It’s the weekend and we all have a little more time on our hands now that finals are over. If you’re looking for a good show to binge watch, we strongly recommend Scandal!

1- Politics

The political drama portrays politics in a bite-sized easy to understand way. This makes you not only comprehend it but become involved in it. You’ll reach a point where you are trying to come up with solutions to help Liv with the scandal and be the next Gladiator. The fact that it’s inspired by a true story also supports its realism. Olivia is inspired by Judy Smith, a Washington Crisis Manager. In the most recent season, they even had a Donald Trump stand in to portray what’s happening in the current US elections.


2- Strong Females

The show has a variety of very strong powerful women! Not only does Kerry Washington play the empowered black woman in Olivia Pope, but she is surrounded with just as awe-inspiring women. Whether it’s Mellie, the first lady, or Abbie, Olivia’s best friend, you get to see a diverse cast of strong females!


3- Fashion

The fact that you get to see so many cool women means you get to see jaw dropping outfits. Any young professional will literally want to just buy everything the show features. The fact that the cast works them so well tends to help!

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4- Badass-ness

When it comes to the rest of the show, it’s action packed and intense. You get to see so many fight scenes and murders. There is an entire plot line that revolves around torture. Literally, no dull moment in sight!


5- The Cast

The great acting accompanied by the general endearing quality of the cast gets you hooked. The actors and actresses are able to make you root for the most despicable of them or hate the most good heart-ed and well intention-ed.

SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Guillermo Diaz as Huck and Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

6- Darkness

The show has a theme of light and darkness but in a much more complicated way. In a sense, they believe in the greater good, so boundaries will be crossed and people will do unspeakable things for the sake of what they believe is best for the country. This makes rooting someone very complicated.

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7- Love Triangles

They never end but they always make good TV shows! There are plenty of love triangles around this show to constantly keep you entertained and on someone’s side!



  • 5 seasons
  • Number of episodes vary per season
  • 45 minutes run time per episode
  • Season 6 confirmed, air date 2017