Binge Watcher's Guide: Poldark
Last summer, Irish actor Aidan Turner stole American hearts when Poldark rode onto our screens. Did you somehow miss this 8-part drama of a romantic, rough-and-ready hero with nothing—and everything—to lose? Saddle up now and get ready to swoon with the help of our Binge Watcher's Guide, before Poldark Season 2 premieres, Sunday, September 25 on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
What Is It?
It's a swashbuckling, classic tale—heartbroken boy meets girl, scythe meets grass, pride meets prejudice, viewer meets abs—in a beautiful wrapper: the dramatic Cornish cliffs and dazzling sea. Poldark, a reboot of the 1970s series that saw its leading man mobbed, Beatles-style, by adoring fans, stars Aidan Turner as the smoldering hero who returns from war to find his life upended and his beloved about to marry his cousin.
Why to Watch:
Watch it for the romance, the adventure, the scenery, and the exploits of our flawed hero, Captain Ross Poldark. Watch it because you love Outlander; you wish summer would never end; you've heard rumors about Aidan Turner potentially landing a major franchise role. Watch it because it's so good, a 3rd season has already been commissioned! And because Aidan Turner.
8 glorious hours
How to Watch:
Here are some ways to binge and catch up on Season 1:
Buy the DVD from ShopPBS
Buy from iTunes
Stream from Amazon Prime
Watch interviews and other videos
What Do I Need to Know?
"Wheal" means "place of work" (but usually "mine"), pilchards are fish, villains are sneaky, mining is grueling…and the heart wants what it wants.
Team to Join:
She’s fierce, outspoken, a little rough around the edges, and can bring grown men nearly to tears with just a few dulcet lyrics of sun-drenched, meadow-infused folksongs. Team Demelza!
Names You Might Hear:
Trenwith – Francis and Elizabeth’s residence.
Wheal Leisure – Ross’ inherited mine
Wheal Grambler – Francis’ mine
Wheal Grace –the depleted, derelict old mine of Ross' father
Nampara – Ross’ Family farm
Cardew – The Warleggan residence
Bodmin – Local town, jail and court located here.
Truro – Local town in which Ross conducts business.