Poldark: Episode 1.1
April 21, 2021 7:20 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Ross Poldark returns from fighting for the British in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth is engaged to marry his wealthy cousin Francis Poldark, his father has died, and the house and land he has inherited is in ruins.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
"'Tain't right, 'tain't fair, 'tain't fit, 'tain't proper."

I loved this show when I first discovered it a few years ago. Now I'm hoping there'll be enough MeFites who want to watch/rewatch and discuss it, to make it worthwhile to post about it.

The scenery is breathtaking, costume and set design are fantastic, and the cast is excellent, with some truly great-looking leads. I doubt any man has ever rocked a tricorn quite like Aidan Turner, and he is hotness personified in late eighteenth century attire.

There was a lot of table setting in this first episode. Ross rolls up his sleeves and gets to work, Elizabeth and Francis marry, the Warleggans plot, and enter Demelza, with her loutish father and brothers behind her. We also meet some of the supporting characters. I always liked Verity, and Aunt Agatha is an awesome character.
posted by orange swan at 7:41 PM on April 21, 2021

Aidan Turner, and he is hotness personified in late eighteenth century attire.

And out of it if the pics on the cushions, mugs, postcards etc in the Cornish gift shops are anything to go by.
posted by biffa at 1:16 PM on April 24, 2021 [1 favorite]

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