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January 22 2014 @ 10:13 am
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?
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d: Merlin Merlin & Mordred 'future'nebakanezer on January 25th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
I saw the first episode, knowing nothing about it except that its pirates. I don't really know the Treasure Island story. Watching the show made me want to go look it up and see what the real story was only because I assumed it was. But I didn't actually follow through with that. I was interested in a few characters but I honestly don't know if I will watch any more. It might help if I were to look up Treasure Island. I watched the first ep of Vikings and felt the same thing. It was well done but just wasn't something that really interested me.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: eyelashessireesanwar on January 29th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I liked Vikings enough but I'm not sure if I'll continue watching it because it just got a little boring. I'm going to give it a chance again but I don't know.

Yeah, Treasure Island is probably one of my least favorite classics. It just was so boring to read and I've never really loved any of the adaptations.

I'm the first to want a pirate story but this one isn't doing it for me.