The Bold Type was first released in 2017 but was only added to Netflix this year, allowing all of us in Europe to finally catch up with Jane, Kat and Sutton, three best friends living it up in New York working for a high-end women’s magazine.

The three girls navigate life in their 20s, meaning romances and expanding careers at a rather exciting place. Scarlet is the series’ global women’s magazine where Jane begins as a writer, Kat is the social media director with an activist nature and Sutton is an assistant with a passion for fashion.

The girls work under editor-in-chief Jacqueline Carlyle who is exactly like you would imagine a fashionable women’s magazine editor would be. Stylish and dynamic though much less cruel than the iconic Miranda Pristley. In fact, the series is inspired by the life and career of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Joanna Coles, who is executive producer of the series. Jacqueline’s character surely has traces of the real-life editor.

Throughout the four seasons now on Netflix, the girls try to figure out how to build a career, create meaningful relationships but also tackle important issues such as visibility for the queer community, violence in the fashion industry and the dirty cover ups of corporate giants. When things go sour at work, they turn to their office refuge – the fashion closet.

You could say it is a rather girly series. You could also say it is the millennial version of Sex & the City minus one best friend and fewer steamy sex scenes but the Bold Type manages to keep you hooked throughout its ups and downs.

In January 2021 the fifth and final season was released, not yet on Netflix for us though, and comments were varied. Many were left confused, disappointed and dissatisfied but has there ever been a season finale that left every fan happy? One thing is certain though. Until Netflix uploads the final season, stay clear of teaser articles online and explore fashionable New York City with The Bold Type.