Bid adieu to Scandal with this montage of Olivia Pope housing big-ass glasses of wine

Managing the interweaving personal and professional scandals of the Washington elite can be a stressful job. But luckily, over the course of Scandal’s impressively bat-shit seven seasons, Olivia Pope has always found time to unwind with an adult-sized afterwork drink. In honor of the recently aired series finale, Slate…

The cast of Scandal says goodbye on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and kills [redacted] one more time

While Scandal may have passed its peak and headed down the steep side of silly mountain a while ago, there’s no denying how influential—and fun—all the show’s backstabbing, wine-quaffing, bed-hopping, Machiavellian Washington intrigue has been. After the series finale aired on Thursday, the entire current cast and…

Kerry Washington developing Facebook drama series about kids in Chicago

When Facebook launched its video streaming platform Watch back in August, it explained that the goal was for Watch to eventually feature short-form videos from existing websites and TV networks alongside so-called “hero” shows that will be “television-quality.” The Humans Of New York documentary series leans closer to…

Scandal is going out on its own terms—and not a moment too soon

When it was announced that Scandal will end after its upcoming seventh season—a decision made by the show’s creator, TV superproducer Shonda Rhimes—it felt like the right choice. In its sixth season, the show found itself lost in convoluted plots and falling ratings. Its recent finale hit a ratings low, with…

Scandal fools us twice, but the results are predictable

Wow. Well, at least when Scandal goes prison, it goes full-on prison. A guard spit in Cyrus’ face! We got two prison fights! Cyrus teamed up with a serial killer cannibal! Mellie “twerked!” I guess those are supposed to be the highlights in an episode that really doesn’t focus on any major reveals or plot progression.…

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Shonda Rhimes’ characters are defined by what they drink

A go-to drink isn’t necessarily a reflection of character, but as with most predilections, it’s definitely a part of someone—one of the infinite threads that makes up the fabric of a person. When it comes to creating TV characters, a signature drink can make for convenient shorthand. Raylan Givens loved bourbon,…