How Poldark season 4 can bring the best out of Aidan Turner’s Ross

Poldark season 5Who is ready for a special Saturday edition of our ongoing TV Heroes article series? Within this piece we’re putting the focus on Poldark and, of course, one of the best heroes out there in terms of entertainment in Aidan Turner’s Ross.

We should start off this particular piece with the obvious reminder that Ross is far from the perfect hero. He struggles with such a wide array of things, whether it be opening up his heart, being honest about his shortcomings, and even being decisive at times when it comes to matters of the heart. The situations that he’s thrust Demelza into are prime examples of that. Yet, we also saw at the end of season 3 how much he loves her, but also how much he struggles to articulate that into words. Ross is a man defined in part by expectations of his era for what a man should be and how they should behave. There are times that his psyche in part caves underneath that. This makes him fascinating as a character and also very much human.

When you think about much of Ross Poldark on paper, he is very much the idealized period-drama hero otherwise. He’s rugged, formidable, intelligent, and he fights for the people who need him the most. He was a soldier, a leader, a businessman, and a lover through the first three seasons. Even if he was struggling at times to figure himself out, he was always there to others who needed him. He acts with the best and the finest of intentions.

Moving into season 4, Ross’ determination and experience both in battle and in domestic matters will be his greatest assets. We are moving into the most political era for the show to date and there are going to be many others out there who test him. Some of these characters, especially George, clearly do not have the best intentions for the world at heart. They are acting more so out of selfishness and an interest to make the world whatever benefits them the most. Ross is different than that; he understands some of the hard decisions that come with being a leader and that, even if he isn’t always perfect making them for himself, he is capable of making them for others. This upcoming season could very well be the season of decisions and of trying to find a way to remake Cornwall and beyond into a much better place.

Of course, Ross’ heroism would not be so evident were it not for Turner’s performance. The actor makes this character both heartwarming and times heartbreaking. You feel just about every shift within his soul and every emotional he expresses. You root for him at his best and you feel for him and Demelza at his worst. This dimension, and this excellence, are among the reasons to be excited for season 4 later this year.

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