History YMMV / HoratioHornblower

30th Apr '17 5:06:19 PM eowynjedi
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* NoYay: In the first instalment, if you're prone to noticing subtext, the Inquisition scene is full of this. Simpson leaning in way too close to Hornblower and suggesting he fancies other boys? Add to that the popular RapeAsBackstory interpretation of Simpson's interactions with Kennedy, and it gets really suspicious.

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* NoYay: In the first instalment, installment, if you're prone to noticing subtext, the Inquisition scene is full of this. Simpson leaning in way too close to Hornblower and suggesting he fancies other boys? Add to that the popular RapeAsBackstory interpretation of Simpson's interactions with Kennedy, and it gets really suspicious.


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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the first episode's scenes in the longboat, Hornblower translates the French complaints that they're not yet in sight of the coast. The coast, however, is easily visible over his shoulder. (Doubtless it wouldn't have been safe to stick the boat entirely out to sea for filming.)
21st Feb '17 4:18:14 AM XFllo
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* FailOSuckyname: In-universe, Hornblower considers his name ludicrous. He's not fond of 'Hornblower' but prefers a LastNameBasis to the alternatives.
8th Feb '17 9:52:51 PM eowynjedi
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** And after the fall down the hold, [[AlasPoorVillain Captain Sawyer himself]]. The injury and trauma shatters what sanity he had left and reduced him to a straightjacketed, weeping wreck who saw an enemy in every person that came into his cabin. When he's [[spoiler:murdered during the prisoner mutiny]] even Bush, one of his victims, thinks that Hell couldn't be hot enough for the person who did it.

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** And after the fall down the hold, [[AlasPoorVillain Captain Sawyer himself]]. The injury and trauma shatters what sanity he had left and reduced him to a straightjacketed, weeping wreck who saw an enemy in every person that came into his cabin. When he's [[spoiler:murdered during the prisoner mutiny]] even Bush, one of his victims, thinks that Hell couldn't be hot enough for the person who did it.
it. Worse if you read the short story "Hornblower and the Widow [=McCool=]" in which Sawyer appears as a rational man who actually expresses some sympathy for the unpleasant task he has to assign Hornblower.
22nd Jan '17 6:27:28 AM eowynjedi
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* HoYay: It seems to be just about every man in the British Navy towards Hornblower, apart from Lady Barbara's husband.

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* HoYay: It seems to be just about every Every man in the British Navy towards navy seems to be in love with Hornblower, apart from with the sole exception of Lady Barbara's husband.
19th Jan '17 2:20:36 AM Silverblade2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
18th Jan '17 2:47:07 PM AFP
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
2nd Dec '16 3:20:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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15th Oct '16 11:05:12 PM LBHills
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* FailOSuckyname: In-universe, Hornblower considers his name ludicrous. He's not fond of 'Hornblower' but prefers a LastNameBasis to the alternatives.
16th Jul '16 3:31:09 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Archie, to an extent, caught between those fans who dislike his addition into the series as he wasn't in the books, and those who think he added a nice element to the narrative and a more accessible side to the title character.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Archie, to an extent, caught between those fans who dislike his addition into the series as he wasn't in the books, and those who think he added a nice element to the narrative and a more accessible side to the title character.
9th Jul '16 9:26:00 PM maxwellsilver
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** Archie Kennedy, first to the writers and cast, ''then'' to the fans. Archie was only intended to be in "Even Chance" but he (and his actor Creator/JamieBamber) were so well liked by the cast and crew that he got written into "The Duchess and the Devil and "Frogs and Lobsters", making him a favorite among fans. The substantial expansion of his role in the series gets him beyond an Ensemble Darkhorse and pushes him to the realm of {{Breakout Character}}s. This led to the events in ExecutiveMeddling.
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