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Poldark (US broadcast)

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Sun June 19th, 2016, 8:17 pm

*Bumping up an older thread*

I came across an announcement for the 2nd season of "Poldark" coming this fall in the US. No set airing date yet!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Mon June 20th, 2016, 8:27 am

It's not meant to air in the UK until the autumn either :(
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Mon August 1st, 2016, 8:36 am

Finally got the air date for the start of the 2nd series in the UK - 4th September - bring it on! ;) :D
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Mon August 1st, 2016, 7:21 pm

Madeleine wrote:Finally got the air date for the start of the 2nd series in the UK - 4th September - bring it on! ;) :D

Nice! :D

We have our turn starting at 8 pm on Sunday, Sept. 25th in the US. (Please check your local PBS listings) It'll be a 2 hour season premiere and will be shown over 9 episodes. It looks like two episodes were combined for the start of the series.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Vanessa » Mon September 5th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Watched the first episode of Season Two last night and loved it! All very brooding. And Aidan Turner's chest makes an appearance not long after it starts! ;) :lol: It deviates a bit from the books but it's got the gist of it. Must be difficult to squeeze it all into ten episodes.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Mon September 5th, 2016, 7:19 pm

Yes I enjoyed it too, but the ending seems to have deviated from the book quite a bit, although it could be a cliffhanger.... :o
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Vanessa » Mon September 5th, 2016, 7:35 pm

Madeleine wrote:Yes I enjoyed it too, but the ending seems to have deviated from the book quite a bit, although it could be a cliffhanger.... :o


The Francis bit was in the book so, yes, it's a cliffhanger. The mine comes to mind. I'm being cryptic here!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 6th, 2016, 8:34 am

Yes I know what you mean Vanessa! ;)
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper

SGM
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Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby SGM » Fri September 9th, 2016, 3:10 pm

I read these so long ago (before they started televising the original series), I can't really remember exactly how the books went. However, I do remember that the original series deviated from the books until new publications after the TV series had started began to resemble the TV series more. I am not watching the current version, having read the books and seen the TV version once round, I can't see the point of going through it again. However, I might catch up on it if I find I have to do a lot of ironing. My TV watching has changed since I have mostly given up ironing and don't have to have something long to watch to get me through the piles. But audiobooks tend to fill that sort of tedium when I absolutely can't avoid it, so I might never get to watch Poldark again.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Fri September 9th, 2016, 7:53 pm

They only filmed the first 7 books back in the 70s as they were the only ones that had been written. I have seen a few eps of the original and it looks a bit clunky and "stagey" now (I didn't watch it when it first shown , too young ;) so the new version is much glossier and with more locations rather thaan being set-bound. Apparently after the first 7 books, the author concentrated more on the children, so it'll be interesting to see how they handle that for TV, if they get that far, as there's a 10 year gap between books 7 and 8.
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper


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