Last night, Scandal - the Shonda Rhimes' ABC network television hit that had everyone wondering "who is Olivia Pope?" - completed its amazing show run. Seven seasons of Scandal has taken us pretty much everywhere throughout the White House and beyond. With daring political moves, handling the situations in her white hat, relationships brewing from everywhere (#TeamFitz by the way since beginning), a killer fashion sense, powerful walk & demanding presence, and being a gladiator all the way to eventually leading down a similar path of her father's, I've enjoyed every single moment of this show and appreciate its messages + representation for women!
The feeling Shonda gave on Thank God It's Thursday (TGIT) nights between the three shows, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder, was magical in a sense and great to watch. I'm sharing my take-aways and favorite aspects from the entire show:
When the show first began in 2012, I was so intrigued because:
And let's talk about how amazing Shonda + crew's song choices were. From Motown hits, Janet Jackson, and always incorporating Stevie Wonder, I felt that every song choice was perfect for each scene. It gave context, suspense, and insight to what would happen or could possibly happen next.
Lastly, I cannot forget to acknowledge the reason for Olivia's living existence - her crazy, insane, but somehow loving parents, Eli and Maya Pope. These two characters, especially Papa Pope, enhanced the show. I will FOREVER LIVE for a Papa Pope monologue. His character never backed down from a challenge and remained real, even through the toughest situations given, i.e. the blackmailing storyline in season six. Even though he's still Bryon to me (I hope you know that's a ADW reference), Papa Pope will live on as one of the greatest characters ever. Sneaky and manipulative Maya kept me on the edge of my seat too because we never knew what could happen next with her. She too had great monologues with my favorite below.
Scandal will forever live in my top 10 or 20 television shows! I watch a lot of tv, so maybe I should write a post about my favorite tv shows. But I'll be heading to Netflix soon to relive all of the glory that is Olivia Pope when they add the last season.
Let me know if you watched the finale yet? How did you feel about it? What's your favorite aspects Scandal in general?
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