I find everyone but Fitz (and Cyrus, mostly) to be super interesting and I enjoy their screentime. Quinn is kind of a mess, but an interesting mess. I actually liked during 2x01 when she brought someone else in to attempt a plea bargain. It was a messy and foolish choice from the perspective of the audience with its faith in the consistency of Olivia's victories, but she obviously sensed that Olivia was keeping information from her, and it was making her more and more on edge. In the ensuing clash, Olivia is pushed further towards the edge. Quinn can't quite hold her own, but she can
stand her ground until Olivia makes a sufficiently emotionally compelling case for herself. It was just...I really liked the scene.
And Kerry Washington. Kerry Washington is incredible. She's an intense, flexible, charismatic powerhouse. Olivia is swift and brilliant and forceful, and also passionate and vulnerable and kind. When people kept saying Olivia was a terrible person, I was prepared for a very different kind of grey morality (I'm prepared for uglier revelations, though, especially in light of the bomb mystery.)
I'm not a huge fan of suspense or political plots - I am a big baby and get traumatized enough reading the newspaper, thank you - but the characters are keeping me here and the episodes are fast paced enough to carry me along. (Well, I'm also trying new medication/a new form of therapy during watching TV that's helping, haha.) I would have questions about plot but this is actually my...relax and turn my brain off TV?? And I have at least a season or two ahead of me so I'm relatively confident my questions will be answered.
Whether or not they'll want me to scream in rage, considering our Romantic Hero kidnapped, terrorized, assaulted and calculatedly degraded Olivia for being seen in the company of another man (whom he defamed and whose livelihood he took away.) I'm not entirely sure how his racism could be made more obvious, or how much more obscene his objectification of Olivia can become, but I have faith the show will outdo itself once more. The world isn't nice enough to leave it at this.
Right. I wasn't gonna talk about Fitz.Originally posted by shiegra @ Dreamwidth with comments
Let's just....not talk about Fitz. Let's just not talk about him. Let's not. I don't want to have an aneurysm this young.