Up Until This Point…. Shonda Dominates Thursdays!!!!

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 It has been two weeks and TGIT is a smash !! People have been getting their fill of roller coaster drama, possibly the best acting on television, and the return of old friends and new acquaintances. Here is my take on TGIT as a longtime Grey’s viewer , a gladiator, and getting comfy with the gang at Middleton.

Grey’s Anatomy

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Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and  Kelly McCkeary as  Maggie Pierce clash over the treatment of a patient

Maggie has been having trouble being the new kid on the block. It is also especially hard to fill the shoes of Cristina Yang. At least , Derek and Meredith won’t be heading out to DC soon. (Does that mean no scotch with Fitz?) Derek will be staying in Seattle. Richard spilled the beans at an AA meeting that Amelia was attending about his daughter. It’s Evil Spawn vs the Nazi as Bailey and Karev compete for the shares and board position that was left by Yang. Callie and Arizona have been seriously considering having another baby. Is Sandra Oh’s exit being felt by the show? The answer is definitely YES…. Meredith ‘s “person” is now Karev… and Jo doesn’t like it  a bit….

Scandal

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Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant sees over his “wife” Mellie (Bellamy Young) as she grieves for their dead son

It has been almost a new show since we premiered two weeks ago. Olivia has returned to DC for the funeral of Harrison Wright. She has been a naughty girl and not in a good way. I have a feeling that Jake knows she has just been using him and that will be addressed soon. The White House remains a mess with Fitz trying to hold himself together. (He tried to kill himself) but it seems that Mellie is the one that is losing it . She is not the designer wearing First Lady anymore. She strolls the Residence in Uggs and a bathrobe eating fried chicken and chewing on Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato chips. With losing his son, the love of his life, and everything , he still must be Commander in Chief. Cyrus is trying to move on but he may be in for a surprise when he finds out he is being set up.  The acting on this show in the past few weeks has been at Emmy capacity. Bellamy Young has turned the evil “my husband and his whore” Mellie to one who spouts the best lines on the show. We all know she is grieving, but you just can’t help but laugh at the line about her unshaven area described as 1976 down there. Tonys’ facial expressions still tell the story of the pain this man is going through, staying with his wife and still pining for his Livvy. Right now you could freeze ice cubes in the scenes between Fitz and Liv, let’s hope the fire returns soon. Add to the mix , Rosen as Attorney General and Abby working as Press Secretary, and its a totally different “Scandal” Portia Di Rossi sporting a new do has evil in mind for the WH.

How to Get Away With Murder

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Viola Davis as Analise Keating teaches future lawyers how to try cases and look for evidence

This show is tearing up ratings and setting records. Davis’ teaching methods prove to be on the unorthodox side and pits students against each other. Sometimes the competition gets just plain cutthroat and sex is in the mix whether it the one future lawyer seducing a guy for information or Keating’s affair .Keating’s husband is played by Tom Verica who is another Shondaland actor who has taken up the directing chores for such shows as GA, Scandal, and the late lamented Private Practice. He seems to be no angel as well. The last time we saw Analise’s assistant , Bonnie (Liza Weil) was on a slab in the morgue on “Scandal” Weil’s claim to fame was playing troublemaker and Presidential play thing Amanda Tanner . Surrounded by a young cast and some of the most gruesome scenes on tv , this show promises drama and mystery. I might have to watch a few more episodes before I can make a better judgement call.

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