at 10:08AM on May 11
Trent, I see what you’re saying, and I take the point that this might have been more powerful for people who didn’t know about how rape is handled within the military. I’m not angry at Shonda either and my point wasn’t at all that the show “didn’t do enough.” Like I said, I don’t expect Scandal to be realistic. But reducing the issue to something that can be fixed in an hour in one case reduced the power and emotion for me. Usually primetime soaps make life way MORE dramatic than real life, and that’s why we get SO into them and cry and yell at our TVs. For me, this was far LESS dramatic than real life and I just didn’t get much out of it.
at 7:11PM on May 8
If the new Scandal formula is going to be “Olivia solves a deep institutionalized form of oppression in five minutes” count me out. It cheapens the real movements and all the real emotions we have around them… if all we need is a really good DC fixer to take on one case, then why really care about rape in the military or Black Lives Matter? And I’m the first one to point out that Scandal is not meant to be realistic, but the episodes are just boring and unemotional to me when they pale in comparison to real life.
Cyrus is still fantastic, no matter what he has to work with.
at 9:58AM on May 2
Her mom’s twin? There’s a resemblance but I think she looks exactly like her dad! Those eyes are all Ryan Phillippe.
at 10:30AM on Apr 17
I have several thoughts.
1. Scandal is not a drama, it’s a primetime soap. The sooner we can all accept this, the sooner we can enjoy the craziness rather than focusing on how unrealistic it is.
2. As much as I want to believe that Jake is somehow gonna survive, his storyline isn’t really going anywhere and Olivia needs to be fully freed from the love triangle that has dominated the last couple seasons so she can do more interesting things. Sorry, Jake, but it makes sense for you to go now :(
3. Olivia has a really bad track record of falling for B613 agents that have been assigned to watch/follow her. Where are those legendary gut instincts?!
4. Watching Huck and Quinn take a hammer to that body and put it in a suitcase made me want to die.
5. Goddamn can Papa Pope ever rock a monologue.
at 9:05AM on Apr 11
Definitely. I’m glad that young people are seeing through the BS way we feel the need to gender everything… clothing is clothing. If you like it and it feels good and/or you like the way it looks, then wear it! “I’m (fe)male so I can’t do ______” is a limiting and pointless way of thinking and I’m glad more people are realizing it.
at 2:47PM on Apr 6
So much in this episode! Roger’s moustache is killer, it’s true. I’m sad for Ken that he decided to follow his ego instead of his instincts and get revenge rather than using the opportunity to write. That said, I’m pretty excited to see him torture Pete and Roger.
A lot of the reviews I’ve been reading have been really disappointing when it comes to discussing what happened between Peggy and Joan. A lot of male writers just saying “they’re jealous of each other” and leaving it at that. It’s so much more complex, IMO. They’re thrown together because they’re both women and both the targets of sexism at the firm (and beyond, obviously), but they are very different people and the ways they navigate that are unique and complex and brave and disappointing and make me feel a lot of things.
And Rachel! I never realized how much I wanted more of her :(
at 10:08AM on Apr 5
I’ve read that Matthew Weiner has known since the beginning what the final shot of the series would be. For years I’ve been dying to find out. We’re so close!! I’ll be sad when it’s over, but I can’t wait until we have the entire story in front of us to unpack/analyze.
at 9:58AM on Apr 5
I can’t tell you how much I’ve been enjoying reading the snarky/unimpressed posts about Tidal while looking at the Tidal ad directly above the post. So funny.
I’m surprised Jay doesn’t have more sense than this. C’mon, Jay. Come up with a better business plan.
at 9:09AM on Mar 15
My heart :( he must be in so much pain. I really hope he gets some help.
at 2:20PM on Mar 6
Ughh I can’t stand Lena Dunham and I’m so upset that I’m going to be forced to watch her in one of my favourite shows :( :( :( :(