Scandal Premiere: Politics is not my genre, but…


What a great new show brought to you by the genius that is Shonda Rhimes. Credit is given where credit is due because it’s important to note that this is Shonda Rhimes’ first go at a drama that is not medical related.

Politics is the name of the game in this show, and it doesn’t seem boring over here (re: the title of the show). The show follows Olivia Pope and her team of “gladiators in suits”. They are litigators, lawyers, and a tech guy – basically a super team for the law. Olivia left her job working for Mr. President to start-up her own thing where their aim to serve the client. They don’t work for the government, they are a private company and that comes with some pretty awesome advantages. They don’t work on search warrants and things like that…oh no, they go “let me into the crime scene or I’m going to tell your wife about that stripper”. Ya know what that is? that is BAD-ASS.

It’s probably why I enjoyed it so much. It’s fast-paced, has a cool transition noise between scenes, and knows how become personal under all the mess that is solving something. As the pilot has taught us, they are a crisis management team – that means sleep is not an option and time is of the essence.

It’s an exciting new show, and right on the first episode you’ll see familiar faces from Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Politics aside, the drama is already so juicy – I’m talking Mr. President loving someone who is not his wife juicy. It’s good, you guys (I’m not spoiling anything, just go watch it okay).

Olivia Pope is a fixer. She’s like superman, and with that comparison, I’m going to go on to say that this group of people are like the real and law version of the Justice League of America. And the word REAL applies because Olivia Pope is “partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith.”

I can’t wait till the next episode, because Shonda Rhimes promises so much more.


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