Next up, Poldark!

Now that Game of Thrones has ended, next up in its slot for viewing is Poldark! It is already in its second season in the UK and I couldn’t wait for it to air in the US. Guess I finally understand how people in the UK felt about having to wait on Outlander!

PBS will air it starting 9/8c p.m. Sunday.

Set in the picturesque, seaside county of Cornwall, Poldark follows a rough-and-ready hero with nothing to lose as he tries to restore his community, fortune, and family name. It’s 1783, and Britain is in a crisis of falling wages, rising goods prices, and civil unrest. Dashing, adventurous scoundrel Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns from fighting overseas to find his world dramatically changed: his family estate is in ruins, his father has died, and his sweetheart is engaged to another.

Poldark is based on the first two novels in Winston Graham’s sweeping 18th-century saga.The series stars Aidan Turner (Poldark), known for roles in The Hobbit trilogy, and the UK series Being Human. Eleanor Tomlinson, recently seen in MASTERPIECE’s Death Comes to Pemberley, co-stars as the fiery redhead Demelza. Read more

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