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Scandal: Olivia Pope and President Fitz Grant

I do not watch much television, though I pay for it through Wave Cable. I am not someone who can commit to being home at exactly the same time to catch the shows each week. RGD suggested to me months ago I start getting them through the library.

One show that I enjoy is "Scandal," which was created/written by the same Shonda Rhimes of "Grey's Anatomy" fame.

The story is based on the character, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), who owns her own crisis-management firm. She is a "fixer," and she is a former media consultant to the President of the U.S. with whom she had an affair.

All of the people in her firm also have complicated pasts--Huck Finn, who is a brilliant hacker; Quinn Perkins; and many others. Each of them, including Olivia, clean up others' lives, but they cannot seem to get past their own demons.

The other characters in this show are part of the White House--President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant III (Tony Goldwyn); Mellie, his wife; Cyrus Bean, his Chief-of-Staff, et.al.

I really enjoy the way that the writer/creator has created the different layers of the personality of each of the characters. By season two, she starts to share the rich, but troubling back story to each of these characters.

I am looking forward to seasons 3 and 4 from the library. If you watch it on television, they are in the third week of season 5 on ABC.

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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang

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Comments

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 4, 2015, 10:21 PM

I've not watched the show but I would have loved to be at the party to see what they were drinking and smoking when they came up with some of those character names. That would have been a hoot I'm sure.

CoralLevang wrote on October 4, 2015, 10:28 PM

*laughs* True. Huck Finn character is a nickname for the character. I forget what his character name is before he was given the nickname.

Rufuszen wrote on October 5, 2015, 5:42 AM

Not watched this one. I am more of a documentary fan.

markgraham wrote on October 5, 2015, 10:00 AM

I am not really a 'Scandal' watcher but I do like "How To Get Away with Murder" the show after "Scandal". I wonder if there is a Law school professor like her.

CoralLevang wrote on October 5, 2015, 10:10 AM

I do not know that show, as I watch "Scandal" when it comes on DVD from the library

CoralLevang wrote on October 5, 2015, 10:11 AM

I, too, enjoy many documentaries.

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 5, 2015, 10:01 PM

“Scandal” is an extremely popular show. Zzzzzz … Sorry. I used to work our nation's capital. I find that program so NOT scandalous. So ... same old, same old stuff that's always going on. Yawn.