Poldark is ostensibly a soap opera about eighteenth-century copper mining, but, in reality, it is a show about hot people staring at one another to a soundtrack of melancholy orchestral whining and the ceaseless crashing of waves upon the Cornish beach. Sometimes the hot people are staring at each other in anger over…
The producers of Poldark are taking a shot at an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, drawing out the tale’s “darker tones.”
The writers of the BBC/PBS melodrama, Poldark, have decided that the only way to properly conclude a season is with a sweeping shot of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) standing on a cliff awkwardly embracing his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), as the unruly Cornish winds whip their wigs. Season One ended with the…
Well, over in the U.K. Poldark finally reached that episode that had folks worried and let’s just say they didn’t exactly sail over the hurdle. Please proceed with caution, however: this is about Sunday night’s episode on the BBC—if you’re watching in the U.S. on PBS, this episode is still about a month out—so,…
“What with Poldark on one side and Victoria on the other, maybe we chaps just aren’t needed in front of the TV on Sunday nights anymore,” a columnist for the Spectator recently lamented.
Poldark returns soon (in the UK, at least) and judging from this trailer, season two brings domestic turmoil, legal troubles, beachside horseback riding and—most importantly—smoldering, sweaty, shirtless mining. Yes, fine, that is acceptable in lieu of scything.
In a media climate full of hotly debated adaptations, remakes, and reinterpretations, here is a reminder—in the form of a major spoiler from the TV show Poldark—that not only can you deviate from the source material, but sometimes you should, if you don’t want to completely derail the story for a modern audience.
Praise the Lord of Light(-drenched Abs): Poldark is definitely coming back later this year and the BBC has ordered a third season, due to air sometime in 2017.
The good news is that Poldark is returning for a second season. The bad news—for the thirsty costume-drama fans out there—is that there will be no reprise of the first season’s shirtless grain harvest in upcoming episodes.
Not a single completely bare chest on the two-hour season finale of Poldark. Nothing more than a little peek at some chest hair.
Not a very chipper week on Poldark, so most of this week’s abs were glum, broody abs.
This week’s Poldark featured an abundance of bare bedroom muscles. Not mad. There isn’t enough shirtless mining in this show, though. Who cares if it’s Christmas? Surely it’s hot down there.
Here is your weekly update on the abs of Poldark: Ross did some sweaty threshing.
It’s really surprising how much of the latest Masterpiece Theater production I spent wanting to lick this dude’s abs.
You know who doesn’t get enough love? Gentlemen in wigs.