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Date: Jul 10 8:45 AM, 2018
RE: Poldark Series 4 Episode 4
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Funny you should say that. The Cornwall Cougars, the ladies on "PoldarkDish" on the Anglophile Channel, said they thought it might have been Nampara when they saw that preview.



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Date: Jul 10 8:30 AM, 2018
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Dark Mare wrote:

Fijane -- Don't worry, the fire in Episode 5 is not a deviation from the books. It is in "The Angry Tide." Hint: Remember what happens after Drake jilts Rosina and goes off to see Morwenna? 


 Oh yes... it just didn't look like my idea of that building. Thanks.



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Date: Jul 10 7:03 AM, 2018
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Fijane -- Don't worry, the fire in Episode 5 is not a deviation from the books. It is in "The Angry Tide." Hint: Remember what happens after Drake jilts Rosina and goes off to see Morwenna? 



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Another reasonably good episode, but parts of it were wonderful: obviously, Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde stole the episode (along with one very cute baby!) and I love that they used most of WG's dialogue. Only a little gripe that the scene where Caroline says that it was good not to bring Demelza, is meant to end with all three of them in tears. They stopped the scene just too short. This seems to be a fault of the writer, that she habitually drops off the very, very important last line (or action) of these crucial scenes. The other very good part was the Ossie and Morwenna storyline: slight deviations, but Dwight's line about a loving husband should be able to win their wife over, or do without, is one of the best, and Luke Norris nailed it.

The flooding of the mine was a bit weird. It felt underdone in drama ie not enough miners or villagers, no climbing huge distances, and no deaths. Because of this, I felt it was a bit of a non-event, and it took the meaning out of the scene with Ross reading out of the book. Also, one minute it was a disaster, the next Ross is too easily persuaded to abandon it and go back to London. They are making far too much of Demelza looking after the mine, which of course we know she didn't at all.

I didn't like Demelza's pushiness about going to London. There were hints there of Series 3's nastiness coming back. I hope not.

I think the actor playing Sam is quite gorgeous, but his acting seems a bit off especially in the Emma storyline. They really missed a good scene, when Sam should have plodded back to his isolated house after the flood, to be met by the letter, and break down. That scene in the show looked a bit Home and Away. Geoffrey Charles is good, and he is an effective link of information between many characters. Nice to see Elizabeth actually crying when saying goodbye.

There were lots of things in the trailer for Episode 5 that looked a bit dodgy. Not Demelza and Dwight, that looked like nothing, but I couldn't latch onto the fire or other parts. It worries me if I can't pick the future scenes from the preview.



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Date: Jul 6 2:00 AM, 2018
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Thanks for the tip!



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Date: Jul 4 7:58 PM, 2018
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Dark Mare wrote:

Thank you, Stella. I had no idea what VPNs were until you mentioned this, and now I am feeling too clueless to be allowed out on my own for not having a subscription to one to protect my iPad when I use it at Starbucks and when I travel.

For those who are unfamiliar with them, here is a pcmag.com article I found helpful:

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

Scroll down below the various endorsements and you will find a detailed explanation of virtual private networks (VPNs), how they work, what they are good for beyond outsmarting Netflix and how PC Magazine went about selecting the best ones.


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My husband tells me that if you sign up to BitDefender as your anti virus you can get unlimited VPN for about $20



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 07:58:37 PM

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Date: Jul 4 7:33 PM, 2018
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Thank you, Stella. I had no idea what VPNs were until you mentioned this, and now I am feeling too clueless to be allowed out on my own for not having a subscription to one to protect my iPad when I use it at Starbucks and when I travel.

For those who are unfamiliar with them, here is a pcmag.com article I found helpful:

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

Scroll down below the various endorsements and you will find a detailed explanation of virtual private networks (VPNs), how they work, what they are good for beyond outsmarting Netflix and how PC Magazine went about selecting the best ones.



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Date: Jul 4 2:16 PM, 2018
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Dark Mare wrote:
Little Henry wrote:

Dark Mare, Thanks for posting that as I too was let down by tvcatchup so now I know it wasn't just my computer.  It's a conspiracy as I watched another show without any problem the night before!  Am tempted to comment on the episode just from some clips but should wait to see the whole thing.

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One hates to point fingers at PBS, but who else gains if we can't watch Series 4 until it airs here in the autumn? But then again, how would they even do it? 

 

Dark Mare and Little Henry

I have heard that some people in the US use VPN to watch Poldark. Does that mean anything to you? 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 01:05:48 PM


 



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Little Henry wrote:

Dark Mare, Thanks for posting that as I too was let down by tvcatchup so now I know it wasn't just my computer.  It's a conspiracy as I watched another show without any problem the night before!  Am tempted to comment on the episode just from some clips but should wait to see the whole thing.

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One hates to point fingers at PBS, but who else gains if we can't watch Series 4 until it airs here in the autumn? But then again, how would they even do it? 

 

 



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 01:05:48 PM

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I hope that you both will be able to watch this episode soon. Luke Norris' performance was superb. I think it always has been but in this episode he was given the best opportunity to show us the extent of his ability as an actor. To those who are not watching it I would strongly recommend you watch this one episode. 



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Date: Jul 3 4:52 PM, 2018
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Dark Mare, Thanks for posting that as I too was let down by tvcatchup so now I know it wasn't just my computer.  It's a conspiracy as I watched another show without any problem the night before!  Am tempted to comment on the episode just from some clips but should wait to see the whole thing.



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Date: Jul 3 5:00 AM, 2018
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No opinions on Episode 4 because TVcatchup.com let me down again. This week, all I got was picture; the sound didn't come back until the last 3 minutes. No captions either. Last week, the scene froze a number of times and the sound dropped out at other times. (Last year, everything came in great here at home in California, and Episode 1 this year did too. No problems either when I watched Episode 2 at a Starbucks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.) I checked whether the problem was my equipment today by watching "The Graham Norton Show"; it came in just fine. Sigh. 

I know I have no right to complain because TVcatchup.com is for UK viewers, not international ones, and the series will air here in the US in the fall. Still, it is frustrating. 

Well, here's hoping the Poldark fans at YouTube upload as many scenes this week as they did last week. If so, I should be able to see what you mean. (Too bad YouTube has gotten so good at finding the full episodes when they go up Sunday night and locking us out of them.)

I am baffled by the decision to alter the story where it involves the Hoskins family while paying two actors to play Peter, Sam's mining partner, and John, the firebrand who does get hanged in the book, to stand up in the kiddley and in court when their names are called. Why even fill the roles if an invented character, Jago Martin, is going to play John Hoskins' role and Ross is going to replace Peter Hoskins in the mine with Sam when the flood begins. All I can figure is Debbie Horsfield figured Zacky deserved a few meaty scenes, which is fine, but why keep the Hoskinses in the story at all?



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Date: Jul 2 2:04 PM, 2018
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Hello, I haven't posted very much but enjoying reading the comments about the new series. I was very disappointed in series 3 and was not looking forward to the changes I felt sure DH was going to make to this one. I didn't care for episode1 but could understand the reasons to change the characters involved in the riots to ones the viewer knows and cares about. Fine acting.
My biggest complaint is the need to make Ross the hero ALL the time! THe production seems to revolve about him and his heroic antics whether in parliament, in court or down the mine! Sam was the hero of the flooding and it was made all the poignant that on a day where he selflessly saved so many lives without thought for his own, his reward was the heartbreaking letter from Emma informing him of her engagement to the foot man Ned Hartnell.



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Date: Jul 1 10:44 PM, 2018
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My overwhelming feeling from episode 4 is how fragile is the Poldark marriage!! They go though the motions but the passion is gone and they are both struggling to know what to do. They both seem very distant emotionally from each other. I think the order of events is not in line with TAT and, of course, Ross was not in the mine when it flooded. In this episode Ross was the hero while in the book it was Sam.

Luke Norris is proving to be a great actor!



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Sunday 1st of July 2018 11:08:02 PM

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