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Family Comes First On ‘Scandal’: ‘Honor Thy Father’

(Episode 4.18)

Whew! Ever have one of those Fridays where you wake up and realize you never finished transcribing that Chaz Ebert interview and it has to go up first thing in the morning and you fell asleep during yet another Gilmore Girls Netflix binge (I’m up to the part where Lorelai and Chris got married in Paris—NOOOOOOOooooooo), and you haven’t even watched last night’s Scandal? Okay, yes, then you understand my Friday. But yeahhh for my interview with Chaz Ebert in which we definitely talked about Shonda Rhimes (please watch Life Itself), and yeah for the Netflix binge I’ll return to shortly, and yeahhh for Mellie’s sister, who we met last night on Scandal! Click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ And Lena Dunham Were A Perfect Match: ‘It’s Good To Be Kink’

Season 4, Episode 16

I know it’s a good night for Scandal when Trent starts texting me screenshots. And I bet you can all guess which scene Trent loved The Most. Last night I didn’t catch the show, but I woke up to the image of Huck’s “after” face, and of course Trent added the hashtag #myhero, LMAO. I LOVED “It’s Good To Be Kink,” and something tells me that I’m not alone. Between the Lena Dunham/Kinky Sue storyline, Abby‘s man troubles, and the Olivia Pope freakum dress that I’m looking for now on ASOS (because I know there’s a black, leather dress on there with my name on it—that’s probably more affordable than the Lyn Paola one Liv had on), it was a great time. Click inside for more!

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Why We’re Obsessed With Gina Rodriguez In ‘I Love Lucy and Bekka’

Web Series Review by Iris Barreto

Hey guys! Iris here, and I have some news (and a review) about a new web series, titled I Love Lucy and Bekka. The last time I absolutely stanned over an online show was Issa Rae’s brilliant creation, Awkward Black Girl, so I’m happy to find a new comedy to love. I might be slightly obsessed with Gina Rodriguez (as some of you may have noticed on the PITNB Facebook page, heh), so I caught wind of this new project she stars in from her official Twitter account. Created by Rachael Holder, the show consists of 12 episodes that are two-minutes long. You have to start watching with us, so click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ Airs Its First Legitimately Boring Episode: ‘The Testimony of Diego Muñoz’

Season 4, Episode 15

Scandal has been having a really awesome winter season. One of my favorite aspect of these more recent episodes has been the focus on Olivia Pope as an individual character. I loved watching her work her way out of the kidnapping scenario, and it was interesting to witness her highs and lows in a situation that didn’t involve either a.) her two lovers, or b.) her two crazy parents. As much as we’ve enjoyed those scenarios over the past four seasons, I think many of us were looking for a change. We got that with the last few episodes, and I’m still thinking many thoughts about what worked and what didn’t work in last week’s “The Lawn Chair.” But this week’s episode? Well, it’s not really lingering in my thoughts at all. Click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ Creates A Magical, Pretend World Where #BlackLivesMatter: “The Lawn Chair”

Season 4, Episode 14

I just finished watching Thursday night’s Scandal, and I’m in a glass case of emotion. I feel almost literally torn over “The Lawn Chair” and the messages it sent out about America and the justice system. It was SO good, and I also have to admit that I’m incredibly disappointed in the final moments of the show. The “happy ending” made me think of another show that’s known for ripping stories straight from the headlines—Law & Order: SVU. But what’s great about SVU is how often the writers are willing to end an episode on a devastating note. They don’t always win; the bad guys don’t always get arrested, and some victims do not find closure. I love that about SVU, and I honestly wish Scandal had gone that route last night. Click inside for more.

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Last Night’s ‘The Good Wife’ Was So, Incredibly Bad

In the best way...

Aghhhhh. I just finished watching last night’s The Good Wife, and it was so appropriately titled. “Dark Money,” indeed. I’m about to write my review for Paste Magazine, but I just had to talk it up a bit on here. I know I’ve converted a few of you recently, but if you’re still not watching, OMG please get your life in order. If you are watching any TV show at all, this needs to be one of them. Last night we saw Alicia do some things we NEVER, ever expected her to do and it was incredible. And dark. And sad. And made for great TV. As is usually the case with this show. Click inside for more!

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Watch: Get Caught Up On ‘House Of Cards’ Seasons 1 & 2 In 9 Minutes

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Get caught up before Season 3

The third season of House of Cards will be released in full at the stroke of midnight tonight so before you dive into the new batch of episodes, you might want to check out the recap video embedded above. In just 9 minutes, the video above will recap the first two seasons of House of Cards so that you can be reminded of all the important stuff that you may have forgotten over the past couple of years. Of course, the video above is extremely spoilery for those of you who haven’t watched House of Cards seasons 1 and 2 but if you think you might need a refresher, this vid’s for you.

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An Old Friend Returned On Last Night’s Episode Of ‘Scandal’: ‘No More Blood’

(Episode 3.14)

Guys. I actually got the warm and tinglys watching Scandal last night. Okay. Fine. I admit it… I teared up a bit. Last night was a special treat for those of us who’ve been watching Scandal since the first season. Back then, Shonda Rhimes‘ new show was just a sweet, little newbie—only seven episodes in that entire season. And the Gladiator we thought we lost, has just been found. Click inside for more!

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Olivia Pope Pronounced Dead On Last Night’s ‘Scandal’: ‘Gladiators Don’t Run’

Season 4, Episode 12

Hope y’all excuse the late and brief Scandal recap, but today my first grader had Read-In Day (an all-day reading marathon, party thing), and his teacher invited parents to come in and read a book to the class. So I spent the morning working on the perfect Mom ponytail, and then reading Giraffes Can’t Dance to the sweetest group of kids. It was awesome, and a hilarious way to spend the day, considering that last night I went to sleep with visions of a blood-soaked Huck dancing in my head. OMFG, this might be a good time to get him back into AA for “whiskey.” So, I really liked last night’s Scandal, although I did take issue with one particular plot point/message. Click inside for more!

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On Beef Stew, Helen Of Troy, And Last Night’s ‘Scandal’: ‘Where’s The Black Lady?’

Season 4, Episode 11

I honestly didn’t think last night’s Scandal would entertain me as much as last week’s winter premiere, but I was totally wrong. While last week brought us all sorts of new and exciting stylistic changes, this week’s episode came back down to Earth. For the first 20 minutes or so, I was prepared to start out my review by declaring that “Run” was a tough act to follow, and so it made sense that “Where’s the Black Lady?” felt like a letdown. But when things started to pick up, and Huck started being HUCK, I decided that this was a great follow up. Click inside for more!

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