This Man Candy Monday is basically because of Richard Armitage’s role in North and South (2004). He is so amazingly hot in that otherwise dreary-looking (but quite expertly told) Victorian story, that I immediately jumped on IMDB.com to find out what other historical costume movies and TV shows I could see him in.
And I was shocked to see that he really hadn’t been in any others! What the frock, Hollywood? Are you blind, BBC? Are you dumb, ITV? Have you no sense, PBS? Give this man another top hat and cravat, stat, and get him in a drawing room behind a film camera — WE HAVE NEEDS.
Hmph. Since Armitage is apparently just fine off playing a Nazi in the Marvel Universe, a Tolkien dwarf in the movies, and a serial killer on TV right now (none of which are historical, ugh), we have to settle with his paltry few period roles in murder mysteries (yawn) and a super-cheesy Robin Hood show (snooze). Oh, and he’s got an upcoming movie set in 13th-c. Ireland (booooring).
I feel like he could have been cast in so many more delightful period dramas for us to lust over. He could have done some Jane Austen or even made me interested in all those Dickens TV adaptions of the mid- to late-2000s. Maybe he could have been a tragic suitor for Lady Edith on Downton Abbey or an actually hot Vronsky in Anna Karenina (2012). There’s just so many possibilities! Instead, this is all we got…
Forget about all that nonsense, I’m just going to indulge in these yummy pix of him from North and South. *swoon*
Are you in love with Richard Armitage in North and South?