Five Reasons You’ll Love It - May 6, 2015

Poldark - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Poldark - Five Reasons You'll Love It

In case you’ve been living under a rock the size of Jupiter, you’ll have noticed that Poldark has been back on our screens over the last two months. The new adaptation of Winston Graham’s novel starred The Hobbit and Being Human mainman Aidan Turner and Jack The Giantslayer’s Eleanor Tomlinson, and, over the course of eight episodes, became the most talked about show on TV since Game Of Thrones.

It follows Ross Poldark, who returns to his native Cornwall after fighting in the American Civil War to discover that his father is dead, his estate is in ruins and his sweetheart Elizabeth is engaged to another man. As the series goes on, we watch him struggle to cope with his lot back in England and to make a life for himself.

Managed to miss the series? You need to correct that. Here are five reasons why…

 

It looks incredible…

Rolling fields, gorgeous countryside, incredible cinematography and lush detail in every shot. The show look so good it’s even put a spike in property prices near the series’ Cornish location!

 

Debbie Horsfield has blown the dust off the novel and delivered a top-notch script…

It’s fair to say that Winston Graham isn’t exactly Jane Austen in terms of notoriety. His 1945 series of novels have been adapted before, successfully in 1977, but no one was crying out for another adaptation. Horsfield’s adaptation is full of wit, vigour and passion, it’s breathed new life into a book that was getting a little dusty.

 

Aidan Turner delivers a smouldering performance…

Though thousands of column inches and web pages have been dedicated to the series’ beautiful locations and expertly crafted script, as many have been dedicated to Aidan Turner and his chiselled torso. It certainly didn’t harm the viewing figures…

 

He’s on excellent form too…

Ross Poldark is a complex fellow. He’s a convicted felon and a bit of a jack the lad, but he appears to have grown a conscience while fighting in America. Turner gives the character real depth, power and poise.

 

The series ends on one hell of a cliffhanger…

Fortunately a second series has already been commissioned and will be on screens next year!

 

Poldark is released on DVD on Monday (May 11th). You can pre-order the series in hmv stores across the UK now.

Poldark (2015)
Poldark (2015) BBC One

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