Critic Consensus: Poldark's third season proves a bracing return to form, with an effective emphasis on the soapy intrigue that makes this period drama such an addictive treat.
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as Ross Poldark
as Aunt Agatha
as George Warleggan
as Dwight Enys
as Zacky Martin
as Morwenna Chynoweth
as Captain Henshawe
as Ossie Whitworth
as Reverend Halse
as Caroline Penvenen
as Tholly Tregirls
as Ray Penvenen
as Drake Carne
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A bit like the average distance between humans and rats, in Poldark you are never far from birth, marriage or death. In this first episode of the third series, there was a full house, the emphasis being very much on death.
At its heart, Poldark is partly a soap - a swashbuckling, Cornish soap - that embraces all of its intrigue, backstabbing, power plays, and affaire de coeur.
The cast is uniformly excellent. Jack Farthing is particularly fine as odious banker George Warleggan.
Poldark is what we critics call a pile of old tosh. And yet, somehow that doesn't stop it from being undeniable if distinctly bonkers fun.
I suppose the angry, starving, proletariat of Cornwall was just waiting for a candidate they could believe in.
Aidan Turner still a magnetic lead, but Series Three feels like the point where the show puts greater emphasis on activities beyond Ross's copper-finding strops, and demonstrates the strengths of an excellent -- and expanding -- ensemble cast.
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