Golden Armchair Awards 2016: The People

 

The holidays are approaching, 2016 is (finally!) drawing to a close, and that means it’s time to look back and smile or shake our heads at all that happened this year in the world of costume dramas. First: let’s vote on the characters we loved, hated, and will miss.

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Poldark: The Wreck

Poldark_episode_8_review__Aidan_Turner_s_Ross_Poldark_faces_tragedy_on_all_frontsPreviously on Poldark: Francis, in a rage because Verity eloped with Blamey, retaliates by telling George the identities of all the Carnmore Smelting Company shareholders, allowing George to start putting the squeeze on them in a big way. The whole situation drove a massive rift between the two branches of the Poldark clan that even a very earnest Demelza was unable to heal.

Demelza sings a really lovely song while she makes some buns and then delivers them to the mine. Looks like things are still a bit tense between her and Ross, but he seems to appreciate the delivery, which he hands out to some of the kids playing around. After the mine, Demelza takes some buns to Jud and Prudie, who’re living not so secretly in a barn on Ross’s land. Ross knows it, too, and chooses to turn a blind eye, because that’s what he does.

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Poldark Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: Consequences

poldark_eleanor_to_3271268bPreviously on Poldark: Demelza made getting Verity and Blamey back together her new project, Ross became the public face of a new smelting company and exposed George Warleggan’s cousin as a cheat, and Mark’s unsatisfied wife, Keren, started making the moves on Enys.

Someone besides Ross rides along the coast! Maybe just take half a shot? It’s Blamey, going to leave a letter in a secret hiding place for Demelza to recover and pass along to Verity, who receives it, observed from a distance by a female servant.

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