About damn time!!! Quiet as its kept, Scandal has been gone for so damn long, I half forgot about it. My feelings of anticipation subsided weeks ago. I think I’m going to to have to watch a Scandal marathon to get me back in the mood. Nonetheless, in a true Scandal fashion, season 3.2 is sure to deliver. Is it me, or is Scandal kind of like Beyonce? Each time it returns, it finds a way to reinvent itself. Just when you think they can’t outdo themselves, they go to higher heights… Work out Shonda Rhimes! We see you.
When we last left the Gladiators in Suits, Washington’s top fixer, Olivia Pope, had just been burned by her mother (Khandi Alexander), who it turns out was the real terrorist of the family and was last seen talking to her daughter while standing in front of the White House. Meanwhile, papa Rowan Pope (Joe Morton) is out of a job after Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) — whose re-election will be a major theme in the remainder of season three — tapped Jake (Scott Foley) to head B613.
Over at OPA, the fixers are down one Gladiator after Huck (Guillermo Diaz) tortures and removes Quinn (Katie Lowes) from the family, with the newest recruit running back into Charlie’s (George Newbern) arms.
So that’s what we KNOW. What can we look forward to on the 2nd part of season 3?? It get’s DARKER and we delve DEEPER into the PSYCHE of ‘Olivia Pope’! What makes her TICK? We’ll get a better UNDERSTANDING this time around. ~The Hollywood Reporter
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Beware, its Monday and I woke up feeling deep. I was scour the net as I tend to do with every waking our of my life, and I cam across a pretty interesting article as it pertains to Scandal. I know this isn’t a Scandal review video, and I know I still owe y’all a few of those, but hey…. This will have to do for right now. Hell, quiet as its kept, Scandal has been gone for so damn long, that I almost forgot the sh!t existed until I ran across this article. At any rate, check out the article and let me know what you think.
You know, I do sympathize with those annoyed by how Scandal (and, more recently, Being Mary Jane) seems to dominate the conversation in Black digital spaces. I can imagine it being even more nerve-wracking for people who have no interest in either show. Thing is, the place they have in our cultural zeitgeist is less about the show itself than the fact that, while people may not know an Olivia Pope or a Mary Jane Paul (or aspire to be either), they represent a version (well, an extreme version) of an archetype very many Black people seem to relate to: the “successful woman who seems to have it all together, but doesn’t.” Ultimately, the meta-conversations about these shows allow us to talk about ourselves without talking about ourselves.
Yet, the conversation is incomplete. There is another archetype. An archetype that seems to cause much of the angst our other archetype struggles with. This one is found in the same cities, the same Twitter timelines, the same offices, the same lounges, and even (occasionally) the same beds as our Pope-ly protagonists, but they don’t receive nearly as much cinematic or conversational deconstruction. This lack of attention isn’t due to a lack of interest, though. People (and by “people” I mean “Black women”) are very interested in what is going on in the head of the “single and successful Black male” – what drives/motivates him, why he makes the decisions he makes, where love and commitment fall on his personal needs hierarchy, etc. But no one actually wants to see it on screen.
I can imagine it now… Continue reading
Chile, Scandal is giving the children what they need. Actress Khandi Alexander joins the cast of Scandal in a recurring role as Olivia Pope’s Mother Maya Lewis. The Hollywood Reporter learned that we will be introduced to Liv’s mother this Thursday 11/07/13 as things unfold regarding operation Remington. So is Liv’s mom alive or isn’t she? Catch these T’s Continue reading
It goes without saying that I am a die hard Scandal fan. However, as the show grows in popularity, the amount of criticism it receives grows as well. Scandal has come under attack by many in the African American community for the nature of the relationship between Olivia (Kerry Washington) & Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). Many black people have taken exception with the “black woman” being the “white man’s” mistress, sidepiece, and accomplice in adultery. Ughhh I think that these folks are over analyzing things, but for some people, their relationship is a nuisance. I personally think the depth of their love overshadows race. Quite frankly, I don’t think the story would be as compelling if the two characters were of the same racial background.
Art is all subjective. What one person finds good, others may find subpar. I didn’t watch the Emmey’s nor do I watch any of the shows that were in the category with Scandal. However, I have caught wind of the chatter surrounding some feeling like Scandal is a good show, but there are others out there of greater quality. Again, all of this is subjective. There truly is no yardstick to measure art. Hell I think all of those Picaso paintings are ugly as hell and stupid, yet they are worth millions. I just don’t get it it. Soraya Nadia McDonald, a writer for the Huffington Post feels some kind of way about Scandal. She passionately states her claim on how Scandal is NOT quality television, but popular television supported by Twitter. Do you agree? Catch these T’ Continue reading
Chile are y’all ready for tonight’s season 3 premier of ABC’s Scandal? Yes Gawd, lord knows I am. I’m on my way down to the wig shop in just a bit to pick out the nastiest piece of presidential white woman hair I can find. Lol
When season two left off, Olivia Pope was named as Fitz’s Monica Lewenski. Only difference is Oliva was getting hunched in any broom closet she could find while Monica Lewinski was suckinf d!ck down to da desk. That’s neither here nor there. What is pressing is the fact that the members of Oliva Pope & Associates are now left having to take on their fearless leader as a client. This sets the stage for all that Scandal like drama that we have come to know and love.
Over time, we have gotten so caught up in Olive & Fitz’s love affair that we have paid very little attention to the fact that we really do not know much about Olivia Pope’s background. Well season 3 is here and all of that is about to change. TV Guide sat down with the cast of Scandal and asked them a few questions about season 3. Check out what all they had to say Continue reading
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Why is White validation more important than Black appreciation and recognition? This was the question on my mind after many Black people voiced their disappointment at Kerry Washington not winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Personally, I am over Black people being “making history” by being the first Black person to get recognition from a White organization. However, I think it is useful to examine the reason(s) why we (still) need White validation for our work.
When it was announced Kerry Washington had been nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, I braced myself for the inevitable racial ruckus that would esue with her win or loss. I wondered whether a win by Kerry Washington would result in the all too predictable goo-goo, ga-ga reaction over a “Black First” that always seems to come when we receive White validation for our work. It seems that no matter how many times we are recognized and awarded by our own award shows–The NAACP Image Awards, The BET Awards, The Soul Train Awards–the “real” recognition, we are to understand, can only come from White award shows like The Grammy’s, The Emmy’s, The Golden Globes, and The Oscars. Never mind that Kerry Washington has already been recognized as an Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series by the NAACP Image Awards, the real recognition for her work can only come from a White award show like the Emmy’s, apparently. Continue reading