I know several of you have expressed interest in my Scandal ( and The Blacklist) recaps that I used to do. The truth be told, recapping dramatic scripted shows is way more time-consuming and intellectually taxing that point out that grown ass women on Bravo shows are getting paid shitloads of money to act a fool. Clearly, Real Housewives posts get way more view for way less energy on my part. Add in a troll in comments who consistently posts about the virtues of Nene or Brandi or Tamra and I can take a nap for the afternoon.:)
That said, I was losing interest in Scandal but it is starting to pick up again. I was pissed that Shonda Rimes stopped the whole damn show to do a “Ferguson episode” that did nothing to move the long arc storylines forward a couple of weeks ago, but we seem to be back on track.
The incredible tension between all the former B613 operatives and David Rosen has recaptured my interest. Even our favorite B613 folks, Huck, Quinn, Jake, Quinn’s other creepy love interest… all could take out the other at any minute. Pretty much everyone is a blood thirsty trained assassin and I am never convinced they are truly aligned with anyone.
I’m glad that Shonda has returned to her formulaic episode structure. I like structure. Just like on HTGAWM we have the big story arc and the one episode story that is a lecture topic, or a new client for OPA. I do find the single episode stories kind of a distraction at this point. Especially on Scandal when any major player could essentially up and kill another major player at any moment.
I’m still traumatized that Cyrus’ husband was killed. He was the Oscar winner on the show. If she killed him there is no telling what she and the writing team would do. I wanted David Rosen to make Jake pay for that.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Just curious as to who is watching this still. Also, I watched Grey’s Anatomy again tonight and it seemed sad and heavy to me. Is it me or is Shonda getting kind of dark with all the storylines on all three shows?
It feels like we are all struggling to shake off winter. And we may be facing a month of April showers… Is there nothing fun and happy we can watch anymore?
Also, Blacklist fans, I’ll do a post ASAP. I didn’t watch tonight’s snow yet or RHOMel. I’m in a bit of a rut where thinking, reading, writing, doing things feels like slogging through intellectual mud. It should ease up in a day or two. I will try to get us all caught up. Meanwhile. I am going to stay up way too late tonight and get caught up on DIG on USA Network. I’m several episodes behind and Anne Heche is my mentally ill idol. 🙂
Dig is sort of like a network wannabee of Homeland. You can catch up On Demand.