Ever since the season two finale of ABC’s Scandal, I’ve been rocking back and forth repeating “752… 752…” while waiting for new episodes. And now, that time is only a day away. Scandal has become such a favorite for so many people that it’s become the new sushi. Before it was…
“You eat sushi?”
“Yeah! Do you?”
“Oh my God, yes! We should totally have sushi together!”
Now it has become…
“You watch Scandal?”
“Yeah! Do you?”
“Oh my Fitz, yes! Why can’t they just be together? I hate Mellie and Quinn needs to go away. We’re watching it at my house!”
This has since given birth to Scandal watch parties. Sure you can just have some random friends over and watch Olivia Pope fix everyone’s life but her own, but no. There are rules and regulations to having the perfect scandalous get-together.
1. You’ll need a big-screen TV
Preferably with HD. I remember watching last season in my college dorm on my small, outdated TV. It was definitely a struggle trying to watch Huck stalk and torture another victim on that tiny screen. In order to to marvel at President Fitz’s signature curl, you must see it clearly and up close. No wonder Olivia can’t keep her hands off.
2. Grab a brown paper bag
When Olivia uttered “Dad?” during last season’s finale, I literally dropped out of my chair. After dragging myself off the floor I questioned life, air, nature, everything. In order recuperate from the emotional roller coaster that Shonda Rhimes puts us through each week, you’re gonna need that brown paper bag to help you breathe.
3. The only snacks you’ll need: wine & popcorn
Olivia Pope is so fly.
How fly is she?
She survives only on oxygen, wine and popcorn. So to really feel the Scandal experience, pop some of that extra buttery Orville Redenbacher and pour that cheap yet trusty bottle of wine you love.
4. Friends who watch the show
I mean who actually watch and are fans of the show. Nothing ruins an Olitz scene like “This show just glorifies cheating.” We understand that adultery is a no-no, but Olivia would make a way better First Lady than Mellie.
Don’t judge us.
With Netflix streaming the show, there is no excuse to not be caught up- unless you’re a doctor saving lives and whatnot. Die-hard Scandal fans rolled their eyes in unison last season as many tweeted “Who’s Billy Chambers?”
Which brings me to my last rule…
5. Charge up that smartphone and hop on Twitter
For those who don’t watch Scandal, I apologize for how flooded your timeline will be on Thursday nights. For those who do watch, be prepared to laugh until you shed tears over the most hilarious tweets. I love following bloggers like Luvvie, Chescaleigh, and Kid Fury just for their live tweets during Scandal.
There ya have it folks! Enjoy those watch parties. And if a friend asks, “Wait, so her name is Quinn and Lindsay?” kick them out.
Love, Peace and Afro Grease,