of the new writers is out writer (and actor) Michelle Badillo. You may know her from such shows we love as One Day at a Time. I’d like to think I can see her hand in things, as the subtle changes in character are not only fitting but well written. It’s got a style I like, and dispels my other concern that the new, darker, more Millennial direction of Freeform would cause this show to be lost. They’ve still got it.

Kadena Is Back

Don’t panic here, Kat and Adena are back. Their relationship is not perfect, and some of the concerns we’ve had about Kat are coming to light. When I was at TGIF/F, people commented on how it was annoying and weird that Kat seemed to be so oblivious to her blackness and how that impacted her relationship with the police. Guess what? There’s a reason for it, and they go there. But more to the queerness, there’s clearly a little tension between our social media maven and the proud muslim lesbian.

All is not perfect in paradise, and it’s worse when Kat gets promoted. Work Kat is not the best girlfriend out there, which is understandable, but also very realistic to watch. Of course, Kat drops “my girlfriend” every damn chance she gets and I love her for it. And then there’s another romance problem. I won’t spoil it for you, but the Yoni Egg Magic has not been removed from season two.

Jacquline, Jane, and Sutton Are Back

A lot of my friends worried because you didn’t get a lot of information for Jacquline in the promos. Don’t worry, she’s back too, and she’s as Jacquline as ever. I still love her hair so much and I’ve been growing mine out because of her. Seriously. She remains as supportive and amazing as always.

Of course Jane and Sutton are back. They’re still making all the hard decisions we’ve come to love and expect. Sutton’s love triangle remains in awkward play, and Jane’s complicated relationship with her friends due to her new job. They still pull each other into the closet (the Fashion Closet) and try to use tech to include their absent Jane. They still find a closet to talk in and help each other out, though. Of course.

The Bold Type is Back

Basically the show is back and it’s not lost it’s touch. It’s walking the balance of goofy fun and serious talk about sex and real world problems. It’s very much a story for now, and worth watching.

Check out The Bold Type tonight on Freeform.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
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