Scandal

Series 1 - 1. Sweet Baby

Sweet Baby
Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

Fans of Aaron Sorkin will delight in this slick political drama from Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes. It has dialogue so snappy you’ll feel as if you should take a breath for the actors.

Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a seemingly omnipotent fixer who used to work for the president. Into her firm of “gladiators in suits” comes idealistic young lawyer Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes), who quickly finds her idol, Pope, is less than perfect.

With a storyline of a White House intern threatening a sex scandal, and George Bush Sr’s press aide Judy Smith as co-executive producer, there’s grit among the glossy production values.

About this programme

1/7. A former government employee starts her own business as a professional crisis management expert. An inexperienced lawyer joins the firm and her first case involves clearing the name of a decorated war veteran accused of murder, and dealing with allegations that her employer's former boss, President Fitzgerald Grant, is having an affair. American drama, starring Kerry Washington.

Cast and crew

Cast

Olivia Pope
Kerry Washington
Stephen Finch
Henry Ian Cusick
Quinn Perkins
Katie Lowes
Harrison Wright
Columbus Short
Abby Whelan
Darby Stanchfield
Huck
Guillermo Diaz
Cyrus Beene
Jeff Perry
President Fitzgerald Grant
Tony Goldwyn
Categories
Drama

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