@Blu: The point is that I'm really indignant over Olivia's (retro-active) development as a character. In the first season she was portrayed as a moral, political super-hero! The clients had to pass a MORAL screening test in order to be helped by her, and if they did, Olivia's crew would do anything to defend the client. I loved it and I loved her. As I said before, it did not bother me at all that she was a "homewrecker" as it was convincingly conveyed that she was trapped in an "amour fou" and therefore gets (from me at least) a free pass. However, with the conclusion of the last episode all of this has evaporated. Her moral superiority that justified all her actions was never there. She is simply a villain. And so, I got indignant over you not sharing my indignation...
@Miranda Wicker: You are partially right. My comment was too sweeping an accusation. I did not mean all the comments, but rather some of them like Deann's and Blu's declaring how they adore Olivia and how criticizing her is sexist. That said, in an earlier comment I did criticize your review for not pointing out how the portrayal of Olivia, which was of a flawed human but still of an ultimately moral person over the past one and a half seasons and therefore of a likable heroine, has now been transformed into an irredeemable villain. Finally, I do disagree with you concerning the moral compass: It is a common practice in moral philosophy to propose fictional moral scenarios and to assess our moral compass by our judgement of the situation.
I simply can't believe what I am reading here. How can you adore Olivia? The love affair with Fitz is really not a big deal. This I could count as a "flaw", or not even. Love trumps all. But how can your moral compass be that far off to condone all her other actions, like treason, covering up murders, destroying other people's lives and helping other corrupt individuals into the highest positions in the country. I'm appalled.
I wished the review would have reflected my previous comment a bit: How lame the excuse for the treason was: I love him, he's good, he should stick it to his evil daddy.. oh, come on. At least the other candidate should have been more of a threat to the welfare of the country. But taking Prozac? It does not even come close to a legitimate reason.
I'm not sure whether it's the best performance, but I was most awestruck by Monica Potter's portrayal of Kristina Braverman (Parenthood)
The only shows with lasting values are The Newsroom and Girls. The rest is pass-time at best.
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