Movie: Horatio Hornblower

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This is a six-episode series by A&E based on the C.S. Forester novels featuring british naval hero Horatio Hornblower. We’ve been watching these here and there over the past weeks. I haven’t read Forester’s books, but these movies border on naval Harlequin romances. Obstacles and enemies are carefully constructed for Horatio to demolish with utter charm and humility. Nonetheless, a few days after watching each episode we found ourselves anticipating the next one. Hopefully the last, most ludicrous installment has cured us of this addiction. (I imagine a revolutionary era naval buff would go nuts over these things).

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