I’m on the roll with watching and reading historical dramas for some reason. I don’t know why. I just can’t stop .
A couple of days ago I just got finished watching the Poldark Series . The one with Aidan Turner from 2015-2019. Have you watched it yet? I had tried to watch the series maybe a year ago but I just couldn’t get into it but I saved it anyway. And I started to attempt to watch the series again a couple of weeks ago . And I must say I am glad I did watch the whole series this time . I was sad to see it end. The series itself ended on a cliffhanger on season 5 .
I wanted it to go on forever because the books series has a much longer story to it. Perhaps I need to add the book series to my summer book list.
POLDARK is basically about an English Captain named Poldark who comes home to Cornwell after 3 years of fighting in the American Revolution. The series follows his life and the life of his family and community .
I can’t say I loved it as much as the Outlander TV SERIES. But there were these pockets of favorite moments and scenes in the series that are going to be memorable for me and maybe get me to rewatch it.
There were favorite characters that I couldn’t wait for their scenes to come back on the screen . Maybe because the actors were so well suited for the character . I don’t know but they did a good job.
There were also those favorite characters you love to hate and every moment you watched you wished they got their comeuppance. But dammit that moment never came. But boy did that keep me on the edge of my couch . It was rather exciting .
I’m going to write another post about my favorite characters and favorite most hated characters from the TV Show Poldark. So look out for that . I can’t wait to show you .
I kind of have a secret interest, obsession and love for all things about pirates . In college I even made a magnetic pirate board game. I got a B- on it but hey . Can’t please them all.
With that thought the current show I’m now watching is BLACK SAILS.
BLACK SAILS Its a prequel to Treasure Island I’m only on the 2nd episode of the 1st season right now. So it’s really early to tell whether I like it right now for its story. But I’m willing to give it a chance. Since they introduced Long John Silver and made a mention of Black Beard (I would say in a pretty crude manner) . So I’ll let you know how it goes for me with this show in another post..
My current read as of now is the first book in the OUTLANDER SERIES .
I will also write an individual post on this as I read through it . So there might be more than one. I’m not as fast a reader as I once was (okay so a couple of months ago I did read a VC ANDREWS novel in like two nights . But that’s different. It was a much faster read. And it was DAWN. Who doesn’t love that book)
Well anyways I’m only on chapter 2 in OUTLANDER (so if this was the tv show it’s still the pilot) and I must say that so far the book compared to the pilot of the tv show is a breath of fresh air. Its filling in the blanks of certain things that was missing completely in the pilot . I’ll explain how on another post. But I’m going to keep on reading it and I’ll let you know how it goes.
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