I have my Ode to Tom Selleck and an ode to Idris Elba. Today, it's my dear Richard Armitage.
An Ode to Richard Armitage.
Oh dear, sweet, and hunky man. I first experienced you as John Thornton on North and South. Be still my beating heart. You almost took Mr. Darcy's place. Almost. You still, though, are number two in my rankings of Period men. That's very high rating. I am just saying.
I wanted to scream at you "RUN AFTER HER, FOOL! RUN AFTER MARGARET!" but instead you willed her to look back at you. I know I would. LOOK AT YOU!
It was all about THE moment. THE kiss:
As an Elizabeth Gaskell fan, I couldn't be more pleased with casting you as Mr. Thornton.
I haven't seen you in a lot of movies or shows but when I do see you- you make my heart turn into Super Bass:
Loved you as Lucas North in MI-5, Claude Monet in the Vicar Dibley, and even as Guy in Robin Hood.
Imagine my surprise when you were cast as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit!
I wasn't sure how I would feel with you as a DWARF but ... the leader of the Dwarves is acceptable.
Those eyes. They are so intense and powerful.
Marry me? Please?