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'Grey's Anatomy's' Meredith Grey vs. 'Scandal's' Olivia Pope: Battle of Shondaland's worst parents -- POLL

Welcome to Shondaland, the world of strong female characters, complicated love stories, and absolutely horrible parents. It’s a world in which being the leading lady means a few things are certain: You will have an epic love, you will be excellent at your job, and you will have atrocious parents who will cause you tremendous amounts of pain. Take Grey’s Anatomy‘s Meredith Grey and Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, for example. Mer has McDreamy; Olivia has Fitz. Mer is a respected surgeon; Olivia is the best “fixer” around. Mer’s parents are/were awful; Olivia’s parents are/were awful.

And after Thursday night’s Scandal, in which we learned the truth about Olivia’s mom, I couldn’t help but ask myself: Whose parents are worse? Meredith’s or Olivia’s? Let’s break it down.

Character Rehab: How to fix Quinn on 'Scandal'

Here at EW, we have a new weekly series in which we — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.

I’ll admit, I was a little late to the Scandal train. This past May, however, I decided to take the plunge and, man oh man, can I just say that life can be separated into two factions: pre-Scandal and post-Scandal.

Forget RevengeScandal is the definition of a guilty-pleasure soap. Just thinking about it right now makes me feel giddy. I went through the first two seasons in two days (the first season is only seven episodes, so I’m not that much of a loser) and couldn’t stop telling everyone I know/have ever met (and complete strangers) that they need to start watching this show like right now. “Well, what happens?” You know what happens? EVERYTHING. Assassination attempts, murder, Monica Lewinsky-esque shenanigans, sexy time with the PRESIDENT (who looks like a Ralph Lauren model), fraud, fake miscarriages, bombs, the CIA, awesome characters and Kerry Washington in the best wardrobe of all time. Seriously, you’ll be watching an episode and your jaw will hit the floor and you’ll go “Oh wow, what a great episode” and then you check the time and it’s ONLY BEEN 10 MINUTES.

OK, I’m obviously a fan. I find this show pretty perfect in its ridiculousness, but there is one character who desperately needs some help. Whenever I watch Scandal and see Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer (played by the very talented Katie Lowes), I can’t help but want to punch her in the face (that’s reasonable, right?), so let’s get to the bottom of it and figure out some solutions:

Will Ray Donovan join Hollywood's best 'fixers'?

Showtime’s Ray Donovan is premiering tonight at 10 p.m. Liev Schreiber’s eponymous character is a “fixer” — I know, I know another one? But in this age of modern technology, a fixer has become more important than ever. You can’t erase your reputation when it’s living on the internet forever.

In honor of Ray Donovan, we’ve put together a list of the best fixers across the country in case you are in need of their services. Whether you’re a bratty child planning a bat mitzvah or someone accused of murdering your beard, we’ve got just the right fixer for you.

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