The Bold Type premiered in the UK on 9th February and follows three young women carving out careers at the glittering New York City glossy, Scarlet. There's Jane (Katie Stevens), a fledgling writer with grand journalistic aspirations; Kat (Aisha Dee), the confident risk-taker who's just achieved girlboss status thanks to her promotion to social media director; and Sutton (Meghann Fahy), an editorial assistant who is still figuring out where her ambitions lie.
Leading them all is the magazine's editor-in-chief, the charismatic yet authoritative Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin). It's Jacqueline who pushes Jane to reach her full potential as a female journalist, giving her assignments that both challenge and empower her. Whether you're a student intern or a career veteran, it's hard not to come away inspired — or at least entertained — by the lessons Jane and her friends pick up along the way.
And while the show is unabashedly glam and aspirational — an early scene involves champagne and a fashion closet, ooh la la — it also gets real about media careers in a way that past Hollywood projects haven't.
Here, we break down which journo truths The Bold Type gets right. And don't worry: A little dose of reality doesn't spoil this smart, soapy fantasy. Happy viewing!