I know this letter comes as a bit of a surprise, it's a bit random, but I have to get this off my chest. You see, I am in the middle of the Arabian Gulf, with a lot of time on my hands, a new engagement, and I finally got adjusted to my new environment... and now this - Scandal. Scandal is new to me so please bear with me while I get adjusted to this phenomena.
Scandal is a weapon of emotional distruction and I can't take it. iCant
Initially, I didn't jump on the Scandal wave and only heard of it via Thursday night Facebook posts and Twitter. As you know, people all over the world are fainting and selling their first born for a glimpse of this series because it's nothing less than stellar.
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For weeks upon weeks, Facebook post after post, all I read was Scandal this and Scandal that. Then, I noticed women all over America standing in line at the best boutiques trying to get their "Olivia Pope" on. I was bewildered. I didn't know "Olivia Pope" and the urgency that these women had to become her. On top of that, there was a surge in higher education, fitness, and the appeal to be this outstanding picture of shero - Olivia Pope. It was and continues to be outstanding and sheer madness gleaming as a dysfunctional marriage. iKid
Finally, I sat down by force with B, A, R, and M and watched season 1, episode 1 of Scandal. May I be honest? I wasn't quite hooked and didn't get the appeal, however since we were having a viewing party, I kept watching. Shonda, by the end of the night, I was Huck's best girl, a Gladiator for the team, and on every website trying to get my "Olivia Pope" on. Most of all, the fire between Olivia and Fitz...OMG, the passion, the organic love, and intensity are all at levels never explored. They have a love that tips beyond present boundaries. I know I shouldn't cheer for them but I do, we all do. We should really say... "hey wait, Fitz is forbidden, he's married, what about Melli" but we don't.
iCant with Melli. I just can't.
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Shonda it's so much I want to say but words can't express the genius that you've poured into this series. I love the historic parallels. I love the connections from the headlines. I can see a bit of Bill, Hillary, George W, Condi, Laura, and the rest of the gang and it tickles me to no end. I and millions of others appreciate your words, your creativity, and your willingness to revive prime time television. We love you for this.
Call me sometimes, I'll send you my Google Voice number so you can call for free.
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