01:31:40 PM Feb 6th 2013
A major clean-up of the trivia section is required. Most of those tropes, if not all, are not trivia tropes, and most of the info is already included in the main (literature) page, courtesy link: Horatio Hornblower. It was cut out of the main page for a reason - it's not very relevant, the style is too informal and mimics a conversation. Discussion like edits are not supposed to be anywhere but in the discussion section, i.e. here.
04:05:47 PM Feb 9th 2013
TO EDIT LATER and move to appropriate section
- Apparently there was some Adaptation Decay.
- Definitely Adaptation Distillation. The books had a severe amount of Moral Dissonance, which was subverted in the movies — especially in the last one, where Archie's death has turned Horatio into a ruthless bastard, and it looks like he's going to stay this way, until he finally relents and has mercy on various people who were in rather miserable positions because of the insanely strict rules of the British Royal Navy.
- A bit of both, really, although not so much of the decay until the third series (which wasn't helped by the nosedive of the production values).