SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – First Lady – Mellie – Stepford Wife – Bellamy Young

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Let me ask you a question. How many of you would knowingly allow your spouse to engage in an extra marital affair? Ok..Another question for you…How many of you would stay in a marriage when it is clear that you do not love your spouse? Ok here is another question…What do Jaccquline Onasis Kennedy and Mellie Grant have in common?

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Bellamy Young is the extremely talented actress who plays the wife of Fitzgerald Grant on the hit ABC television show SCANDAL. Her pedigree is that of an Ivy Leaguer. She holds 2 degrees from Yale. She has a degree in English and a degree in theater studies. She followed her passion for the theatre and parlayed it into roles along side Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames. If we look at the surface of her upbringing if would not be a stretch to say that she could have been easily groomed to be a First Lady. 

Bellamy provides different levels to the character of Mellie. Mellie is the first lady of the United States who was essentially married off to Fitz because of the relationship he had with Fitz’s father. It was an arranged marriage and Mellie has been groomed for this all of her life. She does an amazing job with the press and the American people, but guess what….I CAN’T STAND MELLIE!!!

I want to sympathize with this woman who on the surface has her husbands back and is on the tail end of this love triangle. She has a child thinking it would bring her and her husband closer together, but Fitz is looking for the mysteries of the universe between Olivia magical thighs. 

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That should be enough for me to feel for her. It doesn’t feel good to be cheated on and its being flaunted in your face…dang…I should feel sorry for this woman…but I don’t. 

Mellie sees this as part of the design. She helped conspire to get Fitz in Office and she loves being the First Lady. She wishes to keep this status and has her own aspirations of becoming President. It’s these aspirations and attitude that cause her to do some bone headed stuff. Im always left looking at Mellie like…Dang…you get on my nerves.

Mellie is robotic in her approach at times its as though she does not have any feelings. She outed her husband on national Tv and told the world he was having an affair. She is looking for sympathy from the American people. I would assume from the media level that she receives this sympathy. However the viewer gets to see this conniving and callous woman up close and personal. We see that she really does not love her husband. We know that she has other intentions. I think this is why people root for Olivia so much. 

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There are moments when you can see glimpses of some type of connection between Mellie and Fitz. The moment right before he gets shot she spills her heart out to him and the very last scene of last season Fitz after being jilted by his mistress. 

So this is what I think is going happen. I think Mellie takes Fitz back under the condition that he tells the American public that he has been sleeping with a man. Then Mellie Divorces him and makes her run for the presidency. She wins the presidency and marries Olivias ex beau Edison and makes him First Man. Yeah…that could happen. But maybe not…LOL!!

I asked a series of questions at the beginning of this post answer them for me. Im curious to know your thoughts.

Do you feel sorry for Mellie? What do you like about her? What don’t you like about her. I want to know. Leave a comment, like and share. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday- Fitz – Tony Goldwyn – Kerry Washington – Emmy Nomination – October 3rd 2013

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So…today I keep seeing Kerry Washington’s name in my twitter feed. And Im like…Why is Kerry Washington’s name in my twitter feed so much? Well seems as though Kerry has been nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Olivia Pope on SCANDAL.

She has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series. I haven’t seen any of the other nominees shows but I know Kerry will win cause she’s better than all of them. HA!

Congrats Ms. Washington. 🙂

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This is the second time since I have been writing SCANDAL-LESS Thursdays that Olivia/Kerry has tried to interfere with my subject matter. The first time she was successful, but NOT this time.

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President Fitzgerald Grant as portrayed by Tony Goldwyn has become the most beloved adulterer in the history of adulterers since President Bill Clinton. Tony has managed to craft a character that can do the most horrendous things and still manages to have the women swooning over him. HOW DOES HE DO THAT?!!!

The ladies go crazy over Fitz. He sleeps with other women. He cheats on his wife. He jeopardizes the lives of the American people and he can do no wrong because he loves Olivia so much. **side eye**

I guess ultimately we are all looking for that perfect love even if sometimes they belong to someone else…WOW…did I just type that…HA!

Tony does a great job bringing Fitz to life. There has even been discussion of him becoming the next James Bond. What do you think about that?

I want to see how he manages to get Fitz back into the good graces of his wife since Olivia kicked him to the curb.

SCANDAL returns October 3, 2013 so we don’t have to wait long to see the media frenzy that awaits Fitz, Olivia and Mellie. Actually…October is pretty far away…DANG!! 😦

What I think happens is that Fitz denies everything. He tells the press he never had sexual relations with Olivia and then there is a bunch of talk about cigars and a blue dress….Uhh..Wait that happened already. Maybe the conversations are about coke cans and pubic hairs. I don’t know.

What do you thinks is going to happen. Why do the ladies love Fitz so much. Leave a comment, like and share the blog. I want to know what you think. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Harrison Wright – Little Walter – Gladiator – Columbus Short

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I know I’m a day late!!!…HA! So…Im not really sure when Scandal returns however I know all of you have been anticipating the next amazing installment of SCANDAL LESS Thursday…. WOOO HOOOO!!!! ITS BACK! 😉

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Harrisson Wright is probably the most mysterious Gladiator in Olivia’s camp. He is extremely loyal and is good for a pep talk when things get rough. We still don’t know too much about him. Im thinking Shonda is writing some great back story about him at this very moment. What we do know is that he was in jail for something and Olivia helped him out….hmmmmmm

We may not know much about Harrison however the actor by the name of Columbus Short has an extremely solid resume very early in his career. Columbus started his career as a dancer and is first role was in “You Got Served” His first lead role was in Save The Last Dance 2. It went straight to DVD. His next role that I think most people especially the ladies now him from is “Stomp The Yard” , a realistic look at Greek Culture on Historically Black College campuses. Not so much on the second part of that last sentence…HA! Anyway the brother can dance.

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His acting chops are tested in the movie “Cadillac Records” where he plays the part of Little Walter. Columbus has been in a few films I have seen but did not know it was him. He has a way of becoming immersed in his role.

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Last season every ones story was able to be told. Harrison’s is still a great mystery. Let me tell you what I think happened. I think he was in a dance battle and was trying one of his most dangerous signature moves, and he caused a melee in the midst of a family doing the wobble at a barbecue in Atlanta. Someone lost their life and he was charged with murder during a line dance. Olivia being a fan of line dancing and Stompin the yard felt bad for him and arranged to have him released and become a gladiator because of his great dancing skills and his ability to rally the troops. Well….maybe thats not what happened at all. Shonda’s probably writing his story right now.

Im looking forward to the new season of Scandal? Are you? What do you think about Harrison Wright? Where does he come from?

Like the blog, Leave a comment, Share. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Olivia Pope – “I’s Married Now!” – Kerry Washington

SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Olivia Pope – “I’s Married Now!” – Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington pulled a Shug Avery this week “She’s Married Now!” My plans were to deliver some information regarding another character…but uhhhh…thats not gonna happen.

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Kerry Washington is an amazing actress and has appeared in various movies throughout the years. Her portrayal of BroomHilda Von Schaft in the controversial Quentin Tarrentino film “Django” adds to her resume of great work. Her performance as Nikki Tru in the Chris Rock film “I Think I Love My Wife” is my favorite. She was a powerful, seductive and sultry woman trying her best to get Chris Rock’s character to cheat on his wife. Without giving away any spoilers lets just say that Chris Rock was having a difficult time staying faithful. Her power of persuasion rivals only that of Olivia Pope.

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Kerry’s portrayal of Olivia Pope is sexy, confident and vulnerable. Not to mention the fact that SHE IS SO FINE!!! DANG!…….Ok… let me get back on track…The moments when she introspective and vulnerable are the times when I understand the depth of Olivia. This powerful woman who has the ability to wreak havoc on the most powerful government in the world and has everything that a person could possibly want still desires one thing. She wants to be loved. I understand that. I can relate to that. This is probably why the affair she is having with Fitz touches the fans so deeply. So many are in search of love with such a passion that they will overlook immoral and unethical behavior to have love. No judgements. 🙂

Some of Kerry’s best moments are when she delivers her range of the emotion with just one look.

olivia-pope-fitz-hookup-in-closet-episode-14-w724When we last saw Olivia she officially kicked Fitz to the curb (Yeah Right) and he went and laid his head on Mellie’s lap asking for forgiveness.. (Whatever)…lol. Im sure these two will find themselves in some computer room somewhere in the White House again. Maybe they’ll get really creative and pledge their love on the White House lawn. Whatever happens she is going to have to answer A LOT of questions. The cameras are on her this time and the media will be focused. I expect Olivia to be her own client for the bulk of next season. And who knows, maybe Kerry being a married woman will affect her portrayal of Oliva….hmmmmmm.

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So…do you think married life will change Olivia? What do you like about Olivia? What do you hate? I would love to know. Leave a comment, like the blog and share. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Huck – Complex Assassin – Guillermo Díaz

SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Huck – Complex Assassin – Guillermo Díaz

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Another week without SCANDAL and yet this week has been full of scandal. The trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin is being broadcast daily. The state that you live in can change the voting laws without federal approval. If you live in Texas you will need a voters id to cast your vote. Gay Marriage has not been embraced by everyone yet rights are being recognized. Alex Hernandez a former New England Patriots football player is under investigation for allegedly shooting and killing a friend. Annnnnnnd…Paula Deen has managed to become the most famous racist cook we have ever known. Then guess who she hires to get her out of this fiasco….JUDY SMITH!!! If you dont know who Judy Smith is check the blog I wrote a few weeks ago.

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Art truly does imitate life and I would not be surprised if one of the situations mentioned above turns up as an episode of your favorite television show. If this was an episode of Scandal, Olivia would have her gladiators hit the pavement. Her most loyal and complex gladiator Huck would be gathering information and playing enforcer at the same time. Imagine him tapping into Paula Deens cellphone calls. I bet you would hear the secret recipe to her famous macaroni and cheese with a few N words dropped in the mix…HA.

SCANDAL-DIAZ_510x317Guillermo Diaz is the actor who plays Huck. His resume is extensive and diverse. He has been cast as everything from a gangster to a drag queen. Many of the characters that he portrays have a love for ganja, the sticky icky, loudpack, marijuana WEED!! Refer to the movie “Half Baked” alongside Dave Chapelle and his recurring role on the aptly named SHOWTIME series “WEEDS”. Guillermo has worked with Dave Chappelle on a few different occasions One of the most memorable was as an employee of PopCopy a spoof of FedEx Kinkos on the Chapelle Show.

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With a penchant for comedic roles its interesting to see how Guillermo embraces the character of Huck and makes the audience feel for him. Its actually pretty amazing because Huck kills people for a living and still manages to show he has a heart. Only a skilled actor can convey that type of complexity.

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We left Huck at a crossroads during the last few episodes of SCANDAL. After being subjected to water boarding and locked in a trunk for a few hours he seems to have lost his passion for being an assassin. I’m expecting something to force his hand in upcoming episodes so he can go back to his killing ways, or maybe he will retire and start selling weed in Colorado. Either way Im sure the fans will love him and wont be mad at him if he tortures the next meddling villain with a drill. I know one thing is for sure I bet Paula Deen wishes she had Huck on her side to kill all this attention she’s getting.

Do you like Huck? What do you think about him being an assasin? Share. Like this blog and leave a comment below. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Joe Morton – Olivia’s Father – Rowan – BYRAAAAAN!

Olivia Pope is Judy Smith – SCANDAL-LESS Thursday

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Another Thursday without Scandal? Dont fret I got you covered. If you have been having a hard time finding something to do during this SCANDAL hiatus make sure you hit last weeks blog.

TOP TEN “Things to do while SCANDAL is on hiatus” 

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To be honest I was late to all the SCANDAL hoopla and hype. The only reason I ended up watching was because of a friend of mine who persuaded me and because I wanted to know why this show had people stuck to their television sets. 2 seasons later Im writing a blog about it. Go figure..lol

Full disclosure …Kerry Washington is GORGEOUS and that is probably the main reason I watch the show….HA! The most intriguing aspect of the Olivia Pope character is not her impeccable wardrobe. Finding out that Olivia is based on a real life person is what amazes me.

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Judy Smith

Judy Smith is the Co-Executive Producer of SCANDAL and is the real “Fixer”. She was the Press Secretary for President George H Bush and has worked with many high profile clients. Her list of clients include names like Lewinsky, Snipes, Bryant, Barry, Craig, Vick and Jackson Jr.. This woman has put in 25 years of WORK! She is known around the world for her expertise as a “Crisis Management Advisor”

This woman helped a crackhead become mayor again. She helped an accused rapist secure endorsement deals again. She helped a dog fighter reestablish himself in the NFL and Blade was able to be a day-walker again. I think she made Jr. Bi-Polar too….HA!

If I find myself in any crisis I need managed I want her on my team. After reading the bio on her website its clear that this woman is the truth.

It just makes me wonder how many of these episodes have some truth to them….hmmmm.

What Do you think about Judy Smith?  Leave a comment and share. 🙂

-Precise

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TOP TEN “Things to do while SCANDAL is on hiatus” on SCANDAL-LESS Thursday

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TOP 10 “Things to do while Scandal is on hiatus”

1. Organize your bookshelf.

Surely you have books that you have neglected because of this amazing show…GET TO IT!

2. Call your mother and talk about Scandal.

Mom always appreciates a call and you can have a cool conversation about Olivia’s fashion sense and how Huck turned into a punk.

3. Find a cure for ADHD.

Huh?…what was that?…I got distracted.

4. Start a support group for Scandal withdrawal. S.W.A.G. (Scandal Withdrawal Assistance Group)

I would do this one myself, but I have a blog to write.

5. Write your own TV Drama and cast Megan Goode as the lead.

I know it was done already…but do it again Megan deserves it

6. Become a politician and run for President of the Scandal Fan Club.

I’m sure there are great perks with becoming the president of the Scandal Fan Club. All the wine you can drink and more backstabbing than you can handle cant be bad.

7. Watch Greys Anatomy.

I always seem to catch the last 5 minutes of the most dramatic moments of Greys right before Scandal comes on. Im assuming that this show is awesome because Shonda Rhimes writes this also. All I know is that I would NEVER want to be  a patient at that hospital. TOO MUCH DRAMA!

8. Defend the show to all of your friends who dont watch it.

Olivia is a “complex” character to say the least and people who dont know anything about the show seem to be talking about it the most. Invite your friends to the S.W.A.G meetings and provide some insight on the gladiators.

9. Create fictitious story lines about Scandal and start discussions on FB.

In my version of Scandal, Edison beats up the President a marries Olivia. HA!

10. Go for a walk at your nearest park and hold secret meetings on the park bench.

Apparently the best way to make sure things are kept secret is to have a discussion on a park bench surrounded by the public.

Thats my Top 10 List of “Things to do while SCANDAL is on hiatus.”  Could it be better? What would you add? I would love to read your input below. Like the blog, share the blog and leave a comment. 🙂

-Precise

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SCANDAL-LESS Thursday – Olivia – Huck – Fitz – Mellie – Cyrus

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I know for a fact that I am not the only one looking forward to seeing the discussion that Olivia will have with her father in the back of that limo. But uhhhh…We gotta wait. For the record I am not one who watches very much TV; however Thursday night is a good night to turn on the television and chat it up with my fellow Scandal fans on Facebook. I love doing the commentary as much as watching the show. It’s like sitting in the living room watching television with 4000 of your closest family members. I have a lot of friends….HA!….Anyway…what do I do on Thursdays now?

I was having a conversation with a close friend. We were discussing this enormous void (not really) that Shonda has placed in our lives for the next 4 months. WHAT IS WE GON DO?!

We came to the conclusion that we can do a few things. We will provide the world with a list of what you can do during this Scandal hiatus aaaaaaaand we will provide you with some cool background on some of the characters. So…There you have it. Scandal-Less Thursdays is in effect…LETS GO!!!

-Precise

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Scandal….Fitz HAS GONE MAD!!!

Ok…It’s been a while since I posted about Scandal and my deduction was only partially right. Huck DID NOT shoot Fitz…however it wasn’t Hollis Doyle as I suspected. It was the Judge (Verna Thornton)….DUN DUN DUN!!

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The past few weeks have been a roller coaster  Fitz wakes up out of a coma just as the vice president and Hollis are making a play for the White House. Then he finds out that Verna tried to have him killed and that he was only president because his inner circle including his mistress Olivia Pope fixed the election for him. So as a result of this he kills Verna, reconciles with his wife, dumps Olivia and becomes an alcoholic. WHOA!

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Fast forward 6 months and Fitz doesn’t trust anyone, he is ignoring his advisor Cyrus, Americans have been taken hostage and he is using his friend to stalk his ex-mistress with government resources.

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 Yeah…The president has officially gone crazy

Of course Olivia is heartbroken in the midst of all of this. She turns down a proposal from Edison thinking Fitz is going to divorce his wife for her. Yeah…that didn’t happen. Olivia is such a high powered character who still succumbs to the quest for love. Ahhh…. Love.

Part of me wants to feel sympathy for Olivia. Another part of me is saying “That’s what she gets.”  No matter how much they make me want to hate the president’s wife Mellie the fact never escapes me that Mellie is his wife. Olivia is officially the side-chick and she knows it for sure now.

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What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel sorry for Olivia? Like and Leave a comment. I’m curious to know what you think.

-Precise

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