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Trade-offs

May 15, 2015 14:01:37 Posted at May 15, 2015 14:01:37
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 22 season finale recap So I learned about trade-offs recently. Not in the colloquial sense, but in the actual, scientific sense. Whenever you’re trying to make a product or satisfy some criteria, you acknowledge that there will be places where you can’t satisfy as much of the criteria as you would like in one category, in order to satisfy other categories. Full Story

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Well, okay

May 8, 2015 14:10:35 Posted at May 8, 2015 14:10:35
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 21 recap The show is the same as ever. Command is infallable, and he will always always always catch Liv before she can clue in and protect herself, and also Liv never checks out the goofy people she comes across, apparently. I could swear that the kind of checks and balances that were standard back in season 1 are skated past a lot more often. Full Story

Brutal and Boring

April 24, 2015 13:24:44 Posted at April 24, 2015 13:24:44
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 19 recap Well, if it’s possible for an episode to be both unrelentingly brutal and completely boring, this one was it. I know that sometimes the long slow march to the end of the season needs to be filled with things, but this episode did not have enough of those things. Full Story

I Think We Had Too Much To Drink

April 17, 2015 14:34:52 Posted at April 17, 2015 14:34:52
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 17 recap We all love Susan Ross, Vice President, right? I know she’s a bit of a simplistic character – all good, no agenda – but I do love that they constantly underestimate her and that she’s like “well, if I’m a hero by actually fulfilling the parts of my job that are supposed to be part of my job, then [shrug]”. Full Story

We Are Not Partners. We Are Not Friends.

March 27, 2015 13:35:05 Posted at March 27, 2015 13:35:05
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 16 recap  Did you hear a couple of weird turns of phrase this episode? ‘You went around my back to Mellie’, instead of ‘behind my back’. The bits about whether or not Cyrus was ‘a rosebud guy’, that seemed to change to ‘rose petal guy’ a moment later. Full Story

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Lena Dunham’s Scandal

March 20, 2015 14:41:53 Posted at March 20, 2015 14:41:53
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 16 recap. Would it have been different without the wig? If she hadn’t had the wig, would this episode have been a little more straightforward and a little less camp? Or were we always going to have the giggles every time Sue walked into the room? I mean, the plot is pure froth, and also very reminiscent of Season 1 of Scandal. Full Story

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Just Theatre

March 13, 2015 14:12:44 Posted at March 13, 2015 14:12:44
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 15 recap Wow, what a great Vice President she will be. How secure I am in her talents. Or not: She will surely bring down the White House and all its inhabitants. Oh woe. Right? Either way, you’re like, how did we just watch a 40 minute story about a woman with a nerdy laugh? Who caaaaaaares. Full Story

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My son’s name is Brandon

March 6, 2015 15:33:37 Posted at March 6, 2015 15:33:37
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 14 recap I would venture that this is the only show currently on TV that could have done a story like this (with the possible exception of Orange Is The New Black, and that would be a stretch). And so it’s not much of a stretch to posit that if this is the only show that can do an episode like this, that they have a responsibility to do an episode like this. Full Story

Everyone Speaks Farsi

February 20, 2015 14:52:34 Posted at February 20, 2015 14:52:34
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 14 recap We did it! And inexplicably Liv has all of her coats with her! Hooray for coats! No, seriously, I didn’t see this coming at all. I did think she’d manage to weasel her way out of a buy from Iran, because she knows how to push buttons, although I found the fact that it was a female operative both cool and um, dubiously realistic. Full Story

Look At Who Wants Me

February 13, 2015 14:40:34 Posted at February 13, 2015 14:40:34
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 12 recap Well, this is one of those oxymorons that happens on television. “How do we make a kidnapping fun to watch?” Lots of moving parts, a hell of a lot of booze, a body count… This episode was more of an Ocean’s Eleven roundup of how you make the calls when you have a kidnapping victim you’d like to save, when and how the President runs the world in the Sit Room (probably the most effective we’ve ever seen him be as President on this show, or at least the most definitive on ‘policy’) and exactly how to negotiate with terrorists. Full Story

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Seriously Kidnapped

February 6, 2015 14:42:11 Posted at February 6, 2015 14:42:11
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 10 recap. Okay, out of a pretend middle-eastern soundstage, into the fire. Oh, and the President of the United States was convinced to negotiate with terrorists and start a war by his wife, because she feared for the life of his mistress. I mean, I do love this show. How can you not? There are pretty big things we’re meant to swallow, among them that Olivia’s captor thinks he’s going to have her in captivity for the next three years, or that Huck’s hacking, which is usually seconds-long, expanded to fit the entirety of this hour. Full Story

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Scandal Returns

January 30, 2015 14:59:35 Posted at January 30, 2015 14:59:35
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 10 recap So I have a pretty strong fear of kidnapping. This is nonsensical, because I am worth zero to anyone. But overcautious parents combined with a few too many high-profile kidnapping cases in my growing up years, and now I’m a weirdo obsessive who’s kind of paranoid, still. Full Story

Lena Dunham’s New Advisor

January 20, 2015 15:21:07 Posted at January 20, 2015 15:21:07
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So this is new. You know how Olivia Pope on Scandal is based on a real woman? That’s Judy Smith. She’s everything you expect Olivia Pope to be and her resume includes advisor to people who are Heads of State and Executives of Major Corporations. She just advised on the Sony leak. She is the Big Time. Full Story

A Special Place In Hell

November 21, 2014 14:46:52 Posted at November 21, 2014 14:46:52
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 9 recap Well that’s redemption.   I mean the show is crazy, of course. The bulging eyes of Kerry Washington when she’s shouting at Cyrus need to be parodied immediately, and I am not good at starting memes but I really hope someone’s on it. Full Story