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Old 10-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Any Scandal fans? SPOILERS OK...

I avoided this show because it's Shonda Rhimes and I hate Grays Anatomy.
It's got lots of buzz on Twitter so I thought I'd try it out on Netflix.
I'm addicted.
I watched 30 episodes in about a week and Season 3 premiers tomorrow night (Thursday)

So many great characters. Compelling story lines, some are kind of hokey ala Grays, but over all an excellent show.

Am I alone?
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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My wife and I just binge-watched it and are looking forward to Season 3. That ending to Season 2 was pretty great. "Dad?"

It's definitely over the top and completely unrealistic but we enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Huck is the most interesting character on the show IMHO
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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Scandal is like House of Cards dumbed down for the masses. That being said, my wife and I love it!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Definitely.

And Quinn is adorable. Though I don't like where they're taking her character. Reminds me of [Buffy spoiler]:

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Dawn's shoplifting in Buffy. The storyline the character was created for was over so they needed to find something to do with her.

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #6
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Okay, we get it. You don't like the direction they are taking her character ...
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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Sorry. No idea how that happened. Cleaned up now.
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I have to admit, I was pretty damn shocked when she looked at Dyson from T2 and said "Dad?"
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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Quinn with the drill made me
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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I have to admit, I was pretty damn shocked when she looked at Dyson from T2 and said "Dad?"
You mean Henry from Eureka
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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I avoided this show because it's Shonda Rimes and I hate Grays Anatomy.
It's got lots of buzz on Twitter so I thought I'd try it out on Netflix.
I'm addicted.
I watched 30 episodes in about a week and Season 3 premiers tomorrow night (Thursday)

So many great characters. Compelling story lines, some are kind of hokey ala Grays, but over all an excellent show.

Am I alone?
I never watched Grays but I'm hooked on Scandal and can hardly wait until Thursday. The actors can keep up with the fast dialog but I can only watch with CC turned on. Columbus Short sounds like an auctioneer.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #12
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Josh Malina has been a favorite of mine for years. He's the main reason I started watching.
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I avoided this show because it's Shonda Rimes and I hate Grays Anatomy.
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No idea what one has to do with the other but my GF and I enjoy both shows.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #14
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No idea what one has to do with the other but my GF and I enjoy both shows.
I didn't say it was logical but it was the reason I didn't watch.
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I didn't say it was logical but it was the reason I didn't watch.
In Gunnyman's defense, all of Shonda Rhimes' shows have a similar feel to them, even if the subject matter is different. It's the way the dialogue is written.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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Can't stand Rhimes' other shows and my wife and I enjoy Scandal. We binged on it this summer. I am not sure how much either of us will remember, though, because a lot of the binging was in the hospital when my wife was recovering from surgery and/or in mild sepsis.
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Great season premiere. I love it when Mellie and Cyrus work together.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #18
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It was really good and needs to be re-watched because I always miss something. Loved "I am the Hell and the Highwater" Dad, "Lawd-Lawd" Sally, "I'll turn on you in a minute" Cyrus, and "I got it all figured out" Mellie.

Does anyone really thing Olivia's mom is actually dead and if she is, she died in an accident?
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #19
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A good portion of scandal and the 30 minutes preceding it were pre-empted coverage of a storm that was 45 minutes northeast of the primary viewing area. Going to have to watch it via other means.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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I believe full episodes are on abc or hulu

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It was really good and needs to be re-watched because I always miss something. Loved "I am the Hell and the Highwater" Dad, "Lawd-Lawd" Sally, "I'll turn on you in a minute" Cyrus, and "I got it all figured out" Mellie.

Does anyone really thing Olivia's mom is actually dead and if she is, she died in an accident?
Now that they've given us the info on Olivia's Mom, nope, don't believe she's dead. I suspect Diahann Carroll will show up as Mom sometime this season (pure speculation on my part, I've seen nothing reported anywhere.)
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' Nother thing: "Let's Kill Another Intern" Quinn needs a tight leash.
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' Nother thing: "Let's Kill Another Intern" Quinn needs a tight leash.
Yeah I really hope they explore this further and it isn't just for odd comic dialog.
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Day-um.

Can they cover any more ground in one episode?

Cyrus: "You are evil. "
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Joe Morton is fantastic as Olivia's father. So intense.
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Joe Morton is fantastic as Olivia's father. So intense.
The guy is super talented It's good to see him getting some better material to work with. Eureka was a joke in terms of writing.
I highly recommend a film Morton was in called Lone Star (1996). It was arguably John Sayles' last great film.
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Huck didn't know that Olivia's father is the big cheese? I thought Daddy dearest put Huck in the hole? Guess I must be misremembering that episode.
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Huck didn't know that Olivia's father is the big cheese? I thought Daddy dearest put Huck in the hole? Guess I must be misremembering that episode.
Huck only saw that other operative from season 2 while he was in the hole and one other guy, Daddy wasn't there. I just binge watched the whole show a couple of weeks ago so I THINK I'm remembering it right.
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I probably shouldn't be reading this; we started watching this on Netflix recently and just started season 2 last night.

I really like it (especially the characters and the fast paced dialog), but I could go for a little less "will they or won't they" between Liv and the President (keep in mind where we are in the series--maybe this toned down later). I enjoy it more for the over the top lawyer/detective work, and less for the relationship stuff.
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Huck only saw that other operative from season 2 while he was in the hole and one other guy, Daddy wasn't there. I just binge watched the whole show a couple of weeks ago so I THINK I'm remembering it right.
Thanks Gunnyman. Been a while since I've seen it, so I couldn't remember if Huck saw Daddy. Given what happened in the ep, it makes sense he didn't see him, but I wasn't sure. Wonder if Huck is going to kill him?
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