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Date: Aug 8 10:47 AM, 2017
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Mrs Gimlett wrote:

Everyone was acting out of character last night.

 

Most alarming is DH who is now talking about Poldark, the Musical! Heaven forfend.

Aidan Turner is quoted as saying anything beyond a fifth series and they would be running out of things to do! Has he read any of the books do you think?  I seem to remember a huge amount happening between Angry Tide and Bella Poldark.

I think these episodes are so loosely based on the books now, that DH is likely to abandon any original plot lines and go her own way.

The maddening thing is, we waited 40 years after the first adaptation, hopeful of a really good faithful interpretation and now it will be a further few decades before another attempt is made, if ever.  I shall be going to my 'long lie' * well before that.

* A Jud-ism 

Stella - Hendrawna is not Ross' land.  He owns Nampara Cove and the land down to Hendrawna, but not the beach itself. Nevertheless, George wouldn't have been there.  I cannot recall him (or Elizabeth) ever being on a beach.



-- Edited by Mrs Gimlett on Monday 7th of August 2017 10:23:57 PM


I suspect Aidan Turner is just not relishing the prospect of spending hours in the makeup chair each morning to play a 50- to 60-year-old Ross Poldark. Let's not forget, once upon a time, Mick Jagger said: "I'd rather be dead than sing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five."



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Date: Aug 8 4:19 AM, 2017
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While reading reviews about Ep 8 I came across this article, which I believe explains a lot of what has gone wrong with Demelza this series:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-08-06/poldark-series-3-finale-eleanor-tomlinson-reveals-the-truth-behind-the-poldark-marriage

It certainly seems that Elinor Tomlinson was probably a key driver in changing the character when you hear her say this:

"Says Tomlinson: Demelza loves Ross, but she doesnt need him to the extent that she once did and I think that this relationship with Hugh comes out of someone paying her attention, someone highlighting her worth, while shes being ignored by Ross.

She wears her heart on her sleeve and she is very true and very honest to Ross and I think its lovely. Thats whats nice about her, she doesnt conform to a society where women behaved themselves and were very much under their husbands thumbs. Demelza speaks her mind.

Everything Tomlinson says in this article (and DH) shows very clearly that neither of them has the faintest clue of who Demelza really is. In fact, I have to conclude that recreating Demelza on screen was nowhere near as important as giving Tomlinson a part that she enjoyed playing. She just didn't want to do the true Demelza. And the collateral damage is that having changed D so much, they diminished Ross and turned him into a weak husband.



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Date: Aug 7 9:37 PM, 2017
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JanetMaison wrote:

Being in the U.S., I've only watched bits on YouTube and read your posts. It seems as though DH has certain markers or bullet points she can tick off:  Ross and Demelza get married, Julia is born, Julia dies, Ross at trial, case dismissed, Francis dies, Ross has sex with Elizabeth, Demelza and Ross are estranged, then make up, another baby, Hugh, etc. - and DH appears to make up everything in between those bullet points, abandoning all the things we readers love about the books: complex characters, R&D's relationship. 


 Your post sums it all up!



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Date: Aug 7 9:27 PM, 2017
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Being in the U.S., I've only watched bits on YouTube and read your posts. It seems as though DH has certain markers or bullet points she can tick off:  Ross and Demelza get married, Julia is born, Julia dies, Ross at trial, case dismissed, Francis dies, Ross has sex with Elizabeth, Demelza and Ross are estranged, then make up, another baby, Hugh, etc. - and DH appears to make up everything in between those bullet points, abandoning all the things we readers love about the books: complex characters, R&D's relationship. 



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Date: Aug 7 8:51 PM, 2017
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Everyone was acting out of character last night.

 

Most alarming is DH who is now talking about Poldark, the Musical! Heaven forfend.

Aidan Turner is quoted as saying anything beyond a fifth series and they would be running out of things to do! Has he read any of the books do you think?  I seem to remember a huge amount happening between Angry Tide and Bella Poldark.

I think these episodes are so loosely based on the books now, that DH is likely to abandon any original plot lines and go her own way.

The maddening thing is, we waited 40 years after the first adaptation, hopeful of a really good faithful interpretation and now it will be a further few decades before another attempt is made, if ever.  I shall be going to my 'long lie' * well before that.

* A Jud-ism 

Stella - Hendrawna is not Ross' land.  He owns Nampara Cove and the land down to Hendrawna, but not the beach itself. Nevertheless, George wouldn't have been there.  I cannot recall him (or Elizabeth) ever being on a beach.



-- Edited by Mrs Gimlett on Monday 7th of August 2017 10:23:57 PM

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Date: Aug 7 8:39 PM, 2017
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ModernPoldark wrote:

In my opinion this whole 3rd season was really terrible! ......

 The most mind baffling is How on earth would George Warleggan be on Hendrawna Beach?


 Modern Poldark - It is comforting to hear that others here think it was a terrible series. I agree about George being on Hendrawna beach and I was waiting for Ross to tell George to get off his land smile



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Date: Aug 7 6:09 PM, 2017
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In my opinion this whole 3rd season was really terrible! 

 

Many characters are for me terribly portrayed, they act like if someone behind them are saying "You have to act sweet" and then all of a sudden say "Argue with each other, make a big fight". If you haven't read the books you don't really understand what on earth is happening. Ross and Demelza where a lot more in love and caring for each other. 

 

Did Ross train the people to defend Cornwall in The Four Swans? Because I don't recall it. I just remember reading about something similar in The Angry Tide.

 

Morwenna every time see Drake from a distance and vice versa! Did Morwenna on some way find out how to fly? Because St. Margaret is a little father than Truro.

And as far as I can recall, Morwenna didn't really care for John Conan, she just tolerated him.

We all know what she did in The Angry Tide to her child and Ossie's daughters.

 

Samuel Carne joining a riot? Who thought that would be a nice idea?

 

Why didn't Tholly say Emma is his daughter? We all just have to assume Emma is his daughter.

 

The most mind baffling is How on earth would George Warleggan be on Hendrawna Beach?



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Date: Aug 7 5:58 PM, 2017
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Mrs Gimlett wrote:

Thank goodness this series is over!  Any similarity between this final episode and The Four Swans would appear to be purely coincidental.

All comments are welcome

 


 My feeling exactly Mrs G. I couldn't not watch it but am so glad it's over and the books can now have all my attention. I did not recognise Ross or Demelza in this series and the changes in the order of events were very confusing.



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Do you mean those three models bobbing around?  Or was it CGI?  biggrin

What has happened to any tenderness between R&D? 

Each of those characters has been completely changed.  Neither for the better, in my opinion.



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Date: Aug 7 4:56 PM, 2017
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The French fleet was interesting....



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Thank goodness this series is over!  Any similarity between this final episode and The Four Swans would appear to be purely coincidental.

All comments are welcome

 



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