2012 • ABC
23.6K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (7)

1 Sweet Baby
A young lawyer starts a new job at a crisis management firm.
2 Dirty Little Secrets
Olivia must protect a new client who is under investigation.
3 Hell Hath No Fury
The team tries to help a millionaire's son who has been accused of rape.
4 Enemy of the State
Olivia and Cyrus get into a heated argument about the Amanda Tanner case.
5 Crash and Burn
Olivia and her team help defend the pilot of a plane that crashed.
6 The Trail
As Gideon looks into Amanda's past Olivia and Fitz's campaign is revisited.
7 Grant: For the People
Olivia and the team rally when Quinn finds herself in a tragic situation.

About this show

When you get into headline-making trouble, there's only one person to call -- Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). This former Presidential media relations consultant's firm focuses on protecting the public images of our nation's elite. But sometimes cutting ties with the past isn't so easy.

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23.6K reviews
Andrea M
January 28, 2017
"Strong woman" Olivia pope returns time and time again to her abusive relationships and breathless tirades. This is a show about terrible people doing terrible things. The representation of the political system is laughable at best, and even characters that were upright and just have been thrown under the bus of "everyone does it, so you don't need morals either". I've watched since the beginning, and at this point only do it out of morbid curiosity to see how bad the train wreck of a show will be. Shonda's lost it with this one.
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Angela Yancy
November 9, 2015
If you like a show that pushes adult content then here you go. I personally think it has taken away from the show. Totally loved how strong and fierce Olivia and her team of gladiators were the first season. Nov 2015: I gave it another try this season, and well, just not worth my time. It's a bummer because the strong Olivia that started the show has turned into a character I just don't have interest in watching. Same goes for her disintegrating 'gladiators'.
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A Google user
May 1, 2014
The exact same story of a young woman who has daddy issues. Dad is a spy, but is he a good guy or a bad guy? I swear the only time a female lead is in any TV show she has to have daddy issues and be involved in spying. Almost the same show as "Blacklist" only this one has no James Spader to redeem it. Elements of "House of Cards" are present but lack in actual drama or suspense. Everything that makes "House of Cards" dramatic, suspenseful or even worth watching are absent in this show. They got it all wrong. Predictable and not entertaining.
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