A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire Underwood and Olivia Pope

As far as I can tell, there’s a stark difference between a “feminist character” and a “character who is a feminist.” While there certainly can be overlap, there rarely ever seems to be, and I can’t understand why there seems to be so much confusion. Read More A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire Underwood and Olivia Pope

New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×18, “The Price of Free and Fair Elections”

The season finale of Scandal was crammed full of action, wasn’t it? It easily could have been two or three shows, not just one. Well, that’s what happens when real life intervenes. Kerry Washington was pregnant, and Scandal had to shave off several episodes from the end of the season. A lot of events had to get moved up the timeline. And this is something I am willing to make excuses for. There are other things I can’t, though, and I’ll talk about them later. For now, though, onward with the review. Also, trigger warning for child death. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×18, “The Price of Free and Fair Elections”

New Show Recap: Scandal 3×17, “Flesh and Blood”

A lot of bombs are dropped in this episode of Scandal, but let’s start with the actual bomb. In this episode, everybody races against the clock to prevent Fitz from getting blowed up real good. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal 3×17, “Flesh and Blood”

New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×15, “Mama Said Knock You Out”

It’s an exciting week for Scandal watchers, who get to meet the oldest Grant children, something we’ve all been waiting for since the series began. Oh, wait — you WEREN’T waiting to meet them? What’s that, you say? That you wish they could send the baby off to boarding school, too? I’m with you, but we’re stuck with them for at least this episode. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×15, “Mama Said Knock You Out”

New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×14, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

This week in Scandal, questions got answered, and we said goodbye to one of the few predominantly decent characters left on the show. We also got to see some of our favorite monsters and demi-monsters act like human beings, or at least try to. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×14, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

New Show Recap: Scandal 3×13, “No Sun On the Horizon”

“Time for the slaughter, piggy piggy! Time for the slaughter, you filthy cloven beast! I see the signs of the devil branded into your flesh!”

Really, that’s all I need to tell you about this week’s Scandal, but I guess I should give you a little context. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal 3×13, “No Sun On the Horizon”

New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×12, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies”

Oh, Olivia. Liv, Liv, Liv. How the mighty have fallen. Somehow, you have gone from brilliant campaign advisor with everything in control to the president’s shrieking mistress. Read More New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×12, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies”