Ross’s mines strike copper and he falls in love with Demelza.
This has been a superb series so far. Aidan Turner is amazing, and Eleanor Tomlinson sparkles. Ruby Bentall is a rare gem as Poldark’s spinster cousin Verity. Their scenes together are super, and if there was ever a definition of ‘Girl Power’ that would indeed be it. All the reviews lauded Elizabeth as the beautiful one but Demelza is surely prettier in an understated way and top marks for costumery! Her understated beauty is exemplified by outfits simpler than, say, Elizabeth’s, but she looks the better for it.
The music, the scenery, the costumes…gah! So detailed, and it just immerses you in the whole thing. I have never seen the original series from the 1970s but you shouldn’t really compare two different series which are obviously about the same thing but have different production values.
I am so excited for the rest of the series, and for series 2 as well!
MY RATING: **** / *****