Are Ross and Demelza suddenly becoming one of the most intriguing couples on all TV? We’re starting to feel that way, but the real thing that surprises us about “Poldark” at the moment is strictly the pacing of it all. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for tonight’s episode!)
Remember, it was just two episodes ago that we had a chance to really witness the coming together of Ross Poldark and Demelza, a woman first on board to be his servant. Now, we have something resembling love taking place, and that’s not even mentioning the wedding bells. The only reasons that the show were able to really get away with these quick transitions are twofold:
1. You already have great chemistry between these two actors, and it makes some sense that their relationship would progress quickly. It’s just such an unlikely love story that it is easy to root for them.
2. This show only has eight episodes, and since there was no guarantee at the time of it coming on the air that it would return, maybe producers felt a certain amount of pressure to move quickly with this. (It has since been renewed for a second season.)
While the true strength of tonight was with Ross and Demelza, there was a fair share of his heroics elsewhere, including some fast work for a judge as he continues to do what he can to establish good faith in Cornwall again. This is a man who is a wonderful hero and a thrill to watch; however, at a certain point we imagine that all of this work is going to catch up to him, and there will be many enemies who want him gone. For now, let’s just ignore those rougher patches and enjoy the ride. Grade: B.
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