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Date: Mar 16 3:14 PM, 2018
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What I liked about season 3 episode 9.

I like the way they handled the love scene on the dunes with Hugh and Demelza. Most directors/ actors would have it go into a hyperactive writhing, thrusting of bodies with open mouth kissing. It always makes me think they are going after that last bit of meat on a spare rib. UGH!

 

Hugh and Demelza's scene with its touch and go kisses, caresses, Hugh's hand on Demelza's leg with Demelza covering it guiding it then ...fade-cut, leaving the rest to our imagination which can be far superior to any images or dialogue. Nice.



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Dave wrote:

If I remember George in the books is a "beefy" guy .... Jack Farthing looks miscast in that respect.  He is a  fastidious dresser as per books.  Otherwise, I have no problem with him although some critique his mannerism of sticking his head on his neck up and out,  like some chicken looking around the barnyard.

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Yes, they have ditched the appearance aspect of George - the thick neck and heavy lidded eyes (although Jack Farthing seems to be making his lids heavy deliberately) and the broad shoulders.



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If I remember George in the books is a "beefy" guy as befitting a descendant of a blacksmith. Jack Farthing looks miscast in that respect.  He is a  fastidious dresser as per books.  Otherwise, I have no problem with him although some critique his mannerism of sticking his head on his neck up and out,  like some chicken looking around the barnyard. 



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Date: Mar 12 6:29 PM, 2018
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Yes, Jack Farthing was excellent in the Blandings series as the dim-witted young aristocrat Freddie Threepwood (think of a stupid version of Hugh Armitage - not even Demelza would be 'troubled' by him.. or would she?) 

The Blandings stories were written by P. G. Wodehouse more famously known for his Jeeves and Wooster novels. I have recently finished reading 'The Adventures of Sally.' another lesser known work, all of them hilarious if you appreciate that sort of thing. 

The Blandings series 1 was first broadcast on the BBC in 2013. It also stars Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders and Mark Williams. You can find out more about the Blandings BBC series by following this link to the BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yzmt1 

 I found out that Jack Farthing had been cast as the villain in Poldark after watching him as Freddie. I didn't think he could possibly be convincing after seeing him act the fool in Blandings, but I was proved wrong by his consistently good performances as evil George.

 



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It has been my experience with a Film series like this that it is worth watching again to appreciate the fine work of the supporting actors. They with their support of the principle characters really make it a wonderful and worthwhile viewing. Please give more information on"Blandings" as I am not familiar with that series or story. 



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Date: Mar 12 10:34 AM, 2018
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Fijane wrote:

The scene between Elizabeth and George was excellent - one of the best of all the episodes. But I attributed the quality of it (apart from WG's brilliant dialogue) to Jack Farthing. Heida Reed was very good, but I think Jack pulled the best from her. If you look at the final scene between George and Agatha, Jack's acting is amazing.


You are so right. I didn't realize how good Jack Farthing really is until I happened upon an episode of "Blandings" not long after I saw this episode of "Poldark." His range is truly impressive. 



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Date: Mar 12 7:34 AM, 2018
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Dave wrote:

Let's try something different here. 

What's to like about Season Three especially Episode 9

Elizabeth and actress Heida Reed. I can't remember exactly how Elizabeth handled in the book Ross's very poor suggestion to have a premature baby and she must try to convince George that  Valentine is hers and George's. The TV version in Season 3 Episode 9 I really liked. I can't up to now remember any great acting by Ms. Reed in the previous series but I believe she really got to show her acting chops in the scene with Elizabeth and George in this episode.  Before I remembered her mostly by her facial expressions, such as looks of puzzlement, disgust, disturbed, anger, desirable, clueless, loving mother-wife and so on. In this scene, she really did a number on George turning him into a sniveling sobbing worm of a man. I am not sure that was in George's character but I liked it here.

 

Brava Ms. Reed.  



-- Edited by Dave on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 10:06:41 PM


 Just rereading this, I notice your uncertainty about the scene between Ross and Elizabeth. My memory is that he says something like "It is not unusual for women to be unclear about dates. If you should give George another child, maybe it could be possible to confuse the dates." I don't see this as Ross suggesting she have another baby deliberately to deceive George, but that if it did happen, a small discrepancy could be contrived. Which is, of course, what she fully intended to do, only for the plan to fail when her pregnancy was revealed too early.



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The scene between Elizabeth and George was excellent - one of the best of all the episodes. But I attributed the quality of it (apart from WG's brilliant dialogue) to Jack Farthing. Heida Reed was very good, but I think Jack pulled the best from her. If you look at the final scene between George and Agatha, Jack's acting is amazing.



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I can understand your thoughts on Reed's acting ability. She had so few chances to really stretch out and maybe that is why this scene is so poignant. 



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I especially like the scene that introduces a snoozing Clowance to her father and the audience. All it lacks is a quip from either Demelza or Ross suggesting Jeremy must have left breadcrumbs to show her the way out. 



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Date: Nov 29 10:34 PM, 2017
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Dave wrote:

Let's try something different here. 

What's to like about Season Three especially Episode 9

Elizabeth and actress Heida Reed. I can't remember exactly how Elizabeth handled in the book Ross's very poor suggestion to have a premature baby and she must try to convince George that  Valentine is hers and George's. The TV version in Season 3 Episode 9 I really liked. I can't up to now remember any great acting by Ms. Reed in the previous series but I believe she really got to show her acting chops in the scene with Elizabeth and George in this episode.  Before I remembered her mostly by her facial expressions, such as looks of puzzlement, disgust, disturbed, anger, desirable, clueless, loving mother-wife and so on. In this scene, she really did a number on George turning him into a sniveling sobbing worm of a man. I am not sure that was in George's character but I liked it here.

 

Brava Ms. Reed.  



-- Edited by Dave on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 10:06:41 PM


 Dave - my recollection is that the part you like in episode 9 is close to the book. When the series stays close to the books (rare thought that is) it works well. The difference is that in the book Elizabeth is not friendly to Ross; she is angry with him still but she softens a little and takes on board his advice to not be honest with George about the conception date for the next child. I can't make up my mind about Ms Reed's acting ability and, in particular her acting ability in relation to finally confronting George with his treatment of her. Most people I've heard from about this seem to think she did well.



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Date: Nov 29 9:34 PM, 2017
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Let's try something different here. 

What's to like about Season Three especially Episode 9

Elizabeth and actress Heida Reed. I can't remember exactly how Elizabeth handled in the book Ross's very poor suggestion to have a premature baby and she must try to convince George that  Valentine is hers and George's. The TV version in Season 3 Episode 9 I really liked. I can't up to now remember any great acting by Ms. Reed in the previous series but I believe she really got to show her acting chops in the scene with Elizabeth and George in this episode.  Before I remembered her mostly by her facial expressions, such as looks of puzzlement, disgust, disturbed, anger, desirable, clueless, loving mother-wife and so on. In this scene, she really did a number on George turning him into a sniveling sobbing worm of a man. I am not sure that was in George's character but I liked it here.

 

Brava Ms. Reed.  



-- Edited by Dave on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 10:06:41 PM

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