Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Hotties Be Crowning

I have been fairly terrible about posting movie news lately -- there's just so much else to be done! And by the time I post anything of this sort it's already been reported far wand wide and been discussed ad nauseum on social media to the point where people are already sick of it. Take for instance the news I am sharing right now -- it's a week old! It might as well be turned to dust at this point. And yet here we are and here I was sitting and it popped into my head and I thought to myself -- you know, if you write a post about that CBS series King and Conqueror that is going to star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and James Norton you will have an excuse to look up photos of those two. And so I did! And it was good. Anyway the show is from the guy who wrote the Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Pompeii with Kit Harington looking like this...

Speaking of me taking this post's opportunity to just google random shit. Well I actually got that gif right off of MNPP, since we covered what Kit looked like in Pompeii rather extentislvey at the time. No need to google! MNPP's got the goods per usual. I am my own beefcake archive. Anyway! Back to the subject at hand -- see, why would you want to read news-stories from other sites who talk about the actual "news" and not ten million digressions? -- here is what this show is about:

"King and Conqueror is the story of a clash that defined the future of a country – and a continent – for a thousand years, the roots of which stretch back decades and extend out through a pair of interconnected family dynasties, struggling for power across two countries and a raging sea. Harold of Wessex and William of Normandy were two men destined to meet at the Battle of Hastings in 1066; two allies with no design on the British throne, who found themselves forced by circumstance and personal obsession into a war for possession of its crown."

James Norton will be Harold of Wessex while Nicky is William of Normandy. I mean, obviously. What, you thought Norton would be William of Normandy? Come on! (Sidenote: I know nothing about any of these historical figures except what you just read in the paragraph quotesd from Deadline.) Let's just hope that what they mean by "a war" is "sex" and what they mean by "for possession of its crown" is "with each other." Because we the people have earned that show. One out of one James Nortons agree!

1 comment:

Paul Brownsey said...

"two allies with no design on the British throne"

There was no throne of Britian in 1066, only an English one and a Scottish one.