I just watched the first “episode” (more like a TV Movie) of this legendary, epic series starring Ioan Gruffudd (a.k.a. William Wilberforce, Lancelot, and Mr. Fantastic) as Horatio Hornblower, one of the inspirations for Captain Kirk (always a plus in my book!). Really, really good! I’ve always wondered if this was over-exaggerated.
Good, swashbuckling action, as well as the respect and rewarding of good character vs. ambition. “The Even Chance” demonstrates (albeit in an optimistic way) that gumption, hard work, and quality should win out instead of over-bearing, domineering brawn.
I hope to read the books someday, we’ll see how that works out!