That sail has shipped.
I feel like I've watched all the good series in Netflix, or at least, the more interesting for me... I've watched GOT, The Last Kingdom, Sherlock, Arrow, Flash, Peaky Blinders, BB and BCS, Gotham and Fargo.
(I have many other series in my list to watch, but wanted to give a chance to this not well-known serie)
And I'm interested in pirates, has anyone seen Black Sails? Is it good enough? Do you recommend it?
The only way to hear more than 10-20 seconds of a song at a time is to just sit still. As you sail along the rivers you constantly pass raiding targets that interrupt the song. This is very annoying, especially when the raiding targets are things you've already hit and cleared out. They shouldn't stop singing unless you actually hit the button to start a raid.
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I just finished Black Sails, and honestly I'm blown away. I can't believe it doesn't get more acclaim because it might be one of the 10-15 best shows I've ever watched. Possibly because it was on Starz and they didn't market it enough? Because if this was on Netflix/Hulu/Prime I strongly believe it would have absolutely blown up.
For those unaware, Black Sails acts as a prequel to the novel "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. It takes place during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean and the 4 seasons follow a storyline that eventually leads to Treasure Island.
But the best thing about Black Sails is that you don't need to have read or know anything about TI to enjoy it. Sure, there are some easter eggs and references, but it works so well as a compelling piece of nautical/pirate drama that no knowledge of TI is necessary.
Really, what's best about BS is that it's so much more than just a show about pirates. Yes, it has pirate raids, ship battles, buried treasure, life on the high seas and all that good stuff. But really, it deals with so many other things over the course of the series. Colonialism, greed, ambition, slavery, friendship, betrayal and the power of storytelling - with every episode, it adds to a complex tapestry of plot and theme. It's a show about massive galleons broadsiding each other. It's also a show about a resistance movement against a vastly superior army. It's also about women trying to find their place in a world dominated by brutal men. And it's also about how love, platonic or romantic, changes us and makes us both powerful and weak.
The characters are easily the best part though. So many incredible character arcs in this show. Captain Flint and Long John Silver are arguably two of the best written and developed characters I've seen in a while, and they're acted fantastically. Toby Stephens simply knocked it out of the park as Flint. Their growth throughout the series and their enemies to friends to enemies to kind of friends again dynamic is fascinating. I loved Rackham and Eleanor's characters as well, and of course, motherfucking Charles Vane, the most lovable badass rogue on the show. Woodes Rogers was also a fantastic villain who managed to be complex, human and intimidating at the same time.
Even aside from the character development and thematic complexity, it's simply just a really fun show. The ship battles never get old, and there are some fantastically choreographed action scenes both on land and... keep reading on reddit ➡