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Why 'Poldark' Season 1's Christmas Special Is A TV Must-Watch

Of all the TV Christmas specials, one sets itself apart from the pack, and that is “Poldark” Season 1, Episode 4. It is an extraordinary episode for Ross and Demelza’s heartwarming romance, fans of the pairing, and the series as a whole as it allows Ross to lean into his burgeoning marriage to Deme…

TV Review: 'Poldark' Season 4

After a depressing third season, hopes of a rebound seemed entirely out of reach. So, imagine the surprise when “Poldark” comes roaring back with the vitality, romance, and enchantment that comprised its first season and Season 2's first half. In Season 4, the state of Demelza and Ross' marriage improves and with it -- the show's as well.

Miniseries Review: 'Desperate Romantics' (2009)

Before his breakout turn as Captain Ross Poldark, Aidan Turner played another role that involved romancing a similarly passionate redhead in the miniseries “Desperate Romantics.” The 2009 BBC miniseries charts the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group founded by a trio of artists when none were doing particularly well with their craft. What is it they say about "faking it until you make it?"

Best TV Of 2017: 'Bates Motel,' 'GoT,' 'Alias Grace,' 'Reign' & More

Another year of quality television has come and gone, and thankfully, there was no shortage of top-notch programming. There were costume dramas that thrilled with edge-of-your-seat danger and beautiful costuming. Action dramas that provided riveting intrigue. While long-running series bid television a fond and “bittersweet” farewell.

10 Top Costume Dramas: Part II

This list of top costume dramas continues with the final installment of this list. Two queens, a princess, and lots of romance comprise the series listed below. Find out which period pieces made the list and where to stream them. To read Part I, click here.

Completing the list, in no particular order, are 5 more costume dramas that are definitely worth watching.

Writing About: 'Poldark' Season 3 And Romelza

The third season of “Poldark” has flown by and so has the opportunity to write about it on the Inquisitr. It has been an exciting season to cover, albeit a rather sad one. The original luminosity that once radiated from the series has been replaced by an intensely overcast feeling.

The new tone is not especially surprising given what happened towards the end of Season 2 and that darkness has only grown in the next installment.

With no Jud and less Prudie, there are few laughs, and Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) brooding about his mistakes, while not openly acknowledging them has only added further tension to the series. Despite all of this, the series is still engaging, and one of the many highlights has been how much the entire cast has continued to impress. 

Writing About: 'Poldark' Season 3 + 'Game of Thrones' Season 8

What do “Poldark” and “Game of Thrones” have in common? Besides both series being costume dramas, I have been writing about both of them on the Inquisitr.

“Poldark” Season 3 begins airing on PBS Masterpiece on October 1 and “Game of Thrones” recently ended its seventh season. While both series are in different places in their run, writing about them has been easy to do, as can be seen in previous Writing About features.

Writing About: 'Poldark' Season 3 - News & Views

Key art for the ITV, PBS series 'Poldark' starring Aidan Turner
Now that “Poldark” Season 3 has finished airing in the U.K., the wait for the sensational series’ U.S. premiere on PBS Masterpiece has officially begun. With October 1 closer than ever before, let’s take a look at what I’ve been writing about the third season of the ITV/PBS series on the Inquisitr

From spoilers to speculation, get the inside track on the popular TV series with the seven articles previewed below. The links to read are in blue.

The 2017 Emmy Nominations' Most Heartbreaking Snubs

Bates Motel, The White Princess, Reign were among the most heartbreaking 2017 Emmy snubs
Another year of Emmy nominations can only mean one thing: another year of snubs. The 2017 Emmy nominations proved to be no exception. It was an especially brutal year for retiring series and departing actors' final performances. As the 2017 Emmy nominations marked their last chance to be recognized.

With “Game of Thrones” voluntarily out of the running, there was room for other series to make their mark. For long-time readers of Eclectic Pop, the well-known favorites depressingly ignored are easy to guess. Nevertheless, these are the Emmy snubs that have been the hardest to process.

Writing About: 'Poldark' Season 3 Premiere Info & Spoiler Alerts

Oh “Poldark.” What a series. The BBC, PBS Masterpiece series is one of those rare TV shows to have it all - riveting romance, lavish costumes, and exciting adventures. It is these three attributes that make “Poldark” as fun of a show to write about, as it is to watch.

In Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), audiences have found a dimensional character, who can just as easily inspire one moment, as he frustrates the next. Ross is complicated and so his relationship with his devoted wife, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).

TV's Top Costume Drama Soundtracks: 'Victoria' And More

Whether it is in television or movies, the soundtrack (or score) plays a pivotal role in bringing a story to life. There is no greater example of this than the music of the TV series, featured on Eclectic Pop’s list of TV’s Top Costume Drama Soundtracks.
Thankfully, Spotify has a wide selection of…

Top 30 Romantic Songs From Movies + TV

Promo poster art for Ron Howard's 1992 film 'Far and Away' starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Soundtracks have long been a bastion of romantic songs. Can you imagine your favorite screen romance, without the perfect song playing in the background? A score is the quintessential ingredient to creating the sweeping ambiance that catapults an on-screen love story to the next level. So when it came to compiling a list of the best romantic songs from movies, and TV, the choices felt obvious.

Best TV of 2016: 'Poldark,' 'Daredevil,' 'Reign,' 'Bates Motel,' 'GoT' & more!

The Punisher, Poldark, Reign - Eclectic Pop's Best of 2016 TV
What everyone is saying is true. Television was at its best in 2016. Between gorgeous costume dramas, a mystifying sci-fi series, and an ambitious take on the superhero drama, these were Eclectic Pop’s picks for the best TV of 2016...