Okay so before I go into what I’ve been doing with my life for the past week, I wanted to bring up sad news. I just learned that Paul Walker died in an accident. His car crashed into a tree, and it blew up. It’s incredibly tragic. I’ve never seen any of his movies (including Fast and Furious) but around ten years ago, I discovered him on a movie poster and the MTV movie awards and I was like damn, this guy is beautiful. His piercing blue eyes are exceptionally beautiful. The guy is a total stranger to me, but it’s still sad to hear that someone big you’ve heard of, be no more. Just another reminder just how death can come at any second, to any one, any place.
So, back to what I’ve been doing this week, and in particular the past two days. Nonstop watching my new favorite television show. Scandal. I watched all 32ish episodes in a few days, watching like 6 7 episodes per day. The show is nuts. Political thriller. Sometimes the politics can be a stupid, exaggerated. Many times I was like “wait really? That couldn’t happen in the real world…” but hey it’s a television show. And overall, it is an incredible show. Cliffhangers and plot twists were explosive. This show does not shy away from making huge plot leaps, so it moves fast. It can get pretty graphic and violent too, which I cannot watch. Too gruesome.
The show follows Olivia Pope and her crisis management teammates. Whenever some scandal comes out in Washington DC, they have to do damage control. I love her team and I love Olivia Pope. She’s very cutthroat, and highly efficient. Her team is very bright, and they all have amazing chemistry together. Each person has their own interesting back story.
The show really shows the big brother tendencies of the government. It’s pretty scary. One character was waterboarded and tortured in the pentagon, and I could not watch it. Really horrible and disheartening and angering.
One annoying thing is the way the show portrays religion. The administration is republican, but not the typical republican admin. The chief of staff is gay, and the president and family doesn’t seem religious. The Vice President however, is a very big Tea Party-er and the basic stereotype. Southern with a heavy accent and LITERALLY every other sentence is a quote from the Bible. Ok I get many Tea Party-ers could be like that, but it just seems ridiculous that everything she says is so religious. She mentions God in EVERYTHING she says. She’s a complete caricature. The show just makes religion as a whole look like some lunatic thing. I find it extremely annoying.
There is one thing though that is far far far far more annoying, THAT I CANNOT STAND. Olivia is awesome, but she has one fatal flaw. She fell in love with a (married) presidential candidate, who ultimately won the election. They have been seeing each other ever since, but it’s been on again off again. AND I HATE IT WITH A PASSION.
I just have to rant about this. Forget about the whole adultery thing (he is married with three children – one newly born). Olivia and President Fitzgerald Grant III STINK together. “Fitz” (the actor actually voiced Tarzan in the movie), is PATHETIC. He is the “Leader of the Free World” which they ANNOYINGLY constantly title him as (I get really annoyed how patriotic the characters can get sometimes), and yet his ambition is NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. He barely does work on the show. All he does is go visit Olivia for a sexy romp somewhere. He constantly calls her. He is a lovesick puppydog and he is just so damn weak and on top of all that, he constantly demonizes his wife Mellie for I don’t know why. I can go on and on and on about how much I DESPISE THIS GUY. I feel for his wife. She’s sacrificed a lot for him, and now she’s being tossed away.
During their “off time” when he was mad at Olivia for something, he ambushed her into a room, and they had yet another romp (after not talking for months), and then he says “I may not be able to control my erections around you, but that doesn’t mean I want you. We are done.” SERIOUSLY?? I HATE HIM!!!!
Now for Olivia. She is headstrong and incredibly independent woman. But once she’s around Fitz, once he calls her, she loses all her aura, her power, her self-control, her icy attitude. She caves in, she runs to him, she turns into little girl. She has this “I can’t live without you anymore” puppy sad face and at this point, it’s irritating. I constantly yell at the screen, hoping she’ll listen to my screaming “DON’T ANSWER IGNORE HIM!!”
Olivia has another love interest, good-looking super spy dude Jake. I really like him. He’s incredibly charming, funny, and badass. Unlike Fitz, WHO IS JUST LAME. But no, every single time, she chooses Fitz. She cannot keep away from him. I hate her so much when she screws him. It’s disgusting. I HATE IT. MAKE IT STOP SHONDA RIMES MAKE IT STOP.
Yes they are in love with each other, but what the hell, he was married. She knew he was married when they first met. They let each other become vulnerable to each other. They allowed themselves to become consumed to the other. They chose to become close. If they hadn’t gotten to know each other, they wouldn’t be in love. They’d be strangers, and could’ve avoided all the incredible drama and political turmoil they put their country and loved ones through.
Fitz was ready to give up reelection so he could divorce his wife, marry Olivia, and move away to Vermont TO A HOUSE HE BUILT FOR THEM IN THE HOPE SHE WILL WAIT FOR HIM WHICH SHE WILL AND THEY SCREWED IN IT UGH.
They keep playing ping-pong with each other, and I just don’t have the sympathy. I love this quote between Olivia and her ex-fiance Edison.
Olivia: I don’t want normal, and easy, and simple. I want..
Edison: What? What do you want, Olivia?
Olivia: I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love. Don’t you want that, too?
Edison: Love is not supposed to be painful or devastating. Love isn’t supposed to hurt, Liv.
THANK YOU EDISON. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I am so sick of the notion that love should be something dramatic, like out of some epic love poem. Scandal portrays Olivia and Fitz as some star crossed lovers crap, and I can’t deal with it. I’ve never been a fan of Romeo and Juliet. It’s lame and stupid.
Anyway, the next two episodes are going to be crazy. I’m trying to be patient. Maybe she will finally leave Fitz and see the light of day and go to Jake (who she did screw once).
Ok so tomorrow, I need to re-neter the world. My face has been on the computer for soo long I don’t even know what it’s like to be human. And I cannot believe it’s already December. And I feel like I got nothing done in my life. Un-productivity. Gap year is going by QUICK.