Scandal Reviews & Ratings

Thursdays, 9:00 PM ET on ABC

60 minutes

A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
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Oct 18, 2014 7:47PM EDT
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I used to really like Scandal, it was very exciting and thrilling. But since the start of season 4 the same storyline just drags on. Olivia and Potus keep being awkward around each other, Huck is still his usual weird, Mellie is still crazy (actually crazier than ever) and Olivia's daddy issues are still present. The sex-tape episode was the final drop for me, can't they really think of something more original? Its a shame really, it could have been great season for a once great show.

I used to really like Scandal, it was very exciting and thrilling. But since the start of season 4 the same storyline just drags on. Olivia and Potus keep being awkward around each other, Huck is still his usual weird, Mellie is still crazy (actually crazier than ever) and Olivia's daddy issues are still present. The sex-tape episode was the final drop for me, can't they really think of something more original? Its a shame really, it could have been great season for a once great show.

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Dec 5, 2014 11:24PM EST
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Scandal has the perfect combination of romance, mystery and drama.
Olivia Pope and her "gladiators in suits" will try to solve all kinds of Scandals.
Oh let's not forget that Olivia has complete access to The White House. Well... The President of The United States and her are very "good friends" (If you know what I mean).
Once again, Shonda Rhimes has proven that we love drama.

Enjoy the show and be part of the Scandal!!

Scandal has the perfect combination of romance, mystery and drama.
Olivia Pope and her "gladiators in suits" will try to solve all kinds of Scandals.
Oh let's not forget that Olivia has complete access to The White House. Well... The President of The United States and her are very "good friends" (If you know what I mean).
Once again, Shonda Rhimes has proven that we love drama.

Enjoy the show and be part of the Scandal!!

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May 11, 2015 1:25PM EDT
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This is a crazy addictive show. It starts of pretty ordinary with a case-based episode structure for the first (short) season, but after that... The rest is sexy, unpredictable and insane, which combined makes it so interesting, fun and entertaining to watch. It is a little bit ridiculous though and I know a few people that think it's too much, too crazy. But to me it is perfect.

For those, who like me put a lot of interest in the couples of the show, there is the typical love triangle but this one drives me nuts because I really do love both guys and both of the love stories are epic! Kerry Washington (who plays the lead, Olivia Pope) is amazing and so very talented. Also characteristic for this show is the dialog, the writers write such memorable and hilarious speeches for the characters.

Everybody should simply watch this, it has everything!

This is a crazy addictive show. It starts of pretty ordinary with a case-based episode structure for the first (short) season, but after that... The rest is sexy, unpredictable and insane, which combined makes it so interesting, fun and entertaining to watch. It is a little bit ridiculous though and I know a few people that think it's too much, too crazy. But to me it is perfect.

For those, who like me put a lot of interest in the couples of the show, there is the typical love triangle but this one drives me nuts because I really do love both guys and both of the love stories are epic! Kerry Washington (who plays the lead, Olivia Pope) is amazing and so very talented. Also characteristic for this show is the dialog, the writers write such memorable and hilarious speeches for the characters.

Everybody should simply watch this, it has everything!

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Aug 23, 2014 1:23AM EDT
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Sometimes I like this show and sometimes I don't. When I don't, it is because I am judging the characters. A woman as accomplished and powerful as Olivia is continually brought down by an adulterous affair with the POTUS. Ugh! And then there's Mellie and all of the other women in the show, it makes me wonder why Shonda Rhymes writes her own sex this way. With all that said, I can't turn away. I am sure this show will turn into Grey's Anatomy (great in the beginning, but headed for the inevitable decline that was the musical episode).

Sometimes I like this show and sometimes I don't. When I don't, it is because I am judging the characters. A woman as accomplished and powerful as Olivia is continually brought down by an adulterous affair with the POTUS. Ugh! And then there's Mellie and all of the other women in the show, it makes me wonder why Shonda Rhymes writes her own sex this way. With all that said, I can't turn away. I am sure this show will turn into Grey's Anatomy (great in the beginning, but headed for the inevitable decline that was the musical episode).

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Feb 3, 2015 3:25PM EST
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OMG every time you think they are safe bam there is another scandal it's so scandalous love it

OMG every time you think they are safe bam there is another scandal it's so scandalous love it

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Oct 15, 2014 11:33PM EDT
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If you like politics, drama, or suspense, then this show is probably for you. Scandal is a show about a woman who helps people with there "scandals" in the government. The thing is that she has some pretty high connections, such as the President himself. She helps solve other people's problems while trying to fix her own, sometimes life threatening problems, WITH FLARE.

If you like politics, drama, or suspense, then this show is probably for you. Scandal is a show about a woman who helps people with there "scandals" in the government. The thing is that she has some pretty high connections, such as the President himself. She helps solve other people's problems while trying to fix her own, sometimes life threatening problems, WITH FLARE.

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Jun 13, 2016 10:45AM EDT
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I loved this show so much, but with all the twists and turns Olivia has been put through, this is the one Shonda Rhimes show where, in the great scheme of things, a particular man always wins. I hate that, I want Olivia to win, 100% of the time. I'm still watching, hoping Olivia will win...
Please, someone put us out of our misery and cancel this show, we've had everything but the kitchen sink flung into the plot and now it's just a caricature of what it once was. I can't believe I used to adore this show and waited eagerly for it every single week.

I loved this show so much, but with all the twists and turns Olivia has been put through, this is the one Shonda Rhimes show where, in the great scheme of things, a particular man always wins. I hate that, I want Olivia to win, 100% of the time. I'm still watching, hoping Olivia will win...
Please, someone put us out of our misery and cancel this show, we've had everything but the kitchen sink flung into the plot and now it's just a caricature of what it once was. I can't believe I used to adore this show and waited eagerly for it every single week.

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Feb 12, 2016 12:49AM EST
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Well written and great actors. Sometimes the subject matter in a particular episode is iffy, but overall, it is a captivating show. I do wish that they would speak like real human being though... what are the odds that so many people speak that fast and know each other, bad direction from the director.

Well written and great actors. Sometimes the subject matter in a particular episode is iffy, but overall, it is a captivating show. I do wish that they would speak like real human being though... what are the odds that so many people speak that fast and know each other, bad direction from the director.

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Oct 14, 2015 12:53AM EDT
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S1E1 first take: Well it has me interested! She is a sexy lady who is at the top of her game. It is fast paced and has bada$$ btch written all over it! And if you watch this first episode you will agree... the two that share a kiss well, who doesn't want to watch more of that epicness? That is literally the biggest scandal someone can achieve in the United States of America.

S1E1 first take: Well it has me interested! She is a sexy lady who is at the top of her game. It is fast paced and has bada$$ btch written all over it! And if you watch this first episode you will agree... the two that share a kiss well, who doesn't want to watch more of that epicness? That is literally the biggest scandal someone can achieve in the United States of America.

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Jul 21, 2015 2:22PM EDT
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When a show works, it works. No matter what mood I am in, I am in the mood to watch Olivia Pope kick some behinds. I am want to be a gladiator in a suit minus the killing and rigging national elections

When a show works, it works. No matter what mood I am in, I am in the mood to watch Olivia Pope kick some behinds. I am want to be a gladiator in a suit minus the killing and rigging national elections