Monday, October 14, 2019

Downton Abbey and Poldark




I’m a little behind, but I finally went to see the Downton Abbey movie and caught up with the final season of Poldark as well.  Both British historical dramas and both dear to my heart and I was not disappointed with either one.




The Downton Abbey movie was two hours of sweeping English countryside views, familiar characters and just enough drama to turn a television show into a movie.  The main plot point is a royal visit to Downton by the King and Queen, but there is a lot more that happens around this event. Though set two years after the series ended, almost everyone is back and storylines effortlessly continue with a few new surprises, both happy and sad.  It is written by the series creator and it is obvious he knows the characters very well.  If you are a Downton Abbey fan, you will love it.




Poldark started on PBS Masterpiece a few weeks ago, but Sunday morning I watched the first two episodes of Season 5 and can’t wait for the rest.  The espionage sub plot is really interesting and Ross is the perfect reluctant spy.  Ross and Demelza are happy at the moment, but I fear (because it’s Poldark) that storms are coming.  There is a sweet new romance blossoming for Geoffrey Charles and some new dastardly characters up to no good with the help of George Warleggan.  This is a series I will be sad to see end.

Happy Monday!


6 comments:

  1. Oh, British drama! Always makes my heart sing! And glad you finally saw the Downton film. Those of us who loved the series were not disappointed!

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  2. I've never heard of Poldark! And I've been looking for a new show to binge!

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  3. I went to see Downton Abbey last week and loved it. I felt like they left it open for another movie and that made me happy!

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  4. I don't watch either but I may have to check them out

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    1. Downton is a favorite and worth watching, but Poldark is great too. Definitely watch the show before seeing the Downton movie - I think it’s a must or you will not enjoy it.

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  5. I haven't watched either but they sound wonderful. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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