Gladiators, rejoice! In exactly one day the greatest TV series on earth returns for a brand new episode. That daunting period in which we were forced to #CopeWithoutPope has been going on for far too long; not just because I want to know what happens next, but also because my friends are tired of hearing me randomly sneaking phrases like “I am a Gladiator in a suit” or “If you want something done, get Olivia Pope on it” into every conversation.
If –for some very odd reason- you have never watched an episode of Scandal, I can tell you that you are definitely missing out on a lot. The storyline is absolutely bonkers, Kerry Washington is the best thing to have happened to television since Oprah Winfrey and the Scandal wardrobe is to die for. (Think: fabulous women suits and elegant kick-ass dresses)
There is, however, one other reason why I believe everyone should watch Scandal (Especially those who like a bit of man candy to look at), and that reason is the character of Harrison Wright, played by too-hot-to-handle Columbus Short.
Apart from the fact that his face looks like it was carved by angels using diamond chisels, he also wears very gentlemen-like suits that would even make Justin “Suit&Tie” Timberlake blush.
Moreover, Harrison is knee-wobblingly cool, has a toothpaste bright smile and can persuade even the most difficult clients just by staring at them.
Some Scandal dummies among you might think things couldn’t possibly get any better than that… well… they can! Because besides his dashingly good looks and ridiculous charm, he is also good with words.
Oh yeah, he’s a real smooth talker, that Harrison!
He rattles on at the speed of light, blowing people away with a combination of eloquently formulated arguments and a splash of humour.
Oh, and before I forget: he has a dark side.
Having said that, I would like to end this post with two short messages:
1) To all the Scandal nitwits out there,
I hope this has finally convinced you to start watching the show. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed!
2) To all my fellow Gladiators,
Suit up! It is time to get scandalous!