July 14, 2006

Damn Your Impudence, Sir! A&E Sinks Horatio Hornblower

Despite a wonderful night of glorious stargazing atop a smog-free mountain and karaoke(!), I'm inconsolable after reading the following quote from Burberry face and Romancing the Tome favorite, Ioan Gruffudd:

"Gruffudd lamented A&E's decision to sink 'Horatio Hornblower' in favor of reality trash like 'Mindfreak,' but took comfort in being one of Burberry's celebrity faces."
Is this the death knell for one of our very favorite mini-series? To quote our hot and heroic seafarer, "Damn, Damn, Damn." Please sign our online petition and let A&E know you're mad and you're not gonna take it anymore! --Kim


  1. Wait, are you serious? No more Horatio?? Gah!!

  2. Anonymous4:43 AM

    That is a crime against humanity - Horatio Hornblower is brilliant. I've got all the TV episodes and read all the books and Ioan is so perfect as Hornblower

  3. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Why would any sane production company dismiss such an award winning series? In a time when common trash is the Bill of Fare, this series offered a rewarding escape from the norm. As with the Poirot series, A&E has once again "put their foot in it" by eliminating another of its strongest attractions, along with Nero Wolfe, Ms. Marple and others. Damn, people! This is no way to run a network! Hornblower offers lessons desparatly needed by western youth and adults alike. Lessons of Duty, Loyalty, Honor and Self Sacrifice are seldom available. Shame on A&E.

    F.C. Wade, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

  4. Anonymous9:54 PM

    A&E bring back Horatio and sink Dog the Bounty Hunter.

  5. Anonymous1:12 PM

    No more Hornblower?!........
    Please say it is not so.....
    Ioan Gruffudd is one of the best actors around. Surely there is script is in the process, to continue the excellent production of Hornblower........

    Debbie Brotherton Tulsa,Oklahoma,USA.

  6. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Makes sense to me. Viewers love it. It looks like it makes money, both while broadcast on television and, later, in DVD sales. So, don't make any more BECAUSE IT COSTS TOO MUCH? You must spend money to make money, right? At least we have Mr. Forester's work to know how it all ends.

  7. Anonymous10:44 AM

    You have got to be kidding me! The best show ever!

  8. Anonymous10:46 AM

    My son will be heart broken he loves this show and was looking forward to the series continuing. There is some great stuff in the books, they producers could keep the series going for years and make a profit!!!!

  9. Fans of the series and those new to it will applaud first Hornblower novel.

  10. Anyone know who did the actual sailing in the filming of this series? I'm curious why sails were often slack and flapping, when they could have as easily been trimmed.

  11. i watch them over and over again i read the books and i was just reading that loan gruffudd is thinking of doing more if he has time in doing over stuff o well ill just have to watch them again ill take them away with me on my ship let the lads looking at them and think of what where not doing ha ha ha