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Scandal Season Premiere Review: Two Sides To Every Story

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Scandal Review: Going To Extremes

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I completely agree with this review. The Fitz/Olivia relationship is seriously toxic and I hate how he acts when it comes to her. It feels like he reduces her and makes her smaller. I really hope they're not end game though I know that would anger a lot of fans. Also I'm liking the Abby storyline. It makes a lot of sense that she would have trouble emerging from the Olivia Pope shadow especially in the current whitehouse.

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@ Sarah

'I'm not excusing his chokeslam, but let's not forget the repercussions caused when she shut down B613 without his knowledge.' Sounds like an excuse to me.

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@ Sarah

He does reduce her. He makes her into nothing more than a sex object, something he can get jealous about. He can't have her but neither can anyone else.

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@ Miranda Wicker

Sex object? Fitz as president could have women all time if he was just interested in sex. Jake has treated Olivia like a sex object from the very beginning including his recent sex talk which sounds ridiculous not sexy like a frat boy bragging. Olivia is using him to pretend to be normal but can't resist the tiniest touch from Fitz. Hate Fitz all you want but he has ALWAYS respected Olivia's intelligence more than her body. In contrast when Olivia has to work, Jake is whining and distracting her from focusing on her work like a spoiled brat. BTW Jake has no backbone, he begged Olivia to save him, then when she shut down B613 he choked her and slut shamed her in front of her colleagues and friends. As usual Mellie is the biggest hypocrite on the show, blaming Fitz for Karen's sex tape when Karen was traumatized from seeing her mom sucking Uncle Andrew's dick and then her brother dying. Where the hell has Mellie been for the last few months when her daughter needed her? - drinking and blaming everyone for everything wrong in her little self-involved world.
Hell she was never there for the kids from the beginning and even Baby Teddy thinks his nanny is his mommy. Miranda has a such a crush on Bellamy Young and that godawful Scott Foley who cannot act his way out of a paper bag that she can't be objective. He is so wooden that I can't tell what he is supposed to be feeling. I'm surprised she could spare any space in her review to praise the real lead actress on the show, Kerry Washington who has carried this show through some terrible writing and tearing down of her character.

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@ LeeS99

Fitz HAS had women. Remember S1 when he slept with the intern who told the world she was pregnant with his baby and then ended up dead in a river? Fitz absolutely does not respect Olivia's intelligence more than her body. When do we ever see them have a conversation where he isn't trying to get in her pants when she's trying to save his freaking job? (Sorry. I cannot get past the Olitz moment while she's saving his daughter's reputation [and therefore his] and he's too busy worrying about where she went for two months.) Jake's love of her body/sex with her is at least transparent in that he defined the parameters of their relationship as being booty calls when he knew she wouldn't commit to a relationship with him upon returning to DC. I'm not excusing his chokeslam, but let's not forget the repercussions caused when she shut down B613 without his knowledge. Remember that? Don't rewrite the story and make it all about how he begged, she did it, and then he got mad. He begged, she tried, he asked her to stop, she did it anyway and caused a sh*tstorm to unfold, including Jerry's eventual death when Rowan stepped up to put the cat back in the bag. Mellie has had a crap year. She's absolutely not perfect in any way. But her speech to Karen? That was full of win because it's a speech that, unfortunately, all moms should be having with their daughters, whether or not their daughters are the First daughters. It's a shame that we have to tell our daughters that they'll be slut-shamed while guys will be praised for the same actions. When you begin talking ABOUT me instead of TO me, you're trolling. If you want to have a conversation, let's do that.

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@ Miranda Wicker

Fitz had ONE woman Amanda Tanner after Olivia left him. NOT WOMEN! Singula. The affair with Olivia happen because they fell in love on the trail and the man had been celibate for almost ten years when Mellie denied him sex or any kind of affection. Most men wouldn't wait a month. Sorry, My heart doesn't cry for Mellie who basically told Fitz she only had kids for political reasons. Now she's crying over Jerry, whom she admitted she neglected. I forgot what episode, but she told Cyrus she didn't know how Fitz could play with Teddy like that. So spare me this revisionist Mellie as the good mother crap when Karen caught her on all fours slobbing Andrew's knob. Fitz read her the Fifth and I said Amen! Go Fitz!

Miranda wicker
@ Scandalfan

I never said Mellie was a good mother. I said she had a great scene in this episode in which she happened to be a good mother.

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@ Miranda Wicker

Nope. It wasn't an excuse. There is no excuse for it. But we cannot rewrite the entire story arc so that it reads "Jake walks into Olivia's office for coffee, chokeslams her on her own desk. End scene." That shouldn't have been the end result of that story arc (the chokeslam) but it wasn't a situation where he just walked in and did it out of the blue because it was Tuesday.

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@ Miranda Wicker

WTF, it does not matter why Jake did it. Jake choked the woman he claimed to love. That violent act cannot be erased but Olivia is so damaged that she is pretending he is normal. Like she pretends that Huck is normal. Jake could have gone to OPA and pointed his gun at them and demand to know what they did. Then the juvenile Jake slut shamed Olivia in front of her staff, her mentor Cyrus, David and Fitz. If Fitz had choked Mellie when he discovered her part in Defiance, her inducing the birth of Teddy or any of her other reckless acts, you would be singing a different tune because Fitz is the devil but Jake is cool and Mellie is a White female sacrificing saint. But it is okay to choke the black slut Olivia. Do you not realize the racial undertones of what you are condoning?

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@ Miranda Wicker

NO, No, No, No

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@ Miranda Wicker

Miranda U not telling it how it went down. Fitz slept with the intern cause Liv had left him! He was lonely and Sally's campaign manager, Billy, sent her in to sleep with him while his defenses were down because they had the sex tape recording of when Liv and Fitz first had sex and needed a female to put the voice in, I'm the tape. Now I been watching since the very first episode and have re watched seasons 1-3 on Netflix multiple times. A lot of things you say arent accurate. I feel sitting down and watching episode 1 all the way up to now will do you some good. And I'm not saying it in a negative way but I tell ppl to do this all the time. Scandal is a fast paced show and things get by you. You turn ur head 1 second and U can miss something be said that's vital. But I have read all your reviews and I feel a lot of things you haven't picked up on or they've gotten past you.

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@ LeeS99

Yes

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@ Miranda Wicker

No, No, No

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@ Sarah

No, No

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Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 33 Review: Playing Favorites

I think Abby was hesitant to put Maddy up against the stiffer competition in her age group at nationals this year. And I agree...Chloe is a beautiful dancer but I don't think she wants dance to be her whole life, at least since Abby has been so hateful to her. Abby brags about Maddy's face but she only has two expressions, a smile or a grimace that make her look constipated and gassy. I would think Abby is losing future business by showing whether for the show or not that she can be a hateful person who is mean to children. I would not let her near my child no matter how good she is and we don't know because we only see what they want to show. Who knows how many dance competitions there are that her Maddy would bomb at.

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Will we ever get a round table for the previous episode or nah?

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@ Guest

Sincerest apologies. It's been a crazy week for me. I'm hoping to have one up for you guys this afternoon. Monday at the latest. (But for this week's episode instead of last.)

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NCIS Round Table: Are You Pro Pendergast?

I didn't hate Pendergast but I didn't love her either. I don't understand why a "strong" woman on NCIS has to act like they have gigantic balls! Women can be strong and feminin. I am hoping that whrnTony said "I have a type" the look on his face was kind of scared. Maybe he will realise this type of combative relationship is destructive and he will look at a softer more affectionate partner. Tony needs to learn that attention is not affection! Something he didn't learn from his family. So that was my psycho analysis of Tony for this week.

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@ Donna2712

agreed! honestly ... I thought Pendergast was a witch with a capital B. I

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Like Father, Like Daughter

whats going to happen to jake? will Olivias father kill him? :(.....I thought Jake was going to protect tom, but then olivias dad shows up and questions him..kinda confused about this part

Ronald simkins

I have to agree with the reviewer. Fitz is totally disgusting but then Olivia is almost equally as sad. I hope Jake somehow pulls off a victory here, especially with Papa Pope. It's almost painful to watch this show.

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@ isoron

I love Joe Morton and Rowan Pope is a great villain, but I'm sort of tired of seeing him win.

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NCIS Round Table: Are You Pro Pendergast?

How would you describe the episode in a few words or a sentence?
A step back from last week. What was your favorite scene and why?
Tony giving the Russian guy hell. What are your thoughts on Pendergast?
I don't like that there is already the comparisons to Ziva(this is probably because I'm sick of people STILL whining about Ziva being gone). And that they are using her to bring Clown Tony back.

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Scandal Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Like Father, Like Daughter

abby is seriously pissing me off. I feel like the writers are just making her a jealous crybaby to give her something to do, since she's no longer a part of OPA. But seriously, you were Olivia's BFF at one point, and now you keep bitching about her to anyone who will listen? UGH

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@ devamma

Yep. Agreed.

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