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Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Scandal's Facebook page
Popcorn? Check.
Red wine? Check.

I think we're ready.

I didn't start watching Scandal until I went to visit Emily in Wisconsin, but I very quickly became a complete and total addict. The kind of addiction where you spend the entire weekend watching 14 episodes of Scandal while wearing my fanciest pajamas. (Hint: They aren't that fancy. I am not Olivia Pope.) I've been rationing the episodes of the third season throughout the summer so I didn't have to go for too long without Scandal in my life. Yes, I am aware that I have a problem.

Scandal is not the first Shonda Rhimes show I've watched. Grey's Anatomy was my first love of hers, although I gave up after 2 seasons because it got entirely to soap-y for me. That's partially why I had avoided watching Scandal for so long, but I can admit when I am wrong. I was so wrong. Even if Scandal does get a bit soapy at times... I love it. As I was watching Scandal, I jotted down some thoughts that I've had while watching this drama unfold, so I thought I'd share them with you. While no overt spoilers are here, there are definite references to things that happen! Consider yourselves warned!

If someone made 2 attempts on my life, I don't care if you're the President, I'm breaking up with you.

Holy crap, what just happened?

Yikes, at least my dad isn't Olivia Pope's dad.

Why aren't my clothes that fabulous?

Why aren't my PAJAMAS that fabulous??

See, red wine and popcorn can totally be a meal.

I think 90% of Olivia's wardrobe is black and white.

Can someone teach me how to style my hair like Quinn?

Cyrus with a beard looks like a homeless guy.

Ugh, Mellie is evil.

Ugh, poor Melliw.

Note to self: Don't date super spies.

Aw, Huck and Quinn are kind of cute.

No, wait. They're creepy.

Oh, and now HUck is realllllly disturbing. My teeth hurt.

Jake really needs to stop watching the video of himself getting it on with Olivia.

Fitz is creepy and if a man ever talked to me like that, I'd punch him. Even if he was the President.

There are a lot of lines in this show that are dangerously close to, "You don't get to call me a whore!" from Gray's.

Kerry Washington needs a few more facial expressions in her arsenal. Incredulous/confused and disgusted/infuriated are about all I'm getting here.

I don't think Fitz is all that handsome. Jake is way cuter.

Cyrus, I can't feel bad for you. You did this to yourself.

Olivia Pope needs 17 kinds of therapy. In fact, so does everyone on this show. Man.

Mellie's hair is so big because it's full of secrets.

Can all of these men stop saying that they created or made or own Olivia?

Every freakin' person on this show is a sociopath.

Yikes. At least my mom isn't Olivia's mom.

With the kind of parents Olivia has, it's no surprise she's wound so tight.

Cyrus and James need a bigger bed.

Oh Mellie, not you too! And in front of Jackie O!

Sally Langston is a nutball.

You know, for as often as they have to cover up their affair, you'd think Olivia and Fitz would stop making out in front of windows.

I feel like Cyrus is going to lose it and kill himself. It would totally not surprise me.

I feel like Mellie has bras to match every dress she owns.

Huck and Quinn, it seriously took you long enough.

This Charlie guy is creepy.

Jake is still way cuter than Fitz.

Ugh, Fitz. I am so done with you.

Oh, Mellie.

Ha, Quinn just told Charlie and Huck to either go make out or punch either other. I love her.

Cyrus!!! REALLY????


Oh... Quinn and Huck.

What is her obsession with jam??

My heart is breaking for Mellie. 

Whoever picks the music for Shonda Rhimes' shows wins.*

Um... that's probably bad.


Yeah, how did you get like this, Olivia? That's an excellent question.

Oh Huck, you're crazy again. You need help.

Abby, calm down.

Okay, Abby, you might be right.

I don't know what it is, but I love Olivia's haircut in this episode.

I'm kind of over the reused dialogue. Shonda, you're better than this.

I don't believe that she's dead...

Of course he got reinstated. This was never about doing the right thing.  

PAPA POPE, YOU ARE A JERK. I never should have trusted him!!


I am 99% sure that meningitis wouldn't kill someone that quickly... 

Jake, you get 10 points.

Aw, Huck. 



Also, Fitz can totally stay on the floor all night. I've done it. I guess the President can do it, too. He's the President.

Don't answer that. Good girl.

Where in the world IS Olivia Pope??

Sidenote, in case any of you Scandal-watchers love the "Olivia and Fitz" theme as much as I do, I actually looked it up and here it is. It's called "The Light" and it's by The Album Leaf.

So, now that Olivia is on a plane to some undisclosed location, I'm intrigued to find out how they're going to bring her BACK to DC, because clearly, she can't just decide she's not Olivia Pope. Where are my fellow Gladiators/Scandal-watchers out there? What are your thoughts about the next season?

Sadly, as much as I would like to sit here and continue Netflix-ing my afternoon away with my knitting and my cats, I can't just decide that I'm not a med student, so it's off to study until 8 or so tonight, at which point, the pajamas, the red wine, and popcorn are ON. Until then, this exam? 
- A

PS: I linked this post up with Kristin for Stuff and Things! Want to share your stuff and things? Go forth!


  1. I think I've had every single one of these thoughts. I've also moved on to thinking "oh, [whoever is in the news for doing something dumb] should have hired Olivia Pope." I 100% agree with Jake being more handsome than Fitz too.

  2. knockknockknockpennySeptember 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    But the way Fitz looks at Olivia....*swoon*

  3. I haven't watched it yet, but it's on my list!

  4. I've tried Scandal and I just can't get into it. BUT I was the most faithful Grey's fan ever for the first 2-3 seasons. Then when Izzy left, I left.

  5. I don't think Scandal is for everyone, so I won't judge you. :) When Denny died in Grey's (whoops, sorry people who don't watch Grey's), I totally gave up and decided it was entirely too much soap for me.

  6. Hahaha, I also routinely think, "I might be stressed out, but at least I'm not Olivia Pope."


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