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Scandal is the latest show from Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. The show was inspired by the life of Judy Smith who was a crisis manager and former aide to President George H.W. Bush. The ensemble cast is lead by Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope a professional crisis manager. After leaving her job as consultant to the President, Pope opens her own firm to start a new chapter in her own life. She is a fixer who trusts her gut and she specializes in eliminating the crisis in her client’s lives.
Washington shines as Pope and the rest of the cast is just as great. Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as reformed ladies man Stephen Finch, Darby Stanchfield (Mad Men) as fiery investigator Abby Whelan, Guillermo Diaz (Weeds) as former CIA operative and hacker Huck, and Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard) as suave litigator Harrison Wright. New to the team is Quinn, who is the viewer’s stand in on the show. She asks the questions we want to hear the answer to and helps you get up to speed with the crisis at hand.
I was expecting more of a soap opera but what I got was a fast paced, well acted, smart show. Parts of it remind me of The West Wing, one of my all time favorite shows and there are other aspects that remind me of one of my new favorites Revenge. One story line in particular could cause some serious damage to the White House and the President definitely strays into Revenge territory. While some of the plots are a bit predictable, the crisis of the week in particular, thanks to the White House angle it a fun, addictive show and I am looking forward to season 2.
SCANDAL: The Complete First Season
From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A formermedia relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of America’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.
Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick lead a stellar ensemble cast in this two-disc DVD set, complete with bonus features and deleted scenes.
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Rating: TV14 DLSV Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada
Direct Prebook: April 17, 2012 Running Time: 301 minutes (7 episodes)
- THE RIVER: The Complete First Season – Available April 10, 2012 (chipandco.com)
- Jane By Design: Volume 1 on DVD March 20 (chipandco.com)
In case you missed the Academy Awards last night I have some images and video of the Muppets invading the Oscars! Special Congratulations to everyone who worked on Disney’s The Muppets movie! The song “Man Or Muppet” from the film won the 2012 Oscar for Best Original Song!
Miss Piggy was wearing a dress by Zac Posen, jewelry from Fred Leighton, shoes by Christian Louboutin, handbag from and hair styled by Kim Kimble. Kermit was wearing a tux from Brooks Brothers
For more on Miss Piggy’s jewels:
1940s amethyst and diamond ring in gold (70.0 carats) –lavender is her signature color after all
1950s diamond and platinum swirl necklace (55 carats) with matching swirl bracelet (40 carats)
Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble (Beyonce, Shakira, Kerry Washington) put the finishing touches on Miss Piggy by adding a diamond and platinum headband (approx. 10 carats) and 1040s clip in the back.
“The Muppets” will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on March 20, 2012
- Muppets to present at Academy Awards (chipandco.com)