The President's shot upon arriving at what is suppose to be his birthday party. Olivia who's there, goes to the hospital. And she recalls moments from her days in the White House. The Vice President ...
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.
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
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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