Monday, September 26, 2016

Jamie recommends "Poldark"


I am recommending the new adaptation of Poldark, currently airing in the U.S. on PBS under Masterpiece Theatre.  Season one of this series, beloved since the 1970s, revolves around the life of Ross Poldark, a gentleman who goes off to war in America in 1776.  When he returns home to Cornwall, he finds his life much changed, including his cousin's engagement to the woman he loves. As he struggles to find his way, he meets a miner's daughter, battles with an up and coming gentleman in town and tries to save his family's copper mine.

Season 2 of Poldark is currently airing on PBS and the 1970s adaptation is also available, including the novels on which this series based!  If you like period pieces, Poldark offers several avenues for you to enjoy the story of Ross Poldark.