Binge-worthy TV: SCANDAL

by Heather Flett on February 5, 2014

in We Love It (For Mom),Website Reviews

Binge-worthy TV: Scandal

What follows is an actual email dialog between myself and my friend, Crystal (both moms of three small people):

FROM ME TO CRYS {Re: notes on SCANDAL}

Have you watched SCANDAL? Whitney turned me onto it and I watched the first season on Netflix in two days. Granted the first season was only seven episodes, but I do have three kids and a job… so there’s that.

The second season was about 22 episodes and I also slurped it up on Netflix using the TV, laptop, iPad, and my phone (even laptopping in my minivan while waiting to pick up kids at school). Love that the Netflix experience remembers where I am even if I switch devices. It got to the point that if Alec got up to go to the kitchen to make himself (or let’s be honest here, MY self) a snack, I would watch a few minutes while he was gone.

The real problem came when I was gobbling up the third season. There have been 10 episodes so far but Season 3 is not yet on Netflix. Only the latter five episodes are on Hulu Plus or ABC.com (the ABC app is the worst!) so I had to pay $$ on amazon or iTunes (or go to Whitney’s house and let her do it) so I could catch up.

But don’t worry. I made it. Come the end of February, when Season 3 resumes in real-time, I’ll be ready for it.

Have you watched it? Do I sound crazy? Rereading this, I think I do.

FROM CRYS TO ME {Re: notes on SCANDAL}

Well, there is nothing I love more than getting completely obsessed with a show!

I recently went through: Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black and Friday Night Lights. Totally watched all as you describe – whatever screen I could get a free minute on.

I kind of like obsessing about a show on my own, bc Rob and I JOINTLY are obsessing on Breaking Bad, but have so few opportunities to watch TV together, that it’s taking us like a year to watch the show. (I have to go to bed early for work, he’s busy earlier in the night so can’t watch with me, which is why I started looking for solo shows.)

You do sound a little crazy ;) But I love it!

Tell me, why should I watch it?

FROM ME TO CRYS {Re: notes on SCANDAL}

Watch the first one and then tell me if you can stop!

I started watching because Whitney told me that she watched four in one day and that was over the weekend while her children were home… so I was curious and then couldn’t stop.

I love the speed-plotting satisfaction of so much happening each hour with a gigantic twist at the end of every episode. Not to mention, Olivia Pope is powerful kick-ass character with an immaculate wardrobe.

FROM CRYS TO ME {Re: notes on SCANDAL}

Starting episode 1!

FROM ME TO YOU GUYS {Re: notes on SCANDAL}

It’s not too late to watch 2.5 seasons of Scandal before Season 3 kicks up again (after the Olympics). I hear that ABC also offers similarly-titled shows like Betrayal, Revenge, and Defamation but I won’t be adding any of them to my queue (unless of course Whitney recommends them!)

Please confess in the comments if this sort of baby-induced TV binging has happened to you!

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