The Most Important Angry Black Women In Hollywood History.

Shonda-Rhimes1

Last week, the New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley praised Shonda Rhimes for taking ownership of the often demeaning “Angry Black Woman” label. “Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable,” Stanley wrote. “She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo [...]

Blogging Scandal: Some Thoughts Before The Finale.

 

The Scandal season finale is upon us! But it’s been a particularly rocky road to this end, right? There have been many musings on how Season 3 has been uneven and even suggestions on what could be done to salvage improve the series before it returns next fall. It’s good that we’re all [...]

Blogging Scandal: Pull It Together, Olivia.

So we’ve been slacking on our recaps, but we’re back on it tomorrow. In the interim, here’s Kid Fury giving voice to the feeling that so many of us have been harboring for the last season and a half. Namely: WTF, Liv?

(Oh, yeah. If your job isn’t the type of place amenable to F-bombs, [...]

Blogging Scandal: We Do Not Touch The First Ladies. (Season 3, Ep. 12)

BELLAMY YOUNG, KERRY WASHINGTON

Some random observations from last week’s episode — just in time for this week’s episode! [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘Ride, Sally, Ride.’ (Season 3, Episode 11)

So James is finally, finally sick of Cyrus’ shit and ready to pack his raggedy duffel bag, the daughter Cyrus boasted about “buying” him, and what’s left of his scruples and go. Let’s see how long that lasts. [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘It’s Handled,’ Season 3, Ep. 1

“I thought I told you to take my white clothes to the cleaners, Harrison.”“It’s handled, Liv.”

Stacia,

When we last left Olivia Pope and the “parade of monsters,” as my play-cousin Linda Holmes calls them, the putative queen of the fixers had just been outed as the President’s mistress. Blowing up the [...]

Blogging Scandal: Season 2, Ep. 13; “Nobody Likes Babies.”

Verna likes to watch.

Verna likes to watch.

Stacia,

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

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Blogging Scandal: Season 2, Ep. 12; “Truth Or Consequences.”

Rally O!

Rally O!

Sorry we’ve been slacking on our recappin’! It won’t happen no more. (Previously.)

Stacia,

One of the problems I’ve had watching Scandal over these many months is that the show seems to be dead-set on giving you anyone to root for. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily; even the most sympathetic [...]