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Best Shonda Rhimes thriller: 'Scandal' or 'HTGAWM'?

"Thank God It's Thursday" (TGIT) is back! The highly-anticipated sixth season of "Scandal" premieres on Jan. 26. The political thriller has been shocking fans for five years and remains one of social media's most talked about shows. But it's not writer Shonda Rhimes' only hit thriller—murder mystery. "How to Get Away with Murder" also has high ratings and many accolades. While "Grey's Anatomy" is TGIF's tearjearker, "Scandal" and "HTGAWM" duke it out for top thriller. Which show wins? 📺

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"Grey's Anatomy" is Rhimes' longest-running show on ABC and the medical drama is the only real tearjerker and romance series. But "Scandal" and "HTGAWM" have more similarities with the constant twists and turns. Which show is Rhimes' best thriller?

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Live tweeting and social media users made "Scandal" a mega hit show. With every twist and turn of the last five years—Gladiators have been there in shock and amazement.

"Scandal" follows a former White House communications officer (Kerry Washington) who starts a crisis management firm, but she soon realizes that not only her clients have secrets—she and everyone else around her are also scandalous. 

The acclaimed political thriller currently holds an 89 percent fresh rating and 80 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. "Scandal" broke a major barrier for Black female leads on TV, and even paved the way for "HTGAWM." And the thriller doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

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It says it all in the name. 

"How to Get Away with Murder" was set up to have you guessing, jumping and dropping your mouth in awe. The praised legal thriller debuted in the fall of 2014 while sister series "Scandal" was beginning its fourth season. And yes—the legal thriller adds more murder and mystery than "Scandal."

Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), a criminal defense professor and five of her most brilliant law students get involved in murder plot(s), which causes many twists and turns in their lives.

"Scandal" might be the original, but "HTGAWM" has a slightly higher fresh rating with 90 percent and audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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After five previous seasons—"Scandal" is still thrilling Gladiators.

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But some fans say "Scandal" isn't that good anymore. But "HTGAWM" is winning!

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Best Shonda Rhimes thriller: 'Scandal' or 'HTGAWM'?
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