Friday, April 06, 2012

Review: "Scandal"

Shonda Rhimes has done it again. I'm claiming that her new show "Scandal" will be a hit and a fan favorite. It premiered last night. I am a fan. I was intrigued by the premise of the show because it's centered around a powerful Black woman. Her name is Olivia Pope and she is portrayed by Kerry Washington. The show is set in D.C. Pope is a lawyer who runs a "crisis management" firm. In essence, she and her people handle things.

The show also stars Columbus Short who I'm a fan of as well. The premiere was fast moving and interesting. I think it kept my attention because of the law and politics angle. Those are two arenas that I happen to love. In the midst of me loving the show, Rhimes does the one thing that I dislike about her shows. She takes a great strong, powerful woman and makes her incredibly weak behind a man. In this case, the man is the President of the U.S. I'm sure there is so much more to that story. I have to watch to see what develops there. The cast surrounding her are interesting but we didn't get to deep into them this episode. That is part of the appeal to get me to watch again.

You can catch "Scandal" on Thursdays at 9pm on ABC. It follows another Shonda Rhimes show that I love "Greys Anatomy." That's an awesome time slot for a new show. Rhimes is great at creating these characters that you instantly love. She got it right again with this show. Olivia Pope seems like she will be a wonderful character to get to know. It was everything I wanted it to be. A greatly written, wonderfully acted show. It has two lead Black actors which is very rare on network tv. I will continue to support. Hope others do as well. I have a feeling that this is a show that will be a ratings king. Get into it.

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