10.05.2013

The Bar Loves Columbus Short

See Also

Black Girls' Night Out: Olivia Pope

"Are we gladiators or are we bitches?"
 ~ Harrison Wright, Scandal S3:E1

This post is loooooooong overdue.  Season Three's premiere reminded me to go ahead and just get it done, once and for all.

Thirty-one-year-old Columbus Short is currently best known for his role on Shonda Rhimes's Scandal as the savvy, fast-talking, suit-rocking, problem-solving Harrison Wright, a self-proclaimed "gladiator" at Olivia Pope & Associates.  In real life, Mr. Short is also a choreographer, musician, writer and director.  He also once started a project with his friend Lee Thompson Young, which I'm guessing has ended...for obvious reasons.

I like that when Henry Ian Cusick left after Season One, this guy stepped up to take over "the big office", and there are times when I forget it's Olivia's firm, not his.

Things I dig about Harrison:

1) He's pretty and he's got the deep, raspy voice.

2) He looks awesome in a suit.

3) He's shrewd and quick-thinking.

4) He looks awesome in a suit.

5) He's devoted to his sistah-in-arms Olivia, and in a beautiful moment last season, declares himself her gladiator.

6) He looks awesome in a suit.

7) He never backs down from a fight.  Even when outmatched, he finds away around the problem.

8) He looks awesome in a suit.

Fashion Tips from Moi:

Writers, give us more info on Harrison. Give us flashbacks, flesh out his life outside the office, give him a significant other (I heard on the webvine that there's a theory his character's gay.  I say run with it, Shonda).  By all means, give us more of this strong, clever, gorgeous black man, and whatever you're paying him...up it!!!








7 comments:

  1. Aww, how sweet of you to do a post on my future husband...thanks.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you two are very happy together! ;)

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  2. Oh, not that we've gotten find out, but I think we could put down as 9 and 10 with an asetrisk that he probably looks awesome out of that suit too.

    Oh, and you know he was writing partners with the late Lee Thomspon Young...

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  3. So glad you wrote this. Love.

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    1. You're a Harrison fan? Well...wonders never cease....

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    2. Eh? I never stood a chance.

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  4. I wish they would develop his character? He's the least fleshed out person on the show. Or did I miss the episode where they explained his backstory? And...why doesn't he have a love interest?

    SHONDA!

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