Scandal & Timberlake

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This past weekend I was the epitome of a bum. Saturday I stayed home all day and burned through 11 episodes of Scandal.

Yes, ELEVEN.

Then on Sunday I went to Power Yoga (which is quickly becoming my new favorite thing) and then went to the Justin Timberlake – Jay Z show at the Rose Bowl. They will be getting their own post later this week once I recover enough from the brilliance that was their show. It was kind of life changing. Especially when they sang Forever Young and 90,000 cell phones went up in the air and lit up the stadium. More to come later this week once I can get a grip on my emotions.

Forever Young

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Love Letter: Shonda Rimes

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I guess this qualifies as both a love and “how could you do this to me again Shonda” letter.

Shonda Rimes is the mastermind behind Grey’s Anatomy and the new television show, Scandal. I’ve been obsessed with Grey’s since early high school and just this past weekend began binge watching Scandal. Since I picked up Grey’s all those years ago, I don’t think there has ever been an episode where I end with “oh how nice, everything is perfect at Seattle Grace Hospital.” No, no, no. It is far more likely I end the episode with “DAMN YOU SHONDA RIMES HOW COULD YOU???”

I don’t know how, but Shonda Rimes has come up with more ways to break up relationships, create horrific disasters and make me cry than I ever thought possible. But I keep coming back for more because it’s so good. The characters she’s created and the relationships between those characters are unparalleled. I love the love/hate dynamic that Olive Pope and Mr. Prez have in Scandal but I don’t think anything will ever top Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang. They have their own language with each other that half the time, doesn’t involve actual words or sounds for that matter. They just know each other so well that they don’t have to speak, they just have to be in each other’s presence. It’s quite beautiful actually.

Shonda Rimes, most of the time I want to curse your name for making me feel so many feelings and breaking my heart while watching television. But then I realize that you’re one of the few people who creates the type of television that makes me feel any type of strong feelings toward characters and that’s pretty amazing. So Shonda Rimes, I love you. Please never stop writing. And thank you for finally letting Meredith and Derek find a little happiness. I think it gives all of us hope.