I crave network television that portrays women of color as more than a video vixen, a brawling bully, or a somebody’s materialistic wife. My wish has been granted in ABC’s new television series Scandal. Based on real life crisis manager Judy Smith, Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope in the drama.
I can’t express enough how much I love this show. It’s intelligent, slick, intriguing, and plain old juicy T.V. I had a hard time finding a show that would replace 24, but I’ve now find it. Are you watching Scandal? If you aren’t, here’s my reasons why you should be:
- It is the only network television show where the lead character is a woman of color.
- Kerry Washington ALWAYS looks fab. Did you see the Tory Burch jacket last week? Or the Calvin Klein dress? As a paralegal, I love to see fabulous professional clothes and this show gives me a weekly dose of fabulosity.
- Watching an intelligent female lawyer go head to head with the world’s most powerful people, is much better, and WAY more creative than watching people fight on reality television.
- It was created by the awesome Shonda Rhimes of Gray’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge fame.
- It’s just good TV!!!
Do you watch Scandal? Tell me what you think of it!!!!