Review of Black Sails

60 minutes

Black Sails takes place 20 years before Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale Treasure Island and centers on Flint, a fast-talking pirate, and his adventures with new crewmember John Silver as they fight for survival of the New Providence Island -- a paradise filled with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers.
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by cLoUless
Jun 19, 2015 3:44PM EDT

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This is not "Pirates of the Caribbean". No supernatural approach to the whole theme of the pirates. It is closer to "Crossbones", but I have to say that this one is slightly better. We are brought back to Nassau around 1715. The colony of Nassau broke away from the Crown and is now mostly in the hands of pirates. Their points of view, their struggles and their quarrels over leadership and dominion, interwoven with the ideas of a different tomorrow for Nassau by a few is the subject in this pirate show. The Bermudas are ideally located for the pirates to raide ships from and to the new colonies and the Spanish and also to keep them alive with trades that are made legal again with cunning. This mixture gives this show not just enough powder to be long-lived, but also a powder keg ready to blow up and with it enough tension to keep you watching. And if that is not enough, yeah, there is enough naked skin, too, for those who are looking for that. But this show would not really need that, not that I am prude, but many shows only stay on because of that and are total rubbish - Black Sails is way better then the majority out there!


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