If you are looking for a show packed with hot drama, sex and mystery then ABC’s “Scandal” is your answer.
Approaching the end of its second season “Scandal” is hitting on all cylinders and is in its prime. The show has an elite group of talented cast members that are led by the beautiful and charming Kerry Washington.
Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a former White House communications Director for the president, who dedicates her life to protecting the public images of the nation’s elite. She makes sure their secrets never get out. Pope left the White House to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. She hoped to leave her past in the rear view mirror and begin a fresh new life, but Pope finds that her secrets and Washington’s darkest conspiracies still haunt her.
In the first season we learned that Pope began a torrid love affair with the President of the United States, Fitz Grant, during his campaign. Tony Goldwyn plays Grant. The affair lasted until Pope quit the White House. After that, Grant is still madly in love with her, and he will not let her go because she is the love of his life. However standing in his way is his wife Mellie, played by Bellamy Young.
Mellie is no typical First Lady. She is conniving, deceiving, and crazy as hell. She’s one of my favorite characters, although she is not meant to be a fan favorite.
Other cast members include Pope’s associates: Columbus Short as Olivia’s loyal right hand man Harrison, Darby Stanchfield as the sarcastic and straight forward Abby, Guillermo Diaz as the shy and mysterious Huck, and Katie Lowes as the naive and sweet Quinn. These different associates share great chemistry and it makes the viewer feel comfortable.
The staff at the White House provides a strong performance to the show as well. The best supporting perforance of the show is by Jeff Perry who portrays Cyrus Beene the president’s chief of staff.
After a short first season the second season dived right into the bulk of season one’s questions slowly being revealed with perfect timing throughout the new episodes. Season two currently develops its own questions, mysteries and conspiracies.
During its first season, “Scandal” had decent ratings that helped get it renewed for a second. Now, the ratings are strong and there is no question as to if it will or won’t get renewed because this show is beginning with the great things it has in store.
After blowing it off completely when it began, I caught an episode of the current season in January and became intrigued. My interest led to me buying all of the first season episodes on Amazon Instant Video. I became hooked and finished the first season in a weekend.
I am currently caught up to where it is in the current season, also courtesy of Amazon Instant Video, and I must say the second season has blown me away. Each week is better and better. “Scandal” is good all the time, every time.
“Scandal” airs Thursday nights at 10/9 central on ABC.