Monday, June 22, 2015

Are you watching POLDARK on PBS?

I watched the premier episode of Poldark, Season 1 last night and loved it. Here's a little preview of 6 things you have to look forward to from PBS.
If you watched last night and are unclear about anything that happened, here's a recap from The Wall Street Journal. SPOILER ALERT -- Don't read it if you didn't watch the show.

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I really liked the show that came on after Poldark about the WWI nurses called The Crimson Field. This link will allow you to watch the entire first episode if you missed it last night. 


About the Series: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.

9 comments:

jusaweecatnap said...

Loved Poldark; a real swashbuckler. I watched Crimson Field, too. Well done, but, obviously, grim. I'm weary of war, and guns. Poldark certainly has it's violent scenes, but I feel removed from it because of the time period. Easier to think, "That was then, wouldn't happen now." Alas, violence always seems to be lurking around the corner.

On a completely different note, for anyone into audiobooks, I'm loving "H is for Hawk."

Barbara said...

Yes! I love the two new series, Poldark and Crimson Field! Can't wait for next Sunday night for episode 2!! My husband and I love British TV ! Thank you for all your interesting posts along with wonderful photos. Hugs to Webster and kitty! Barbara S. in Cumming, Georgia

The Queen Vee said...

I watched Poldark last night but confess I'm biased towards the original 29 hour version from the 70s. My review from last night: My first thoughts and impressions after watching the first episode of Poldark 2015 last night. 1. I missed the soaring opening score from the original series. 2. Mr Turner is a very handsome man with appropriate 2015 facial stubble and messy unwashed greasy hair. Thought it was funny that he made Demelza wash up while he needed to do that himself. 3. I felt like I was watching the story unfold in double time, I missed the depth of story telling from the original. 4. A little too much horseback riding on Cornish cliffs for me. 5. The Cornish accents were much better in the first series. 6. Eleanor Tomlinson is a beauty but last night I felt like she was playing a part, Angharad Rees on the other hand was Delmelza. 7. Yes, I'm biased, yes I'll keep watching and yes I'm glad new generations are being introduced to Winston Graham's great story of Cornwall and mining in the early 19th century. No question about it, the interior production values are superior in this new 2015 version.

countrymeadowsdesigns said...

I love PBS and I started watching but it was just too much fighting and darkness for me, but maybe I just didn't stick with it long enough. I like my "people" stories, like Lark Rise to Candleford, Doc Martin, and Call the Midwife. I have a hard time knowing what is coming on PBS as much as I try to get their alerts, it's not working for me. I didn't know about the show after Poldark that you mention, so I may try to find it and try watching that.

donna baker said...

I am sure I would love it. Wonder if they will repeat the first episode? I don't know how to do Netflix et al.

betsy said...

Thanks for your link to the Crimson Field. I did not even know about it. I will link to it tonight!

MsCaroline said...

I'm an American living in the UK, so 'Poldark' has already come and gone for us (and we're all waiting for the next season(they call it 'series' here.) Our favorite weekend trips so far (we just moved here from Korea in January) have been to Cornwall (where 'Poldark' is filmed) and it's very easy to imagine everything taking place there when you see it 'for real.' I hadn't heard of 'The Crimson Field' yet - will have to see if I can find it over here on Amazon or Netflix - BBC1 is not showing it anymore online ; ( I can't remember if 'Home Fires' has started over there on PBS or not yet, but if it hasn't yet, you might enjoy it. It's a 6-part miniseries set shortly before WWII (and into it) and explores the stories of a number of women who are all members of their village's Women's Institute (WI) - a group originally started to provide education, information, and support for rural women, but which has spread to cities as well. (I joined my local WI just a few weeks before 'Home Fires' first aired, so it was especially interesting to me!)

tammy j said...

watched both and loved both!
god bless PBS!

Annie L said...

I love Poldark 2015. I'm the the US but I have already seen the whole 1st series. I'm watcnhing it again on PBS (larger screen). It gets better and better as it goes on! Love Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson.