11 Shows You Should Watch Right This Minute If You're Obsessed With The Bold Type
It didn't take long for The Bold Type to emerge as one of last Summer's best new shows. The absolutely delightful Freeform dramedy following the ups and downs of three best friends who work at a Cosmopolitan-esque magazine in NYC quickly racked up legions of fans. If you've already watched the first season way more than a few times (#noshame) and you're currently obsessing over season two, there are a few other TV shows out there that Kat, Sutton, and Tiny Jane would totally approve of. Check them out ahead!
The heroines of The Bold Type might have it rough, what with their entry-level job salaries and romantic drama, but it's nothing compared to the hurdles Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) faces on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, Ugly Betty is just as heartwarming and will have you obsessing over Mode in no time.
Long before Sutton, Jane, and Kat, there was Felicity. This late '90s/early '00s TV drama follows the titular heroine (Keri Russell) as she struggles to navigate freshman year in NYC. She doesn't wear nearly as many stilettos as the girls in The Bold Type, but you'll still fall head over heels for her big-city love story.
The Carrie Diaries
Young woman trying to make it big in NYC? Check. A cute love story? Check. Great fashion moments? Um, check. Carrie Bradshaw's early adventures are the perfect TV pick-me-up.
Emily Owens, M.D.
On one hand, the fact this CW show only lasted one season is a real bummer, since it's so damn cute, but on the other, it makes for a supremely easy binge-watch. Mamie Gummer stars as Emily Owens, a former high school nerd who wants to shed her dorky past when she starts as a surgical intern at a hospital, only to find out her high-school nemesis works there as well. It's like if everyone on The Bold Type decided to become surgeons instead.
The bond between women, in this case mother-daughter pair Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, is the focal point of Gilmore Girls, which any fan of The Bold Type will appreciate. Not only that, but Rory is an aspiring writer, just like Jane!
Jane the Virgin
This CW dramedy has heart, brings the laughs, and will have you cracking a smile in no time. Jane might not work at a glossy magazine, but her long journey to writing a romance novel while balancing a very unexpected foray into motherhood (she's accidentally artificially inseminated, NBD) is fascinating to watch. Luckily Netflix has the first three seasons!
Three women balancing their juicy personal and professional lives in the heart of Manhattan? Yeah, it's basically the characters in The Bold Type, only a decade in the future.
How can I not include Gossip Girl on this list?! The show about a group of wealthy students at an elite NYC high school will suck you in immediately, if it hasn't already.
TV Land's hit show follows single mom Liza (Sutton Foster), who starts a new job by telling everyone she's 26, rather than 40. Love triangles, workplace drama, and LOL-worthy moments ensue.
Will & Grace
Will & Grace might not be about three young women climbing their way up the masthead of a magazine, but . . . it's set in New York, too? And it's hilarious! What more do you need to know, honestly?