Remember Poldark?

by Susan Getgood on October 1, 2011 · 1 comment

in TV/Film

Cornwall Coast near Land's End Kodachrome 1988

Image by hz536n/George Thomas via Flickr

Things have been a bit unsettled here for a few weeks. I can’t really write about it now. Perhaps someday. But Douglas and I are doing okay, everyone’s health is good, and as the saying goes, this too shall pass.

Today (and starting last night) I am having a mini-marathon rewatching the British television series Poldark. Based on novels by Winston Graham, Poldark is a period drama set in Cornwall in the late 1700s. It aired in the US in the mid-seventies on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre. I would go over to my grandparents’ house across the street every Sunday night to watch it with my grandmother.

The show holds up pretty well, more than 30 years later. The biggest difference is that when I first watched it at 13 years old, the actors all seemed, not old exactly, but certainly mature adults. And now, all I can think is that they all look so young.

But the story and the performances are still excellent, and the Cornish scenery is amazing.

If you like British period drama, and are looking for something to watch, check it out.

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