Do you ever cheat with Aidan Turner?

An Armitage fan friend of mine told me a few months ago that she’d been caught by surprise one night with a steamy dream of Aidan Turner. Was she cheating?

I dunno, but I was looking for some good news last night. Season / series 3 of Poldark started last night in the U.S., and I watched it (the first two episodes). I had watched the first episode clandestinely when it came out, and then just never pursued any more of it. But the thought of Aidan Turner was a bit of a pick me up.

It’s re-running tonight, and I just don’t think this series’ episodes really stand up to more than one watching. (Sorry, Poldark fans!) Even if I adored Turner’s acting it would be hard for me to get emotionally involved in the story of the show.

There is really something about him when he smiles. I watched a bunch of “Being Human” on Netflix, just fastforwarding to his scenes, so I don’t know anything about the plot.

I think in the end what attracts me to him is what kills it for me — I always think, even when he’s being all serious and masterful, that he’s about to burst out into giggles. The other thing is that there’s just still too much of the scamp about him for me to crush on him. He’s cute. (As Richard Armitage also said about him, back in 2012.) Maybe, when he’s a bit older.

~ by Servetus on October 3, 2017.

49 Responses to “Do you ever cheat with Aidan Turner?”

  1. Very cute. But he’s almost too cute. And young. But I watched the season opener of “Lucifer” tonight. Tom Ellis sure looks good in a suit! He can hold my attention for a bit! The show is quite funny too, with a lot of banter.

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  2. I had to stop watching because of the rape controversy. Too bad – because I like a costume drama and I was into Aiden as Ross.

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  3. Zero appeal to me, sorry! Curiously I feel the same about his acting.

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  4. He’s undeniably good looking and every interview I have seen or read suggests he’s a nice guy but I really don’t fancy him at all. He’s like a cute baby brother type for me.

    The rape was horrible. It shows how times change because when I read the book ( in the 1980’s) I didn’t think of it as rape but it certainly was and the series depicted it quite accurately in my view.

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    • I looked for more info about this last night and then decided there were questions that interested me more — but it sounded like Turner (quoted on BBC) thought it was consensual after the scene was rewritten?

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  5. Nope, he doesn’t do a thing for me. I watched first season of Poldark and it was ok, but not good enough to make me wanna see second. Adrian lacks seriousness, he is too much of baby boy/face. I find for instance Dean O’ Gorman much more atractive than Aidan (he is one of the exceptions on my list since I prefer dark haired over fair ones).

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  6. In the Tolkien universe, I’ve never cheated with Aiden. Viggo (Aragorn), on the other hand…let’s just say I’ve had some interesting dreams of him.

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    • Oh, yes. I have had dreams of Viggo/Aragorn, too. Well, he still appears there. He was my number one on the list before Richard ❤ (But Aragorn will always be my fave character).

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    • Mortenson is really attractive.

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  7. Yes. But don’t tell my husband. 😉

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  8. I do watch Poldark, though somewhat lackadaisically, and I admit it may have something to do with the Aidan Turner eye-candy. And scamp does seem to describe his particular brand of attraction. LOL. But I’ve not dreamt of AT. Last night I was struck with the similarity between AT and the new (more or less adult) incarnation of even younger actor Dylan O’Brien in his role as young/origin story Mitch Rapp. Recently saw him in American Assassin (Hubby’s turn to choose and he went with action flick, plus we’ve both enjoyed the Mitch Rapp books) and I kept thinking this kid reminded me of someone- last night while watching Poldark I figured out who it was. Dylan also has that scamp quality. I must dig it on some level, but also embarrassed a bit, with the word “cougar” drifting through my mind. =)

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    • I’ve seen the “Maze Runner” movies with my younger son. Dylan O’Brien definitely has that mischievous quality about him too.
      Given that I’m a bit older than you are, that “cougar” word goes through my mind even with Aidan Turner!

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      • Yes I’ve seen the Maze Runner movies and he was way too youthful to catch my attention. But in the Rapp role, he flipped my switch. (I didn’t even recognize him as the same guy, but even after I realized he was Thomas from the Maze runner, I kept thinking he reminded me of some other actor, and that turns out to be AT.) LOL! But the final Maze Runner installment was apparently delayed by a couple of years after an on-set accident that put him out of commission, and finally wound up being filmed after the American Assassin film, so I wonder if Thomas will be inexplicably more attractive in the final film? I suppose I must embrace my inner cougar and find out! LOL

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    • Turner is younger than my brother, which is sort of my informal boundary — but who knows, maybe I’ll develop into a cougar in a few more years. There are a few really great ones in our fandom.

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  9. yep, the term of “scamp” fits AT and no doubt about it – he is appealing and the role of Kili fit him perfectly because to Thorin he was a still too young for what was going down. When I look at him I see a handsome boy type and I guess I prefer brooding darker men…..oh well I guess that is why this is one of my favorite places to read and learn.

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    • I just realized this last week that he has an actual, real, flourishing beard! Kili sort of put him in the “boy” category for me.

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  10. Nope, AT doesn’t float my boat – although he’s got the Irish look down. But his attractiveness is too rounded and soft for me. He is lacking the depths and darkness of a man who already has a bit of a past. I guess, in that sense my reason for not crushing on him reflects my age more than his…

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  11. Another blissful nope! Somehow I just can’t take him seriously. Don’t know exactly why, but it seems there is no depths/not enough emotion in his face/presence/voice. Is this an age thing?? Not obligatory I’d say….

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    • I was rewatching scenes last night where he was supposed to be angry or full of negative passion, and I just don’t buy it. Or maybe I’ve seen too many behind the scenes pictures of him grinning.

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  12. Age difference…I say no more :-)…and that’s why AT doesn’t do it for me. He’s too boyish; charmingly boyish.

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    • I even saw an article last night that said he’s probably too young to play the older Ross Poldark.

      I thought the scar aged him a bit but they seem to be painting it on less thickly these days.

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  13. ALL THE TIME! Especially in his “Mitchell the vampire” character. Love that smile.

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  14. […] have to arrange my schedule like it’s 1979. Nothing about Poldark compels me so much — any prospective cheating with Aidan Turner notwithstanding — that it should really make me stay up. I need to stop watching it anyway due to the rape […]

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  15. […] usual to recap Berlin Station last night, but I still stayed up for the late showing of Poldark. As we’ve discussed before, this show is both silly and offensive (another rape scene), and for political and cultural reasons […]

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