And, we’re back for more of my stream-of-consciousness thoughts on Poldark season 2! I’m taking one for the team, kids…
Things annoying me: Demelza has another baby, who we then don’t see for like 2 episodes. Caroline calling Dr. Ennis DWIGHT. I’m sorry, she’s a society lady, she’s been raised better than that! Elizabeth throwing herself at Ross and George Warleggan — ugh. Ross ignoring Demelza until he is reminded of what a good worker she is — does she get a biscuit? The fact that Ross is all Team Principles constantly and never notices how that negatively impacts those around him.
That is SO a dress from Marie Antoinette (2006), with the addition of a clunky stomacher.
Ever since reader Barbie pointed out that the actress playing Caroline was pregnant during filming, I can’t stop noticing all their attempts to hide her bump. Like, the waistline on this dress is WAY too short for the 1780s.
And, the point of her bodice sticks out!
Oh Ross, taking your shirt off doesn’t make you less of a jerk to your wife.
Verity has a cute jacket ensemble!
Stripes and a cutaway (
zone) front! In other news, Demelza’s clunky jacket ISN’T showing center-front laced stays … that’s a built-in, randomly natural-waisted underlayer! Super weird.
Let’s look at Verity’s cute jacket instead.
Kendra, are you going to screencap EVERY shot of Horace the Pug? Yes, yes I am.
That, my friends, is Captain Benwick from Persuasion (1995).
Oooo, Uncle what’s-his-face gets THREE rows of waistcoat buttons!
Francis is looking quite spiffy these days!
Oh, the satisfaction of watching Ross kick George’s ass.
Anyone care to comment on the accuracy of a black shirt and cravat? I’m too lazy to look it up…
WEIRD seaming/pleat placement on the back of Verity’s dress!
OH MY GOD, THIS SCENE. 1. The fucking romance novel trope of “I am a spunky independent woman, I will show this by making stupid choices!” (not that Ross isn’t also being a butt). 2. Ross striding manfully into the surf to rescue Demelza! So ludicrous!
Just a nice costume line up…
I like Elizabeth’s wire frame hat!
I am SO Team Unwin.
Nice riding habit on this extra! Why don’t any of the leads get an outfit this nice?
I continue to be impressed by the men’s wigs.
Dr. Ennis (DWIGHT, sorry) is getting cuter and cuter.
Aunt Agatha was very meh in season 1, but she is total comic relief in season 2. LOVE her snarking George Warleggan.
Verity’s cute riding habit!
Nice hat, too!
UNWIN. TWO WAISTCOATS. WINNING!
Caroline has a heart-shaped mouche…
Oh Scottish guard captain, your ‘stache is very 70s porn star…
Another weird (maternity) dress on Caroline. They clearly didn’t want to corset her, as her boobs are always lost somewhere under her gown/chemise.
Another unnecessarily clunky jacket on Demelza!
Dear god, finally a new day outfit for Caroline! For an heiress she wears that red outfit WAY too much.
GREAT ribbon on the hat.
WHY IS AUNT AGATHA WEARING A PLACEMAT ON HER HEAD AT FRANCIS’S FUNERAL?
Demelza hit the Wedding Hat section at Macy’s I see…
Coming next Snark Week: our rant about shitty historical painting repros.
GRUMPY HORACE FACE!
Hi Dwight. (Giggles like a 12-year-old)
Bump! Back in red, are we… zzzz….
HORACE GOT TO BARK IN THIS SCENE!
GIVES US THE PRECIOUS!
Another shot of Verity’s riding habit!
HORACE! And, no cleavage/bust support.
Yet more good wigs!
George sports a tall-crowned hat. I’ve seen some search hits from people wondering why he’s wearing a top hat, but it’s not technically a top hat yet. You do see these style of hats in the late 18th century.
Ross looks GOOD in blue!
WHO’S A BUNNY??!!
What are you thinking of Poldark‘s second season? Tune in for more stream-of-consciousness ramblings!