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Date: Jul 17 12:12 PM, 2018
RE: Poldark Series 4 Episode 5
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Mini wrote:

 

... I'm not keen on the DH passion for tiny snippets strung together so you get just a few lines from a character and then it's off to London or down a mine or wherever. I realise it keeps a viewer informed about multiple storylines but that comes at the expense of good writing which builds a conversation or interaction slowly and in depth...

 


 I do wonder sometimes whether the much-lamented shortened attention span of children -- and adults -- is a product of too much exposure to this kind of television. 



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Date: Jul 17 1:08 AM, 2018
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Goodness, Episode 5 moved along at a breathtaking clip! I was actually getting worried that too much would be crammed in. I especially didn't want to see it include the scene where Morwenna comes to Drake's forge at last. Not in this episode. That one needs time to build. It is one of my favourite passages in the books, the one where I held my breath with anxiety and then burst into tears at the end. 

 

I'm not keen on the DH passion for tiny snippets strung together so you get just a few lines from a character and then it's off to London or down a mine or wherever. I realise it keeps a viewer informed about multiple storylines but that comes at the expense of good writing which builds a conversation or interaction slowly and in depth.

 

Well done, Gabriella Wilde for portraying Caroline's heartbreak in such a subtle manner. Not an easy thing to get right. She has to retain a viewer's sympathy without giving a great deal away.

 

Anyway, it was a good episode, if a little bit fast. I'm awaiting Ep. 6 with bated breath. (We are a week behind here in Oz. I know it's silly when I have already read the books but I still like to avoid reading about the next episode in advance.)



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Date: Jul 10 9:43 AM, 2018
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Dark Mare wrote:

I suspect everyone at Mammoth was always looking just to plow the same ground the 1970s version of the series did. They were looking to catch the same lightning in a bottle that the first series did. And they have succeeded.

I am not sure why there is a Series 5. Unless it is to give Elizabeth a funeral that rivals Julia's and then to let Ross run away to foreign climes to grieve Elizabeth unobserved while pursuing parliamentary fool's errands. Oh and to welcome Bella into the world, of course. 

I do wish for a "Poldark: The Next Generation," but I don't see how it is possible without a far more massive budget than Mammoth has had to work with. 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Tuesday 10th of July 2018 06:49:48 AM


 Mammoth have said they will tell us more when series 4 has ended. 



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I suspect everyone at Mammoth was always looking just to plow the same ground the 1970s version of the series did. They were looking to catch the same lightning in a bottle that the first series did. And they have succeeded.

I am not sure why there is a Series 5. Unless it is to give Elizabeth a funeral that rivals Julia's and then to let Ross run away to foreign climes to grieve Elizabeth unobserved while pursuing parliamentary fool's errands. Oh and to welcome Bella into the world, of course. 

I do wish for a "Poldark: The Next Generation," but I don't see how it is possible without a far more massive budget than Mammoth has had to work with. 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Tuesday 10th of July 2018 06:49:48 AM

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A few weeks ago I posted to Debbie Horsfield the following question. "Is there any chance that the Poldark series will continue if Aidan Turner pulls out after series 5?"


She has replied "Aidan, Eleanor and the rest of the cast were only ever contracted for five series. And, to be honest, we never in our wildest dreams imagined the show would be so popular that we'd be having conversations about a potential "beyond series 5!" The BBC only ever commissions one series at a time and at this moment in time there are no plans for anything beyond series 5. Having said that, there are, as we all know, more books - so no one is ruling out a return to Cornwall further down the line."

These are carefully chosen words which give some hope but say very little. However I thought people on this forum might be interested to know that nothing is being ruled out yet. 



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Monday 9th of July 2018 11:08:49 AM

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Tvcatchup was perfect this time and I am so happy as we do not want to pay for VPN and we don't need it for other things.  I went on to BBC1 an hour early but don't know if that made any difference.  Enjoyed the episode very much - of course just to see it without frustration was terrific.  Some of the changes I thought I would dread, such as Monk Adderley and Caroline being together in London, were not so bad.  When Drake went to see Morwenna I found myself wanting more of the dialogue from the book but it was still well done, if too short.  One thing I really don't like is how Sam speaks so disrespectfully about Ross (near the beginning) and of course he did that also in Episode 2, criticizing Ross for not being there.  I don't get from the books that Sam would speak like that at all.  It was so unlikely that Ross would come back to Cornwall for what seemed to be a day or two but enjoyed the loving scenes with Demelza.



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Date: Jul 8 10:34 PM, 2018
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Little Henry and Stella

I had a VPN in place in time to watch Episode 5, and the result was a definite improvement. Unless, that is, viewing Episode 5 via TVCatchup.com without it was not the exercise in frustration that viewing Episodes 3 and 4 was. It was not perfection, however. I did lose sound a few times and the screen froze twice, but the problems righted themselves quickly enough.

So the question is, is it worth $70 a year for that alone? Not really, but the security it also can provide when using my iPad in public places, such as Starbucks, makes it worth it. (I will be moving later this year, and I expect to need to use more public wifi often during the house-hunting process.) So thanks to TVCatchup for being less than stellar at a job it was not designed to do. Thanks to Little Henry for letting me know that the problem was not unique to my home wifi and iPad. And thanks to Stella for steering me to a solution that also got me to do something about making my iPad more secure before I really needed it to be more secure.

As for Episode 5, I liked it very much. Although Mrs. Whitworth is a disappointment; she isn't nearly the gargoyle I pictured in my mind when I was reading the books.



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