So, I did a thing. Well, doing. I’m doing a thing.
The thing is binge watching Scandal for the very first time, and it’s pretty much taken over my life.
If you’re here, you either:
A) Have no idea what I’m on about and are intrigued
B) Are here to judge me mercilessly because you, like most, discovered Scandal when it came out WAY BACK IN 2012. Or,
C) You are currently with me, up to your bloodshot, sleep deprived eye balls in Olivia Pope. Not in… OK you know what I mean.
It all started on a Sunday night two weeks ago, not unlike most Sunday nights. After unpacking my Uber Eats, I settled in for a long night of TV watching, only to realise I’d watched everything. And I mean, everything.
How? I hear you cry. Not possible. Well, it is. I watch a lot of TV, OK?
Faced with this uncertainty, I searched for a show I could dedicate the next two to three weeks of my life to. And that’s when I found it sitting in the ‘complete series’ section of Foxtel Now. Scandal.
Life is short, I thought. So I took a chance on the show, which the little blurb told me is a ‘politically charged drama’. And boy am I bloody glad I did, because it’s filling the void left by The Bachelorette and both seasons of Love Island verrrry nicely.
For those who aren't up-to-speed, Scandal follows the one and only Olivia Pope (played by the epic Kerry Washington) as she 'fixes' the scandals of Washington D.C's most powerful. The former White House Press Secretary and her band of 'gladiators' - lawyers, PR specialists and a former professional assassin (naturally) - solve problems for a living, but of course, aren't always the best at solving their own.