SCANDAL: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON REVIEWED
“Scandal” returns with an intriguing fifth season. I mean that in a backhanded sort of way. While Kerry Washington continues to be one of the best actresses working on TV, nothing else about the show works anymore. Rowan is ruining everything and Fitz serves no purpose anymore. Now that the Oval has been compromised, where can the O.P.A. go now? If I were a fan, I’d be furious over the decline of quality between this year and the first four seasons.
I would’ve loved to have heard a Rhimes commentary on this season, as there is so much to explain. I get that they want to set up the next leg of the series, but so many plot points are left dangling in the breeze. Can you really expect your fans to just wait it out? People don’t comprehend appointment TV anymore. Brevity could go a long way to fixing the show’s issues.
- Extended Episode
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1