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Six Shondaland shows you do not want to miss out on

Shilpa S

Shilpa S
Jul 19, 2021

From the compassionate Meredith Grey to the fierce Olivia Pope, television heavyweight Shonda Rhimes has given viewers some of complex yet memorable characters through the shows bankrolled by her production company, Shondaland. Here are a few Shondaland shows that are worthy of your time.

Grey's Anatomy
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A medical drama starring Ellen Pompeo in the titular character, Grey’s Anatomy was the first series to be produced by Shonda Rhimes production company. The series follows the life of Dr Meredith Grey, played by Pompeo, and showcases the highs and lows of her personal and professional life. We see Grey start as a surgical intern and work her way up as the Chief of General Surgery. It is one of the longest-running series by Shondaland, with its 18th season set to premiere this year.
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Scandal focuses on the adventures of Olivia Pope, a crisis manager running her firm in Washington DC. Pope’s character is loosely based on a real-life example, an American crisis manager who was associated with George H W Bush, a former US President. The complexity and power of the protagonist were praised by critics and viewers alike.
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Set in Regency period England, Bridgerton is based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn, a historical romance author. Season one’s main storyline involves that of Daphne, the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family who is to make her debut appearance with the queen, who views her favourably. She becomes a part of a courtship ruse with the Duke of Hastings to secure good marriage prospects, after the town’s anonymous gossip columnist writes critically about her. The series also features subplots involving other members of the Bridgerton as well as the Featherington families. To date, it is the most-watched series on Netflix.
How to Get Away with Murder
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This legal thriller follows the story of law professor Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis, who along with some of her students, become pawns in a murder plot. Viola Davis was lauded for her performance and won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role, making her the first Black woman to win the award.
For The People
This legal drama follows the personal and professional lives of a band of lawyers operating in New York. The series went on for two seasons and stars Hope Davis.
The Catch
A woman running a private investigation firm takes on the most personal case of all - finding her con artist fiancé on the run after defrauding her. Despite receiving rave reviews, the series was cancelled after two seasons
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