EXCERPT from CNN article:
Following stands out due to the captured glimmer in Thorin's eyes. This fan art is by Scarlet Raven at www.deviantart website..
As per above--always said there was only one thing that could improve The Tudors series. Where there's a will, there's always a way;D Might a spy during the American Revolution wear the above shirt? Definitely looks appropriate to me. There's a new A&E period drama currently in pilot stage. It's based on Alexander Rose's book "Washington Spies" which focuses on Revolutionary era spy ring. Surely they could use someone with a convincing British accent;)
New Yorker Magazine compliments Thorin performance:
No less welcome is Richard Armitage, scarcely known here, although he has throbbed hearts on a regular basis on British TV; he now pulls off the task, deemed impossible by every expert on Middle-Earth, of making a dwarf seductive. To be honest, the dwarves come across as a jumble of Brueghel faces, lit with grins, scrunched by scowls, and fronted by bulbous conks; only Armitage, as Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the pack, earns consistent dramatic attention, and he brings the rumpus of the early scenes to a beautiful halt as he pauses to croon, in a yearning baritone, an anthem of dwarf-desire—“Far over the misty mountains cold.”Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/cinema/2012/12/17/121217crci_cinema_lane#ixzz2JEJU42aE
In keeping with the "now there's a leader we can follow" theme: