So, I just found out my grandmother is in love with Scandal...
We’ve never talked about this. No one in my family knows I’m crazy enough to run a whole blog devoted to the show. Anyway, I asked Elizabeth a couple of questions without giving my own opinions, unless she asked. I’m writing out her parts in Jamaican patois because it’s just better that way.
K: Wait, when did you start watching Scandal?
E: A dem gyal [her daughters] make me start watch it. Den me nevah miss it. Every week me watch it.
K: So are you only caught up with season 4, or…
E: No, sah, me go back and watch from di beginning.
K: So, what do you love about the show? Who’s your favorite character?
E: My girl! A weh she name?
K: You mean Olivia
E: Yes, mi love har [smiles brightly]. Mi just love how she move [makes very Elizabeth-an gesticulations]. Bwai, har fadah wicked, eeehn? She did set fi him dis time doe. Him no want har with the President. But them so in love, mi sistah.
K: But if you think they are in love, what about that other guy, Jake?
E: Me nuh know. Me tink say she jussah pass time wid him. Me tink say she *really* [her emphasis] in love with the President. Don’t you tink so? She jus passing time with dat boy.
K: Yeah, I think she’s in love with the President.
K: Ok, what about the President’s wife, Mellie?
E: Oh lawd, she’s a mess. She is a total likkle ol’ mess. You see she sleeping around with… wha him name?
K: Andrew. Yes, and you know there are people rooting for that relationship even though Mellie had feelings for Andrew long before…
K: long before the President even met Olivia
E: Mmmhmmm. Yes, she is. She’s a piece a work. She’s a character deh.
E: I watch it! You think I don’t know what I’m talking about.
K: No, I’m like, oh she knows what’s going on.
E: You watch it ovah deh [in England], too?
Oh, Elizabeth, do I ever watch Scandal O_o.
Maybe I’ll interview her about specifics tomorrow. She was running out the house when I sprung these questions on her. She’s so cute, though ^_^. She made my whole life when she un self consciously referred to Grey’s Anatomy as Grace Anomaly, of which she’s been a long time fan. Apparently. I had no idea. She was trying to show her Shondaland creds. Lmao.