Poldark S2 Epi 9 Season Finale: Riot & Reconciliation by Amanda-Rae Prescott S2 ends with another scene on the cliff top. This time, the threat to Ross (Aidan Truner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) are their own emotions. Their marriage has suffered but both are willing to work on rebuilding trust. As I watched the episode, I was surprised to see that there were a lot … Continue reading Poldark S2 Epi 9 Season Finale: Riot & Reconciliation
Poldark S2 Epi 8: Revenge Served Cold by Amanda-Rae Prescott In Epi 8, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) finds himself in the middle of a hurricane. The only logical solution is a full apology to his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) and a clean break with his ex Elizabeth (Heida Reed); but, he can’t seem to do either. In their own way, Demelza and Elizabeth make decisions … Continue reading Poldark S2 Epi 8: Revenge Served Cold
Poldark S2 Epi 7: A Study of Dubious Consent by Amanda-Rae Prescott *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING AND TRIGGER WARNING* Discussions of sexual assault, dubious consent and rape. Readers, forgive me for skipping an analysis of last week’s episode. I believe that an in-depth analysis of the most talked about scene of the episode is more important. I’ve had numerous drafts of this review in my … Continue reading Poldark S2 Epi 7: A Study of Dubious Consent
Poldark S2 Epi5: The Beginning of Creeping Doubts by Amanda-Rae Prescott *Spoilers, if you’ve not caught up on the show.* This episode shows two relationships that are put to the test. External and internal pressures create an environment where doubts of success compromise what should have been strong attachments. Although the episode covers a few important plot points, it was at the expense of emotional … Continue reading Poldark S2 Epi5: The Beginning of Creeping Doubts
Poldark S2 Epi4: A Tip of the Tricorn Hat to Kyle Soller by Amanda-Rae Prescott *Major Spoilers* Although the episode started with other characters in the spotlight, by the end it was clear that Kyle Soller’s tragic final performance as Francis Poldark stole the show. This episode made me realize that for quite a while I have undervaluing his performance. Francis’s character arc in S2 was a … Continue reading Poldark S2 Epi4: A Tip of the Tricorn Hat to Kyle Soller
Poldark S2 Episodes 2 & 3 Review A Tale Of Financial Risks & Emotional Insensibility by Amanda-Rae Prescott After an election mandated hiatus, Poldark S2 returns to PBS with more high stakes drama. Although Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) survived the trial, he hasn’t learned his lesson that being an iconoclastic risk taker will lead to more trouble in his life. A rough paraphrase of a … Continue reading Poldark, Season 2: Epis 2 & 3 Review
Poldark, Season 2: Epi 1 Begins With A Fight For Justice by Amanda-Rae Prescott Ross Poldark, the Cornish iconoclast, returned to US television Sunday night on PBS Masterpiece. The season premiere proved to be just as strong as the end of last season. Overall the premiere balances answering most of the burning questions from last season while setting up the drama that is yet to … Continue reading Poldark, Season 2: Epi 1 Review
A best in show has emerged from television’s busiest summer ever. The distinction may strike some as improbable during the season in which popcorn entertainment generally rules. This fine program has nothing to do with aliens, zombies, cops or killers. It is a first-class remake of a historical drama from the Seventies that probably sounds like a snooze. And while such declarations are generally a … Continue reading Poldark . . . a Summer Hit!
Cornwall cashes in on ‘Poldark effect’ but Scotland has Outlander to thank. Continue reading Cornwall cashes in on ‘Poldark effect’ but Scotland has Outlander to thank
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, … Continue reading Next up, Poldark!