Poldark Review

Warning. This review contains mild spoilers. Read at your own risk if you did not watch last night’s episode of Poldark.

The thrill and the danger of a beloved television show returning for a new season is that it must equally expand both character and narrative while keeping the same elements that hooked the audience during the previous season or seasons.

Last night, the third series of Poldark premiered on PBS.

The third series picks up a few months after the second series. Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) marriage is both happy and stable. While all seems well in Nampara, the opposite can be said at Trenwith. Elizabeth Warleggan (Heida Reed) is pregnant and near her due date, but she is unsure if the child’s father is Ross or her husband, George (Jack Farthing). As per the previous seasons, there continues to be no love lost between Ross and George.

Meanwhile, there are new characters. Elizabeth’s son by her first husband, Geoffrey Charles (Harry Marcus) is becoming a young man who is feeling stifled under the control of his mother and stepfather. Morwenna Chynoweth, one of Elizabeth’s cousins (Ellise Chappell) is brought in as Geoffrey’s governess. When Demelza’s younger brothers Sam (Tom York) and Drake (Harry Richardson) join Ross and Demelza at Nampara, they bring trouble and a bit of excitement to their sister’s house.

I have not read beyond the 4th book, (which coincides with the ending of the last series), but I have a feeling that this will be a good season. It has the drama, the romance and roller coaster ride the fanbase is eagerly looking forward to.

I recommend it.

Poldark airs on PBS at 9PM on Sundays.


Thoughts On The Shooting In Las Vegas

It happened again, another shooting of innocent civilians in America. Last night, in Las Vegas, a man shot into a crowd during a concert killing at least 59 people and injuring over 500.

When will this end? When will we put politics aside and put lives over guns?

I’m all for the 2nd Amendment, but we need a common sense approach to deal with the unnecessary loss of life that has become all too common place in this country over the last few decades.

It’s like beating a dead horse. Except that this horse is so dead that it is glue, holding up a macaroni shell on some kid’s art project that is hanging on their refrigerator at home. Unfortunately, the dead horse must continue to be beaten.

While respecting the 2nd Amendment, we must find a way to compromise. If our leaders do not enact reasonable and rational gun control laws, then we will continue to see innocent civilians killed or injured for no good reason.

I would say pray for Las Vegas, but prayer has gotten us nowhere. We need action, from our government. We need it now before another massacre becomes front page news.

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