A classic 1970s drama from the United Kingdom, 'Poldark' takes Winston Graham's romantic novels and turns them into a potboiler of a series with romance, jealousy, smuggling, murder, rivalries, and a brooding Robin Ellis as leading man Ross Poldark, who comes back from the army to find his life turned upside down and the world a changing place. A tight costume drama with beautiful scenery, 'Poldark' really does deserve the label of classic, even if some of the scenery is showing its age now and the acting is a little ham at times. For fans of Catherine Cookson and of mysteries at sea, this should be perfect television viewing.
Poldark came to the US on Sunday Night’s Masterpiece Theater. Poldark was one many classics to come from the writer Winston Graham. It follows the life of Ross Poldark who just returns to Cornwall, England after fighting in the Revolutionary War. He returns home to find his father dead and the estate in ruin. He also finds the women he was in love with, married. Through all this Ross must survive and rebuild his home, and life. Robin Ellis gives an amazing performance along with the rest of the cast. It is the well-written and directed stories that keep you wanting more. This story has just about everything in it. There’s romance, drama, jealousy, history, smugglers, shipwrecks, and adultery.