Thursday, January 23, 2014

Black Sails arrives on Starz

While waiting on news a premiere date for NBC’s Cossbones (which will star John Malkovich as Blackbeard) I completely missed another pirate TV series setting sail this week: Black Sails.

The official trailer is in this post AND anyone in the US can watch the first episode for free on the official website or youtube.

Be aware that that this is NOT a show for the kiddies. There is fowl language far beyond your Yarrrs and Arrrs. There is also some clothes-lessness and very graphic violence. You’ll want to wait till the kids are asleep to watch this one. The free preview version of episode one is censored and blurred, but even still.

The show bills itself as a prequel to Treasure Island. If you have read this blog in the past you know that Treasure Island prequels don’t sit right with me, but so far (having watched episode 1) it does not fall into the trap that most prequels do of trying to explain every mystery and pointing out every loose end.

 One other note: why are everyone’s teeth so perfect and sparkly-white?

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