Poldark: Season 5 (2019)


Season 5

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Poldark's final season gives fans exactly what they want: emotionally involving period drama fueled by exceptional chemistry.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 22
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Air date: Sep 29, 2019
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Tv Season Info

Series 5 of the historical drama series based on the book series of the same name.


Aidan Turner
as Ross Poldark
Beatie Edney
as Prudie
Jack Farthing
as George Warleggan
Luke Norris
as Dwight Enys
Heida Reed
as Elizabeth
Tristan Sturrock
as Zacky Martin
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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 5

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

The plot goes its own way, and it's perfect

Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Costume drama at its most spangled and superficial, Poldark is bursting at the seams with simplistic fashion statements.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beneath the ruffles and wigs (Turner's glue-stained curls in this season have been abominable) are stories with real heart, and characters we can fall in love with again and again.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable start to what's almost certain to be an emotionally draining but hugely entertaining final run.

Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Grownups love this ripping, soapy series...

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This season gives fans exactly what they want from Poldark: love and drama. It's sad to see it end, but all good things must come to an end. Still, thanks to streaming services, you can watch it all again.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

We're obviously delighted to see her and Drake approach a happy ending, and Ellise Chappell and Harry Richardson have been brilliant throughout, but it does feel rushed in comparison to other storylines.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Poldark left the show's seven million devoted viewers dangling...it was brilliantly bonkers...

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With one episode left to wrap it up, in a series that's not getting a follow up...writer Debbie Horsfield has set herself one hell of a task.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The Poldarks have grown so middle-aged that I predict later in the series Ross will surprise Demelza [Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson] with tickets for a two-week Mediterranean cruise.

Jul 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Rars, the landscape of mind is just as important as the landscape of action, if not more so, and I hope and pray the rest of this series recognises that. But welcome back anyhow. Yes indeed.

Jul 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Over its five seasons, the series had a lot going for it, not least the potent chemistry between Aidan Turner's Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson's Demelza, but the plotlines increasingly became so implausible as to be downright daft.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 5

  • Nov 04, 2019
    Season five is a travesty of what Poldark had been...unrecognizable characters, sensationalistic, vapid plots. Each episode has been worse than the one before. They should have ended with season four....it is a shame for Poldark, which had been very fine, to end on this note.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    They had a choice to make - jump forward ten years with the books and move the focus to the next generation - do what they did. I'm sad that they didn't do the whole saga. I think there is plenty of good material in the last 4 books. I think the acting and production values are first rate as they have been all along.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Mr Hansen, in Season 5, is the Jar Jar Binks of Poldark. If it's the writers intent to annoy the fans with Mr. Hansen, they've succeeded. We had 4 believable five-star Poldark seasons followed up by a season 5 💩. The "George going crazy" story line is good. And him escaping Trenwith in his night gown is gold. But I'm begging to think it's a British Isles tradition to shit the bed during the final chapter: Game of Thrones, India, America, Poldark...
  • Oct 20, 2019
    Thank God it's over.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    A tired and bleh storyline. They either should have ended it at Season 4 or followed the books. This season is just bad.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Big fan of the series, but this season was poorly written. A shame to end on this note.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    This was always going to be the final season, and the makers gave us what we needed: a wonderful season largely wrapped up with a bow. It had its fair share of tension and annoyance, particularly when the character of Ned went more and more off the rails, but it all wrapped up wonderfully, giving many characters the best exit imaginable. I'm not a reader of the books, so the deviation from the text is no problem for me. Great series. Excellent ending.
  • Sep 30, 2019
    Disappointing. I wish the timeline had jumped ahead to the next book, which I believe was 1810. These plot events don't ring true.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Everything was top notch for series 5 with the exception of the awful script which turned Poldark into a cliched soap. Also each series, after the success of the first season, seemed to become increasingly concerned with making ratings, and less concerned with the complexities of Winston's marvelous books. Kind of hoping if they continue the series in the future they perhaps find a different writer and reorganize their priorities. Casting, scenery, animals, cinematography, music, costumes, actors awesome as usual. Each episode of series 5 competed for maximum winceability (made up that word.)
  • Sep 21, 2019
    "POLDARK" started with promise, but ended with disappointment, DEMELZA is more humble in the WINSTON GRAHAM books. I think screenwriters made her more spirited to appeal to modern audiences. Season 1 was the best.

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