Review: Scandal

Television Show Scandal
Network: ABC
Air Date 05/04/2012
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SCANDAL: The two man characters, Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald

Rigging Elections, affairs, secret organisations. What more could you want in a television show.

Scandal is an American TV show that provides all three, drawing the audience in with tales of lust and revenge, Scandal delves deep into the world of politics and the secrets of The White House.

Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, a strong female lead that doesn’t need men by her side to survive.  As soon as the first few minutes are shown it’s revealed the character has opened up her own crisis management firm after leaving The White House, the firm helps clients get their life back on track.

The show focuses on Olivia Pope and her team of associates and their personal lives. Each having their own backstory to tell, every episode delivers something new and exciting each time. A little piece of their lives gets chipped away in these 41 minutes.

In Season One we discover Olivia Pope and The President of The United States are having an affair and thus begins the tales of deception.

The main storyline for Season One and Two the audience discovering that the Presidential Election was rigged The first season focuses on The President’s attempted assassination as well as the election-rigging. Information on these factors are revealed through flashbacks.

It’s revealed that the rigging was done by Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Verna and Hollis.

It takes a while for the audience to find out this scheme as throughout season one and two people find out about the rigging mysteriously disappear – this show full of intrigue it’s fun profiling a TV character to see who’s done what scandal.

When a storyline like this gets sewn into a television show it can often become the main focus and take way the essence of what the show great and that was my worry, however, if everything it makes the show stronger. It interlaces this storyline with backstories and upcoming problems.

Scandal shows the audience the inside life of living in The White House and how decisions come to a head, every episode faces a new problem and draws me in even further.

I didn’t watch Scandal when it aired on live television, only recently did I start watching it online and now I have become a binge watcher. I would recommend this show to anyone who loves shows that draw you in from the get go.


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