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A Special Place In Hell

November 21, 2014 14:46:52 Posted at November 21, 2014 14:46:52
Duana Posted by Duana

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

Shiny Things

November 14, 2014 14:31:52 Posted at November 14, 2014 14:31:52
Duana Posted by Duana
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 8 recap Do you buy it? Because I do. I buy that everything Olivia Pope has accomplished has been with the guiding hand of her Daddy behind her. Some of the time, even most, she hasn’t needed it, like a parent who holds a cautious hand behind their child in case they fall on the stairs – but it’s been there the whole time. Full Story

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Keep it Up?

November 7, 2014 14:15:21 Posted at November 7, 2014 14:15:21
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 7 recap Last night as I was pressing play on Scandal, Lainey discovered the Duggars. So I was already in a delighted mood and this episode of Scandal kicks it up a notch for several reasons. Mainly, it’s the best episode of Scandal in a very, very long time and you can tell because their “where are we and what’s going on” montage is to I’m Every Woman. Full Story

The Words Used To Describe Women

October 31, 2014 14:23:10 Posted at October 31, 2014 14:23:10
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 6 recap Of note, because I care, Elizabeth, the Republican party operative, Portia De Rossi’s best-ever haircut, is the same name as Bitsy, President Cooper’s widow. That is, Bitsy is a nickname for Elizabeth. So women named Elizabeth have balls and manipulate unsuspecting men in power. Full Story

To Be Like Olivia Pope

October 24, 2014 14:48:05 Posted at October 24, 2014 14:48:05
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 5 recap This episode was all about good people, and whether there are any left. Of course that’s what the whole series is about. What it’s always been about – but back then, there were lines very clearly drawn. And now, well, Scandal isn’t trying to be as shocking as it can where the most morally clean act that happens this episode is Quinn performing a secret and illegal autopsy to extract a key from a dead girl’s stomach. Full Story

Bad Parents

October 17, 2014 13:40:44 Posted at October 17, 2014 13:40:44
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 5 recap Well, Scandal wasn’t boring. I can’t exactly decide what it was, in a word, because mostly it was a contradiction.    So we come in on the President’s daughter, the completely anachronistically named Karen, who needs rescuing from a party that is bad, and then gets very bad in short order when it turns out there’s a threesome video with her in it. Full Story

Mommy Issues

October 10, 2014 13:28:06 Posted at October 10, 2014 13:28:06
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 3 recap Parents and Children, in this episode. Mommies who don’t pay enough attention to their daughters, even as they go through the motions of dropping them off at school or bringing them along on interviews with former classmates whose daughters have in turn gone missing. Full Story

“The Taliban Is Better Than This”

October 3, 2014 15:57:42 Posted at October 3, 2014 15:57:42
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 4 Episode 2 Okay, so. Nicely done. That’s saying something because I thought an elementary-school shooting premise was going to be far more mawkish. Scandal made it not about that, which is impressive and also somehow made the death of Fitz & Mellie’s son Jerry into something relevant, and not just a ridiculous plot twist. Full Story

SCANDAL

September 26, 2014 15:54:51 Posted at September 26, 2014 15:54:51
Duana Posted by Duana
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Season 4, Episode 1 recap I forgot about the soul music. I love the soul music on this show. Gone Girl is a very nice touch, as is Olivia’s curly hair, and what appears to be a first for network 9 PM.   Is that a first? Um, digital manipulation? In the first minute, what we know is that Olivia Pope, 100 miles of the coast of Zanzibar, is “Julia Baker”. Full Story

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Mother & Pope

June 12, 2014 18:28:44 Posted at June 12, 2014 18:28:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kerry Washington made her first public appearance since having a baby yesterday at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA yesterday with Shonda Rhimes, the mother of Olivia Pope. I wrote about Shonda earlier this week. About her wonderful commencement speech at Dartmouth. About her approach to the Work and her attitude about the Dream. Full Story

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“I am the Scandal”

April 21, 2014 13:53:52 Posted at April 21, 2014 13:53:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 22 recap Look, it had to be big. It had to be hardcore because that’s what we’ve come to expect from Scandal, and because all the people watching who would probably never call themselves thrill-seekers are now smacking their veins, desperate for the next hit of weird twisted family/president/B6-13 shiz to come their way. Full Story

If I never hear the word “Command” again…

April 11, 2014 14:15:25 Posted at April 11, 2014 14:15:25
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 21 recap Okay, let’s start here. I call my dad “Dad” most of the time, but when I need to get his attention in a crowd, I call him by his first name, “Gamal”. It’s left over from when we’d be in a crowd and there would be a whole bunch of kids calling for “Dad” so he might tune out, but would definitely pay attention if I called him by his first name. Full Story

Let’s talk about dicks.

April 4, 2014 15:08:53 Posted at April 4, 2014 15:08:53
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 16 recap What? Is that too bold? Is it a bit harsh? Let’s remember that first of all, this episode was called “The Fluffer”. But secondly, this episode was really mostly about bad behavior, the people who get away with it, and the people who are proud of the fact that they’re dicks and kind of celebrate it. Full Story

Nooooooope

March 28, 2014 14:55:48 Posted at March 28, 2014 14:55:48
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 15 recap You know what? Bullsh*t. Everything about last night was. Some of it in decent ways that served the over the top, ridiculous, ever-more-punk-ass story. Some of it in ways that pull me out of the same story so badly I want to scream. One thing rises above all. Full Story