Scandal: Season 1 was magnificent. So glad that I was able to watch the episodes over and over. Everytime I watch an episode over I discover something new that I missed. I recommend Scandal to anyone who likes great acting and magnificent drama. Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope is Phenomenal!
\u201CScandal Season 2\u201D continues with the intriguing and entertaining lives of Fitz, Mellie, Olivia Pope, Cyrus, and the other men and women strongly intertwined with their lives. I really enjoyed the emergence of the various love stories that were weaved into these characters lives. It was also both heartwarming but also heart string pulling to see the character of Huck reacting when exposed to the dynamic of family and love. Abby Whelan is also greatly transformed when the concept of love comes into her life. It was entertaining to see her get into an ultra- protective mode when someone she cares about gets into danger. Please know that I feel that many of the characters contributed to Season 2 in one fantastic way or another. Additionally, the profiles of Huck and Abby Whelan are still two of my favorite characters from Scandal. However, I have to admit that I also enjoyed the psychological growth of Harrison Wright and Hollis Doyle. The character of Harrison Wright shows a man who is willing to do what it takes to protect the strength of the Pope & Associates firm while conscientiously minimizing the potential harm that could be done. Wright is also brilliantly depicted showing concern and loyalty to his fellow co-workers, especially Olivia Pope and Abby Whelan. The character of Hollis Doyle is also superbly shown in Season 2 to be a man who has a heart. He is initially shown naturally being skeptical about what happens to one of his daughters but still caring about her well-being. A more multi-dimensional side of him emerges when he makes a tough love decision on what to do with his daughter because he is also concerned about one of his ex-wives. Scandal Season 2 is great for those who already enjoyed Scandal Season 1 and\/or like political thrillers set in the Washington D.C. area.
As teen melodrama, well, Carter's film is what it is; but for such a mainstream black-consciousness movie, at least it doesn't shy from addressing some touchy issues about masculinity, parenthood, and black attitudes to whites.