Flipping heck, it been quite the week, hasn't it?
This week, Meghan and Harry's exclusive interview with Oprah rocked the world and Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time once again, taking the title from Avengers: Endgame. Here's what I've been loving in the last seven days:
The Bold Type
I have been absolutely obsessed with this series for years and I'm so glad more people are finding it since being added on Netflix. The Bold Type is inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, former editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan Magazine. It follows three best friends, Kat (Aisha Dee), Jane (Katie Stevens) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy), who all work for the popular women's magazine Scarlet. The young ladies navigate through their busy lives in New York City, facing career obstacles and exploring romantic relationships. The great thing about this series is the focus on complex female issues while maintaining the focus on Kat, Jane and Sutton's friendship at the heart of the show. I have fantasised about finding my own Kat and Sutton (I am very much a Jane) since their friendship is gorgeously down-to-earth, believable and earnest. While it's a bit of a 'daydream vision of what it's like to be a journalist, it does pay a great deal of respect to the profession as well. Every episode is a real delight to watch and the show never loses its bold and feminine-positive touch. You can watch The Bold Type on Netflix.
I have reviewed Dollface previously but its recent release on DisneyPlus' Star gives me another excuse to try and persuade others to love it as much as I do. This American comedy follows a young woman who is forced to re-enter the world of women after her boyfriend of five years breaks up with her suddenly. Her imagination runs wild as she struggles to rekindle the female friendships she left behind. The show's premise is completely brilliant, being supported hugely by its main cast. Kat Dennings (we all know how much I adore her) is the perfect lost soul trying to crawl her way back to her college best pals, played by Brenda Song and Shay Mitchell, who are exuberant and venturesome. The surrealist dream-state of Jules' psyche is a lot of fun and adds another layer to the show's exploration of relationships, friendship and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. This series holds a special place in my heart and I am anxiously waiting for the announcement to say that season 2 will be arriving soon since it was confirmed over a year ago! You can watch Dollface on DisneyPlus.
Good For You
Some of you may have heard of Whitney Cummings. The American comedian is known for her stand-up specials and appearances in Comedy Central Roasts, as well as co-creating the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Her podcast Good For You features interviews with Cummings' friends, comics, celebs, "experts and weirdos" where no question appears to be off-limits. The deep-dive in every episode means the interviews can be *rather* long (one of my favourites sits at the 4-hour mark) but the variety of guests featured is quite noteworthy. Dan Levy, Dave Grohl, Hilary Duff and (my fave) Kat Dennings are just a few of the famous names that can be found in the episode list. The comfortable chemistry between Cummings and her guests makes for great listening and you can also watch the episodes on YouTube if you fancy seeing the reactions and giggles with your eyes instead of your ears. You can listen to Good For You on your preferred podcast platform.