I’m not much of a TV watcher at all. I have maybe 3-4 shows that I watch, and none of them do I watch faithfully except Scandal! I’ll admit, I was a late bloomer and didn’t tune in until Season 2 after listening to pretty much all of my friends talk about how exciting their Thursday nights were sitting in front of the tube watching Scandal.
Scandal is the brainchild of Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy. It is a political thriller centered around Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington), a “fixer-upper” based on the real-life political aside Judy Smith. Olivia is the person that all public figures go to when they are in a crisis. Got caught cheating and it’s gonna ruin your campaign? Call Olivia Pope! Blacked out and killed your enemy? Call Olivia Pope! She is a genius Public Relations specialist and can get anyone out of anything. Ironically, her own personal life is in shambles.
See, Ms. Olivia Pope is having an affair with the President of the United States! How scandalous, right?! Oh, it gets juicier with scandal after scandal every single week. The writing is superb and the actors/characters are phenomenal. Watch a couple of episodes and I promise you’ll be hooked! Just know that the story moves fast, so you have to give it your undivided attention while watching.
Season 4 premieres Thursday, September 25 on ABC immediately after Grey’s Anatomy. That gives you plenty of time to get caught up on Seasons 1 – 3!
Quite frankly, the best television show I've ever seen. Full of love, lust, lies, and SCANDAL!