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Date: Jul 9 1:41 AM, 2017
RE: Poldark TV Series 3 Episode 2
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Fijane wrote:

... I can see that the way they have brought Francis Bassett into the story fits well with the way the plots have been altered. But they have completely changed the fact that Basset owned the village where Demelza was raised, and was the ultimate in "quality" to her and therefore very intimidating...

 


 I agree. This was an error in judgment. Combining Ralph-Allen Daniell and Francis Basset as a single character saved money, but an important plot point down the road relies on involvement by both men and can't be accomplished by Basset alone.

Also, it was silly to have Rev. Halse be the one to offer the magistrate position to Ross just to give Robin Ellis another couple of scenes. It would have made more sense to have Halse on the bench with George for his first appearance as a magistrate. He would have found 20 lashes for stealing a pheasant too lenient. If I recall correctly, Halse and Nicholas Warleggan sentenced Jim Carter to two years in prison simply being in possession of a net while trespassing on Sir Hugh's property.



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Date: Jun 28 2:47 AM, 2017
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Thanks for making a new thread.

Like Ep 1, this one was overall OK but lacking in the changing of details of the story. I was a little annoyed by the camera-work of this episode, it seemed overloaded with single shots of a character exhibiting the appropriate facial expression, then jumping to another doing the same thing. And there were silly "links" all over the story - one character would mention something important, and immediately we are taken to the person that remark is about. It is all very sledgehammer drama.

Elizabeth has turned a little weird. Again, DH has taken a subtlety of plot in her feelings about GC and Valentine and turned it into a major plotline. As a result, it looks like she hates Morwenna. And she looks like she doesn't really like George either, whereas this was a period of her discovering how well-suited they were. And once again, all the snide little asides about Valentine's paternity. I find it interesting that they have never explained where Valentine got his name. Is there a problem with the timeline?

Tholly is a more attractive man than I had imagined, although that is probably correct because he needs to be still physically and sexually active.

I'm loving Drake and Sam, but find Morwenna a little wet. I didn't like the changes to the church scene - stating that Francis was "never late". It should have been stated that they just started church if the family weren't there before, but George was insisting on them waiting.

I can see that the way they have brought Francis Bassett into the story fits well with the way the plots have been altered. But they have completely changed the fact that Basset owned the village where Demelza was raised, and was the ultimate in "quality" to her and therefore very intimidating.

They aren't using much of the original dialogue this season. It feels like they have wasted a lot of WG's best conversations.

There was also quite a bit of unnecessary overdramatics, in particular the end scenes with the firing squad. Trying to create an artificial cliffhanger, I suppose.

That's all the negatives, but I still love the overall feel. Two scenes of R & D in the bedroom was wonderful - I hope this type of connection grows.



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Date: Jun 27 7:58 PM, 2017
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Please make your comments on this thread about the second episode.



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