Greetings. I have not actually seen the series Poldark, but I have heard plenty about it. Women in droves up and down England have literally been swooning at their television sets as their hearts race and light beads of perspiration form on their upper lips. I kid not.
In Poldark, Aidan Turner plays an 18th century British Army officer, Ross Poldark. Here is a brief plot summary: in the late 18th century, Poldark returns to his Cornish tin mines after spending 3 years in the army (to avoid charges of smuggling) leaving behind his sweetheart, Elizabeth. On his return, having fought in the American War of Independence, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins and Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young lass, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid. He attempts to gain control of the mines sought after by rival-the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan. So, that is it in a nutshell. Seems watchable. And boy do the ladies like to watch. Eye Candy for sure. The ladies of London (and the UK) often comment on his tanned, toned and perfectly groomed chest. Pictures do not lie.
In the new series, Poldark has adopted a new image, which involves less manscaping. As you can see, it is not an entirely horrible picture to look at. Right?
In fact, the first picture (and you are welcome) came from a famous topless scything scene in Poldark and was voted TV moment of the year at the National Television awards earlier this month. I think if we had this award in the US it would have been Sarah Palin’s wacky endorsement of The Donald.
Sadly, the actor hinted that he will be keeping his shirt a lot more during the highly-anticipated second series of the drama. And confirmed by commenting ‘I think we are finished with all the slightly naked scenes.’ Wait. What? No more naked scenes? That is bang out of order, mate. Later, he was asked if he felt like he was being objectified, he responded: ‘Not at all.’ Am pretty sure he was lying. But that’s ok.