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Poldark from the beginning

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Blobby10 Thu 01-Aug-19 14:22:34

Never watched this before and really couldn't understand the Aiden Turner fascination. However last night I watched the first two episodes of series 1 on Netflix and boy oh boy do I understand now!!!! Consider me hooked!!

As well as loving the horse he rides and really wanting to gallop over the cliffs on it!

LadyTiredWinterBottom2 Fri 02-Aug-19 00:17:09

I think l will give it a go!

ineedaholidaynow Fri 02-Aug-19 00:19:06

Blobby he gallops across that cliff a lot smile

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Robin2323 Mon 05-Aug-19 06:49:03

Saw the first series.
This ones certainly does the first once credit smile

Blobby10 Tue 06-Aug-19 10:56:21

Up to episode 7 now - falling more in love with the horse every time!! Not sure about the accents though - does anyone know how accurate they are?

TheRLodger Tue 06-Aug-19 11:07:50

I’d say the accent are pretty spot on. They certainly sound more Cornish than Devonish.

So tempted to rewatch from episode 1

Papergirl1968 Tue 06-Aug-19 11:19:19

The scenery is spectacular, and yes, I do mean the cliffs and the crashing waves, but Poldark himself isn’t bad!

Blobby10 Tue 06-Aug-19 12:41:39

@Papergirl1968 I sort of agree - he does have a lovely smile but he's a bit short for me - I like my men to be well over 6ft tall!! Demelza makes him look short too!!

@TheRLodger I knew they were West Country but it was the wording that threw me - did the really say things like "it be me" rather than "it's me"??

Papergirl1968 Tue 06-Aug-19 13:35:03

According to the internet, he’s about 5ft 11 to 6ft, Blobby.
I think Elinor Tomlinson is quite tall.

Blobby10 Tue 06-Aug-19 15:03:30

Papergirl1968 The profile I found said 5ft 10" grin. Still too short for me but he does have an awesome body in the scything scene grin

Blobby10 Tue 06-Aug-19 15:04:52

And that's not me letching ----Honest!!!!! It was a comment from a purely bodybuilding/gym-goer perspective grin

mutters to herself oh heck no one is going to believe that in a million years however true it is!!!!

TheRLodger Tue 06-Aug-19 15:50:54

Think they definitely would have done way back when. Even now people say similar phrases to that. Like it’s part of the direlect

Papergirl1968 Tue 06-Aug-19 17:39:52

Probably adds a couple of inches on like most men!
He does suit a billowing white shirt, long black coat, knee length boots and a tricorn!

DerelictWreck Sat 10-Aug-19 20:04:19

I did this about a year ago OP. The first couple of seasons were fantastic then I quickly got bored of the same storyline over and over again - poldark's anger gets the better of him, has to figure out a way to save the day, usually helped by Desmerelda or friends but gets all the glory. Eat sleep repeat. Don't think I watched beyond about season 3

GiantKitten Sat 10-Aug-19 20:09:42

DerelictWreck

I know what you mean but the new (last) series, after a slow start, is a cracking finish to the whole thing.

You’d probably still find it a bit rinse-and-repeat but there are some new characters as well now & it’s pretty gripping grin

(Aidan Turner does nothing for me btw but it’s still enjoyable)

GiantKitten Sat 10-Aug-19 20:20:03

A strong recommendation, btw, for the Guardian’s episode by episode reviews. The writer is a massive fan who really gets it, & they’re open to comments at the time, which adds a lot

Series 2 ep 1 here. Click on the “Poldark: episode by episode” link at the top & it takes you back to all the links (they don’t appear to have done series 1 confused)

www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/sep/04/poldark-recap-series-two-episode-one-here-we-go-scything-fans-aidan-turner

Blobby10 Mon 12-Aug-19 08:52:36

I finished series 2 last night - didn't actually get anything productive done yesterday afternoon as had 3 hours of Poldark pleasure!!! Ended up shouting at the TV at both Demelza and Ross for being pig headed and stubborn even though I could see both points of view! Actor playing George does a great job of being superior but showing his vulnerability every now and then.

Blobby10 Wed 14-Aug-19 13:10:54

Finally sorted something out which has been bugging me for a few episodes - the chap that Caroline was supposed to marry - the MP - I couldn't think where I recognised him from and finally sussed it out!! He was in Mamma Mia 2!! grin grin

Kelsoid Wed 14-Aug-19 21:55:33

@TheRLodger a totally irrelevant point to this thread, but for future reference it's a 'Devonian' accent....not Devonish grin

BelindasGleeTeam Wed 14-Aug-19 21:57:57

BTW the horse's name is Seamus.

He's quite well known and turns up on quite a few programmes!

TheRLodger Thu 15-Aug-19 00:39:46

@Kelsoid you learn something everyday. I don’t realise that Devonian was how you referred to a person who came from Devon

GiantKitten Thu 15-Aug-19 11:22:16

BelindasGleeTeam
BTW the horse's name is Seamus.
He's quite well known and turns up on quite a few programmes!

I read an Aidan Turner interview which mentioned fans at shoots wanting to see Seamus rather than him grin

EraOfTheGrey Thu 15-Aug-19 19:41:48

I'm watching Poldark for the first time and I'm currently watching season 2 episode 5. Now I have a question for all those that have seen this programme. Is it just me that sees Elizabeth as a soulless and dull character? Why she is so appealing? It is totally lost on me.

Oh and the music is soul destroying.

TremblingFanjo Thu 15-Aug-19 20:15:26

Anyone know where we can watch season 4 for free? Bizarrely enough my DC have got the bug hmm Must be the horse rather than Aidan Turner!

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