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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

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Series cast summary:
Kerry Washington ...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Darby Stanchfield ...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Lowes ...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Guillermo Díaz ...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Jeff Perry ...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Joshua Malina ...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Bellamy Young ...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Goldwyn ...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Scott Foley ...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Joe Morton ...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
George Newbern ...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018
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When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

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The secret is out. See more »

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USA

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English

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23 December 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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Shondaland,ABC Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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Harrison Wright: Are we gladiators or are we bitches?
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26 February 2016 | by mdoubtfireSee all my reviews

Way too much dialogue. How many different ways can one line of script be delivered? It comes-off as a vehicle for the writers trying too hard to prove their wit and intelligence. How many words are necessary to make one point? Move along; nothing more to hear, here; less is more. This would be a half-hour show if the script redundancy were eliminated.

The characters talk too much, and the actors appear to have attended the same acting school as William Shatner. Over-emoting seems to define the director's mandate. I find it painful to watch, so mostly, I don't.

It may be time to call it quits for this series. It has nowhere to go, which could account for its floundering script-writing. It peaked two seasons ago and now all that's left, is to put it out of its misery.


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