Armitage Around

It seems like everywhere I turn . . .
Josh Whitehouse as Lt. Hugh Armitage in Poldark (pronounced like Richard Armitage).


Get Out – A whole family of them, pronounced  by different characters as both Armi-taj and Armitidge.

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And  on  TV’s Young Sheldoniain armitageimages (11)Iain Armitage, pronounced, according to the interviewer in a clip I saw, same as Richard Armitage.  Just sayin’, as I watch Get Out in the background, but think I have to turn it off, because it’s scaring me. Got more? Let me know.

Side Dishes: Aidan Turner and Poldark Score Brit NTV Nominations


POLDARK’s Aidan Turner is up for the drama performance vote, but will face stiff competition from David Tennant for BROADCHURCH, DOCTOR FOSTER’s Suranne Jones and last year’s winner Sheridan Smith for BLACK WORK.


Side Dish: Poldark Ep. 2 – If Perry were tweeting

cousin francs shows some spunk. I feel sorry for him.

blacksmiths become bankers.

shades of persuasion – spinster and sea captain

the darcy dance at the assembly

how verity is dismissed – Even the good man in her life dismisses her happiness.

whoa – just one service is all I need.

And uncle wants Poldark to help Francis

George/Iago- they know. George – lurking around like – wherever your turn – he’s there.

mixed motives, guilty responsibility, self- interest, family.

ross and eliz really too brazen. makes no sense.

whoa – just one service is all I need.

Ah – good Verity

Ridiculous duel. But Verity’s not giving up

loved the scene with ruth and mother

Man, those horses, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

Why does everyone choose to ride closest to the clff?

I’m thoroughly enjoying this series. I can’t recall much about the original, except that I binged on it about 2 years ago.

Side DIsh:’Nice Review of Poldark, Episode 1. Turner – Dark and Brooding. Hmmm. Runs in the Family.


Ahhh. Why is it every actor playing a period drama hero is or isn’t ” the next Mr. Darcy.”

Poldark Episode 1 Gets Panned – But Don’t Believe It


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.

Side Dishes: Aidan Turner as Poldark. It’s Good

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I predict that BBC’s Poldark, with Aidan Turner is going to be a favorite. It has everything BBC content lovers appreciate: a period piece, a decent story, historical significance and a smoking hot star who is already showing some excellent chemistry with his love interest.

Although this version is much shorter than the previous version, which ran for years, the first episode set up most of the relationships and conflicts without it seeming crammed in.

Aidan Turner is going to do alright in this. My first impression so far, is that In the first episode, Ross Poldark was mostly angry and disappointed over all the loss he suffered while he was away at war. There were a few times when I thought his delivered lines were stilted, but I’m going to blame it on the writing. I found this to be so especially in the dinner scene when he first returns to his uncle’s home and learns that his beloved Elizabeth is to be married to his cousin.

Unlike in the original, I think Poldark’s attraction to Demelza has been ignited rather early – but well, they only have about 6 episodes.

It seems that a number of fans are dissatisfied with Poldark’s war injury”scar.” But hey, I can understand that the director didn’t want to mess up that striking face, so they went for something subtle. For some fun about the scar, read this


Side DIsh: Excellent Interview of Aidan Turner in The Independent

Aidan-Turner-2here. An interesting comment about filming The Hobbit, his path to acting, his hair, and his sex appeal.

The article was written by Gabriel Tate, but the photographer was not listed.