“Scandal” is an American political thriller television series, created by Shonda Rhimes. It was first aired on ABC on April 5, 2012 (Wikipedia). Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), the main character, is based on Judy Smith, a press aide and crisis manager of the former Bush administration and founder of “Smith and company” (Wikipedia). I particularly liked this tv series because the story focuses around a strong female character who has a profound effect on “America’s most powerful man” - the US President.
The show takes place in Washington D.C and is about a crisis management firm which belongs to Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope works as lawyer who takes care of the public image of important and wealthy people. She used to work for the president side by side, directing his every move, but her love for him made her quit; however, she still helps the White house clear up each dirty secret they have. Throughout the tv series, many secrets are revealed of the white house, the president, and even the staff of Olivia Pope and Associates.
The first season, was very vague. Each episode raised a question on who the members of the firm really were or what was actually going on. The questions that the show was raising and the viewers’ extreme curiosity, was most likely the reason why the show was so popular. Although the show was said to be “fictional” by the producers, it had a familiar story - the story of former US President Bill Clinton, and his affair with his secretary, Monica Lewinsky.
In the Second season, we came to understand who and what secret each member of the firm had. The Staff of Pope’s firm are: Stephen Finch, a man who thinks about marrying his current fiance, Harrison Wright, a litigator, Abby Whelan, an ex investigator, Huck Finn, an ex hacker of the CIA, and a new lawyer, Quin Perkins.
I love this tv series and admire Olivia Pope, because she is a strong and dedicated woman who does not let her feelings...