How To: Get Them Watching

By Steve Dove Dec 21, 2012
Olivia PopeThis is crazy, you guys. How do they expect us to make it through the holidays without new episodes of Scandal? We’re all heading into parties and family dinners and a new year wondering what’s going to happen to Huck. Will Fitz even wake up? Will the conspiracy be exposed? And worse yet, our friends and family may not even be watching. How are we supposed to talk about our favorite show? We get them watching, that’s how!

Us here at ABC.com are making it very easy to get yourself or someone else up-to-speed with what ET Online calls “the most unpredictable and tension-filled hour on television” and what the NY Post has called “the most scandalously delicious show on TV.” For starters, every episode from season 2 so far is available to watch online at ABC.com FOR FREE until DEC 31. But maybe you need some help convincing someone to try it out. Look no further!

Do They Love...Romance?

Do They Love...Style?

Do They Love...Intrigue?

Do They Love...Shonda Rhimes?

Everything You Need


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Do They Love...Romance?

There is no better love story on television than Liv and Fitz. There just isn’t. Sure, he’s married and a father and the leader of the free world, but their love is undeniable. These are two people desperate to be together but kept apart by circumstances they can’t control. But when they do get together? That’s when some of the hottest scenes you’ll find anywhere start happening. I defy any fan of romance to watch the clip above and not immediately be hooked on their story.

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Do They Love...Style?

Let’s face it, we ALL wish we dressed as well as Olivia Pope and her team. That crew has it together! Olivia’s wardrobe alone is stunning and the gorgeous Kerry Washington always looks amazing, even when she’s kicking back on the couch with some popcorn and wine. Then there’s Abby and Quinn and Harrison—the list goes on! Almost everyone on Scandal is dressed for dealing with power players and looking good doing it. And then there are the offices and the apartments that are so incredibly put-together that they feel like real spaces, but also really fabulous spaces. Anyone who loves fashion or decorating or just incredibly attractive people in stylish places needs to be watching Scandal.

Go to Page 4 for fans who love intrigue

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Do They Love...Intrigue?

Every episode of Scandal has a case to it—a puzzle to be solved—whether it’s Olivia’s latest client or the ongoing mystery behind the Presidential election or the assassination attempt on President Fitzgerald Grant. There are questions that need answering, and we get those answers, but they tend to come with new, mind-melting revelations that give us even bigger, better questions. I’m talking about corruption and politics and, well, scandal, at the highest levels of power. This is big stuff for any mystery or thriller fan and it just gets more intense with every episode.

Go to Page 5 for fans of Shonda Rhimes

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Do They Love...Shonda Rhimes?

This one should be easy. The creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice knows how to create amazing, gripping television with characters you can actually care about, and Scandal is no exception. If you or someone you know is or has ever been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice, they’re going to find many of those shows’ best qualities in Scandal, along with a few new ones.

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Everything You Need

Like I said, ABC.com is making it easy to get into Scandal. Here’s everything you need to get yourself or someone else started on the juiciest show on TV.

Watch all of season 2 so far FREE online on ABC.om until DEC 31

Get caught up with all of season 1 with Scandal: 101


Have plans to get someone you care about to watch? Are you just getting into the show or have you convinced someone else to? Share your stories in the comments!