Scandal is one of the finer political thrillers we have out there – created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope a woman heading a crisis management firm named Olivia Pope and Associates. A thrilling show that explores the White House staff and Pope’s own firm members in a politically charged, power-packed environment of Washington DC, this show is still running and has garnered quite a lot of appreciation from fans and critics alike. Here is the list of TV shows similar to Scandal that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these TV series like Scandal on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. The Good Wife
Scandal is above all a political thriller and this show is a totally worthy substitute. The plot focuses on Julianna Margulies’ character Alicia Florrick. Alicia has been a stay at home wife for a long time but after her husband, the State Attorney of Cook County gets involved in a sex scandal, she must return to her career of litigation to provide for her family. A smart and critically acclaimed show, this show too has at its mantle a fiercely independent and strong woman like Olivia and viewers are bound to enjoy the similarities between these two shows.
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11. How To Get Away With Murder
This is another Shonda Rhimes production, so there are bound to be similarities with Scandal. The plot itself follows a Philadelphia law professor, Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating, who gets embroiled in a murder plot with five of her students. Keating’s characterization has received high praise for its fiercely independent nature and personally, if Olivia Pope ever had a mentor, Annalise Keating would be it.