West Coast Editor

Social Media

Angela Romack is someone who probably writes what you’re thinking about your shows.  If you don’t agree, it’s ok she’s fine with being right.  Had she known TV watching could turn into a (semi) legit thing, college would have gone a much different route. In the meantime, she stays grounded working with tiny humans who are not quite cooked and relies on tv to decompress. Also, she endlessly thanks whoever came up with the dvr and streaming of tv for feeding into this obsession.

Current Favorite Network shows: Scandal, Modern Family, Law & Order SVU, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy

Current Cable shows: Shameless, Suits, and Homeland

Current Favorite soaps: Familiar with all, but depends on who’s deciding to write and deliver the goods.

Guilty pleasure: Tori and Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood. Fell in love with them at the Inn with baby Liam and I’ve been smitten ever since.

Recent Articles

‘Scandal’ Review: The Same Song and Dance with Brighter Colors

So Scandal is back after a three month hiatus and after that winter finale, I knew I would need the extended break to get outta my feelings. Turns out, it didn’t really help. Just like colors in Olivia Pope’s wardrobe haven’t helped her out any. In “It’s Hard Out Here For A General,” Olivia and Fitz are learning to live her new normal without each other, Olivia’s father and “brother” Jake are plotting their next move to run the universe from their evil lair, and OPA has a new case to solve (fumble.) In the six months since Olivia aborted […]

‘Scandal’ Season 5 Winter Finale Review: ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Well, the winter finale of Scandal happened. And in terms of shock value, people are going to be talking about this for years to come. In “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” all hell breaks loose on the Senate floor when Mellie filibusters over funding Planned Parenthood. More dramatically, all hell breaks loose for Fitz and Olivia as they come to terms with what their “new normal” is. And it’s brutally ugly. Some other stuff happens with Rowan and Jake too, but once again, I don’t actually care. So let’s get to it. Being the overachiever that she is, Mellie walks into […]

‘Scandal’ Review: ‘Get Out of Jail, Free’

Well, my friends it only took five weeks. Five weeks for everything to be blown to smithereens. In “Get Out of Jail, Free,” Fitz, Mellie, and Olivia are all trying to get through the Senate impeachment proceedings unscathed. Not possible, but high five for effort. Mellie gets to unload her feelings about life, while Olivia regresses to running from her voice (again). Meanwhile, Eli Pope and B613 are all over my screen again and the déjà vu of seasons three and four is real. The only saving grace was Susan and David, and how often do I say David saves […]

‘Scandal’ Review: ‘You Got Served’

This week’s episode, “You Got Served,” was equal parts of real truth being dropped by everyone from Olivia to Jake (I begrudgingly admit this) and snark from Leo and Fitz’s new lawyer, Patricia Snell. There was also a whole lotta crazy from Cyrus, but that’s a day ending in “-y.” To be completely forthright, I have to admit I laughed way too hard at the headlines: “Grant’s Groupie,” “Mistress in Chief,” “Olivia Poke,” and  “Here We Ho Again.” I sincerely hope there was a writer’s room competition for these. Anyway, picking up from last week where Mellie agrees to help […]

‘Scandal’ Review: ‘Dog-Whistle Politics’

Despite a couple of moments where I wondered out loud, “WHY is this happening on my screen?” I genuinely think “Dog-Whistle Politics” was a pretty great episode. Yes, I absolutely loved the ending, I believe my exact response was, “No way!!” It was more than that. Marcus has finally joined the canvas at OPA (a position that’s been glaringly missing,) and he’s speaking out on Olivia’s behalf (something that’s also been glaringly missing.)  Honestly, the commentary from Mellie, Marcus, Quinn and Olivia herself on how society and the media attack women, and especially women of color, was phenomenal.  Cyrus lost […]

‘Scandal’ Review: ‘Paris is Burning’ (And No One Cares)

Last night’s Scandal was a whole lot of “What is going on?” for me during “Paris is Burning.” Now that everyone is learning of Olivia’s admission to being Fitz’s mistress, the ish is hitting the fan. Mellie, Fitz, Olivia, Abby, Elizabeth and the rest of White House staff are trying to figure out how to move forward, but apparently the only reaction of importance is Mellie’s since that’s the focus of the episode. There’s also OPA’s (with Jake popping up) reaction of disconnecting the phone lines and day drinking, which is what I lean toward, but I have poor coping […]

‘Scandal’ Recap: Olivia Gives the Press a ‘Yes’

In last night’s episode of Scandal, titled “Yes”, Fitz, Olivia, and the rest of the gang of traitors, murderers, and blackmailers are dealing with the fall out of the leaked photos of the happy couple before the State Dinner. Of course, since this is Olivia Pope we’re talking about “deal with fallout” means run and throw yourself into work. So, Olivia takes on a case of who killed a wealthy older man to avoid the press and her current life. The case is about Gavin Price, a rich dudebro accused of murdering his older father because he was about to […]

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Recap: ‘She’s a Murderer’

Well, the Keating Five are all about to crack like porcelain dolls as “She’s A Murderer” opens this week’s How to Get Away with Murder with Sam’s remains being found in a landfill. Meanwhile, Hannah rages like The Hulk and wants Annalise arrested for his murder. All the while, Annalise is holding down the fort in her class, a new case, and her jumpy murderous ducklings. The Keating Five Basically, these four murderers are walking around looking like they have “I did it” painted on their foreheads. They’re panic stricken that Annalise has sold them out by telling the police […]

‘Scandal’ Recap: ‘Gladiators Don’t Run’

Normally, I would give you, the readers, a witty intro as to what happened in the latest episode of Scandal. But since I’m not feeling it or last night’s episode, I’m going to change it up a little this week. That’s not to say I didn’t like a couple of things, but overall? I can’t decide if boredom outweighed my eye roll or vice versa during “Gladiators Don’t Run.” Basically, Olivia is still kidnapped. Fitz, Mellie, and Cyrus are trying to get her back via White House methods while OPA and Jake are using their methods, including making a deal […]

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Recap: ‘Best Christmas Ever’

Well, just when you thought we were done with flashbacks on How To Get Away With Murder, last night’s episode, “Best Christmas Ever,” reiterates that there’s still plenty of backstory to tell, particularly each one of the Keating Five’s disastrous winter break. The kids return to campus after Christmas break, only to find that life post murder still isn’t great and post-traumatic stress disorder is a bitch. Also, Sam’s sister isn’t going anywhere, so things are about to get real interesting. Annalise During the winter break, Annalise took up residence in a hotel room surviving off vodka, pancakes, and KitKat […]

‘Scandal’ Recap: ‘Where’s the Black Lady?’

The good news is Olivia is still alive, in one piece, and not violated by her kidnappers, something I had feared would go down in this latest Homeland/24-esque episode of Scandal titled, “Where’s The Black Lady?” Granted, Olivia is a little worse for wear, but it’s nothing that a hot shower and new clothes couldn’t fix, right? Get back to me next week about that question. Anyway, this week everyone in Olivia’s life is dealing with the fact that she’s been kidnapped. Granted, some of these people are quicker than others, but everyone tries to unite to save Olivia. The […]

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Recap: ‘Hello Raskolnikov’

In “Hello Raskolnikov,” How to Get Away With Murder picks right back up from where it ended in the winter finale with Annalise going to the police about Sam’s involvement with Lila. Note how she puts on her armor of perfect hair and makeup to take on the police and lie through her teeth about her fight with Sam and his subsequent disappearance. Granted, his is a permanent disappearance but the police are none the wiser. Actually, no one except the Keating Four (Asher remains clueless as usual) know what happened, and even they don’t see the whole picture. Only Wes […]