This is quite frankly a gem in the crown on British period dramas. Only the very greats, and I'm talking Pride & Prejudice great, can seek to out do this wonderful series. Set in Cornwall, Poldark follows the life of ex-seaman Ross Poldark as he fights through the political corruption of the day to make a better life for the working man, all the time falling ever more in love with his less that refined wife Demelza. Watching now, you may be shocked by how dated it seems, but I promise you, if you like period dramas, give it 10 minutes and you will be hooked for good.
Its such a shame how overlooked this series is, I only recently caught onto this craze and feel like I've been cheated, having not seen it earlier. The characters are so compelling you will find yourself drifting off and thinking on them. Every single character plays a part in delivering an entertaining array of vices and qualities.
If you are a period drama fan, particularly if you like Hornblower, or anything naval related, seek this out. You won't regret it.