The Bold Type Season 2 finale recently premiered and I have to say, it was pretty underwhelming.
After a rocky season of The Bold Type filled with inconsistencies and rushed storylines, fans were counting on the season finale to bring everything together and make sense of the chaos. Unfortunately, it not only failed to tie up the rest of the season, it was overall lackluster and left the viewers saying, “That’s it?” There are plenty examples throughout the entirety of the season where things just didn’t quite add up, but perhaps most infuriating were the inconsistencies and conflicting narratives involving the show’s main couple: Kat and Adena.
The girls take on fashion week and I take on a glass of wine.
On The Bold Type Season 2 Episode 10, “We’ll Always Have Paris,” Sutton and Kat both try to juggle their love lives and work for fashion week, while Jane is torn between 2 men and 2 ideas.
The road trip episode we all needed.
On The Bold Type Season 2 Episode 9, “Trippin,” Sutton has to take a last-minute road trip to Harrisburg, and Jane tries to avoid her fertility planning. Meanwhile, Kat and Jacqueline prepare for the site’s relaunch.
Camille realizes her younger sister is a little more obnoxious than she thought. Repressed memories fill in the blank spaces of Camille’s mind. The women of the town and the pigs of the town are the at the forefront of the episode, and not accidentally.
On Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 3, “Fix,” as the town tries to adjust its focal point of the killer, Camille tries to figure out who exactly her younger sister is, as well as who her mother has become. At the same time, she is trying to figure out just who the people are within the town, and how they all fit into the puzzle pieces of the town. Despite being an outsider, Detective Willis and she are in the same boat, ostracized and just trying to find truth.
The fans aren’t the only ones pretending last week didn’t happen.
On The Bold Type Season 2 Episode 8, “Plan B,” Sutton makes a decision without Oliver at her first budget meeting, and Kat’s influencer gig takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Jane visits her gynecologist and receives some less than fortunate news.
Camille realizes she might be losing control of herself and her memories. Detective Willis realizes he’s losing control of what is happening to the town. Wind Gap attempts to keep control, utilizing their currency, gossip.
On Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 2, “Dirt,” the town comes into full focus, in all of its ugliness in the face of something truly ugly. As the young girl’s funeral commences, the town begins to show its true colors, both in general and in regards to Camille. Detective Willis attempts to try to find the reason being the truly ugly act of murdering the young girl. Camille has to dig through her own past to discover that her present is just as ugly as it was, no matter what. The entire town continues to try to keep their version of control.
A woman returns to her hometown, where propriety reigns supreme over all things, even the truth. Old memories clash with an ugly reality to form the disjointed world of Wind Gap.
On Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 1, “Vanish,” a reporter returns to her hometown to find out if the grisly murders and disappearances are connected, but returns with her own ugly memories. The disconnected flashbacks begin to fuse together just in time to make the viewer realize this town, and especially the people in it, are perhaps not at all what they seem.
Things heat up as the girls tackle the gun debate and try some new things.
On The Bold Type Season 2 Episode 7, “Betsy,” Jane and Sutton fight over their opposing views on guns, while Adena suggests her and Kat try something new in light of Kat’s newfound sexual curiosity.
The trio is caught between rocks and hard-places.
On The Bold Type Season 2 Episode 6, “The Domino Effect,” Jane gets nominated for a Mandy award that leads her to promising opportunities and Sutton is stuck styling Richard’s new girlfriend for the event. Meanwhile, Kat struggles with being honest with both herself and Adena.
To those who haven’t had the privilege of watching Parks and Recreation before: immediately stop what you’re doing, load Netflix on your television or computer, and turn on NBC’s late comedy.
Parks and Recreation, which ran from 2009-2015 on NBC, stars an amazingly talented cast led by Amy Poehler, who you may recognize from her time on Saturday Night Live or her recent thrilling film co-starring Tina Fey: Sisters (2015). The series tells the story of a small, fictional town in Indiana, Pawnee, and the passionate and large, albeit crazy, reckless, and dysfunctional town residents. And, honestly, Parks and Recreation should henceforth be heralded as one of the most beautiful and funny comedies ever created, which is why everyone should be watching this show.