Poldark: Season 5 (2019)

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Season 5
Poldark

Critics Consensus

Poldark's final season gives fans exactly what they want: emotionally involving period drama fueled by exceptional chemistry with just the right amount of ridiculousness.

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Critic Ratings: 21

41%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 29
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 29, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 6, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 13, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 20, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 27, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 3, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 10, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 17, 2019

Tv Season Info

Series 5 of the historical drama series based on the book series of the same name.

Cast

Aidan Turner
as Ross Poldark
Beatie Edney
as Prudie
Jack Farthing
as George Warleggan
Luke Norris
as Dwight Enys
Heida Reed
as Elizabeth
Tristan Sturrock
as Zacky Martin
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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 5

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

Poldark is one of my comfort-food shows, an easy, pretty, and transporting escape to a time and place, the 18th century, where everything was simpler - or, thanks to the writers, everything seemed simpler.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Beneath the ruffles and wigs (Turner's glue-stained curls in this season have been abominable) are stories with real heart, and characters we can fall in love with again and again.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's silly, eye-roll-inducing and the perfect farewell.

Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Look. Let's be real. This finale wasn't handled well.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In the end it was pretty great television. There was just too much of everything.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Grownups love this ripping, soapy series...

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It almost made up for all the half-baked villains this series. Except you, Tess, you were a joy.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

We're obviously delighted to see her and Drake approach a happy ending, and Ellise Chappell and Harry Richardson have been brilliant throughout, but it does feel rushed in comparison to other storylines.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

This season gives fans exactly what they want from Poldark: love and drama. It's sad to see it end, but all good things must come to an end. Still, thanks to streaming services, you can watch it all again.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

Whilst this wasn't perhaps Poldark's best (or, at least, most consistent) outing, the last five minutes in particular were as fitting an ending to the show as any.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Poldark left the show's seven million devoted viewers dangling...it was brilliantly bonkers...

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Over its five seasons, the series had a lot going for it, not least the potent chemistry between Aidan Turner's Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson's Demelza, but the plotlines increasingly became so implausible as to be downright daft.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 5

  • Jan 03, 2020
    I watched this season five through to the end because I was hooked on the plot and characters; it became an atrocious mess. I was yelling at the writer in the last episode. An absolute waste of time.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Sappy, unbelievable plot twists. Too many love scenes. Poor acting all around....
  • Nov 18, 2019
    I was a fan of the PBS series, Poldark, but my enthusiasm waned in Season 4 and was completely quashed in Season 5, which amplifies everything that is wrong with this production: a consistently weak script that lacks plausibility and cannot be saved even by the beautiful visuals. This Poldark production is a sad statement about where PBS has come: sacrificing dramatic quality in order to play the ratings game, pandering to the lowest common denominator of modern audience demands for fast-paced action. The actors were powerless to overcome the bad material; sometimes I wondered if they had to fight the gag reflex when saying their lines. I echo the sentiments of other audience reviewers: "Thank god it's over".
  • Nov 18, 2019
    So sad that Poldark has come to an end. It has been excellent for all five seasons.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    Season five is a travesty of what Poldark had been...unrecognizable characters, sensationalistic, vapid plots. Each episode has been worse than the one before. They should have ended with season four....it is a shame for Poldark, which had been very fine, to end on this note.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    They had a choice to make - jump forward ten years with the books and move the focus to the next generation - do what they did. I'm sad that they didn't do the whole saga. I think there is plenty of good material in the last 4 books. I think the acting and production values are first rate as they have been all along.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Mr Hansen, in Season 5, is the Jar Jar Binks of Poldark. If it's the writers intent to annoy the fans with Mr. Hansen, they've succeeded. We had 4 believable five-star Poldark seasons followed up by a season 5 💩. The "George going crazy" story line is good. And him escaping Trenwith in his night gown is gold. But I'm begging to think it's a British Isles tradition to shit the bed during the final chapter: Game of Thrones, India, America, Poldark...
  • Oct 20, 2019
    Thank God it's over.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    A tired and bleh storyline. They either should have ended it at Season 4 or followed the books. This season is just bad.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Big fan of the series, but this season was poorly written. A shame to end on this note.

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