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Confession: I’ve a love-hate relationship with the ABC Show Scandal

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I don’t usually blog about TV shows I watch but the last episode of ABC Scandal left me wanting to share  a few things.  You’ve heard of the show Scandal right? Well even if you haven’t watched it, you’ve probably heard it mentioned a few times on your twitter or facebook feed. I can’t remember which one of my girlfriends introduced me to the show but sometimes I wish I wasn’t involve with it. I admire Olivia Pope, her confidence, her command of the room, the fact that her staff respects her, her whole team trusts her without hesitation, most of all because she’s a woman of color but at the same time I hate the fact that every Thursday night I’m glued to my TV rooting for a mistress.

I never liked mistresses – from the likes of Rielle Hunter, Angelina Jolie, Camilla Parker Bowles and Ashley Dupré just to name a few. I know some people say we shouldn’t blame the mistress while I don’t completely agree with that theory I understand their sentiment – no one can take away your man/husband without their consent – yes it takes two I get that but the mistress shouldn’t go unpunished. A few years ago I remember reading about a wife that sues her husband’s mistress for millions of dollars and guess what she won, I believe it was based on “Alienation of Affection” Law. Maybe if all states has this law some people will think twice about messing with the covenant of marriage.

As a married woman, the last episode of Scandal (A Woman Scorned) made me sad. I had to put myself in Millie’s shoes – the blatantly, constant disrespect was too much for me to watch. As I watched Fitz in disbelief, throw his life away for the woman he loves – his mistress, I can’t help but root for Millie (his wife). For the first time this season, I actually started to like Millie – the fact that she finally put her foot down – stood her grounds and went ahead with the press conference – to hell with it – “F” him. Well she didn’t say that but that’s pretty much how I felt. I am curious to see what will happen next week – my hope is that Millie stands her ground and just walk away from it all – sometimes a marriage isn’t worth saving especially in this situation. Fitz is gone, he has checked out of that marriage a long time ago and I believe if it wasn’t for his job he would have divorced Millie.

Anyway, I love the show but oftentimes I find myself thinking – I refuse to celebrate a woman caught in the midst of adultery, but then again I believe in the Mistress Karma – the way you got him, is the way you’ll lose him. Yes, I know its only a show I just hope there aren’t any women out there using this as their blueprint.

 

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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  1. Alli

    May 5, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Great post! Bookmarking your blog right away

  2. Kate

    May 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Stopping by from SITS and so glad i did! I feel the same way- in some ways i want to BE Olivia Pope but I have a really hard time with any form of cheating… its such a frustrating show because of that!

  3. vinma

    May 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I used to watch this show with a certain sincerity from the beginning of the season then stopped based on this very same reason. I didn’t like the way Fitz was treating his wife even though Millie was not her best self with him often times.. Married life is always packed with both good and bad times, right? you just have to suck it up!you cannot just run away to your mistress just because your wife is not treating you right. the show used to leave a bad taste in my mouth at the end of it, always. So i just stopped watching it altogether 🙂 We have enough complications to deal with in our own lives,, so why even bother with ‘Scandal’. I didn’t know about the stuff that recently happened in the show… thanks for sharing 🙂

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