Poldark: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
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Poldark is back with more romance, more drama, and more theatrical use of the British seaside.

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Critic Ratings: 10

90%

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User Ratings: 20

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2016

In the Season 2 premiere, George plots against Ross, who fights all attempts to save him; Francis takes a desperate step; and Demelza tries to influence a hanging judge.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2016

George launches Plan B against Ross; Jud pays a high price for his treachery; Francis and his cousin have a meeting of minds; and Demelza shares difficult news.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

Ross and Demelza face financial ruin, and George plans revenge on Jud. Francis, meanwhile, tries to rebuild his life and extends an invitation to Ross and Demelza.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

George backs Poldark into a corner; the law targets free traders; Caroline decides between Unwin and Dwight; and Francis goes missing.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

A mysterious benefactor reciprocates when Ross does a favor for Elizabeth; a search for Mark, who knows the location of secret riches, begins; and George launches Plan C against Ross.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

Ross tries to financially support Elizabeth in the wake of Francis's death, but George calls in Ross's debt. Demelza toils loyally to protect all at Nampara, and Dwight and Caroline continue to meet in secret.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

Ross joins a smuggling trip in the Isles of Scilly in order to meet Mark Daniel; George moves in on Elizabeth; Caroline convinces Dwight that they should elope for a new life in Bath; and Capt. McNeil plans to ambush the smugglers upon their return.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

Ross and Dwight stand trial for their part in the smuggling. A new tin lode gives Ross renewed hope in Wheal Grace, but it is George who is there for Elizabeth when her mother falls ill and deals Ross a bitter blow.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2016

Ross closes Wheal Grace for good; Elizabeth wrestles with a life-changing decision; and Demelza's world is turned upside down.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2019

Dwight enlists in the navy to forget Caroline, and Demelza visits Verity to spend some time apart from Ross. While Ross considers rejoining his regiment, Elizabeth and George settle into married life, but George's plans provoke the locals to riot.

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Tv Season Info

The second series of Poldark begins with Ross preparing for his trial. Elizabeth and Demelza try their best to help him, however, George is doing everything in his power to bring Ross down. Meanwhile, Francis struggles to rebuild his life and a familiar face returns to Cornwall.

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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

I have taken my time getting there, but I can now acknowledge the series' genius.

Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As ever there was much staring out to sea from atop Cornish cliffs, waves crashing dramatically on rocks and footage of Ross brooding manfully on horseback, eyes as dark as a stag's.

Sep 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

... why couldn't the writer - in this instance, Debbie Horsfield - have made it purely consensual sex?

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Weekends, with the nights beginning to close in, are better places with Poldark back.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The political intrigue and machinations between Warleggen's scheming and Poldark's unshakeable pride and principle give this underrated series a great deal of depth.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I can't say it was all sunsets and shirtless wheat scything, but life must have its hills and its valleys.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The script is a muddle of archaic thees and thous, Demelza's yargle-gargle dialect and some incongruous modern slang.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

BBC One's sweeping romantic drama has returned, with glorious cast, gorgeous locations and sweaty torsos all present and correct. And it doesn't waste time in getting on with the action.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

It's hard to predict what will happen in a single episode of Poldark, much less a season, but if this premiere episode is any case, we are in for something great.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The answers are unclear, but I'm glad Poldark is back. It really is a masterpiece.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 2

  • Jan 03, 2020
    Poldark has everything I look for in a TV series: great characters, adventure, drama, joy, romance, inspiration, and feel good moments. The acting and the story are not exaggerated like in a soap opera.

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