If you want some good period drama, go to the British. It’s their speciality. Of course, a lot of them had been made into TV Series and movies. In fact, there are two adaptations of Poldark. That said, it’s time to talk about books, not TV.
Who is Ross Poldark?
Right now, Ross Poldark looks like Aidan Turner on BBC One’s adaptation! And is quite stubborn! His story takes place in the late 18th century when he returns from the American War of Independence to his Cornish copper mines after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling.
When he gets home, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins, and his old sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young woman, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid while trying to help the people of the village and attempting to gain control of the mines sought after by his rival, the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan.