Yes, Loving “Scandal” Probably Does Make You A Hypocrite. (But, Who F*cking Cares?)

(Black) People finding out you’ve never watched more than a half hour (combined) of Scandal sort of reminds me of the reaction I’d receive when people found out I’d never watched The Color Purple and I’ve never done the Electric Slide. The incredulousness received was so extreme that it began to annoy me, turning my non-viewing and non-sliding into a point of pride. Instead of just not sitting down to watch The Color Purple and just not finding the opportunity to learn the Electric Slide, I’d intentionally avoid it. It became one of my “things” like “Oh, that’s Champ over there. He lives in Pittsburgh, used to hoop, and he sits down and smirks whenever the Electric Slide song comes on.”

I haven’t reached that point with Scandal, and I doubt I ever will. It seems like a nice enough show, and my reasons for not getting into it have more to do with my tastes—I tend to like my shows funny (30 Rock, Parks and Rec, etc), dark (The Wire, Luther, etc), or dark and funny (Louie, The Sopranos, etc)—than any type of (admittedly) bizarre preemptive metahate. But, despite the fact that I haven’t watched it, like The Color Purple, it’s become such a part of our cultural zeitgeist that you really don’t have to watch it to know about it. You could probably create a Wiki page for Olivia Pope just off of Facebook status messages every Thursday.

Anyway, in the past week, I’ve read three Scandal-related articles—“Real Talk: What’s Up With the ‘Scandal’ Backlash?” by Demetria Lucas, “Such A Big Ego: Why Some Black Men Have A Problem With “Scandal” by Kirsten West Savali, and “Scandal’ Fans: Guilty by Association?” by Kellee Terrell—and if you were to combine each together and distill them, you’d be left with three points.

1. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Scandal

2. (Black) Men criticize (Black women) for loving Scandal despite some scandalous behavior from its lead character

3. We (Black women who love Scandal) are not hypocrites. If anyone is a hypocrite, it’s Black men

As I mentioned before, it’s near impossible to be on social media and not know the basic premise of the show. Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope is perhaps the most powerful woman in D.C. Her great grandfather was Dr. Manhattan. One click of her heel could make Colin Powell cowtow. If she even winked at you, your head would explode, and Keyser Sose would bankrupt your uncle’s construction business. She’s the shit and shit. She’s also seeing (and in love with) the President…who is married…and is White!

It’s also understandable why the show is so popular. It’s set in D.C., which is to bougie Black girls what Home Depot is to fat crackheads. It features a bougie Black girl in possession of all the things bougie Black girls think of when attempting to get aroused—power, lip gloss, a barely detectable lisp, the ability to affect policy over brunch meetings, shoes and shit, men who want to do more than just invite her over at 1am for Wendy’s and Burn Notice. Plus, no one does “I will make you root and shed tears for these flawed motherf*ckers” better than Shonda Rhimes. She is a maven, a magician, the bougie Black girl’s Geppetto.

Despite all of this, it’s somewhat disingenuous to suggest that her affair with the President isn’t the meat and potatoes of the show’s appeal. Yes, her occupation and the perception of power matters—this show doesn’t work if she’s a school lunch lady who secretly calls all the shots and knows all the secrets in the teacher’s lounge—but there’s no doubt in my mind it wouldn’t be as popular if she happened to be married. Or just single. Or a lesbian. Or having an affair with an equally powerful lawyer. Her impact as a Black woman makes the show irreverent. Her affair makes it sexy, and sexy beats irreverent’s ass every time.

So yes. If you are a bougie Black girl—a population who, despite my undying love and shit for them, is somewhat defined by their sanctimony-based snark about everything—and you activity root for Olivia Pope to “win” her love affair, you are a big steaming pile of hypocrite.

But, guess what? That’s ok!

No one—well, no one with a brain—cares. Yes, it does make you a f*cking hypocrite to rip apart the ratchet behavior of the Real Basketball Wives of Hip-Hop and turn around and root for a woman who’s basically doing the same thing, just as it makes me a f*cking hypocrite for marching against violence but listening to Rick Ross on the way to the rally, or the chick clowning King Catfish on Twitter this evening despite the fact that she’s been dating the same dude for four years and still doesn’t know where he lives, and exactly like the hypocrisy millions of Americans exhibit when pretending to care about concussions and player safety and still sucking on the NFL teet every weekend.

Hypocrisy is as American as assault rifles. This country was founded by a group of extremely brilliant, extremely educated, and extremely pious men who still believed that enslaving people wasn’t really that bad of a thing. Hypocrisy is our birthright, our history, and our legacy, and you look sillier denying it than if you just said “F*ck it” and embraced it.

We are all hypocrites in some way or another–especially when it comes to what we choose to consume—and the longer Scandal lovers who exhibit this behavior refuse to admit to and accept their own hypocrisy, the longer they’ll get called on it…like everyone else does. Being a bougie Black girl and using words like “nuance” and “slut-shaming” doesn’t absolve you from doing some things that don’t really jive with some other things you do, and “hypocrite” is just one appropriate word for that type of behavior.

You know another one? “Human.”

—Damon Young (aka “The Champ”)

  • Todd

    First, this is a completely unrelated message to whatever is being posted. I literally typed this a day in advance,

    and am just going to get up to post this message. Apologies on any chaos this may cause.

    Anyway, we’re doing a VSB NYC Meet-and-Greet at Soco in Brooklyn at 7 PM tonight.

    If you still want to come out, hit me on the email at iluminati14@gmail.com. Come, see if I’m actually a Black Guy.

    Yeah, son! See ya!

    Oh, and FIRST!

    • I Am Your People

      Come, see if I’m actually a Black Guy.

      I don’t believe you. NYC’ers – let me know if we’re being Catfished by Todd #Teo

      • Val

        I just want to know how exactly he considered her his girlfriend even though he’d never met her? There seems to be something else going on, don’t you think?

        • I Am Your People

          I don’t believe Manti for a minute. You’re in love with a girl you never met, never visit her in the hospital or go to her funeral?
          He’s a football star at a football school with an imaginary girlfriend? Either this was for publicity or someone’s in the closet. I think both

          • Val

            Exactly. That’s why I can’t believe the media is buying into this nonsense.

          • Tx10inch

            Damn you, Match.com!!

            – Te’o

          • Todd

            Well, the fact that Notre Dame is working so hard to back him after investingating tells me it wasn’t for publicity. Now the closet is an angle I didn’t think of. It would make sense. He is at a Catholic college, after all, and he is a devout Mormon. Throw in the fact that he’s a football player looking at being picked in the 1st round, and he has good reason to be in the closet. Hmmm…

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            “I don’t believe Manti for a minute. You’re in love with a girl you never met, never visit her in the hospital or go to her funeral?”

            I wouldn’t have believed it, unless I’d seen firsthand accounts of something like this happening. Not to this extent, of course, but people fall in love with people over the internet all the f*cking time

            • SweetSass

              ;-)

        • ChaoticDiva

          He’s gay. He’s trying to cover it by killing off an imaginary girlfriend who, since she’s theoretically dead, cannot confirm or deny his questionable behavior. And all Mormon boys know that the best way to stop the questioning of questionable behavior is to pretend like you’re playing 7 minutes of heaven with a “girl” in that closet you’re hiding in. Just saying.
          .
          Again, if the story breaks that he came out the closet, I want the credit. Eff Necole, MTO and TMZ.

          • keisha brown

            oooooo. that’s a twist….

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            “Again, if the story breaks that he came out the closet, I want the credit. Eff Necole, MTO and TMZ.”

            .

            a couple hundred thousand people beat you to the gay angle, but if you are proven to be right, i’ll do everything in my power to make sure you get credit

      • Todd

        You’re wrong for connecting me to that. LOL

    • H.H.H.

      i’mma see if i can come through.

    • Rewind

      We need to convince Esa to come out for the meet up. It is imperative that this happens.

      • esa

        (smile) i have a job this afternoon but hope to wrap it in time to pass thru ~*~

        • Yoles

          Esa you just have to make it!!!!!
          ~

          Rewind… we gon get saucy, just a lil bit though… ;)

          • Rewind

            See I told you she’d come!

      • Rewind

        Aweesssssome Esa is coming. Ok, now me and Yolie will have someone to drool over while getting drunk. See you there.

    • Yoles

      pardon the interruption… but I AM FAMOUS

      ~

      http://missrosen.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/everyday-heroes-yolie-from-bk/

      ~

      i’ll be signing autographs, shaking hands and not kissing babies at Soco tonight!!!!!!

      • Perverted Alchemist

        *looks at blog link*
        -
        *sees Yoles in those tight ass jeans*
        -
        *focused*

        • camilleblue

          PA – you’re always ‘focused’ lol ;)

      • Cheekie

        HAY HAY NAH! (^_^)/

    • Shamira

      Take pics! I won’t be able to make it this time :-(

      And schedule another one soon! Preferably in manhattan/queens, but I promise to make the trek to wherever this time around :-)

  • Vanity in Peril

    I missed the Scandal bandwagon but everybody says it’s so good. And Luvvie’s write-ups on them are hilarcray. I love Ms. Washington so much that at this point, I’m afraid the show won’t live up to the hype. It’s like Lost for Black Women. And I LOVED Lost… but was ultimately disappointed. Basically, I’m saying I won’t be hurt again, ABC.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      And I LOVED Lost… but was ultimately disappointed

      .

      me too. the last season was so weird and awkward that i didnt even watch the last three episodes

    • LMNOP

      There is still time to get on the scandal bandwagon!
      Watching the old episodes is better now actually, because you don’t have to wait a week to find out what happens next.

    • SweetSass

      I had post-Lost depression.

  • I Am Your People

    I am one of 3 Black people who hasn’t seen Scandal. But I have seen Deception, and I’m being more patient with Meagan Good’s eyebrows now that I know they’re tattooed on (seriously. she did the shave them off/draw them on thing when she was a teenager, but they didn’t grow back) Trying not to be a hypocrite in only supporting Meagan’s hoodrat roles *watches “Video Girl”*

    • Sweet GA Brown

      When ppl do the tattoo thing I always wonder what their eyebrows will look like when they are 72.

    • Marshal

      I haven’t seen Scandal either. Not even Deception. I like Kerry and Megan in movies and not the small screen;

      Taraji is different. I like Person of Interest and her movies

    • Perverted Alchemist

      Let’s be honest though- “Deception” is nothing more than NBC’s rewrite of the ABC television series “Revenge”. If you don’t believe me, watch the pilot episodes to both shows. The plot, settings and families are damned near identical.
      -
      Although we should have expected this kind of stuff from NBC. This isn’t the first time they ripped off a show (“Friends”, anyone?).

      • amy

        @ Perverted Alchemist THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
        As a HARDCORE Revenger I saw Deception and was like this Revenge but a poor remake with a black lead actress. NBC is trying to take the popularity of Scandal thinks any story line would work. I try to support it because major networks do need to understand that there is a market for BLACK shows (that don’t involve Tyler Perry) with well written scripts that black people will watch.

    • Iceprincess2

      +2 *watches Cookout*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      it’s really hard for me to watch meagan good. and by “it’s really hard for me to watch meagan good” i mean “it’s hard for me to “buy” meagan good’s characters because it always feels like she’s trying to f*ck the camera”

    • LMNOP

      I haven’t seen deception yet, I need to watch that.

    • StYoung

      Not sayin its necessary (spell check lol) to watch scandal as a person of Color but dang ninjas complain about programming like BBW and SHAWTY LO- All my baby mamas……but when its showing brothers and sisters in Power its still not good enough, plus Columbus Short has a role on Scandal and He aint fittin no Negro stereotypes……IM SLEEP THO

      • Cali

        AGREED times ten!

  • Val

    Scandal smandal. I’ve never seen the show. And, I’m tired of hearing about it. Also, that Kirsten West – Savali post was garbage.

    -

    On a more serious note: I can’t be the only one experiencing trouble reading the comments after about the first 20. The screen gets jumbled and impossible to read.

    • Todd

      I seems to be a Firefox thing. When I switch to Chrome, I don’t have that issue. That’s just odd.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      Yeah, I have that issue as well. We’re working on the issue in the back end. Truth is, this damn template is making me want to fight you all. So we may have to make some changes around here.

      And yes, the Kirsten West-Savali post was garbage.

      • mena

        I just read the article. What was wrong with it?

  • ChaoticDiva

    Plus, no one does “I will make you root and shed tears for these flawed motherf*ckers” better than Shonda Rhimes. She is a maven, a magician, the bougie Black girl’s Geppetto.
    .
    Upon reading this, I realized not only did the rest of this article become irrelevant, but that I also peed my pants.
    .
    Moving on…

    • ChaoticDiva

      Oh, so the quote tags don’t work on el site-o new-wave-o, eh, homes? Diva does not like.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      Upon reading this, I realized not only did the rest of this article become irrelevant, but that I also peed my pants.

      .

      thanks and shit (pun intended)

    • Skyy

      There’s a BIG difference between Scandal and RHOA or Love and Hip Hop….Reality and fiction! Even tho everyone’s favorite convo is about how “scripted” reality shows are but the DAMAGE that “reality shows” do to our community is off the scale. There are people and kids that that take reality at face value. They believe that stuff. That those actions are acceptable. We are judged by other groups of people and stereotyped because of these “reality shows”. Olivia Pope and Scandal is a fictional land…with fictional characters…and massive amounts of embellishment.Every show with black characters (ESPECIALLY fictional) does not call for us to sit on the edge of our seats and rate how far this will take the whole NEGRO RACE! And I LOVE the show but I’ve never rooted for Olivia to “win” the president. I’ve always thought she was an adulterer. *the end*

      • Cali

        Thank you – there’s a HUGE difference between selling your soul on reality tv & BEING AN ACTRESS!

  • Royale W. Cheese

    “and exactly like the hypocrisy millions of Americans exhibit when pretending to care about concussions and player safety and still sucking on the NFL teet every weekend.”
    .
    This.
    .
    I have not seen scandal yet. I will put this out there, though. I think there really is a difference between Real House Wives ratchet and the type of ratchet you summarized in Scandal. In Scandal, the protagonist is fooling around with someone who has real power.

    • ChaoticDiva

      Wait, Benzino doesn’t have a real job? I thought he was a big deal and all, since Eminem took the time out to make him a diss record back in the day…

    • That Ugly Kid

      Sophisticated ratchetness…is still ratchetness.

      • chameleonic

        not necessarily. being a ho is ratchet. being someone who works hard, has discipline, and stays the course who does things with someone who contributes to that — even if its questionable or misguided — is just nature. im not sure stuff like that can be avoided when its your life day after day, but, you can avoid being a whore and sleeping around for no reason at all.

        • LMNOP

          yeah, and Olivia Pope is not a ho at all. She is always trying to do the right thing. I blame the president for that whole situation.

          • That Ugly Kid

            Why does only the president get the blame? Last time I checked it’s a mutual affair. They are both to blame. Having an affair with a married man is ratchet. Both the president and Olivia is ratchet.

            • britico chick

              i love scandal and i’m in the UK! i have got my sister hooked on it. love the twists, love the camera angles and the quick dialogue – both the flow and the actual conversation because it must be a tongue twister. but i’m amazed at how deep the conversation is becoming – isn’t this meant to be thursday night entertainment – or whenever u want to do catch up?

        • Risa

          I agree, I see no Hoe-ism on Scandal. You can’t help who you love sometimes. Additionally, I’d like to point out that its not some tawdry affair – he’s her lobster! (I’m obviously being objective here) He handed Olivia her arse when she tried to pull that “Sally Hemmings” card. He literally said “I belong to you”. Sorry, I need a second to stop swooning…Ok, where was I? Right, they have a relationship that doesn’t seem comparable to being a groupie who landed a baby daddy famous enough to get her on TV. Lastly, why are we comparing reality TV to a scripted Prime time evening drama in the first place??? Maybe I missed it, but I can’t recall seeing any of this when Meredith and Derek were seeing each other -even though he had a wife- on Grey’s Anatomy. No one called her a typical Jezebel or said she was a horrible representation of ridiculously thin white women – they just enjoyed the drama. If Meredith and McDreamy aren’t ratchet, then I see no reason that Olivia and Fitz should be. This is just a case of black folks over analyzing. With that said, I’m usually a lurker so this is my first comment. Please be kind.

          • chameleonic

            lol @ i belong to you. thats really sexy.

          • Nerd Girl

            Agreed! Sometimes we need to chill and just let entertainment be entertainment!

          • Cali

            I’m gonna be more than kind – I agree w/ your whole statement! :)

    • chameleonic

      me too. those real housewife women seem like they lack moral center and are a result of adhering to a superficial lifestyle. but if youre someone like this scandal character you have to at least be rooted in something even if you are making questionable decisions.

    • Todd

      And that makes hood sh1t OK? I didn’t know that many sisters were on their Paula Broadwell steez. LOL

      • Marshal

        Lest anybody over the age of 20 forgets, Net Gingrich WAS Speaker of the House. In Congress. In 1994. Cheating on his 1st Ex-Wife while she was battling Cancer with his SECOND Ex-Wife who was his Staffer, WHILE he was imepeaching President Bill Clinton for having an “affiar” as Leader of the Free World. Newt was STILL a Ho, just like Monica WAS a Ho and Olivia Pope is STILL a Homewrecker/Ho by STILL getting busy with the POTUS in the show.

        • Perverted Alchemist

          In a nutshell, politicians as a whole are whores. The Kennedys practically set the bar high for it.

        • LP

          How does that make olivia a ho??? A home wrecker…sure… but
          Ho..naw. she does not get paid in exchange for her services and she is not just sleeping around in search of herself. Nor is she getting benefit from it career wise. I can’t speak on basketball wives…cause they are irrelevant and reality ratchet is different than fictional drama.

    • Rewind

      There’s no difference. Ratchet is ratchet. Only difference is Kerry is WORKING while those other bytches are……..what the fawk are they doing again?

      • Iceprincess2

        Hoeing, apparently :-)

        • Rewind

          I’d agree, but clearly none of them can suck a mean dyck otherwise they’d be wifed up during every episode of the shows.

          • camilleblue

            *dead*

      • Perverted Alchemist

        “Modeling”…

        • Iceprincess2

          Rotflmfao

        • Royale W. Cheese

          lol.

      • esa

        i believe the phrase “working girls” exists to answer your question ~*~

    • Royale W. Cheese

      I should have clarified “difference”…I was thinking strictly in terms if entertainment value – how intriguing the story is. Hood ratchetness is kind of par for the course. It isn’t as titillating as elite ratchetness.

  • That Ugly Kid

    I remember my big sister coming home for Christmas and watching it with my mommy. I asked them what the show was about and they told nothing other than the show is about a woman who keeps secrets. But the main reason I was even inquiring about the show is because I saw Columbus Short was on there. I like him because I think it’s really cool the way he went from a no-name back up dancer in a B2K movie (You Got Served) to getting multiple serious roles alongside respected Hollywood vets. I like his hustle and the way he was able to avoid getting typecasted in mere dancing roles.

    -

    But other than that, I have no idea what the show is about or why Black men supposedly “hate” it.

    • chameleonic

      stomp the yard. if that isnt the single most hold the bridge of your nose and pray to god a*s movie. dude was a straight beast. colombus short. yes. just. yes.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      I like him because I think it’s really cool the way he went from a no-name back up dancer in a B2K movie (You Got Served) to getting multiple serious roles alongside respected Hollywood vets. I like his hustle and the way he was able to avoid getting typecasted in mere dancing roles.

      .

      i was just thinking about that, but it regards to kerry washington. who knew that the token hating black chick in “save the last dance” would become the most successful Black actress in Hollywood?

      • britico chick

        rah, true true. i learn a lot about popular culture from you guys! i didn’t even think of kerry’s cv that far back! i didnt even know columbus was a dancer – but this is all americana, so you can’t blame me

  • chameleonic

    smh @ this post. at first i lmbo and then i got the skeptical scrunchface, then i laughed some more, and then i got that feeling you get when somethings obvious and you can tell its obvious……but you still dont get it. and then i laughed again. my mind feels like its blowing a fuse. i dont think i like where its going…

    mainly because what made me laugh the second time around was the fact i actually started dwelling on what arouses me, then i laughed because thats silly. especially after the assumption theres a dc fetish. dc is annoying and has annoying people in it and i dont think they ever stop the lifestyle of getting sloppy drunk and partying. but thats a logic flaw. everyone in my suburb works there or arlington or fairfax so maybe im bitter i cant join in, cuz im honestly salty as sh*t i have to say no to the carelessness that is ratchet nightlife.

    i wanna have fun but i dont wanna lose myself. even though all i wanna do is lose myself. but. whatever. itll mesh one day. as far as scandal goes im EXTRA off. i thought sanaa lathan starred in it and i have no idea what its about. i dont even bother to read up on it; people like it they like it. ill take their word its a good show.

    speaking of hypocrisy though, the other day i was wondering about representing a message you dont actually live as your life. and even though itd be nice to seperate how i feel from what i believe in, im not sure i wouldnt feel a sense of loss if i just became something im not cuz it felt good. id also be…unraveled. and id feel phony. doing something because it feels good doesnt seem like its me. and now i feel really sad. integrity is a virtue. it shouldnt be compromised for the sake of pleasure.

    • Iceprincess2

      Whoops, somebody’s off their meds again. *yells* Toooooooodd!!!!!

      • camilleblue

        lol – stop it!

      • Marshal

        I’m glad you said this, had I or any human with a shlong did we would be curel, Sexist bastards

        • chameleonic

          its always bothersome when you know a male is justifying his actions as to why he feels the need to consistently penetrate someones atmosphere who clearly tells him to stop. that is excessively inappropriate for a male to do, in any sense and any form. you make every dude in a fifty mile radius of your behavior seem questionable.

          • Marshal

            You’re starting to become a Personal Troll. I comment on Topics and Towards others besides you, plus Clearly I’m not the Only One who reads your posts and comes with the same conclusion about your mental state or opinions. Sorry, I got the same 1st Amendment Rights as you do and THIS is how I choose to exercise it.

            Get Over It

            • chameleonic

              marshal. you have serious issues dude. and i hope you dont learn the hard way how serious it is to think you have the right to a females personal space.

              • Marshal

                You smoking thew same crap SweetSass and WC??? WTF are you talking about???!!!!

    • esa

      ~ i was wondering about representing a message you dont actually live as your life.
      .
      from my experience, it is exhausting, confusing, and ultimately, it crashes down around you—as karma always does. it happens, i believe, for a reason, which is to teach us about truth, integrity, and a greater purpose to life.
      .
      i dont think people compromise themselves just for pleasure. sometimes it is also for the avoidance of pain. and sometimes it is because people are lost at sea and trying to attach themselves to something that feels familiar, though the familiar can be a very dangerous thing ..

      • chameleonic

        thats pretty weak though. choosing to avoid one thing and holding on to something flimsy in the meantime. it doesnt even make sense for the lack of stability, anything could blow you over. and youd compromise yourself to FEEL better. if anything, you should accept what youre avoiding and move forward solely on the basis of what youve ALWAYS stood for.

        example: if i go around teaching young people not to smoke and then i have a bad day so i smoke, tf do i tell them. ‘ay…i had to avoid my pain.’ *kanye shrug*

        ALL of it is exhausting. every last bit of it. doesnt mean you drop everything cuz youre hurting in the clutch.

        • esa

          i have found that people are strong ~and~ weak, not either/or. there is a lot of imbalance and instability inherent and life that can be reflected in our character.
          .
          for me, hypocrisy was more complex than “do as i say, not as i do.” i didn’t make it a point to tell anyone how to live their lives because who was i to talk. i didn’t stand for anything of substance until i had the courage to leave it all behind.

          • chameleonic

            but if youre a role model you cant just pretend people arent looking up to you. you have to be aware youre living a life others learn from. you cant just drop that and walk away from it.

            • esa

              i hear you. but i question the kind of person who presents themselves as a role model, because i am inherently anti-authority and i question anyone seeking any form of power, no matter how well-intentioned it may be.
              .
              my guru, such as i call my friend casually, is my guru because he leads by example. he never tells me what to do or how to be, and if i say something wonky, the most i ever get is a confused face or a subtly placed, “huhh.”
              .
              he inspires me to look at myself objectively, while also observing his path, one which i value for its focus on integrity and substance over all else. but if he were to seek to lead by adopting a role model position, i would be long gone. i love and admire people whose very existence empowers us to think for ourselves.

              • chameleonic

                yeah! exactly! someone who lives his life with integrity and substance means i can do whatever i want because its me being a follower to his lead but im still everything ive always believed in and stood for. just…funner. and happier.

  • Tx10inch

    I wouldn’t mind watching the show. Good tv is good tv. However, I don’t like to start watching anything worth watching if I can’t catch it from the first couple of episodes. If you don’t, by half way into the season, you’ve heard so many spoilers you’re like eh, *shrugs* i’ll get to it someday….but never do.

    • That Ugly Kid

      “However, I don’t like to start watching anything worth watching if I can’t catch it from the first couple of episodes.”

      -

      This is EXACTLY why I still have yet to check out Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Scandal, and Game of Thrones. I’ve heard a lot of great things about these shows, but most of them are at least 3 seasons in at this point. I don’t want to start watching now, and be confused about half the sh*t that’s going on. I did that with True Blood (I caught the entirety of it’s latest season) and while it was extremely entertaining, there’s A LOT of sh*t I was confused about.

      • mena

        Breaking Bad is on Netflix. It’s good but not great. Game of Thrones is all types of wonderful. It’s actually a very political show. The Walking Dead is good. Also on Netflix. You should catch up to these shows in the following order: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Scandal, Walking Dead.

        • Sweet GA Brown

          +10000

          Then go to project free tv to watch the rest of the shows that netflix doesnt show. True Blood is a great show that you have to watch from the beginning but I love it. The Walking Dead is undeniable and I have yet to tune into Netflix to see the first 7 episodes of Scandal. I cant get into the show until I see that.

          Revenge is also a good show. Emily is about that life.

          • Keisha

            The Walking Dead is a great show…one of my coworkers put me on it. I’m still trying to find the first episodes of the current season though.

            Revenge is cool too. It’s a new favorite. I tried to get into Breaking Bad, but I just couldn’t.. :-/

            • Sweet GA Brown

              Project free tv(google usually shows the link first) is the best site for watching all episodes. But I warn you you will watch all day.

              • britico chick

                so true! that’s exactly what happened with scandal – hours back to back. my domestic goddess mode completely suspended

        • Perverted Alchemist

          “Breaking Bad is on Netflix. It’s good but not great.”
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          Somebody boo this woman! (I’m kidding Mena, LOL!)…
          In all seriousness, “Breaking Bad” is actually entertaining. How can you not love the craziness that is Jesse Pinkman?

          • mena

            Don’t you boo me PA!! :-)

            It’s good but season 4 was too far fetched.

            • T.Q. Fuego

              Mena most tv is too far fetched. At that point you were just blown away by the turn of events, you’d given up on expecting it to be realistic lol. At least that’s how i felt watching it. It was still quite entertaining to me. Different strokes 4 different negros and whatnot

          • Rewind

            I’m still working on Season 2. So far I can’t understand anything that makes people go off the wall for this show. But clearly there’s more to it.
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            Though I do agree that a crank ho killing her husband with an ATM to the head as he tries to break it was FAWKING AWESOME.

            • Perverted Alchemist

              That moment in the show was left field. I didn’t expect that at all, LOL!

            • T.Q. Fuego

              I’m with PA, Breaking Bad is the sh*t. I just got through with Season 4 last night. Ridiculous! The show goes from good to great in the 4th season imo. I only watched the first 4 episodes of Game of Thrones but I can tell I’m gonna like it. I wanted to like Scandal and I tried, but the acting was too unrealistic to me and the dialogue was too corny and contrived. But trust me Rewind Breaking Bad gets WAY better. Saul Goodman’s definitely my favorite character tho lol

              • Perverted Alchemist

                I don’t wanna say “Breaking Bad” is the best show ever…but it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in a really long time.

              • mena

                For Game of Thrones, I literally had to push through until about episode 5 and then i was hooked.

                Wait until season 2? Daenerys is BAD!!! And Tyrion is a true politician. Such a great show.

              • Rewind

                Ok T.Q, you’ve made me a believer. Everyone keeps saying it picks up during season 3 & 4 and I was already getting turned off until I saw that episode in season 2..but I’m committed now. Plus they said season 5 was ridiculous.
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                Dude I love Game of Thrones so much I’ve read 3 of the books so far, you are going to love that show. Plus SPARTA-FAWKING-CUS comes out this month!

                • T.Q. Fuego

                  @PA- Yeah that was my summary of it too. The best I’ve seen in a long time. @Mena- I’m gonna get on it really soon. U got me excited now.
                  @Rewind- I’m VERY hyped to watch Season 5. I’m gonna start by the end of this week. What episode in season 2 are u referring to? I really need to watch Sparticus tho. I heard it was awesome tho

        • Cali

          Umm, Breaking Bad is fantastic. THAT is ALL!

      • Geneva Girl

        I’m with you on that. I keep hearing about how oh-so-wonderful WD, BB and GofT are that I want to watch them, but it takes a lot effort to go back to the beginning, especially if you live in a country without Netflicks. Maybe if they do a catch-up show like Battle Star Galactica did, I would watch them.

        • LMNOP

          There is no netflix in Switzerland?!?
          Not even the online version? What about Hulu?
          At least you have good chocolate (that’s Switzerland, right?)

      • Eps

        You need to watch Breaking Bad asap. That show is insane. Drug dealing in the ‘burbs makes the hood look like Disney World

    • Rewind

      I’m currently in that pickle with Justified. Great show and I watched most of the 1st season but trailed off. Now its the 4th season, and I watched the first episode last week and it was GREAT. But…I’m so damn confused.
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      There has to be an easier way to catch up on these shows.

    • Sandpaper

      I need to holla at you. Hit me at justus7227@gmail.com
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      Buy a bike and a gun! You’ve been warned.

      • Sandpaper

        The above comment is for TX.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      However, I don’t like to start watching anything worth watching if I can’t catch it from the first couple of episodes.

      me too.this is how i caught up with mad men

      • Eps

        I really wanted to hate Mad Men. However, the more I watched, the more I liked it.

        • Perverted Alchemist

          Jon Hamm AKA Don Draper- coldest man alive!
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          Christina Hendricks- DAT ASS!!!!

          • Shamira

            i think you’re the first man in history to notice hendricks’ azz first. lol

            • Perverted Alchemist

              I blame it on her tight ass pants in the movie “Drive”, LOL!

            • T.Q. Fuego

              Yeah, I was thinkin more like “Dem t*tties” but I guess her @ss is cool too…

            • T.Q. Fuego

              Yeah, I was thinkin more like “Dem t*tties” but I guess her @ss is cool too…

              • Shamira

                right? I’ve got a set of my own, but her mounds look like the gateway to heaven. lol

                • T.Q. Fuego

                  U ma’am just told the most eloquent truth I’ve heard all morning lol. Them pillows are just…magical lol

                • mena

                  *Googles Christina Hendricks*

                  *Gives Shamira a head nod*

                  *Walks away*

  • Stanley

    I’m pretty indifferent about it all. I’ll probably never watch it.