Monday, June 15, 2015


tags: BBC series, entrepreneurship, family melodrama, historical

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Synopsis from Wikipedia
In the late 18th century, Ross Poldark returns to his Cornish copper mines after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling, leaving behind his sweetheart Elizabeth. On his return, having fought in the American War of Independence, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins and Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young woman, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid.
Demelza, the former scullery maid and her husband Ross Poldark

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza

I binge-watched eight 58-minute episodes of Poldark, a British drama series that first aired March 8, 2015 on BBC One, scheduled to air here in the US June 21, 2015 on PBS. This series is based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston GrahamA second series has already been commissioned which is good news and bad because I have to wait a year for the continuation of the cliffhanger ending.

I haven't heard of the books nor the previous TV series that aired in the 70s on PBS. I'd love to read if the books, 12 in all, were available to borrow from my library but unfortunately for me, they're not. 

What I love:
- cast specially Aidan Turner as Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
- Ross's perseverance, entrepreneurship, kindness, loyalty
- cinematography 
- script
- costumes
- no full frontal female nudity nor gratuitous sex scenes, a welcome departure from a typical BBC production; The only bare torso you'll see (a few times) is Aidan Turner's and it's a good thing. =^_^=

Highly recommended for fans of period dramas.

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