Summer has been hard without our shows.
Now that fall is just around the corner, all of our favorite ShondaLand shows – Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy – are coming back onto our screens and into our hearts.
To be completely honest, we didn’t know how to live without them – literally. They’ve taught us everything we know about living our best, fiercest lives.
Here are just a few of the crucial life lessons that Shonda Rhimes’ characters have imparted upon us.
Professor Keating from How to Get Away with Murder has mastered the silent, scathing stare. You should, too – for when someone’s ignorance doesn’t even deserve a verbal response.
No one, ya hear?! Not your boyfriend. Not your best friend. Not the president. Not even your father. Especially not your father.
It’s the only way to deal with the tragedy of everyone around you dying all the time.
Accompanied with popcorn, natch.
Alternatively, maybe try to minimize your interactions with dead bodies.
Hustle like Scandal‘s Mellie Grant.
It’s the only way to gain the respect you deserve.
It won’t end well.