Scandal-ism: Kerry Washington acting with only her lips.
Scandal-ism: Incredibly devastating monologues that last for minutes on end.
Scandal-ism: Sex scenes you can't believe they are allowed to play on network television.
Scandal-ism: The most endless on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again relationship of all time.
Scandal-ism: Jeff Perry over-acting at every possible opportunity.
Scandal-ism: Characters. Delivering. Dialogue. One. Word. At a. Time.
Scandal-ism: President Grant being needlessly cruel to his wife, whom he regularly cheats on.
Scandal-ism: Motown music playing whenever there's a new plot development.
Scandal-ism: Drunk Mellie.
Scandal-ism: Casual discussion of death, torture, and the cleaning of murder scenes.
Scandal-ism, third season specific: Egregious covering of Kerry Washington's pregnant stomach.
Scandal-ism: Olivia Pope scrunches her nose at disgusting behavior.
Scandal-ism: The healthiest, most loving relationship on the series is between two gay men who lie to, cheat on, prostitute, and sabotage each other.
Scandal-ism: Olivia Pope suddenly remembers she's ostensibly running a business.
Scandal-ism: Poor wittle pwesident. Fitzgerald Grant is the saddest boy in the country that he runs.
Scandal-ism: Harrison rarely gets a plot of his own, so he gets snappy shirts, ties, and suspenders.
Scandal-ism: A sex scene between the President of the United States and his mistress in clear view of the public.
Scandal-ism: Olivia Pope takes a dramatic walk.