Droughtlander suggestions: Watch Poldark as an Outlander fan

Poldark Season 5 -- Courtesy of PBS
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Poldark, Season 4 — Courtesy of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE
Poldark, Season 4 — Courtesy of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE /

Poldark is our TV suggestion of the week to get through Droughtlander

Not only are we in Droughtlander, but we’re into the hardest Droughtlander we’ve known. That’s why you’re looking for shows like Outlander to keep you entertained.

We’re going to start offering Droughtlander suggestions each week. We’ll do three posts a week, suggesting TV shows or movies, books, and podcasts. There’s one of each every single week posted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Today’s suggestion is the TV series Poldark. It’s one we’ve recommended before, and one that remains popular for all.

Based on a book series set in the past

Poldark is like Outlander in the way that it’s based on a book series set in the past. However, that’s where the similarities end. Ross Poldark is not Jamie Fraser, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, at no point is Ross trying to mimic Jamie.

Also, Demelza is nothing like Claire. That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to love about her.

The series follows Ross Poldark, who returns home from the American Revolutionary War to find out his father has died and the land that is now his has suffered from a lot of debt. On top of that, the love of his life engaged to another man. Can he get the love of his life back or is there someone else out there for him?

Throughout the course of five seasons, we follow him on this journey to repair wrongs and live a life free from politics and danger. If only life would go along with his wishes.

There are only five seasons. While there are more books, the series decided to end with Ross and Demelza’s storyline rather than continuing the series with their children. It makes sense from a TV standpoint.