Ethan Hardy vs. Caleb Knight
I think the Holby Awards 2014 is fan based award given to Casualty and Holby City. I don’t think it has anything to do with the official awards. One thing that is worrying me is how easy it is to win seeing there are 18 categories – some of which is overlapping each other. Why am I interested is this? The reason why I think it’s worth to take a look at is because there are a surprisingly result in regard to the the (feuding) brothers/doctors (Ethan (George Rainsford) and Caleb (Richard Windsor)) in Casualty. It’s a little tricky using these numbers because I don’t know how many fans/people voted in this.
One would think that bad boy Caleb would win over good guy Ethan. However this is surprisingly not the case here.
Casualty Favourite Male
2nd Ethan Hardy 19.8%
3rd Caleb Knight 12.0%
Casualty Favourite Male All Time
4th Ethan Hardy 7.6%
6th Caleb Knight 6.5%
2nd Ethan Hardy 19.5%
4th Caleb Knight 10.8%
Best Acting Performance
3rd George Rainsford/ brother war 9.3%
5th Richard Winsor/ brother war 7.2%
Neither have won the first place.And here I thought girls fancied bad boys (yes, I tend to be attracted to them as well), but I’m very happy that Ethan have taken the lead. I can’t really stomach Caleb though his performance (in dealing with his brother’s injuries that is, not the plot revolving around his two former flames (mother and daughter)) in series 29, episode 5 was stellar.
The only category any of them won was:
Favourite Male Doctor
1st Ethan Hardy 25.7%
2nd Caleb Knight 17.7%
Ethan kind of won with a landslide. There’s no doubt who the fans thought is their favorite male doctor. I think so too after having watched him in action. He is intelligent, have good bedside manners, unflappable (his own words), funny, a little dorky, funny and all in all a good guy. I don’t really get why all the ladies are swooning over Caleb. Well, I do know! It must be the bad boy image he has.
It’s a little strange Casualty haven’t addressed that Ethan almost died. The other characters (Tess, Lilly, Connie and Ash) involved in the car crash have all dealt with their emotions one way or the other, but Ethan hasn’t. Perhaps he is having a delayed reaction to the ordeal or something like that. I guess it could spark a PTSD?
Anyhow I would love to see more about his relationship to Caleb which is more intriguing than the pending relationship with Lilly or Honey (God forbid!). I would love to see more of their background. Why do they have different surnames? How much older is Caleb than Ethan? Why are they so different?
I breached this subject in my last post that these two and Arthur Digby and Harry Tressler (from Holby City) share some of the same characteristics. Arthur and Harry aren’t related – have they even met? So it is possible for characters to be related, but very different.