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13 onscreen female presidents who would be better than Donald Trump

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the day that will live in infamy: the election of Donald J. Trump. On one hand, it feels like yesterday; on the other, it seems like 200 exhausting years have passed, full of Twitter rants and never-ending embarrassing moments by our ridiculous and dangerous commander in…

Scandal’s premiere shows us Olivia’s world and the results are stellar

Scandal has an opportunity to define its legacy. A few months ago, I wrote that it was time for the show to end. While Scandal is still a ratings hit, recent seasons were lost in convoluted drama and twists that distracted more than they entertained. If “Watch Me” is any indication, Shonda Rhimes saved Scandal by…

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Greg Berlanti’s production company to imagine a tolerable Republican president

Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions has a whopping 10 shows currently on the air, including: The CW’s superhero weeklong lineup; that channel’s most popular debut of last year, Riverdale; and NBC’s political drama Blindspot, among others. Berlanti Productions’ latest effort appears to have more in common with the…

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…