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My Hit List: ‘Scandal’s’ 3 Best Characters … and 3 Who Should Be Offed ASAP

It’s the circle of life. There are TV characters who we love and adore and those who we wish would exit stage left–quickly. Sometimes the same name may end up on both lists. And when one person leaves, a new one’s introduced. When it comes to ABC’s “Scandal,” people definitely have their favorites as well […]

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‘Scandal’: The President Has Serious Game

This week’s “Scandal” showed that, like the rest of us, Olivia Pope has seen “The Notebook.” It also highlights one of the show’s dominant themes: the fantasy of an idealized “Cosby Show” domesticity, which none of the characters have ever achieved. Every time one of them gets close, he or she consciously or unconsciously does […]

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‘Scandal’: Everything You Thought You Knew About Mellie Was Wrong

It’s easy to hate Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young).¬†She’s the mean-spirited Stepford First Lady who is the major personal obstacle in Olivia and Fitz’s relationship. This week’s episode of “Scandal,” “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” upended the audience’s perception of the character by revealing the horrible sacrifices that she made to get where she is. Also, in […]

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TV to Si: The Ladies of ‘The Real Housewives of Miami’ Battle It Out, The Team Heads to Hong Kong on ‘Covert Affairs’

Thursday came around quick this week, and no one could be happier than me. Highlights from tonight’s primetime line-up includes “The Real Housewives of Miami,” “Covert Affairs,” and “Scandal.”

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‘Scandal’: The Plane Truth

This week’s “Scandal” finally introduced Olivia’s mother played by Khandi Alexander, who no one anticipated would be cast in the pivotal role. She said about three words, in a flashback. The show is still pretending that she is dead, instead of in hiding from B613 or running a small island nation. Also, Kerry Washington¬†officially looks […]

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‘Scandal’: Operation Remington Is the Mother of All Secrets

This week’s episode of “Scandal,” “More Cattle Less Bull,” seemingly explained Operation Remington. Fitz’s secret mission turned out to be, like everything else Fitz does, all about Olivia. Our heroine kept busy representing his potential presidential rival and, most importantly, wearing her most fabulous dress yet. [xfinity-record-button id=”7006536282234113112″ program_type=”series”] Olivia Spins a Scandal Into Political […]

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‘Scandal’: Olivia Kisses Jake & Learns the Truth About Operation Remington

“Scandal” aired its Anthony Weiner inspired episode, awesomely titled “Say Hello to My Little Friend,” just twenty four hours after “Law & Order: SVU” aired its take on the photo-sexting congressman. Perhaps Weiner could have avoided this humiliation had he hired real life Olivia Pope, and “Scandal” producer, Judy Smith long before his political career […]

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