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By Jennifer Cooper
Shonda Rhimes never fails to keep her audiences biting their nails down to stubs. After “Grey’s Anatomy” slowly declining after season 8, viewers can turn to some of Rhimes’ other shows like “Private Practice,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Catch.” The best show for a Rhimes fan to turn to is her hit, “Scandal.”
The cast of “Scandal” is led by Kerry Washington, who plays the main character, notorious D.C. fixer, Olivia Pope. The political thriller is set in Washington D.C. where Pope covers up and fixes many prominent figures’ scandals, while she has many to deal with herself. Spoiler alert, she is in love with the president and also has a second love interest, reminiscent of the Edward vs. Jacob love triangle from “Twilight.“
There is never a dull moment for Olivia Pope and her firm’s staff, who have all been ‘fixed’ by her. The story constantly fluctuates who is good and who is evil, as Pope strives to “wear the white hat” and be a good guy.
Her father, played by Joe Morton, is by far the most interesting character on screen. He is the ultimate puppet master of D.C., and Pope finds herself both at odds and supporting her father.
The story line that Rhimes has created is intriguing and viewers wonder just how much of these political scandals are actually plausible within our government and it makes you fear that.
“Scandal” is the perfect mix of “House of Cards” and “Grey’s Anatomy” between the political intrigue and the Shonda Rhimes level of drama. Rhimes crafts each character in a way where you hate them one minute, and they are your greatest hero the next.
The biggest problem “Scandal” faces is the possibility of it going downhill after a certain amount of seasons like many shows do. Can Rhimes keep churning out heart-stopping episodes or will “Scandal” fall into disrepair? Season six is currently on air, and viewers will see where the show goes next.