The Bold Type (Freeform)

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The Bold Type (Freeform) – Premieres 20th June – Renewed

A teen drama that follows three friends, Jane, Kat and Sutton who work at a fashion magazine as they go about trying to keep their private and work lives separate.

In the first ep Jane has just become promoted to a writer where in trying to pitch ideas to the editor talks herself into to writing an article about stalking her ex without using social media. While Kat who in the social media department, tries to save a story about a middle eastern lesbian artist, and ends up trying to help her get released from her home country after a dildo smuggling to get her onside goes awry. And Sutton who is working as an assistant, gets found out by her friends that she is having a relationship with one of the magazines executives.

It’s the typically fluffy type of drama you usually get on Freeform, where if you’re not a teenager it’s some of the more tedious bit of viewing you’re likely to watch.

3.5/10

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Truth And Iliza (Freeform)

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Truth And Iliza (Freeform) – Premieres 2nd May

A female focused comedy talk show along with the lines of Problematic With Moshe Kasher, where Iliza performs stand-up and skits on a subject of the week and finishing off with an interview with someone who has links to the subject.

Like Problematic the comedy can sometimes veers of into the realms of preaching to the converted, while also rehashing the usual comedy talk show segments. While it’s similar to her standup stuff it’s still a bit hit and miss, and the whole Theme Queen Of The Week is just someone sitting in a chair who adds nowt to the show.

2.4/10

Famous In Love (Freeform)

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Famous In Love (Freeform) – Premieres 18th April – Renewed

Romantic drama where after trying out at a casting call for a Hollywood blockbuster, college student Paige, manages to get herself the role as the female lead, thrusting her into the media spotlight.

During the audition process Paige and the lead Rainer begin to start relations leading to Paige ending up in love triangle. All the while Rainer is under suspicion for the disappearance of his former girlfriend and pop star Tangey.

It’s a pretty by-the-numbers teem drama that is reminiscent to The Arrangement.

3.7/10

Beyond (Freeform)

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Beyond (Freeform) – Premieres 2nd January – Renewed

Sci-fi drama where after going into a coma after a motorbike crash, Holden awakens 12 years later and discovers he now has supernatural powers, and the annoying ability to sleepwalk and awake that the scene of his accident.

During a shopping trip with his brother Holden attempts to chat up a woman who takes the time to write “You’re in danger trust no one” on his arm before disappearing. Leaving him in a quandary he meets up with his old friend and now school councillor, Jordan, to have a chat about the old times where he figures something is amiss.

It’s revealed that a nefarious secret organisation is blackmailing him, and before Jordan has the chance to reveal whats going on when meeting up with him in a bar, the agents attempt to snag Holden while apparently unaware of the extent of his powers. Holden manages to make an escape after the woman from the store pulls up and whisks him off, while they drive off she reveals that they have known each other for the past 12 years while he’s been in a coma and that only she can help him relearn to control his powers..

For a Freeform show it’s unsurpringly a pretty lightweight bit of sci-fi litter with some sketchy performances along the same lines of Shadowhunters.

3.8/10

Ben and Lauren Happily Ever After? (Freeform)

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Ben and Lauren Happily Ever After? (Freeform) – Starts 11th October – Renewed

Reality show following the winner of The Batchelor and the fiancé that he gone and won. After a year of being together they’re invited back to the finale of the Batchelorette where the other woman that made his final two is whittling down men in the name of sport.

With that premise for the opening ep, the happy couple go about debating whether to appear on the show, resulting in an initial yes then devolving into light argument. To set up the rest of the series there’s the usual reality waffle in style of I Love Kellie Pickler, where they do regular mundane things for the entertainment of viewers that like watching mundane things.

It’s the usual stream of reality tedium.

1.2/10

Dead Of Summer (Freeform)

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Dead Of Summer (Freeform) – Starts 28th June – Cancelled

Set in the 80’s, a group of teenagers head off to the newly reopening Camp Clearwater to work there over the summer as counselors. Arriving three days before the grand opening they work on getting the site up to spec, but things start to take a turn after they find a dead body in the lake.

With the police turning up to find out if the suspicious death is suspicious, the teenager continue doing their thing being oblivious that in time they’ll probably be stabbed aplenty.

It’s definitely the weakest of the recent batch of teen-esque horror, with it well behind Slasher & Scream.

4.4/10

Guilt (Freeform)

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Guilt (Freeform) – Starts 13th June – Cancelled

A laughably poor crime thriller set in London, where the Irish flatmate of American student Molly is discovered murdered after a night out. With the police not believing the excuse that she was asleep all night on a mattress placed on a rooftop, her lawyer sister heads over from the states, as well as her stepfather hiring the talents of Billy Zane who gets to do a powerful piece of acting with a robotic squirrel.

Throw into the mix a sex club that the flatmate frequented along with a member of royalty, an interesting take on how the British police system works with the persecution of the Northern Irish, and some terrible writing it’s a complete car crash of a show.

2.6/10