Scandal (First Impressions…sort of)

I’m obsessed.

“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is the creative mind behind this ABC drama. Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, is ready to move on with her life and opens her own crisis-management¬†firm, but she can’t seem to shake ties with her past. Olivia’s staff includes Quinn Perkins, who has a complicated history, and hacker extraordinaire Huck. As she moves forward it becomes clear that, while her staffers may specialize in cleaning up the lives of other people, they can’t seem to do the same for themselves.

You see, I’m already halfway through Season 3 on Netflix. Maybe I would have stopped to do a first impressions post, if I had been able to stop at all. Once I started this show, I fell down the deep dark rabbit hole. This show is incredibly addictive, and each episode ends on a cliff hanger. I love the show so much. Olivia Pope is beautiful, fierce, fashionable, and all-around perfect. I love that in each episode you get to see flashbacks of the various back stories of the characters. The show is always taking crazy twists and turns and keeps you on your toes. If you’re looking for a new show on Netflix, I highly recommend this one.


Gilmore Girls (I Finished)


So if you don’t know, Gilmore Girls is about a mother and daughter who live in the small town of Stars Hollow in New Hampshire. Yeah, that doesn’t sound like a super fascinating show, but don’t judge it yet. The show stars Lauren Graham as the mother, Lorelei and Alexis Bledel as the daughter, Rory. the dialogue is fast and witty. You fall in love with the characters. The show begins when Rory is in high school and finishes when she graduates college.

Wayyy back in December 2014, I wrote a post about my first impressions of the show. Here it is, if you want to check it out! Yeah, it took me way to long to finish this series. The thing is, I finished the first six seasons by about January. It took me until June to finish the seventh season. The seventh season kind of lost me, and it was a struggle to finish it. But I couldn’t get as far as season 6 and drop the show, so I powered through. I think part of the reason the show wasn’t as engaging to watch the last season was because there was a different writer for that season. Another part of the reason why it took me so long to get through it is because I actually had a life last semester. Whattt?? Haha!

If you are not reading any further because of spoilers and you haven’t seen the show, I 100% recommend it. You will not regret it. It’s on Netflix! All seven seasons! Go! Now!


I absolutely love the show. I love Lorelei and Rory. They are amazing. I love how the show was able to transition and continue on once Rory started college because so many shows end when the character finishes high school. I am 100% Team Jess. I loved him from the start, and I loved him whenever he made small reappearances. I just wish he hadn’t totally blown it with Rory. Up and leaving without saying a word… It took me a very long time to accept that Rory was dating Logan. I didn’t like him from the beginning. And by the time I had come to terms with their relationship, he went and messed it up again. And Dean isn’t even in the running. I mean, the car gesture was nice and everything, but that’s about where it ends. I’m not really sure what went on with the whole Lane getting married and becoming pregnant with twins thing. I wasn’t exactly a fan of that. Lorelei and Chris. Arrrrrghhh! That never should have happened. What a mess! Luke and Lorelei forever! Everyone is so lovable, and it is such an amazing show. I’m sad to see it end. I wish I had loved the last season as much as the others.

I love this so much that I sat and watched the entire reunion video that recently happened. If you’re interested in watching this, you can find it here. It’s wonderful!

Orange Is The New Black: First Impressions

Well, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon.

The tv show follows Piper Chapman, an upper middle-class woman, who is incarcerated for a crime she committed ten years ago. The show explores different women Piper encounters in prison and their backstories.

I love how unique this show is. The setting is so different and fascinating. I also love shows that have characters with backstories that are revealed slowly throughout the show. It is also interesting to take a character like Piper who seems so “normal” in her day to day life and put her in the setting of a prison. Also, while watching the show, I’ve come to realize how similar prison is to high school. There are the cliques and rumors and gossip in both places.

I had been looking for a Netflix show to get hooked on, and I chose wisely. It’s always fascinating to find out what will happen next during Piper’s incarceration. Sometimes the focus is on the corrupt administration/guards. Other times the focus is on the tug of war between Piper’s outside life and her life in prison.

I would say it’s a must-watch.