Jill aka Jo (sireesanwar) wrote,
Jill aka Jo

Black Sails Episode 1

It seems you can watch the first episode off of Starz's Youtube Channel. I have to say, I wasn't impressed. Granted this is only the first episode and I typically give shows 2-3 episodes to grab my attention but I was bored most of the time as I watched this hour long episode.

First, I'm not entirely sure I understood this is basically what goes on before the book Treasure Island. We quickly are introduced to all the pirates from the book and the treasure they were trying to get in the book which had previously been taken and hidden from Silver.

Why I didn't realize this, I have no clue. Well, it could be that I've been far more wrapped up in the upcoming Outlander to pay any attention to Black Sails. Still, I do think this show could have great potential even if they got to the point where they are retelling Treasure Island. The thing is that in most cases the story of Treasure Island doesn't seem to do so well with modern audiences.

I did like Flint's intelligence and devious nature but that is pretty much where it stopped. I wanted to like a few characters but in general the show left me wanting less of the show rather than more.

What did you think of Black Sails? Was there some aspect you really loved? Or something you really didn't like?
Tags: topic: episode thoughts, tv, ~tv: black sails
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