Where Are My Scandal Recaps?
My people! You’ve probably noticed that my Scandal recaps have been missing for almost 2 months. Many of you have because I have gotten many messages about it.
Chile, listen. What had happened was… my travel schedule has gotten ridiculous. I used to travel once or twice a month and now it’s like 4-5 times. Since the month of February, I’ve only been home on like TWO Thursdays, total. In the past, I didn’t have so many back-to-back trips so even if I missed Scandal one night, I was able to catch up with my recaps that weekend. Now? Not so much. I’ve basically been gone on weekdays, get home on weekends, unpack and repack and I’m on the road again.
In fact, that’s why I can do Game of Thrones recaps regularly. Sundays are my “I’m at home for sure” days. Thursdays are prime event nights so I’m not even in my hotel room in time to view Scandal.
I take it as a huge compliment that people miss my recaps, though. But I’ve had many of these convos in the last month:
People: where are your Scandal recaps?
Me: I haven’t been home in 5 Thursdays so I’m behind.
People: So are you gon write one?
Me: I have been really busy and Thursdays have been especially tough.
People: So when you gon do the recap?
DANG, CAN I LIVE?? It takes me three hours to write every Scandal recap. THREE. So it’s not a matter of me finding an hour to make it happen.
People have emailed me asking if I stopped liking Scandal. Nah, son. That’s still my shit. I’d support that show from mountaintop to the valley. But the way my life been set up, the recaps haven’t been able to happen.
It’s super hard for me not to have these recaps going up regularly for y’all. I actually feel slightly guilty about it.I have written over 150,000 words on Scandal over the last 5 seasons. That is 2 book lengths full. My inability to write recaps right now isn’t something I shrug off. Many people have told me they don’t watch Scandal, but they read my recaps faithfully. I’m sorry, y’all. I wish I could be in two places at once and work for 24 hours a day to make it happen but I can’t.
I don’t know if ABC sends advance screeners to folks but if anyone from there is reading this, please consider sending to me. I’d sign all the NDAs you need and I’d even promise you naming rights of my first born in the case of any breach (BUT THERE WILL BE NO BREACHES BECAUSE REAL Gs MOVE IN SILENCE LIKE GNAT). *puss in boots eyes*
Look, I miss live-tweeting Scandal with y’all on Thursday nights. That was my damb jam. But things have changed for a G. I do have one thing to ask of you. STOP TWEETING SCANDAL SPOILERS AT ME, BRUH. For real. I get so mad when I log into my Twitter, and I go into my mentions (not the general timeline because I know better) and yall have tweeted plot points to me. IF I AINT THERE TO WATCH, DON’T TWEET TO ME ABOUT IT. Just rude as hell.
But yeah, I just had to write this post because some of you were basically taking it personally that you hadn’t seen a recap from me in a while. If you don’t know, now you know.
I cannot be the only one who assumed you were too busy. Honestly if you don’t get the screeners, I’d be happy with a season ending wrap up post. Sure I miss your live tweets, but I can deal.
You weren’t. Anyone who follows Luvvie SM SEES she’s someplace new ery damb week.
Luvvie, you’re my solopreneur shero girl! Keep being amazing. We will deal!
Thank you for this. I wanted to tweet and ask you but I assumed you’d covered it already and I hate to be the one that asks something already covered.
I must admit, I was giving my computer the stank face every time I saw your GOT recaps LOL.
Totally understand but you must know Scandal is not the same without you.
Word! We understand Luvvie somethangs gotta change because it’s levels to this ish! Not that the recaps were low level but just that Bae Shonda gotta put a ring on it cause she already know how we all go together and this long distance situation is not working in our relationship.
You feel me Shonda! make it happen Bae…..
Listen Luvvie, I’m TOTALLY fine with missing the Scandal recaps but the day you don’t do a GOT recap????…?!?!? I’ll assume winter has come and you were one of the fallen. #dontdoit #yahear #itssocold
Congratulations on your success , it’s wonderful to see the brand you have built . I like many started following you because “everyone ” used to talk about your awesome Scandal recaps, you garnered a huge following and recognition from that. We don’t expect you to stagnate but you did catch many people’s attention and retain them because of those recaps . Please “shine” please “live” please “soar” just know the badgering for recaps is coming from a good place and an unwritten expectation initially built by you.
What I love about this post is that it is a content post about NOT having content.
I’m just gon’ be patient and put some respeck on your busy schedule.
I’ve definitely missed your recaps but it’s beyond obvious you’re working your ass off! I never get to watch Scandal on Thursdays so my routine was always to watch on Hulu then immediately read your recap. It was like cookies and milk. They had to go together or the experience felt incomplete. But we gotta grow up sometime and I have immense respect for you! I can’t wait to read your book and I love seeing all the places you are and people you’re meeting and things you’re up to! I agree though, if you can find the time and energy, a season end summary would be pretty sweet! No pressure at all. I’m a loyal follower regardless!
I know that you’re busy, but I can’t front my disappointment at not seeing your reviews.
Like certain podcasts, your reviews are part of my Scandal experience.
And, while I’m happy at your success, I do miss them.
Yeah but yall gon have to deal. Sheesh.
Soooooooo…..when are you gonna post a Scandal Recap?
Don’t make me block you.
Just asking a question, sheesh….! I hope you were kidding…..Love your blog, love you for what you are doing with your life. It is obviously your time; may there be many, many more blessings coming your way Luvvie.
Thanks! Preciate ya!
I know you are super busy, but I thought your Scandal silence was due to you possibly making moves behind the scene with the Scandal creator. I’m still not letting go of that theory…hmmm….
I was one of the many who just knew Ms. Lady Luvvie was doing her thing. I have to sign off on a season ending recap. That would be dope tho! NOT PLAYIN’ JUST SAYIN’
On a different note and totally off subject; if you saw the VH-1 DEAR MAMA special, I would love a recap of that with the voodoo that only you do ( ‘v’ )
I too miss the recaps, but get your money Ma!
I just assumed you were busy or stopped watching. I was leaning toward you being busy and I’m glad to see I was right because the other option would’ve hurt my soul. Just a fyi I’d read a scandal recap at any time. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. So whenever you get to it is just fine.
Ok, lookahere woman! You must have been reading my mind or God was speaking to you cause He has intercepted a few messages I was typing to you asking Where’s my Scandal recap Woman! Yeah I read this blog so I KNOW you’re busy and I’m so happy you’ve been blessed with so many wonderful opportunities, HOWEVER, I miss reading my recaps. I don’t watch the show on Thursdays so I always watch it later. I had gotten to the point I’d read your recap BEFORE I watched the show or would pause the show and read your recap as I was watching the show. When you stopped writing, the shows were piling up and I just couldn’t wait for you any longer. But I miss your recaps. It was like watching my show w my couch cousin. Me miss you much. ☹️