2012 TV-14 7 seasons


2012 TV-14 7 seasons
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Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.
Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Portia de Rossi, Columbus Short, Cornelius Smith Jr., Henry Ian Cusick
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 1 (2012) - 2 discs

With a sharp mind -- and an impressive past as a media relations consultant to the president -- crisis management expert Olivia Pope has a knack for making her clients' problems go away. But that doesn't stop trouble from finding her and her staff.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Scandal is a mature, Washington, D.C.-themed drama with stories drawn from real-life political scandals, including the relationship between former President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Topics like infidelity, prostitution, and sexual behavior are frequently discussed, and there are frequently violent images of murder victims and bloody wounds (including close-ups of bullet holes). Strong words are occasionally audible ("bitch," "damn," "ass") and social drinking (cocktails, wine, hard liquor) is regular. Characters aren't always driven to follow the law or engage in behavior that's morally acceptable.

Sexual Content

Infidelity is a theme of the show. There are references to prostitution, sex acts, promiscuity, STDs, and former President Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Words like "whore" are used. Kissing between both opposite-sex and same-sex couples.


Kidnappings, murders, and other violent events are frequent. Guns, dead bodies (sometimes riddled with bullet holes), and bloody wounds are often visible. One episode features an extensive torture scene.


Words like "bitch," "piss," "damn," and "ass" are all audible.

Social Behavior

The ethics demonstrated on Scandal are murky. Pope and her team work hard to protect their clients and do a thorough job, but that often involves breaking the law or covering up crimes or embarrassing acts. There's also the implication that politicians are a corrupt group of people.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking (cocktails, wine, hard liquor) is visible during meetings, at bars, and at social functions.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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