With ‘TUNED IN’ we will converse about TV Shows. Our likes and dislikes with the many
different varieties of shows that are out there on Networks big and small. Giving our opinions and hoping you will share yours. With that, we will have ‘Television Covered’.
Scandal! The brain child of Shonda Rhimes ( Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, ) airs on ABC Network on Thursday nights. I must take my hat off to this show, it delivered one hell of a roller coaster ride, with more twists and ‘hair pin’ turns, back stabbing, secrets, surprises, murders and “having you stare at the TV saying WTF” moments in its 15 episodes run than any other show ( that I had watched) in recent memory! But I am getting ahead of myself.
Scandal, loosely based off of Bush administration press aide Judy Smith is a thriller about ‘Olivia Carolyn Pope’ played by Kerry Washington, ( Ray, The Last King of Scotland, Fantastic Four, Django Unchained) Olivia owns “Pope and Associates” a crisis management firm, in Washington D.C. Together with her “Gladiators in suits” : Computer hacker ‘Huck Finn’ lawyer Quinn Perkins, litigator Harrison Wright, investigator Abby Whelan, protect the secrets and the image of some of the most powerful and inflectional people in the country by any means possible, which puts a lot of tension on the team, not to mention placing them in harms way!
A crisis arises in the White House involving the President of the United States, because Olivia Pope use to be the current administrations former White House Communications Director before she left and formed her own crisis management firm, she was the ideal choice to deal with the current problem at hand. She is well trusted in the inner circle of this administration. Hell, she helped place Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) in the oval office, she could be intrusted with resolving this current problem discretely, quickly and permanently!
It seems a intern is treating to talk to the press about an affair she had with the President, an affair President Fitzgerald Grant denies ever happen. As Olivia digs deeper into this widening scandal, she finds that all is not what it seems. The more she digs, the closer the lies and deceptions she help bury when she left the White House come to be reveled. Secrets that would destroy the Current administration and obliterate her own life, secrets some people would kill to kept hidden!
Like must shows Scandal starts off slow, building up plot lines and characters in the first few episodes of the first season. Like a roller coaster, slowly climbing to the top of the ride. Then suddenly dropping and giving you the ride of your life! Trust me when I say this show entertaining, and well worth the hype it gets!
I must admit this show got by me, I did have some interest when I first show it ws going to premier April 5, 2012, but I never sat down and watched it. other shows seem more interesting at that time. A co-worker insisted that I would like the show if I give it a chance. And she was right, the show grabs you and doesn’t let go, and that’s a good thing!
New episodes return on Thursday March 21th at 10:00 pm on ABC. you can catch up on the first season on DVD and on Netflix.