I bought a couple of Sharpe DVDs a few days ago, because Sean Bean.
But which Sean Bean is best? Sean Bean as Boromir: fighter, forthright, a leader, but felled by the Ring? Sean Bean as Sharpe: witty, wily, brave, courageous and not afraid of anything? Or Sean Bean as Lord Eddard Stark: noble, loving, loyal, but leading his family to ruin.
The ultimate test: marry, shag or chuck off a cliff.
The same test for another British actor: Helena Bonham-Carter. Helena Bonham-Carter as the tempestuously charming and changing Lucy Honeychurch? Helena Bonham-Carter as the practical Queen Elizabeth, supporting the man who never thought to be king? Or Helena Bonham-Carter as the villanous Bellatrix Lestrange?
And in a further twist, my daughters have just introduced me to shipping, making the OTP (one true pairing) between two characters. Is it St Elizabeth (Stark and Queen Elizabeth) or Honeysharp? Borotrix or Bellastark? Or perhaps it’s Starkerssharp, or Lizzystrange. Of the 15 possible combinations, which ones are OTP?
Hoydenizens may recall that two of these characters have featured previously in Marry, Shag or Chuck off a cliff. Bonus points for remembering who, and the company they were keeping on those outings.
So what would you do? We’re all agog! Or you could just talk about your favourite entertainments, since this is just a hook to hang some pop culture on.