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We Love Poldark - especially the original books and the UK DVDs (versus the ones sold in the US)
9 September 2017
We are devoted Winston Graham readers and have some mixed feelings about the subtleties of (especially) Ross and Demelza's relationship and personalities which are extinguished in the modernity of this adaptation. In the books both main characters have a delightful sense of humour and are much gentler with one another. Demelza has a magical connection to people and nature which far surpasses the contemporary strong woman image written for and portrayed by the actress in this series. And Ross is more complex in the books.Yet we do love this series. The setting, music, actors, horses and care that has gone into it's making are all wonderful. And Debbie Horsfield has done a masterful job cramming as much story into these hours as possible.
I live in Alaska and finally had to buy a region free DVD player so we could see all the special features and listen to the commentaries on the UK DVDs which are NOT on the US DVDs. We are appreciative of the extras on the UK DVDs and the quality of this drama.