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Loving Shondaland

I am re-watching “Scandal.” And, last Summer I re-watched “Grey’s Anatomy.” I have previously watched “Private Practice” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” There are several things that I appreciate about Shondaland productions and here are a few things.

  1. Motown and overall use of supporting African American artists (music and art) in Scandal.
  2. The multiracial actors in her productions.
  3. The storylines that discuss a wide array of topics.
  4. Shonda Rhimes is African American and I feel compelled to support her work.
  5. Many of the actors involved in Shondaland productions are also politically engaged.

I watch Shondaland productions and celebrate the multi-ethnic actors invovled as well as the opportunities to direct and learn the craft of production and more. Overaall, I enjoy supporting a woman-led production company and think that Shonda Rhimes is a genius. Shonda Rhimes has also supported her team to develop new TV shows and this is what a good mentor should do–coach and sponsor others. As of today, Shondaland includes 9 different TV shows. 9.

Shondaland productions are infused with feminisms and plots that represent real world issues. Of course, there are the moments that seem unbelievable at times, but given the current White House are the old plots that hard to swallow? One of the other things that I enjoyed with her productions are the edge of your seat storylines, when we could not binge watch, but have to wait for the next week’s show.

If you haven’t watched one of the nine Shondaland productions, I suggest “Scandal.” Kerry Washington as Oliva Pope is worth your bingeing the series. Enjoy! I include a photo of one of my kids climbing a wall. I think of Shonda Rhimes and all that she has done and the artful way that she helps others. Keep on climbing!

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