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Scandal — “Nobody Likes Babies”: In her own image

Last week’s Scandal was certainly a thriller. Starting with Huck in the elevator with Hollis Doyle and Charlie, Cyrus’s hitman, the episode seemed only to get more intense with each passing commercial break, culminating in an excellent cross-cutting section with Verna and Fitz as the latter finally learns the truth about how he gained his prestigious status as the President of the United States. It was a night in which one lover would turn to the other and say, “I love you,” and the response was invariably, “is that enough?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in The Archives


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Grey’s Anatomy — “Losing My Religion”: character unification

Because of my appreciation of Scandal, over Thanksgiving break I decided to give Grey’s Anatomy a second shot, given that my first impression of the show wasn’t so great. Over the course of the first two seasons, I’ve come to appreciate the show quite a bit. It has an intense focus on character, to such a degree that most episodes often feel plotless, simply because the characters are the ones driving the action. That’s how it should feel, but it’s not until you watch a master at work that you realize how many other shows rely on plot to drive a show. It only works because the characters are undeniably selfish at all times; they’re surgeons, sure, but they want things beyond the scope of their jobs, which is obviously where the show mines its drama. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in The Archives


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Scandal: Olivia Pope’s house of cards

Two weeks ago, the Scandal season two episode “Beltway Unbuckled” ended with a bombshell cliffhanger: Olivia Pope, Mellie Grant, Cyrus Beene, Hollis Doyle (recently introduced as an oil magnate), and Verna Thornton (the fixer who taught Olivia everything she know) gathered in a room together to discuss the “David Rosen problem.” That problem being David Rosen, then-former Attorney for the United States, chasing down a conspiracy theory involving Olivia’s newest team member, Quinn Perkins. It was, quite frankly, a bizarre way to end an episode. But here we are two episodes later, and suddenly it makes the most logical kind of sense. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in The Archives


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