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pauerful:

Pretty glad that the season finale is tomorrow. Them Scandal writers need a nice break to figure out how the fuck they’re going to fix all the bullshit they’re creating.

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What does Olivia want Fitz to do? -

paulamaf2013:

blackstaraura:

paulamaf2013:

nikkisshadetree:

miltonsong:

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nikkisshadetree:

corinnestark:

belladamenoir:

Initially, I thought maybe Olivia wanted Fitz to get the divorce on his own and give up the Presidency for her; without her having to ask him. I know sometimes we don’t say what we want because we want our significant others to figure it out on their own….

I have to agree. I’ve been saying for the longest that Olivia is a mistress because she wants to be. She’s in all of the situations she’s in because she wants to be and because she won’t do the work to fix her life. When it comes to the latter, Olivia Pope is Meredith Grey 2.0 (something else I’ve been saying for AGES).

if the pattern holds true, and i’m certain it will, all of next season will be about Olivia in therapy.  they’ve probably already cast the psychiatrist because Olivia can’t be allowed to have real friends and real relationships that provide a much needed sounding board. instead of talking to Fitz or any of her “gladiators” about her fucked up life, the psychiatrist will take up screen time and of course, they’ll be shady, too and somehow be a part of B613.

And if the pattern hold by the time Fitz is single he’ll be messing with some other woman whom Olivia will be jealous about.  lol  Rose all over again.

Yep. I wouldn’t be surprised if Fitz uses Liv’s plan from 2.22 and ends up really liking one of the women he dates and starts to take her more seriously and then Liv is all jealous and in her feels -_-

I am not gonna be watching that version of Scandal…NOPE….

HELL NO.

Dayuuuum right, Blackstaraura… I did not sign up for that version of Scandal or I would be watching GA or Days of Our Lives…..NOPE….If Fitz does not get a divorce ASAP, Olivia does not regain her spine, and Olitz doesn’t get together and work together in Season 4, I.AM.OUT…..There is no point in dragging things in Scandal like in other soap operas….this is a political show about a fixer who happens to be in love with a Potus…not a bed-hopping lady or a couple of highly intellectual people unable to end their misery….NOPE….

If the pattern really does stick Olivia will resist her therapists help just like Meredith did or she’ll make light of how deep her childhood issues go like Addison did. Argh this is frustrating. I just want Olivia to tell Fitz why she keeps on with all of the false starts when he’s given up everything  for her.

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It would be HILARIOUS, if it wasn’t INFURIATING and SAD!… So apparently wanting justice for Olivia against Jake and Huck, boils down to “Tony Goldwyn LOVE”.

blackstaraura:

paulamaf2013:

wthscandal:

How about wanting JUSTICE for and, ELEVATION of the LEAD CHARACTER?

Or how about wanting RECOGNITION of the SUFFERING of the FIRST WOC LEAD on NETWORK TELEVISION in 40 years?

Or how about NOT DIMINISHING the abuse of the WOC?

Or how about NOT ONLY showing the effects of abuse on the TERTIARY WHITE WOMEN on the show?

Or what about wanting EVEN storytelling and using the PLATFORM you’ve been given?!

wthscandal, you Madam have been slaying dragons today…..
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What is happening on 'Scandal?' -

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gladiatorinrags:

What is happening on ‘Scandal?’

 

By ALEC STERN, Senior Arts Editor
Published April 14, 2014

I’ve never written about “Scandal.” I’ve especially never called into question its realism or legitimacy as a political drama. For the past three years, I’ve enjoyed the series for exactly what it is — a guilty pleasure. Sure, at times the Shonda Rhimes series can be more poignant or more significant than typical ABC fare (like “Revenge” or “Killer Women”). But even at its best, “Scandal” is simply a good primetime soap — crazy, crass and shocking. Season three, however, has pushed the boundaries of what’s acceptable. Even in “Scandal” ’s soapy, hyper-fictionalized world, what the hell is going on? White hat’s off, crazy hat’s on.

After its blink-and-miss-it 7-episode first season, “Scandal” grew into a massive hit for ABC midway through its second season when its ratings steadily climbed until hitting a series high in the 2013 finale. Recently though, it would seem “Scandal” ’s flame burned bright but quick. Given its never-ending twists and turns, it’s no surprise that a little “Scandal” fatigue has begun to set in. There’s a limit to how far and how fast you can push the boundaries, and I think Cyrus Beene potentially allowing a bomb to go off at a state senator’s funeral, or a teenager bargaining her virginity for a college acceptance might just be that limit.

The back half of season three’s 18-episode order has seen the rails come off — throwing any caution or common sense to the wind. In turn, the series’ heightened drama, sexual antics and topsy-turvy narrative has become a parody of itself. Concurrently, Olivia Pope — this supposedly groundbreaking female character — has continued to regress from the season opener.

Whereas Olivia was once a capable and strong professional woman — the anti-Ally McBeal or even Meredith Grey — season three has seen her become a fragile, bumbling mess. Even worse, her greatest flaw is the man she is so devoted to. Olivia Pope continues to allow herself to be marginalized by Fitz, subservient to his every whim. And despite announcing in the series premiere that “she doesn’t do crying,” Olivia has shed tears in nearly every episode because of her relationship with Fitz.

“Scandal” ’s story has also faltered this season. In case anyone had forgotten, the first and second seasons — for the most part — featured a mix of procedural and serialized elements, a combination that grounded “Scandal” ’s oftentimes frantic narrative. Its case-of-the-week format separated Pope and Associates from the White House, allowing for much-needed breaks between each of the series’ defining entities. But Fitz’s reelection campaign has brought the two closer than ever, effectively changing the series’ DNA. Even more, its over-the-top storylines come closer and closer to eclipsing the brink of comprehension with each passing week.

I’m not making any claims about “Scandal” ’s believability. It’s unfair to criticize a soap opera’s realism, unlike other political dramas. Conversely, “Homeland” ’s misguided third season was flawed precisely because its believability was sacrificed in favor of action. The difference is “Homeland” operates under the assumption of realism — when its plausibility suffers, so does its worth. “Scandal” never promised realism, which is not to discount any of its success. But even “Grey’s Anatomy” — a show that has featured a male pregnancy and more natural disasters than I’d care to count — respects its own confines more strictly than the Kerry Washington series. “Scandal” ’s universe has no rules, which doesn’t make it exciting; It makes it sloppy.

Above all, it’s the repetition that is killing “Scandal.” How many late-night Olivia-Jake phone calls — which end with Olivia declaring with finality, “Goodbye, Jake” — is too many? How many times must Olivia and Fitz have the same passionate argument in the Oval Office? “Scandal” ’s love triangle has reached an extreme level of saturation, diminishing the likability of all those involved.

These issues of character complicate “Scandal” ’s end game. How are we supposed to root for the series’ central pairing when it’s so obviously toxic for Olivia? How are we supposed to root for Olivia and Fitz when Olivia is not his only mistress? Lest we forget that Cyrus had a pregnant Amanda Tanner murdered to preserve Fitz’s reputation. And how are we supposed to root for Olivia and Fitz when with each passing episode, it’s Mellie who truly deserves our sympathy and attention. Bellamy Young’s nuanced, delectable performance is soap opera done right, though it demonizes not only Fitz, but also the Olivia-Fitz pairing.

With that being said, even Mellie’s arc has become significantly flawed. Her storyline is defined by her rape, perpetrated by her husband’s father, as revealed through flashbacks in an earlier season three episode. Sexual assault is a crutch Shonda Rhimes has turned to in all three of her series — though far more effectively in the 2010 episode of “Private Practice,” “Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?” In that series, a majority of the fourth season was dedicated to the episode’s titular character’s experience — “what happened” to Charlotte King was a crucial journey for every character, significantly elevating the quality of Rhimes’s lesser “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff. “Scandal” can’t make any of these claims. The incident between Mellie and her father-in-law was as quickly addressed as it was turned into yet another contrived melodramatic mystery (Is Jerry really Fitz’s son?), not to mention the fact that Mellie uses her rape as leverage to ensure her father-in-law’s support in an upcoming election. In stark contrast to “Private Practice,” “Scandal” ’s rape undercuts a serious subject, neither giving it the sufficient attention nor respect as it serves as a B plot for a secondary character.

“Scandal” ’s frenetic third season — at times “24,” at times “Grey’s Anatomy” on steroids — comes to an early close this week (its episode order was cut from 22 to 18 to accommodate Washington’s pregnancy). And I’ll admit, I’m eager to see many of the plots come to fruition, if for no other reason than leaving this whole mess behind us. After Fitz’s first election, prior to the first season of “Scandal,” Olivia left the White House to pursue her own life, apart from her tumultuous affair and hectic lifestyle. Here’s hoping season four will have her make the same realization.

“Scandal” needs fixing, but it’s not up to Olivia Pope to solve every problem. Shonda Rhimes is going to have to handle this one.

I see no lies. No lies at all. People can say what they want about Shonda’s brilliance and her genius, but this season has sucked, and sucked hard. All the characters are caricatures, and the writers aren’t even trying to pretend that they’re doing anything meaningful with them. They’ve managed to destroy Olivia Pope so much that if this was season one, cancellation would beckon. Well done Shonda, talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Hmm, I see a lie about Mellie and BY. Her acting is the opposite of nuanced. And Mellie deserves no sympathy if a viewer is actually paying attention.

no people can say Shonda is a great writer or a genius because she ISN’T … she’s the opposite of a good writer, she’s just another Fifty Shades of Grey writer as simple as that.

I LOVE that this was in the Michigan Daily!!!!

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Mellie as of the back 9  brings absolutely nothing nuanced to the screen, she became even less impressive because of 3 x07. Furthermore, everyone and everything seems to bring tears to Olivia’s eyes that ain’t just on Fitz. Also who got raped in Grey’s Anatomy ? What season did that happen ?

I don’t like how they said that Fitz “marginalizes” her.  Like how so?? They had some arguments, but he hasn’t mistreated her.  SMH.

If Fitz is marginalizing Olivia, than what the fuck is Jake doing to her ? You’d think some of the lesser skilled on the cast was paying people off to write about how good they are, while the leads are being dragged for no good reason. 

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