While it wasn’t totally shocking for a Shonda Rhimes show to have an abortion scene, that episode of Scandal last year was a significant moment for primetime TV. Kerry Washington talked about its impact in an interview with WWD this week.
Much of television is written by people who grew up, or at least who have lived the majority of their lives, in a big city—often New York or Los Angeles. For that reason, characters who are culturally not from one of those places are at risk of getting written in broad strokes, becoming caricatures of whatever culture…
Shonda Rhimes is savvy enough to know that merely talking about abortion on TV sets off an explosion of discourse. The abortion storyline is still a nervy move, even today—though it’s becoming less so with shows like Jane the Virgin and Girls having advanced the conversation in recent years. Thursday night’s Scandal…
It’s Scandal time and is there anyone Olivia Pope hasn’t lied to at this point? Looks like we’ll find out tonight. Feel free to throw in your pressing How to Get Away With Murder thoughts here as well!
It’s that time again. Meredith deals with some flashbacks on Grey’s Anatomy, Fitz may be impeached on Scandal and something dark and ominous will (probably) happen on How to Get Away With Murder. Enjoy!
A 20-year-old Iowa college student and real-life gladiator called 911 in the wee hours of Friday morning to report that a) she is Olivia Pope, b) she saw Cyrus Beene, a character on Scandal, outside a bar, and c) there is a bomb headed straight for the White House.
Grey’s Anatomy keeps trucking away, Olivia goes rogue on Scandal and I now realize that we’re not going to know who shot Annalise for quite some time on How to Get Away With Murder. Let’s see how Shonda raises our collective blood pressure tonight.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy very, very, very abruptly dropped out of the race to become House Speaker just now. Chaos reigns. Gossipers on the right side of the aisle are heavily implying that McCarthy bailed to avoid having an alleged extramarital affair with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina…
Grey’s Anatomy is Grey’s Anatomy, Olivia and Fitz are about to become a national scandal, and on How to Get Away with Murder someone is responsible for (possibly) killing Annalise.
Shondaland, #TGIT, that day of the week where you sit on your couch for three hours straight and subject yourself to the whims of an amazing but dastardly team of writers—whatever you want to call it, is here.
Shonda Season is Back and Scandal, the Crown Jewel (at least ratings-wise) of the kingdom is returning tonight.
In just two weeks, Olivia Pope and her zany crew of justice-keeping assassins returns with the new season of Scandal on September 24. Till then, here’s a not at all ambiguous 30-second trailer. Plus, some predictions.
The Miss America Pageant airs this coming Sunday on ABC, and joining host Chris Harrison, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet, “Music Curator” Nick Jonas and “celebrity judges” Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Danica McKellar, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, will be Vanessa Williams. Before she was a famous actress and…
September is here and that means Shonda Rhimes and her 50-11 ABC television shows are returning. Are you ready for Olivia and hot, brooding Fitz, Annalise and hot, brooding Frank, Jesse Williams, Jesse Williams and more Jesse Williams? Of course you are!
This fall, in addition to Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, Shonda Rhimes is launching the show. The Catch stars cutie Damon Dayoub. Additionally, a new light-eyed man named Kendrick Sampson will be seen over on HTGAWM, and a possible new McDreamy is coming to Grey’s Anatomy. As new beautiful…
Last night, between watching Steph Curry and the Warriors lose to LeBron James and the Cavaliers, I caught ads for a new ABC drama called Quantico. It’s supposedly about a female FBI agent—though I think it’s really a soft porn? Maybe of the BDSM fantasy sort?
Eight men were found guilty on Thursday of exploiting 92-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in Europe.
Blood Pressure Recaps is a series in which I monitor my pulse during pivotal, suspenseful scenes of a TV show to test its thrill levels. Last night’s season finale of Scandal is the first guinea pig.
Mellie has a meeting with Papa Pope, and Liv shares a tearful “goodbye” (yeah right) phone call with Fitz. Tonight is the Scandal season finale. Someone’s gotta die. Might be Jake. Can it please be Quinn.