We apologize for being remiss in our lack of coverage of Poldark season 2! We got distracted by Versailles and the many other costumey things out and about right now. I thought I’d start things off with my stream-of-consciousness thoughts on episodes 1 and 2 (with, sorry, one spoiler for episode 3!).
So here we go! Ehhhhh… a slow start for me! Do I really care about Ross potentially being executed, given that he’s the main character and clearly going to do just fine? What happened to Margaret the Prostitute and Ruth the Bitchy Neighbor? I’m also confused as to why Ross is so estranged from Francis — can anyone remind me? And I am SO confused as to why Francis is so bummed out.
I’m 99.9% sure that’s Robin Ellis, star of the 1975 Poldark…
Anyone care to comment on the historical accuracy of corduroy in the 18th century?
HOLY SHIT THEY CUT OFF ROSS’S MAN BOB!!! COLOR ME THRILLED!!! This is EXACTLY the correct kind of cut for a progressive man of this era!
Eleanor Tomlinson is SO wearing mascara.
Color me unconvinced by this jacket. Center-laced, rough stays would not be something you’d want to show off in the 1780s. Why Demelza would wear her jacket open to highlight these is beyond me.
Prudie appears to be wearing soft, unboned jumps under her jacket. Why does the jacket have such a lower neckline?
Is Elizabeth shopping for an inflatable airline neck pillow?
Calash spotting! Aka, the 18th century equivalent of putting a covered wagon on your head.
At first I thought Elizabeth was so down on her luck that her dress was covered in rips, but then I realized it’s embroidery.
Yasssss! We get an heiress (Caroline) with a wardrobe to match!!
Lovely hat, but WHAT IS THAT I SPY??
Redingote back and pug rumpus.
LADIES. AND. GENTLEMEN.
I like how Demelza’s jackets continue to have a slightly high waistline, but I am confused as to why her skirts aren’t worn higher. And why are the tabs of her jumps (light, unboned corset) showing?
Same heiress, same outfit, new hat!
Is Elizabeth trying out for head cheerleader?
Looking ahead to episode 3, a suggestion for Ross: if you don’t want more children, MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T BE HUMPING YOUR WIFE. Ever heard of “everything but”?
Elizabeth’s dressing gown!
A lovely cut. That back looks very much like an old school, 1740s-70s nightgown (aka dress). The sleeves are very dressing gown appropriate.
I DON’T love the angle on Elizabeth’s
zone/cutaway front gown. Not flattering. Kind of droopy-boobed.
Hat and H.O.R.A.C.E.
So, Verity’s redingote/jacket looks familiar….
Ruth Teague wore this jacket in season 1. How did Verity acquire it?
HORACE HORACE HORACE HORACE HORACE HORACE HORACE HORACE. Okay, and Caroline’s redingote ensemble.
Wait a second…
That is a LOT of Malibu Barbie hot pink for the 18th century.
I like the wave in her hair, and the side ringlets.
But I didn’t realize they had Wet N’ Wild lipstick in the 1780s! Also, important question: is she wearing winged/cat’s eye liner?
So the cut of Caroline’s redingote confuses me. Have you EVER seen such a narrow overskirt? I haven’t! Also, note the back of Caroline’s hair is up, which is not how a 1780s style would be done.
Nice hat! Nice Wet N’ Wild lipstick!
I like this hat trim a LOT.
Apparently Malibu Barbie pink is going to be Caroline’s trademark color. I spent most of the trial trying to figure out what the embellishment on her dress was.
I’m still unclear! Embroidery, I guess?
I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s excited about Horace:
What are you thinking of Poldark‘s second season? Tune in for more stream-of-consciousness ramblings!