• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 5, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
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No score yet - based on 2 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Dec 10, 2012
    88
    It's lighter, smaller--West Condo!--but still a pleasure. [17 Dec 2012, p.37]
  2. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Dec 10, 2012
    67
    Rhimes doesn't develop these affairs beyond their impact on the characters' careers, perhaps because the tone is supposed to be serious, not fun-flirty like Grey's. So it's hard to tell why these women sacrifice so much for the people they love.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jan 5, 2013
    9
    This show is becoming better and better. It has it all: suspense, twists and turns, romance, plots. It is well written, well played and IThis show is becoming better and better. It has it all: suspense, twists and turns, romance, plots. It is well written, well played and I find myself waiting for Thursday nights just to see what's next . Full Review »
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    10
    So Addicted and impossible stop to watch. Scandal season 2 finally show the real potential of the show, all the fast dialogues, conspiracy andSo Addicted and impossible stop to watch. Scandal season 2 finally show the real potential of the show, all the fast dialogues, conspiracy and romance are just amazing. Kerry Washington and the rest of the cast shine in just seven episodes. Full Review »
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Juicy material, but too many plot holes to hold and zero character appeal. This show is only watchable as long as you don't think about what's going on. Olivia Pope is championed as a great figure often wearing a "white hat" and she's supposed to be lauded for her power and courage, yet, if you pay attention, you realize she is weak and ignoble. Olivia is not ruled by justice or a desire to do good, but simply to do what her clients pay her for, which is to "fix" whatever problems they have, and these are often unsavory to say the least, mostly illegal, but worse, immoral. But my biggest issue with this show concerns Olivia and her love interest, the President. Their nearly every interaction involves her trying to get away from him, him unrelenting, her saying not, him saying "but I love you," and then them getting it on. The rape-y undertones of this are super problematic, but this also destroys any notion of Olivia being a strong and empowered woman. Not only are the sex scenes troubling, but her entire relationship with the president involves him barking orders at her, her arguing, him screaming, and her falling in line, and eventually forgiving him because he says she is the "love of his life." But that love only seems to come as long as he can control her, which is sick, twisted, and just plain sad. I've suffered through the first and second seasons, hoping Olivia would finally find her strength and tell the President to go f-off, but that doesn't seem to be coming, so I'm out. (and I just want to repeat, the president is rape-y, and that is so not ok.) Full Review »