Okay friends – I’ve been writing non-stop forever so I don’t want to talk about writing. Let’s talk about TV instead.
I am a TV snob. I admit it. I watched every episode of all ten years
of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (oh – the genius of Whedon) and gave up TV for an entire year after it went off because nothing was good enough – I kid you not.
I give a show three episodes to grab me or they lose me forever. And if you piss me off with a stupid move in Season 7 (like say . . . Bones?)
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I mean really? I stay with you through 6 seasons of “will they/won’t they” . . . I CRY with Boothe when Bones says she can’t love him on the 100th episode . . . and you fast forward over the summer and rob me of all the pleasure of seeing them get together and drop right into a full-blown relationship with a baby on the way? Bones . . . you are dead to me . . .
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So, I am am not an easy TV viewer to woo.
I recently watched the first season of Scandal on Netflix and I thought it had some really great parts. Olivia Pope is an amazing female character – strong but flawed- and the cast of characters (her Gladiators) are all damaged people with hidden pasts. And Tony Goldwyn . . . I have loved him since he played the villain in “Ghost”.
I LOVE the fact that the main couple is interracial. It’s. About. Time.
The political intrigue of the show doesn’t appeal at all. I live near DC and politics are tedious and not my idea of entertainment but I do love the twists and turns. I kept watching past episode three but I have to admit that my mind was wandering and I was resisting the urge to fast forward during episodes 6 & 7.
So, right now I’ve tagged Season Two for placement in my queue and I’m going to give it three more episodes.
So die-hard Gladiators – tell me why you think I should keep watching?
5 thoughts on “I might be a Scandal fan . . . or maybe not.”
Because the writing is amazing and Jeff Perry was wasted on Grey’s Anatomy. Beware: the plot gets a little tedious in the last 1/3, but stick with it. I even got Joe hooked. Xox
Thanks for the warning! I couldn’t get Pat to watch . . .
Robin, all I can say is it’s hubby’s favorite show but my least favorite. xoxo
I don’t watch much tv. My problem is I start to critique and edit. Ever since Sam and Diane got together on Cheers, I’ve been wary of evolving relationships.
You know I’d find my way over here sometime today…lol! I mean seriously, I went to a SCANDAL fan convention, so you know I have to comment:). I don’t pay any attention to the politics in the show. It’s like a Greek tragedy it’s played so big and so over-the-top, but I do love Fritz and Olivia, although it’s a dicey, dicey love affair. And yes, it is not a ROMANCE – it’s a sordid love story and I like the high drama and the relationships. So yeah, I’m a big fan. But it’s not The West Wing…:). Glad you are giving it a try Robin! Thanks for posting.
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