ABC's "Scandal" is in its third season, and fans are hooked on the show. Some may be aware of their obsession; however, some might not even be aware of the subliminal messages that are within the popular television political thriller.
On the surface, “Scandal” just seems like a show about a mistress and the President of the United States. However, it’s so much more than that.
Look through the list and determine why you don't ever miss an episode of "Scandal" starring Kerry Washington.
"Scandal" is unpredictable. Sometimes when you watch a movie, you can figure out what is going to happen next. Not so with "Scandal." When you think you know what is to happen next, the writer Shonda Rhimes throws a curve and you are left wondering not only what happened but how it happened. It is best to watch "Scandal" without even trying to figure out what the next move will be because you can't.
"Scandal" gives an inside look into dirty politics. Whether people would admit it or not, they love to know about dirty politics even though they don't approve of it. When people watch the show, they see the ins and outs of dirty politics from the beginning to the end along with consequences.
"Scandal" is full of secrets. Who doesn't like to find out other people's secrets. And "Scandal" is full of secrets. When you find out the secrets on "Scandal" you might conclude that the secrets you know about your friends are pale in comparison.
The clients have unique problems. Olivia Pope's clients are not your next door neighbor types. Olivia has helped people from Senators to madams and they all have a unique story that you want to know everything about. The interesting thing about each client's problem is that it seems too difficult to be solved, but Olivia never thinks anything is too hard for her and the Gladiators who go to work on a case as if they are superheroes.
Olivia and Fitz's relationship is intriguing. While people know infidelity is wrong, they still root for Olivia, the mistress instead of for Mellie, Fitz's wife, the First Lady. The connection between Olivia and Fitz is electrifying. It is quite the contrary with Mellie and Fitz.
The dialogue of "Scandal" is made up of one-liners. The conversations are made up of short quick one-liners that keep you mulling over them even though the characters have gone on to something else. The one-liners are something you remember long after the show has ended. We can't help remembering when Olivia looked Fitz in his eyes while arguing in the oval office and declared “I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me!” She said a lot in those short one-liners.
The show is fast paced. By no means is "Scandal" slow and drawn out. Everybody is quick, fast and in a hurry to get things done. You see a variety of scenes between commercials. If you happen to leave the room before a commercial comes on, you might miss important details. So, if you leave the room during a commercial, hurry back.
The music draws you into the show. Even when no one is speaking, the music is telling us something like an extra cast member. Remember the intense scene when Fitz goes to Olivia's apartment and the two of them sit and watch the clock without saying a word while Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sing “You’re All I Need to Get By."
Seeing Olivia's fashion is a plus for watching "Scandal." Women are fascinated with what Olivia wears so much so that they often tweet Washington asking her the brand name of the outfits or bags or jewelry she’s wearing in episodes. Her fashions are often talked about on the talk shows. And it's not just her clothes, bags, and jewelry, but it is also her office and her home decor that have captured fans' attention.
Season three of “Scandal” is on every Thursday night at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
It you missed Second one or Season two, they are currently available on Netflix.