Watching Tv While Black – The Empire Scandal

Ok I get it. The Cosby show is no longer on television. Serious allegations are swirling around someone many considered the nations dad. Positive representation of African Americans are almost non-existent. The Oscars are too white according to most media outlets and Iggy Azalea and Macklemore are stealing Hip Hop. OK I GET IT!!

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The truth of the matter is that all forms of media are influential and have an effect on our psyches. With that being said, I have a confession to make.

Hello ….My name is Precise and I watch Scandal and Empire. 

Now that I have confessed to the world one of my deepest darkest secrets allow me to say that even though I watch these shows I am STILL a BLACK MAN and an Awesome guy.

For some reason there is a divide in our community. Those who label themselves “conscious” have a total disdain for these telvision shows and feel like they are setting black people back 100’s of years.

Many black men have decided that these shows are for women, and if a man watches them his masculinity is questionable.

WTF?

Look…some of you take yourselves much to seriously. I agree that the portrayal of black people on television leaves a lot to be desired. Around the world we are viewed a specific way because of what is being fed through the media. It is important for us to take responsibility with regards to this.

Shonda Rhimes and Lee Daniels have taken some of this responsibility and boldly share a narrative of our lives that is complex and interesting.

I don’t know about you but I like to peel back the layers of who we are. It’s interesting and our experience extends past the history of slavery and civil rights.

We all have complexities and quirks. Just because I’m black doesn’t mean I should have to watch Eyes On The Prize  and Hidden Colors Vol 1, 2 and 3 all the time.

I like watching television with my 5k friends on Fb and sharing reactions in my status. I don’t post “spoilers” contrary to what some people (my sister) may think. Wendsday and Thursday nights are cool. It gives us the opportunity to come together and share something, even if it’s just a television show.

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What do you think about Empire and Scandal? Do you feel these shows are horrible or great? Let me know in the comments. ūüôā

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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. ūüôā

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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!! ūüė¶

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. ūüôā

-Precise

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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.

Kerry-Washington-Nnamdi-AsomughaCongratulations Kerry Washington – Asomugha. ūüôā

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. ūüôā

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. ūüôā

-Precise

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

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Father knows best. In Olivias case, Father knows EVERYTHING.

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Rowan played by Joe Morton surfaced towards the end of the season barking demands and pulling strings all over Washington. He has everybody who is anybody in that town in his back pocket. He’s the boss of the assassins G16. He orders Cyrus around and knows about everything that is going on with Fitz and his daughter Olivia. He seems to be running something. What is he running? What else does he know? Where does he come from?

I have my own answers to those questions. I will address them later. Lets talk about Joe Morton the actor who plays Rowan.

Joe Morton has been acting for over 40 yrs and has stared in a vast array of movies and television shows. He stared as Hal Marshall on the hit show “Sanford and Son” and played the same character on the spinoff called “Grady”. I had no idea Grady had a spinoff. Good Googly Moogly…lol He went on to play the Brother (Alien) from the cult classic “The Brother from Another Planet” He was also Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson from “Terminator¬†2: Judgement Day”. I could go on and on with a list of characters that Joe Morton has played. Its a long list. However one character stands out to me and provides me with great background when it comes to my¬†imagination¬†and the origins of Rowan.

Senator Byron Douglas III from a Different World is Joe¬†Morton’s¬†most memorable character in my opinion. Check out one of my all time favorite moments in television.

ImageAfter watching this I think I know exactly where Rowan came from. Rowan formerly known as Byron (BYRAAAAAAAAN) for all my Tyler Perry fans, HA!..Anyway…After Byron gets left at the alter he is too¬†embarrassed to be seen and he leaves town changes his name and becomes a spy for the CIA. As a result of his exemplary work during the Gulf War, the Monica Lewinsky scandal with President Clinton, The East Coast West Coast beef and¬†Affirmative¬†Action he was promoted to head up the super duper top secret G16.

He started hearing stories about his daughter in the streets and knew it was time to put the hammer down..then….BOOM he is in the limo with his daughter and they are going to have a heart to heart.

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Well.. thats what I think¬†happened…lol. Im sure Shonda Rhimes¬†has her own thoughts.

Im looking forward to see what Rowan and Olivia are going to discuss. Are you?

I want to hear what you think. Like the blog. Leave a comment. ūüôā

-Precise

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Olivia Pope is Judy Smith ‚Äď SCANDAL-LESS¬†Thursday

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 ‚ÄúThings to do while SCANDAL is on hiatus‚Ä̬†

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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. ūüôā

-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 ‚ÄúThings 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. ūüôā

-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 ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs what she gets.‚Ä̬† No matter how much they make me want to hate the president‚Äôs 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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Ladies Love Scandal….Huck didnt do it.

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First off allow me to take this moment to shout out Shonda Rhimes. This is a well written show with a great cast. Chicago is proud of you!!

Now..For the past 2 months or so Thursday has been a busy day on social networks. Scandal hash-tags fill my timelines. My original intent was not to watch this show. However, my curiosity got the best of me. I was able to catch up on the first and second season up to the part where Fitz (President) is shot.

I admit I have my reservations about this show. The love triangle in its most basic sense concerns me. I also have issue with this “job” that Mellie (First Lady) thinks that Liv (Fixer) does with respect to the presidency……anyway…Im not going to get all hyper¬†historical¬†and political and righteous..lets get to the real subject at hand…

***SPOILER ALERT****

Huck DID NOT shoot Fitz.

The final scene ends with Huck (Ex Cia Spy/Hacker) scooping up bullets off of a chair with gun in hand to give the viewer the impression that he just shot Fitz. IM NOT GOIN!!

This show does a great job at moving around a lot of pieces. Sometimes information can get lost in the shuffle. The one thing I notice is that the main characters stay consistent with respect to who they are.

Clearly Huck is a spy who has committed¬†heinous¬†crimes in the name of the¬†government. He has a very particular set of skills; skills that he has¬†acquired¬†over a very long career. Skills that will make a nightmare for most people. HA!… Shout Out To Liam Neeson and “Taken”

Huck is on the road to redemption. He finds enjoyment in his work. He¬†understands¬†that there is something wrong with it. He joins¬†Alcohol¬†Anonymous to work on his addiction to “Whiskey”. He meets a girl…she¬†doesn’t¬†mind that hes a weirdo. He made an impassioned speech to save the life of a fellow spy (It¬†didn’t¬†work). He turned a corner.

The one¬†murder¬†he should have committed he¬†didn’t¬†do. These ex CIA spies have some type of keen sixth sense. Huck knew something was going to happen after listening to the static on the radio and went there to stop it. He got there too late and had to rush out before he was spotted.

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……In the episode previous to this one Charlie (Ex CIA Spy) comes back into town after being “instructed” to leave by Huck. Charlie makes a call to one of his many clients and mentions he is ready to get back to work (killing people).

I know who shot Fitz.

Charlie shot Fitz for Hollis Doyle (Rich Guy) in order for him to regain his influence in the White House. Sally Langston (Vice President) and Quinn were in on it.

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What do you think? Leave a comment.

-Precise

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