You would think that I would have been watching Scandal from the very start. It’s a Shonda Rhimes soap that airs Thursday nights after my beloved Grey’s Anatomy. I DVR-ed the pilot when it aired last spring, but it sat unwatched for several weeks till I just deleted it. Whoops. Also, while I would see a handful of Twitter friends flailing over the show, I didn’t know anyone in real life who watched the show, which is often very important to me. I need someone to flail about with. Not that I can’t flail about things with my Twitter friends. Actually, that’s WHY Twitter Friends exist. For flailing. And understanding how feels for television shows and fictional characters can ruin your life.
I’m just trying to come up with an excuse for how badly I dropped the ball with this show. Cause I can fully admit that I did. Cause Scandal is freaking AWESOME.
One of the great benefits of dating someone who not only loves TV as much as I do but has an Apple TV and a Hulu Plus subscription is that I can easily remedy my viewing mistakes. After being appalled by the fact that I didn’t watch Scandal, we marathoned (including 6 episodes in one day. #winners) all of the past episodes and I am now all caught up and am able to watch in real-time. And the show blows my mind more and more every episode. Think Shonda goes apeshit crazy with the plot lines on Grey’s? Just watch Scandal. It’s Grey’s mixed with a dash of The West Wing and then hopped up on steroids. It is pure and utter ridiculousness. In other words, it is nothing short of addictive.