So to right this wrong, here is an entire post devoted to them.
CHARACTER CONNECTION:I've already said in my discussion of S&S that I am slightly distrustful of Edward Ferrars, but I still love him, so we'll give him a pass and include him in the Heroes CC. I have no such reservations about Col. Brandon. I don't know why, really, when he is so much older than Marianne, and has a charge her age, which makes it slightly creepy to think of him pursuing a girl her age. Somehow, I can set that aside and still love him. He's honorable and caring and gentle, smart and with good taste, and he's got a melancholia to captivate sentimental Marianne -- all-around winner.
FRIDAY FACE OFF:
Dan Stevens v. Hugh Grant as Edward Ferrars
The Verdict: When I saw Hugh Grant as Edward, I thought he'd nailed it. Pretty near perfect. Then I saw Dan Stevens. No contest. Stevens just is Edward Ferrars, and it wasn't until I saw him in the role that I really got the Edward is just a very honorable man who got himself into a tight spot when he was young, and as a gentleman, will do something he doesn't want and sacrifice his happiness for what is right. He made me trust EF a bit more than I had to that point, and he gets loads of credit for it. Plus, just look at those eyes... Seriously, click on the picture and fall into them.
Alan Rickman v. David Morrissey as Col. Brandon
The Verdict: Alan Rickman will always win any contest that I am judging. I don't care what it is or why he's in it, he wins. Morrissey was ... nice in the role, and I did like him, but he's not my Col. Brandon, and he's not my Alan Rickman.