Thursday nights the Twittersphere is alive with Scandal. What started as a guilty pleasure turned into one of the best political dramas on TV, followed and tweeted about by major politicos, journalists and just plain devotees. Shonda Rhimes’ tale of Washington intrigue has everything from stolen elections to torture to murder. It’s deliciously over the top–or is it? Could the President be having an affair? Could a CIA head be ordering murders? Could the Chief of Staff be both gay and unscrupulous? If you like Homeland and House of Cards, you’ll love ABC’s Scandal.
5. The Political IS Personal
Scandal goes inside the West Wing and the undisclosed locations where only black ops operate. It views the Beltway not just from Capitol Hill, but from the shadowy corners where deals get made and political danger lurks and coups get plotted. But it’s the Oval Office where the President (Tony Goldwyn) first kissed Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).