Friday Highlights 146!

POLDARK (Quick Review)

fri5Note: This review was not posted last week due to length of overall post.

I made time to try out Poldark this last week, as with eight episodes per season it’s easy to get through. I’m pretty glad I did too. This period-drama has a little bit of everything and pulls you in – especially if you like these kinds of shows – almost immediately.

Full disclosure: I started watching from episode two, which is what I do at times if I don’t feel like wading through the synopsis episode. You know what I mean, those first episodes that are fri2literally riddled with everything we’ve read about the show in the first place? So there I was, not sure if I was even going to bother to watch when magic happened… I got to begin a show that quickly became a favourite as mild action and intrigue wove together with continuous drama and created something special.

The story is based on a series of historical novels by Winston Graham and is focused on the life and times of “Ross Poldark” (Aidan Turner), a soldier who returns home from the American Revolutionary War to find the woman he loves married to his cousin (she thought he was dead). Ross decides to better his fortunes by turning to a number of business fri3ventures, one of which is reopening a family mine. This move puts him in bed with an unexpected crew and creates more than a few enemies in the county where he lives. Amidst all this, Ross struggles with the high society life that is his birthright and doing those things that he thinks are moral and just. For example, trying to ensure better wages for the miners that not only he employs, but those of other mines. Though there are glimpses of a darkness within him, viewers can tell he’s a good man at heart. Enter “Demelza” (Eleanor Tomlinson). She comes into Ross’ life in a rather unconventional way, portrayed as almost feral. fri4She becomes his servant, then a little more and eventually (I did a dance here), his wife. It’s not done in a ridiculously cheesy way either – no ‘rags to riches’ rip offs. The progression of their relationship is well-written and directed and their love is another of the reasons to watch this show.

Other characters that make the show what it is are: “Francis Poldark” (Kyle Soller) – Ross’ rather yellow-bellied and easily swayed cousin, “Elizabeth” (Heidi Reed) – Ross’ previous love interest and Francis’ wife, “Verity” (Ruby Bentall) – Francis’ sister and one who constantly sacrifices her own happiness for that of others and “George Warleggan” (Jack Farthing) – Ross’ nemesis in business and one you’ve always got to keep your eye on.

fri1The cast are all rather gifted and even the most minor characters help bring the show to wonderful life. So, for a break from the high-paced, nudity-filled, series of today, give this one a try ^_^.

Now back to nudity . . .


Quickdates (quick updates)

1) Just one update because it’s really the major one of the week. I’ve been steadily working along with my business partner, to launch a new product that we’re both very excited about. Making sure everything comes together for its reveal is taking up tons of time, but in between I’ve still been working on The Citizens of Tabor Isle. This sci-fi book is one that I’m chipping away at in hopes of submitting it to an upcoming competition. Hm, guess that was two updates really, but hey, call it a bonus ^_^.



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