Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Series / TheBoldType

Go To



*** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically.

to:

*** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically. Later on she extends her advice services to Kat and Sutton too.
---->'''Adena:''' I wish I had a Jacqueline.



*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.

to:

*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one on Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.



** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no malice, and he has provided some good tips to both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.

to:

** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no underlying malice, and he has occasionally provided [[JerkassHasAPoint some good tips to that have helped both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, forward and keep up with the times]], the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by interrupting and talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) frequently and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.


** Throughout season one the show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with each of them.

to:

** Throughout season one the show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with [[BenevolentBoss each of them.them]].



*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work.

to:

*** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work. As time goes one Oliver too becomes a mentor for her.



** Zig-zagged with Patrick (the new head of ''Scarlet''ís digital department). While thereís no malice, and he has provided some good tips to both the girls and to help ''Scarlet'' move forward, the reason he gets on otherís nerves is by talking over the other women (including Jacqueline) and heís more arrogant in believing he knows more about the magazineís topics and audience (a.k.a. women) than they do.



* MissingMom: Jane's mother died when she was young. One reason she loves ''Scarlet'' is that it helped step in and fill the missing void, although Jane specifically refers to it as being like an older sister.

to:

* MissingMom: MissingMom:
**
Jane's mother died when she was young. One reason she loves ''Scarlet'' is that it helped step in and fill the missing void, although Jane specifically refers to it as being like an older sister.sister.
** Suttonís mother Babs was an alcoholic, leading Sutton to leave home when she was 16. Sutton reluctantly has to go see her to get birth certificate for her passport, in which Babs also tries to make amends by revealing she has gotten sober and been currently working towards a better life.



[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:A-C]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:D-E]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:F-H]]



* FashionMagazine: ''Scarlet'' is one of these.

to:

* FashionMagazine: ''Scarlet'' is one a magazine about fashion.
* FiringDay: Two episodes deal with firings and layoffs at ''Scarlet'':
** In "Three Girls in a Tub", Kat spends the episode trying to reign in a new employee who just can't seem to get a handle on running social media for a publication like ''[[FashionMagazine Scarlet]]''. When her posts keep opening up the magazine to potential legal difficulties and outraging celebrities, Kat ultimately realizes that she has to fire the new employee for the good
of these.the magazine. The situation is exacerbated because she was the very first person that Kat had hired as well.
** In "The End of the Beginning" there are layoff rumors swirling all around Steinem Publishing, and Kat knows that the rumors are true. Jane and Sutton both fear for their jobs and try to prove their worth to the company, while Kat has to deal with ''not'' giving them any information since she is in management and the information is privileged. Despite sympathizing with their worries, Kat almost wishes that her own job was in jeopardy because it might motivate her to do something more with her life. [[SubvertedTrope Jane and Sutton's jobs are saved]], but [[DoubleSubverted Jane ultimately decides to leave anyway when she gets a job offer from another magazine.]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:I-K]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:L-M]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:N-R]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:S]]



** When there are layoffs looming in the company which owns ''Scarlet'', Jacqueline tries to subtly prod Jane to write something more publicly successful than the social/political pieces she has been working on. When Jane confusedly mentions the incident to Kat, who knows about the layoffs, she tries to push her in that direction as well. Jane winds up writing about "butt facelifts" after pitching several other pieces on sex.

to:

** When there are [[FiringDay layoffs looming looming]] in the company which owns ''Scarlet'', Jacqueline tries to subtly prod Jane to write something more publicly successful than the social/political pieces she has been working on. When Jane confusedly mentions the incident to Kat, who knows about the layoffs, she tries to push her in that direction as well. Jane winds up writing about "butt facelifts" after pitching several other pieces on sex.


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:T-Z]]


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]


** When Jane doesn't get a job because they are looking for "diversity", she resents that she is loosing out to somebody less qualified because of something out of her control. Kat has to explain that that is the universal professional experience of people of color, and Jane's attempt explain that she isn't racist just makes her come across worse and worse.

to:

** When Jane doesn't get a job because they are looking for "diversity", she resents that she is loosing losing out to somebody less qualified because of something out of her control. Kat has to explain that that is the universal professional experience of people of color, and Jane's attempt explain that she isn't racist just makes her come across worse and worse.

Added DiffLines:

* TheNoodleIncident: The time Sutton dented her vibrator.


Added DiffLines:

* StrawFeminist: Jane has shades of this throughout the series. [[spoiler: It's part of the reasons she dislikes Patrick so very much.]]


-->'''Kat:''' Love and sex are always sticky.

to:

-->'''Kat:''' --->'''Kat:''' Love and sex are always sticky.sticky.
** See {{Fanservice}} above, as the sex lives of the three main characters are the primary focus of the story.

Added DiffLines:

* BrokenAesop: The episode [[spoiler: Betsy is focused on the polarizing argument between those who are for and against guns in civilian hands in the US, Sutton being for it and Jane being against it. The episode takes a surprisingly neutral stance, characterizing both sides well right up until the end when Sutton goes over to Jane's side and gives up her gun.]]


* LoopholeAbuse: Due to signed contract, Kat has to make a number of videos where she says positive things about the cosmetic products of a company that she has learned is run by a racist, homophobic CEO. To avoid being sued she makes the required video where she lists the product's positive qualities, and then goes on to explain how [[TokenMinority the company was hoping to use her hiring as a window dressing to dodge the upcoming controversy]]. Since she did make the video and included the endorsement of the products itself, she technically complied exactly with the contract requirements.



* TokenMinority: Kat is approached by a cosmetics company that wants her to be the face of their new ad campaign. After she signs the contract she learns that a news story is about to break about their CEO donating money to racist and anti-LGBTQ organizations, and she realizes they were hoping that hiring a queer black woman would blunt the criticism.



** Kat is played by a biracial actress, and is definitely queer, though her exact orientation is unclear.

to:

** Kat is played by a biracial actress, and is definitely queer, though her exact orientation is unclear.attracted to both men and women, and in the second season comes to identify as a queer black woman.


* ContinuityNod: In season two, Sutton tells the story of when she accidentally attended ''high'' tea and as a result why she does not eat ''petits fours'' anymore.

to:

* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
**
In season two, Sutton tells the story of when she accidentally attended ''high'' tea and as a result why she does not eat ''petits fours'' anymore.anymore.
** When he assigns Sutton to create an outfit for a board member's date to an award show, Oliver off-handedly mentions that he thinks Sutton must know the board member -- Richard -- since he had put in a good word for her when Oliver was hiring.
** Jane is nominated for a Mandy Award for her article "Carry the Weight", from the first season finale.



** The season finale is titled "Carry the Weight" and includes ongoing references to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattress_Performance_(Carry_That_Weight) the Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)]]. Instead of carrying a mattress, a rape survivor whose attacker wasn't even brought to trial is carrying the Scales of Justice.

to:

** The first season finale is titled "Carry the Weight" and includes ongoing references to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattress_Performance_(Carry_That_Weight) the Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)]]. Instead of carrying a mattress, a rape survivor whose attacker wasn't even brought to trial is carrying the Scales of Justice.


Added DiffLines:

* SlutShaming:
** Mitzy was spreading rumors around ''Scarlet'' that Sutton was getting all of the good fashion assignments [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop because she was sleeping with Alex]]. Sutton ultimately had to explicitly tell her that the slut shaming act had to end, and that if she truly believed Sutton couldn't do the job then she should come at her ''abilities'', not rumors.
** Brooke Langley 'jokingly' asked Sutton if anybody ever nicknamed her "Slutton", and Sutton had to retort that none of her friends did, no. This seems to be what gets her to realize that [[ToxicFriendInfluence Brooke is not the best friend to have around]].


Added DiffLines:

* ToxicFriendInfluence: Sutton tries to strike up a friendship with "influencer" Brooke Langley to network and help her career. Unfortunately, Brooke's partying is much more risqué than simple barhopping -- including $500 of cocaine on Sutton's ''Scarlet'' credit card -- and her idea of helping Sutton get over Richard is just to drown it out with alcohol.


* AccidentalAdultery: Sutton hooks up with a handsome man she met at a bar, but on their next date learns that he is married. She tracks down his wife to explain what happened, apologizing but also making it clear that she didn't know he was married. The wife takes the news in good form, understanding that it was her husband who did the actual cheating, not Sutton.



* ContinuityNod: In season two, Sutton tells the story of when she accidentally attended ''high'' tea and as a result why she does not eat ''petits fours'' anymore.



* DaydreamSurprise: Kat has an EroticDream about a friend of Adena's that is framed as really happening until she wakes up in the middle of it.



* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When Jane is sued by the subject of one of her articles who feels that Jane's article was condescending and revealed her true identity, they and their lawyers have a sit-down to discuss a settlement. Jane's attempts to defend herself come across as even more condescending, and she culminates by derogatorily saying that 'exposing' her is not a problem since she is a stripper and exposes herself every night.

to:

* DiggingYourselfDeeper: DiggingYourselfDeeper:
**
When Jane is sued by the subject of one of her articles who feels that Jane's article was condescending and revealed her true identity, they and their lawyers have a sit-down to discuss a settlement. Jane's attempts to defend herself come across as even more condescending, and she culminates by derogatorily saying that 'exposing' her is not a problem since she is a stripper and exposes herself every night.night.
** When Jane doesn't get a job because they are looking for "diversity", she resents that she is loosing out to somebody less qualified because of something out of her control. Kat has to explain that that is the universal professional experience of people of color, and Jane's attempt explain that she isn't racist just makes her come across worse and worse.


Added DiffLines:

* EroticDream:
** When she is still coming to terms with her feelings for Adena, Kat has a sex dream about her. This is one of the things that makes her delve deeper into what she is truly feeling.
** When one of Adena's friends (And implied old flames) asks to stop by the apartment while Adena is away to borrow a camera tripod, Kat dreams that it was just a pretext for something more intimate.


* MeanBoss: The show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with each of them.
** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically.
** Lauren is not as personable and nice as Jacqueline, but when Sutton says she wants to advance professionally Lauren recommends her for multiple positions at the company and gives her a "gushing" personal recommendation.
** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work.
** Played straighter with Victoria in season two when [[spoiler: she fires Jane for her interview where she suggests that sensationalizing people makes the meaning of a story get lost.]]

to:

* MeanBoss: The MeanBoss:
**Throughout season one the
show introduces several characters that superficially fit the mean boss archetype, but subverts the trope with each of them.
** *** Jacqueline is kinder and more thoughtful than similar characters of her type, and becomes a mentor to Jane specifically.
** *** Lauren is not as personable and nice as Jacqueline, but when Sutton says she wants to advance professionally Lauren recommends her for multiple positions at the company and gives her a "gushing" personal recommendation.
** *** When Sutton transfers from Lauren to Oliver, her very first day starts with Oliver criticizing her for being 'on time' (You are on time if you are ''early'') and he quickly buries her in the same kind of mundane, boring work she had under Lauren. However, he also gives her an affectionate nickname right away, and when she manages on her ''second'' day to get him the fancy pendant he wanted to use in a photoshoot he tells her he is honestly impressed...then buries her in more work.
** Played straighter with Victoria straight in season two when with Victoria, the editor of ''Incite''. [[spoiler: she fires She heavily rewriters Jane's first article to slant the perspective against the subject. When Jane for her gives an interview where she suggests that sensationalizing people makes the meaning of a story get lost.lost, Victoria fires her the next day.]]



* SecretlyWealthy: It is implied throughout the season that Kat comes from a much more affluent background than Jane or Sutton. Her father was able to make a call to arrange for her to get a job at ''Scarlet'', and her parents have enough unused frequent-flyer miles to purchase an $11,000 first-class plane ticket at a moment's notice.

to:

* SecretlyWealthy: It is implied throughout the first season that Kat comes from a much more affluent background than Jane or Sutton. Her father was able to make a call to arrange for her to get a job at ''Scarlet'', and her parents have enough unused frequent-flyer miles to purchase an $11,000 first-class plane ticket at a moment's notice. It eventually comes out that her parents are both successful psychiatrists and gave her a financially privileged upbringing.

Added DiffLines:

** Played straighter with Victoria in season two when [[spoiler: she fires Jane for her interview where she suggests that sensationalizing people makes the meaning of a story get lost.]]


** When Jane gets the yoni egg stuck inside of her she is freaked out and unhappy while it is happening. Once Kat gets it out, however,she has no trouble making jokes about it to her friends.

to:

** When Jane gets the yoni egg stuck inside of her she is freaked out and unhappy while it is happening. Once Kat gets it out, however,she however, she has no trouble making jokes about it to her friends.



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: At the end of the season, Sutton and Richard are side-by-side in an elevator and begin to turn just as the doors close. Whether they are moving towards each other to resume their relationship, or are just going to talk about their issues, is obscured by the doors.

to:

* DidTheyOrDidntThey: At the end of the season, Sutton and Richard are side-by-side in an elevator and begin to turn just as the doors close. Whether they are moving towards each other to resume their relationship, or are just going to talk about their issues, is obscured by the doors. [[spoiler:Season two reveals that Sutton and Richard did indeed have post-breakup sex, but Sutton insists it was only twice and that they're still broken up]].



** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Jane & Kat discover that Sutton is sleeping with Richard. They point out that if the relationship ever comes to light, Sutton's career will be ruined and she will be accused of "[[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop Screwing Up]]", while Richard will get a pat on the back and congratulations from his fellow executives.

to:

** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Jane & Kat discover that Sutton is sleeping with Richard. They point out that if the relationship ever comes to light, Sutton's career will be ruined and she will be accused of "[[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop Screwing Up]]", while Richard will get a pat on the back and congratulations from his fellow executives. When changes to company policy in season two mean that their relationship wouldn't be officially forbidden anymore, Sutton points out that she will still be shamed and socially harassed far more than he would.



* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: The women of ''Scarlet'' have a specific term for it: "Screwing up". Sutton insists that this isn't what she is doing with Richard, and tells him not to help her career at the magazine when she tries for a promotion. When he tries to casually put in a good word for her anyway, Sutton becomes concerned that she ''is'' Screwing Up, but Richard tries to reassure her that he is only helping her career because he feels that she deserves it.

to:

* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: SleepingTheirWayToTheTop:
**
The women of ''Scarlet'' have a specific term for it: "Screwing up". Sutton insists that this isn't what she is doing with Richard, and tells him not to help her career at the magazine when she tries for a promotion. When he tries to casually put in a good word for her anyway, Sutton becomes concerned that she ''is'' Screwing Up, but Richard tries to reassure her that he is only helping her career because he feels that she deserves it.it.
** In season two, Sutton is horrified to learn that there are rumors that she is indeed sleeping her way to the top....with ''Alex''. The other Fashion Assistants claim that he gives her his fashion assignments because the two of them are sleeping together. Sutton is at first relieved that they don't know about the secret relationship she had with Richard, but then is crushed at the thought that maybe Alex really is giving her the assignments because of the brief fling they had back in season one.


Despite their outwardly confident personalities, they're each struggling with their own insecurities and personal [[{{Pun}} issues]]: Jane's anxiety about her new position and impressing ''Scarlet'''s editor-in-chief Jaqueline (Melora Hardin), Kat coming to terms with her sexual orientation after meeting outspoken photographer Adina (Nikohl Boosheri), and Sutton's secret relationship with ''Scarlet'' board member and publishing lawyer Richard (Sam Page).

to:

Despite their outwardly confident personalities, they're each struggling with their own insecurities and personal [[{{Pun}} issues]]: Jane's anxiety about her new position and impressing ''Scarlet'''s editor-in-chief Jaqueline (Melora Hardin), Kat coming to terms with her sexual orientation after meeting outspoken photographer Adina Adena (Nikohl Boosheri), and Sutton's secret relationship with ''Scarlet'' board member and publishing lawyer Richard (Sam Page).

Added DiffLines:

* {{Fanservice}}: And lots of it throughout the series. Mostly from our three main characters, but a few of their guy friends get in a few shirtless scenes.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 74

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report