This is a somewhat surprising, unforgiving negative review of Episode I of Poldark by The Telegraph. Their main complaint seemed to be that there wasn’t enough sex to justify the time slot beyond the Watershed. Moreover, the reviewer spent more time reviewing Cornwall than the drama itself.
I especially find the review unforgiving for refusing to recognize that plot and characters need to be set up in the first episodes. How much can be done in 42 minutes? Give it a chance, man.