*Warning: this review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk if you have not seen the episode.
For the last three years, Poldark has brought romance, drama, politics and a shirtless Aidan Turner to millions of fans.
Last night, the fourth series premiered on PBS.
The series picks up shortly after the third series ended. Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) marriage is back on track. But Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) is still in love with Demelza, despite her gently turning him down. While this is happening, there is turmoil in Cornwall. The rich get richer while the poor are starving and dying. George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) still covets power and taking Ross down. But unlike last season, despite his misgivings, Ross knows that he must step up to protect the people of Cornwall from the greedy and power-hungry.
I really liked the episode. It felt like a natural continuation of the previous series. I also very much liked the potential narratives that the premiere introduced for the coming season.
I recommend it.
Poldark airs on PBS on Sundays at 9pm.