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 fiancé. 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 website. Also, next week I will be reviewing Winston Graham's Ross Poldark and hosting an amazing giveaway. So keep your eye out for it!