July 27, 2005

An Oldie But Goody: "Poldark"

Kim and I watched the first half of the classic BBC miniseries, "Poldark" last weekend. It was quite the TV event back in 1975 and remains one of the most successful British television dramas of all time. Now, naturally, it seems a bit dated since the indoor scenes are shot on tape in a studio. (It resembles a soap opera in more ways than one.) Still, the drama and camp factor makes this series INCREDIBLY worth watching. We still have six more hours to watch, but in the meantime, here are some of the important things we've learned from our newfound TV addiction:

1) There is such a disease as "the morbid sore throat."
2) Ross Poldark is strangely attractive, but only when he is indoors.
3) Wife killers are actually quite lovable.
4) Elizabeth Poldark gives new meaning to the term "dumb blonde."
5) Disgusting little urchin boys can make great wives.
6) Cornwall in the spring is lovely.
7) Old maids should be allowed to date whoever the hell they want.
8) Overacting is not a crime, but it's certainly "deuced awkward."
9) Poaching is a crime.
10) Festering wounds should really be taken care of. --Amy

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:37 AM

    Six years after you post this we have discovered Poldark as well. Totally draws you in. Thank you Netflix...except they don't have series 2. Thank you public library!