Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Latest Obsession: Poldark

I've shared with you my obsessions in the past (Outlander, The White Queen, etc) and now I'm sharing with you my latest: Poldark on Masterpiece PBS.  


Five Reasons You Should Watch Poldark:



1) Aidan Turner - I read Ross Poldark a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the character of Ross. He's broody, tough, opinionated, determined...all those things you want in a hero.  He's like a tougher version of Mr. Darcy.  Well, for me, Aidan Turner is the perfect Poldark.  He encompasses all of Poldark's characteristics; it's just how I imagined him when I was reading the novel. Plus, Ross comes back from the war facing some harsh realities and not just when it comes to his romantic life. His family home, the farm, and the mine are all in a state of disrepair.  He needs to either start over somewhere else or get his life in order in Cornwall. I love a good underdog story.




2)  The Setting- Cornwall, England is absolutely gorgeous. I have been to England, but never Cornwall, and now I am kicking myself for not visiting. It reminds me of County Clare in Ireland and the Cliffs of Moher. The views are breathtaking, the ocean is a sight to behold and the beautiful cliffs are stunning.   




3)  Demelza - I am a fan of her in both the show and the book. I love her relationship with her dog and how she loves life.  She's whimsical, fun, and marches to her own beat. I am definitely Team Demelza.  




4) Crazy Family Dynamics - There's a lot of familial issues in Ross Poldark. The Poldarks are like the Kardashians.....always getting into it with each other. It doesn't help that Ross was once promised (even if informally) to his cousin Francis's current fiancĂ©. How upsetting would that have been to come home from the war to find your cousin essentially stole your girlfriend?  Plus, Ross's uncle wants Ross gone from Cornwall for various reasons. Cue the drama. And this isn't the only rivalry in Poldark!




5)  The Novel- Anytime PBS brings a novel to life, it brings a smile to my face. Because of this show, I had the opportunity to read Ross Poldark, which was first published in 1945 and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are a bookworm like me, I encourage you to check out the novel as you watch the PBS show. You won't be disappointed.

Have you guys watched this show yet or read the book? Let me know your thoughts! To learn more, visit the official Poldark websiteAlso, next week I will be reviewing Winston Graham's Ross Poldark and hosting an amazing giveaway. So keep your eye out for it!

9 comments:

  1. I need to get caught up! I've only watched the first episode but I plan to watch episodes two and three this week so I'm ready for the new one. So far I really like it. I'll have to check out the book too.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Christina! I think you'd enjoy the book as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I've got to find this online; I haven't looked yet, but I'm sure it's available somewhere. Thanks so much for the recommendation, Christina; I know I'll enjoy it!!

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    1. You're welcome, Tara, and thanks for visiting! I hope you get to watch it soon!

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  3. I am even more excited to watch the show AND read the book now!! It sounds like both are really awesome. So glad you are enjoying the show!!

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book and show....hope you get to see it soon! Thanks for visiting!

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    2. I hadn't heard of this show before! I definitely looks like something I might enjoy. Will have to check it out soon.

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    3. I hope you get to check it out, Becky! Let me know your thoughts if you do. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I think you can catch the previously aired four episodes online at PBS Masterpiece Theater/ Poldark. This show is absoulutely glorious! A must see for a romantic soul.

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