The super success of the TV show Scandal, has gone global.
What is not lost on the original followers of the show, is that this show is written and created by an African American female.
And most telling is this is not the first hit she has created for network television.
But this one is garnering the most attention, largely negative from some who has NEVER watched a minute of this hour long drama.
This phenomenon that I can say I've never witnessed before, the bashing of the ACTRESS for the character she's playing on TV.
The criticism is personal, not the acting, plot, or the improbability of some aspects in the story line.
The most irrational reasons for not liking the show is the female lead is carrying on an affair with the married President of the United States.
Infidelity is not new to televised dramas, or in real life.
Watching this show will not have a negative impact on your relationship, that's a promise. And if it does there were a few problems before you turned the TV on.
One of the most egregious aspects of the story is the role of the President, who never leaves the "Oval Office".
No one ever questions his actions, why? Maybe because everyone realizes he is an actor, playing the President.
There are the writers who sit at a computer, and write the words these actors will speak.
There is a director who tells the actors where to walk, sit, stand, and when to drink a glass of wine. Another criticism, I've heard is the lead actress drinks too much wine.
Lot's of complaints has been leveled at the actress on the choice of her attire.
Usually the actors do not choose their wardrobe, that job is relegated to someone else.
I'm sensitive to fact that the vitriol against this show seemed laser beamed directly at the actress playing a role.
Is there more to the condemnation of this actress, playing a fictional character?
A black actress, who is very good at her job.
She is playing a role, hundreds do it everyday without the scrutiny given this working actress.
Millions will continue to watch this show every week, with very little fear that they will suddenly be compelled to sleep with the leader of the free world.