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Black Sails (Season 1 - 2014)
« on: March 14, 2015, 08:10:49 am »
Black Sails (Season 1 - 2014)




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It's kind of weird that the only connection I had to Black Sails was the original thread started by Mac and the booth at Comic Con that I got to attend, grabbing as much swag as I could in the process. But beyond that, I didn't have anything else to go on, avoiding any and all talk of the series and certainly staying away from critics reviews. I went into Season 1 thinking one of two things. It's either going to be stuck in 'Pirate tropes' popularized by the Pirates of the Carribean franchise or it's going to be another cheap looking series given the fact that Starz is behind this. Even though I enjoyed watching Spartacus, it never elevated itself or distinguished itself as nothing more than a poorly executed Period piece for a quick buck and something I'd never watch again. Black Sails on the other hand is not what I expected at all as it's both very rich looking in detail as well as story-telling execution.

I'm very happy with the end result and more to the point, I was immediately engage into the story within the first episode. Figured there would be the customary growing pains of having to get use to an assortment of characters. Didn't take long and once I got familiar with all the characters, I was along for the ride. When was episode ended, I had to start up another to see where they were taking this. The only negative I have about Season 1 is how f*cking short it is. Only 8 episodes. I was expecting to get 13. I would have been satisfied with 10. But 8?! Way to short. I'm hoping that Season 2 will have a bump in episodes because I am definitely on board with Black Sails and I can't wait to get my hands on Season 2. The show isn't perfect, but there is enough going on that you'll burn through Season 1 pretty quickly. One thing that had me worried happens in the first episode and it was the gratuitous sex scene that pretty much made up all of Spartacus. It was definitely cheesy, going for the lowest common denominator. After that, any sex scene that appears in the remainder of the season, was more "real" and not some lame attempt at soft-core  p o r n . Definitely worth a Rent.
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Re: Black Sails (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 08:13:25 am »
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Re: Black Sails (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 12:34:33 pm »
I'm so p*ssed about this show, b/c I've been playing with the idea of sexy pirates for a long time, and every time I brought it up someone would say "you can't do it because everyone will just think 'Pirates Of The Carribean.'"

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Re: Black Sails (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 12:40:27 pm »
Have you seen Black Sails? It's far from 'sexy'. Even the Keira Knightley look-alike on the show isn't what I would call sexy in the sense of flaunting it for the sake of flaunting. Sure, she has a couple of sex scenes, but it's not over the top for the sake of luring people to the show. So, I think you can still do your 'Sexy Pirate' story without comparisons. Also, I've never heard of anyone label Carribean as 'Sexy' either.
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