The show may be made of elegant material, but it’s not built to last—it’s a meditation on amorality that tells us mostly what we already know.11 Reasons Why Scandal Is Better Than House of Cards - "1. Scandal has vastly hotter sex scenes."
And, honestly, the more I watched, the more my mind kept wandering to Shonda Rhimes’s “Scandal”—an ABC series that’s soapy rather than noirish but much more fun, and that, in its lunatic way, may have more to say about Washington ambition. “Scandal,” which is inspired by a real-life political “fixer,” started slowly, as a legal procedural blended with a Rielle Hunter-flavored Presidential affair. It took a season to shed its early conception of Kerry Washington’s P.R. bigwig Olivia Pope as a “white hat.” But, once it did—whoa, Nelly.
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