Why is Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal so popular?

Never underestimate the appeal of the fascinating stars roaming around an ultra-refined version of a familiar European city while immaculately dressed. Friend is as handsome as Whitehouse, his perfectly styled hair only outpaced by his impressive range of coats.

Equally blessed genetically is Miller, whose character Sophie has become an overnight style icon. It’s been a week since the show premiered on Netflix, and the internet is already overflowing with “Sienna’s shopping Scandal Anatomy clothing articles. Apparently, the roll neck look is very popular – so are the camel coats.

Sienna Miller as Sophie in the Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal defines a soft power wrap with rich fabrics, neutral tones, and the strategic use of white.

Sienna Miller as Sophie in the Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal defines a soft power wrap with rich fabrics, neutral tones, and the strategic use of white.Credit:Netflix

Then there is Scandal AnatomyLondon, which is far from the world LutherLondon, Best BoysLondon or even flea bagLondon. In almost the same way Emily in Paris presents a clean city of love, Descriptive science turning London into a playground for luxury people.

Characters drink and eat at Michelin-starred restaurant The Delaunay, rather than crushing beigels on Brick Lane. The council estate is nowhere to be seen. Instead, everyone lives in delightful townhouses and is driven to work by a private chauffeur instead of having to take the subway.

We’re addicted to David. Formula E Kelly (aka rich people do bad things)

We may lie to ourselves and pretend that we have complex cultural tastes, but right now, all we want to see is a different version of one show: rich white people misbehaving.

From success to Ozarks and white lotus, the trend is undeniable, and if anyone is going to follow the pattern, it’s TV veteran David E. Kelley. This may explain why many of his recent adaptations, including Big little lie and destruction, has focused on uber-rich characters who perform unspeakable acts. See also: Nine Perfect Strangers.

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Rich white people misbehave?  Sounds like a recipe for a hit.

Rich white people misbehave? Sounds like a recipe for a hit.Credit:HBO

For Scandal Anatomy, Kelly is working with house of cards (another show that fits the bill) showrunner Melissa James Gibson for creating the most complete viewing experience.

The story is timely and very familiar

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A prominent politician accused of sexual assault in the corridors of power may once seem like a tense tone for a TV drama, but at this point, it feels like an extension of the conversations we already have.

The political discourse around privilege and abuse of power has never been this great and audiences are incredibly voyeuristic at the best of times. When a series comes out that dramatizes the news cycle, it can be hard to watch but even harder to ignore.

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