TV Review: Kerry Washington In ‘Scandal’

ABC has heard my pleas to get rid of Private Practice after Greys Anatomy on Thursdays. Private Practice has been moved to Tuesday nights. Yes! In its place is another Shonda Rhimes creation, Scandal. Scandal is a drama/soap opera show starring Kerry Washington. The show is partially based on former aid for George H. W. Bush, Judy Smith. But the shows character, Olivia doesn’t work  for the president in the series. Olivia kind of seems like a Lawyer/PR/Private Investigator.

The shows first episode was pretty engaging. I mean you spend a great deal of time wondering exactly what type of services Olivia and her team provide. They seem like the corporate The A-Team. Can you tell me exactly what type of service Hannibal and Mr. T provided? Probably not. So lets just swallow whatever crap Shondra Rhimes is feeding us, because the presentation looks pretty darn good.

The show starts off with a weird job interview conducted at a bar by Harrison Wright, who works for Olivia. He interviews Quinn Perkins and gives her the job on the spot. Quinn is put straight to work after the interview and is teased about her cleavage. Quinn doesn’t even know what Olivia and her team does, but somehow she is a big fan. The firm  takes the case of a guy who shows up with blood on his shirt and all evidence suggests he is indeed the killer of his fiance. Olivia and her team race against time to prove his innocence. But in between all of that, we find out why Olivia left the white house and her womanizing colleague gets engaged.

Scandal is actually a great show to watch on a Thursday night. It’s just as juicy as Revenge and just as dramatic a Greys Anatomy. Scandal is the type of show that will have you  chatting about it over lunch at work. You can check out episodes of Scandal on www.abc.com .

Leave me a comment on your thoughts about Scandal.

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