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First of all, a note about the American titles for this mini-series:
wrong with you people? Can't you leave a title alone? Or do you think your
crowd is so dumb, they wouldn't understand the title that the makers gave
it? Why did you have to change "The Even Chance" into "The Duel", for
instance (and the other titles as well)? Translating a foreign title is
thing. Altering (and totally ruining) an existing title is something
And now to the comment: "Hornblower" is one of the best-made series I have ever seen. It's clever, it's interesting, it's really wonderful in all aspects possible. And Ioan Gruffudd is not only good looking, he's a good actor- a skill that most Hollywood stars unfortunately lack. Right now I have only seen the first two episodes, but I'm definitely not going to miss the other two.
I do not agree with Altea. The plot of the second episode of "Hornblower" is just as good as that of the first, and is quite far from being flat. Perhaps there is a little too much emphasis on the courage, luck, cleverness etc. of young Hornblower, turning him into a "mr. perfect", but that is understandable, and I think that he is still a very human character, certainly more human than the annoying never-do-wrongs from Hollywood movies. I still think this is one of the best shows I've seen, and I can't wait to see the next episode (hoping that my parents won't forget to tape it for me).