In withdrawal

It’s Thursday night, 10:00 pm, and I’m exactly two weeks into withdrawal.

ABC’s political drama, Scandal concluded its second season two weeks ago. Yes, I have watched the finale three times. Yes, I have an addiction.

Prior to finding Scandal, I never had followed a TV series, or even any show for that matter. Although I know the show is fictional, I love the fact that it closely follows current political events facing our nation. For example, earlier in season two, the fictional President Fitzgerald Grant was informed that chemical weapons were used against Syrian citizens. He then had to make the difficult decision whether or not to sent U.S. troops in to assist. This was prior to Syria and the same issue making world news in reality. President Obama has been faced with similar decisions and issues involving Syria.

Scandal's Kerry Washington plays character Olivia Pope.

Scandal’s Kerry Washington plays character Olivia Pope.

The suspense, the drama, and the shocking surprises are what make it so addicting. Just when you expect something to go one way, creator Shonda Rhimes completely twists the plot. So the best advice I can give you is the cliche phrase, “expect the unexpected.”

I would love to become a Scandal character in reality.  My dream job is to work in White House administration, so, (again, I know the plot is entirely fictional and often stretched) I love that it gives a behind the scenes of The White House feel.

I am currently working on a more detailed review of Scandal for the July Teen Takeover edition; therefore, I will not go into an in depth plot description.

For now, I am left to just watching all the repeats of season one and two.

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2 Responses to In withdrawal

  1. Kristen Shipley says:

    I totally agree with you!! Scandal is my absolute favorite show and I miss it so much already! My favorite character is none other than Olivia Pope (shocker!). I look forward to reading your review because I also did one for my school newspaper a few months ago. Go Gladiators! :)

  2. Kiah Morrison says:

    Hey, thanks Gladiator! I can’t wait to see Season 3. Olivia is my favorite character too, although they are all great!

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