Poldark

Poldark

The Complete Second Season

DVD - 2016
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Poldark, the drama that has become a cultural phenomenon, continues for a second season on the stunning beaches of Cornwall. It's 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark, the character redefined by the smoldering Aidan Turner, must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself?

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kpelish
Apr 26, 2019

Elizabeth gets trapped in time-period and class expectations that may lead to the wrong marriage choice--perceiving herself unable to work, she wonders how to manage Trenwith. Ross and Demelza both deal with adultery and their concept of marriage. George is the local villain who becomes more and more unhinged, his wealth making him dangerous as he buys influence. The mine may or may not be played out, smuggling proves a dangerous way of moonlighting, and Dr. Enys considers navy enlistment after his marriage plans go awry with Caroline, the pouty but clever heiress who gets a swift lesson about community service. Still a great series with excellent character development, authentic time period sets, tragedy and humor, and the beautiful Cornish countryside and sea. And yes, Ross takes his shirt off a couple times. :-)

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firefly5
Sep 16, 2018

Very well done series. The chemistry between Aiden Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson is amazing. They work so well together as a married couple. It takes a great amount of acting skill for Jack Farthing as George to cause the viewer to intensely dislike him. When watching this series a person can't help but dislike George. It is interesting to watch the bonus clips at the end of season two. I love the rugged coastline and huge waves and vastness of Cornwall.

Great entertainment, finely done.

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Nooksack20
Feb 23, 2018

This continues to be a good series with action, intrigue, and romance in the right doses. Looking forward to season three.

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Peabo1
Sep 11, 2017

Love, love, loved it; excellent series. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Nothing more to say, other than I'm glad I don't have to endure such hardships as in that time period.

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cknightkc
Sep 07, 2017

This sweeping, sumptuous period drama continues and is every bit as engrossing as Season 1. A new character is introduced while another departs; unforeseen complications and conflicts arise; and relationships are tested. All this is told against the natural rugged beauty of England’s Cornwall coastline. I’m eagerly awaiting Season 3!

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Booksss14
May 24, 2017

Poldark season two left me speechless. All the trouble and tragedy that happens in this season was amazing. And Demelza and Ross's relationship was even more beautiful than ever.

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MartineVK
May 11, 2017

Rip-roaring romantic adventure. Everyone is attractive. The men take their shirts off, especially Aidan Turner. It's in his contract I think. In the UK, his shirtlessness is being compared to the time Colin Firth jumped in the pond and came out in a dripping wet shirt in Pride and Prejudice. On the distaff side, the female actors were undoubtedly all chosen for their full lips which are anachronistically applied with lipstick that would have, in that time, marked their characters out as harlots.

But I quibble. The acting is good, and so is the script. If it's a little obvious, we can blame that on the book(s) it's based on. Bring popcorn and enjoy the heroics.

ArapahoeSteffen Jan 17, 2017

Well, I'm finally fan-girling over a series - and it's Poldark Season 2.
I loved the first season. I was seeking a Downton Abbey substitute at the time and it took me a couple of episodes to get into Poldark (earlier time period - late 1700s) and then a couple more episodes to start having disloyal thoughts about Downton in comparison.
After Season 2 I am ready to come out and say it openly. I like this show better.

It has a slower pace and WAY better scenery (Downton has better interiors but there are some great buildings in Poldark, and remember it's a much earlier time period). The cliffs of Cornwall are something I didn't even know about, and now have made my list, high up, on an eventual month-long literary journey through Great Britain. Truly, this show is like porn for people who love Period Pieces, sorry if that's crude.

You just can't stop liking Ross in this series even though you are excited to finally be FURIOUS at him when he DOES SOMETHING SO BAD IN EPISODE 8. Also, you are finally allowed declare that you really do hate Elisabeth this season. Demelza's voice (the soundtrack and the opening credits of this show are TOO good) and her bouquets are so special to me as a viewer, they make me a better person. Also I appreciate the historical accurate detail that all the characters only wear and cycle through just a few outfits in this series. The horses are particularly good in Season 2. If you decide to hate Ross there is Doctor Enys to fall for, and his romantic interest Caroline has the BEST COAT.
Basically this show gave me anxiety I liked it so much. I watch every episode with baited breath. I had to keep pausing it and taking little walks around the room to calm down. It's THAT GOOD.
I'm shopping for Poldark tee shirts in a different window as I write this.

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LibraryLady2
Nov 05, 2016

Very well acted, beautiful photography.
My only complaint with the new Poldark series is that many of the men's hair styles are historically inaccurate. If you study paintings and cartoons of the period you will find that men didn't begin to wear their hair short until the 1790's at the earliest.

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kpelish
Apr 26, 2019

Other: Adultery.

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kpelish
Apr 26, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Rock fall in the mine traps characters. A landowner sets up fences and bodyguards with orders to shoot.

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kpelish
Apr 26, 2019

Sexual Content: A married woman gets set up for a fall, with three dishonorable men pursuing her.

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kpelish
Apr 26, 2019

Violence: Fistfights.

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