12 Reasons Why Sutton Is The Best Character On ‘The Bold Type’
There’s a lot to be excited about in 2020, but aside from the reality TV in the pipeline, there’s one series I’ve truly missed that’s set to return: The Bold Type and my three (imaginary) TV besties Kat, Jane, and Sutton.
While I’m utterly obsessed with this show, we can all agree that Jane is the worst character. That’s not even worth debating. When I first watched the series, I always thought that Kat was my favourite character but on a recent rewatch of the show I came to the realisation that I was wrong: Sutton is the best character.
She’s absolute perfection.
It's been a while since I said this… but Sutton Brady is one of the best characters on television. Thank you. #TheBoldType
— jax (@kriegdei) May 1, 2019
There’s countless reason why Sutton is the best character but these below points truly stand out.
12 reasons Sutton is the best character on The Bold Type:
#1. She started from the bottom…
Unlike Kat who grew up with rich and privileged parents and Jane who somehow stumbled into a fulltime writer’s gig, Sutton has had to work extra hard to get half as far. Let’s not forget that in the pilot episode, as Jane was boasting about her new job, Sutton was still working her ass off as an assistant.
— Jessica Pels (@Jessica_Pels) June 6, 2019
#2. She’s an inspiration
Sutton is the ultimate feminist and is always empowering as hell. From telling the fashion assistants in season one that she won’t tolerate being slut-shamed to focusing on her career goals, we could all learn a lot from Sutton.
"It's a gamble. All of it. But I'm putting my money down on my career and believing that love will fall in place." – Sutton, The Bold Type
— Ichlasul Amalia (@ichlasulamalia) June 25, 2019
#3. She shows us that there is no clear-cut career path for everyone
While a character like Jane has always known she wanted to be a writer, more often people in their early twenties will float from job to job, trying to find a fit. Watching Sutton’s dreams change season to season is actually refreshing to see.
— Davina Sinnatamby (@DuchessOfProse) June 12, 2019
#4. She’s had a life of hardships
Sutton has had it tough. Her father left when she was young and as the daughter of an alcoholic mother, who was often living paycheck to paycheck, when Sutton moved to New York she continued to send part of her wage back to her mum in Pennsylvania.
— Saige Osterhout (@saige_osterhout) May 22, 2019
#5. But somehow she stays positive
No matter what the situation is, Sutton is always there as a shining light trying to make the best of things. We don’t deserve this angel.
Never change, Sutton. Never change.
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— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) December 28, 2019
#6. She’s always there for comic relief
During the character’s more dramatic moments, Sutton can always be trusted to crack an inappropriate joke or do something to break the tension.
— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) November 14, 2019
#7. Like, seriously…
The girl is hilarious.
— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) August 22, 2019
#8. She dresses immaculately
I mean, as a fashion assistant you’d hope she’d know how to dress but holy shit, her style is flawless and she rarely puts a fashion foot wrong, unlike some others *cough* Jane! *cough*. Oh, and her hair is MAJESTIC.
#9. She is so genuinely kind and caring
Sutton does not have a bad bone in her body. This is especially evident when she helps Oliver’s adoptive daughter through her body image issues and decides to set an example for the younger generation by casting only realistic models in her school fashion show.
— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) September 25, 2019
#10. She and Richard are relationship goals
While I love Kat and Adena, they weren’t exactly a healthy couple. Kat could be emotionally manipulative, going behind Adena’s back and speaking to her ex Coco. Sutton and Richard are a refreshingly mature relationship, built on trust and it is lovely to watch.
— Hannah (@hannantz) June 5, 2019
When Sutton and Richard reunited on the season two finale, it’s the only time I’ve ever felt human emotion.
#11. She has her flaws because no one’s perfect
Sutton being pro-gun was the plot point none of us saw coming but somehow she came through it with her integrity pretty unscathed. Instead, Jane’s ignorance shone through. Sutton stuck to her guns…literally (sorry not sorry).
sutton is the best bold type character and they’re gonna make her pro gun pic.twitter.com/jlbfPtWXyH
— haley (@oliviasrue) July 11, 2018
#12. Above all, she is always there for Kat and Jane
I’m just going to say it. Sutton is a much better friend to Kat and Jane, then they are to her. She constantly drops what she’s doing to help and support them. She’s the best friend a girl can have.
— ❄️señorita snow❄️ (@fmnieves13) May 22, 2019
Sutton is the best. I rest my case.
Reasons why Sutton is the best character on the bold type:
– amazing sense of humor
– healthiest romantic relationship
– has a complicated upbringing that only fuels her career in design
– hair, out of this world pic.twitter.com/PVdhXYzJIW
— Tomi Obebe (@goodtomicha) June 9, 2019
Season four of The Bold Type premiers on Stan on January 24.