7 Reasons to love ABC’s Scandal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — A few years ago, the political thriller, Scandal, hit the scene.  From conscience-less murder to love triangles, this series of intoxicating plot twists have caused viewers to be addicted.  Here is why so many people tune in to watch Scandal:

1. Kerry Washington

SCANDEL - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Olivia is feeling more and more frustrated as she takes on "First Lady" type responsibilities at the White House. Meanwhile, Mellie proves just how powerful she can be and Jake and Huck continue the hunt for Rowan on the winter finale of "Scandal," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) KERRY WASHINGTON, ELYSE MIRTO

It’s true, Kerry Washington is a brilliant actress.  Olivia Pope is a smart, strong and demanding woman.  She is loyal to her team, the Gladiators, and she will get the job done, even through affairs and high tension.  It is not very often that you see a lead role being played by an African American female, but Kerry Washington does the show justice.

2. Political Intrigue

SCANDAL - "Rasputin" - In the midst of Fitz negotiating a historic peace deal, Olivia must rely on her instincts when a guest of the The White House discloses powerful intel. Meanwhile, Jake uses Huck's help to get closer to his target, and Cyrus takes matters into his own hands when he realizes he's been shut out of the inner circle, on "Scandal," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) KERRY WASHINGTON, TONY GOLDWYN

Taking place in Washington D.C., a big part of the show is focused in the White House.  Fitzgerald Grant, one of Olivia Pope’s lovers, is the President of the United States. This political filled drama contains secret actions and conversations that take place in the White House, as it keeps the viewers wanting more.

3. The Scandal

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Of course everyone is intrigued by scandal, it’s in the name.  Olivia has a love triangle between Fitz and Jake Ballard. There are murder mysteries to be solved, and many more conspiracies.  You will grow attached to all the characters, no matter what strange habits they hide.

4. Suspense

SCANDAL - "Get Out of Jail, Free" - Fitz and Olivia are presented with a shocking plan that might just make all of their troubles go away, and Mellie is put through the ringer when confronted about her troubled marriage. Meanwhile, the Gladiators continue to defend Olivia, and Susan Ross turns to David for advice, on "Scandal," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder) JOE MORTON


Why do so many viewers continue watching from week to week?  Because of the suspense.  Almost every episode ends on a cliffhanger that leaves everyone anxiously awaiting the next one.  Scandal’s unpredictable plot twists leaves fans craving more.

5. The Gladiators


The Gladiators are Olivia’s team.  Sometimes you get to see into the individual lives of the Gladiators, which will make you love them even more, no matter what their secret dark side is.  The Gladiators do the dirty work and get the job done.

6. Romance


There can’t be a show called “Scandal” without romance.  In the beginning, we are shocked to find out that Olivia is having an affair with her former boss, Fitzgerald Grant, but he’s not the only man in Olivia’s life. Jake Ballard is the other man, and he just so happens to be Fitz’s best mate.  Needless to say, Scandal is full of chemistry and passionate embraces.

7. Shonda Rhimes

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Shonda Rhimes has been very successful in the creation of Scandal. She has also produced Grey’s Anatomy and the recent, How to Get Away With Murder.  She is a great producer, and she is known for her diversity and strong female characters.  


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