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on January 2, 2013
It's been said...the chemistry between Actress Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn is one of those rare electrifying connections on TV and they are. Not only is each episode well written, fast paced and captivating - the fire between these two actors sucks you in and makes you want more. I must say - when I watched the first six episodes, I thought two things: 1. The president is having an affair with a woman who happens to be of color? In this day and age, that's still very bold - 2. At the pace they are going, they will run out of steam before the season is done. I was wrong on both account. Race is NOT an issue - as the script and development of the affair are so well done. The affair makes you root for a relationship that in all instances is wrong. But chemistry between Olivia Pope and the President is AMAZING - it makes you abandon all senses / reason...It is almost indescribable the attraction between these two actors - nicely played out, slowly, carefully and so authentic. A single glance between them in a crowded room speaks volume. You are given just enough dosage to leave you salivating...Shonda Rhimes pays attention to what pulls a viewer in and keeps them engaged...one of the more intriguing shows on TV for quite some time. Great script, two great actors and equally great camera work / editing. Love it.