Dive into the World of Pirates in ‘Black Sails’

black-sails-posterIf you loved the ‘Pirate of the Caribbean’ films, then you will probably love ‘Black Sail’. You could kind of call it the R rated version.

The Starz show gives you a good look into the pirate’s world. And it’s a very dirty and dangerous world. It’s every man for themselves and John Silver (Luke Arnold) proves that again and again. You’ll never know who you should trust, so it’s best to protect yourself.

Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) has a big prize he wants to steal, but as the show goes on you learn there’s more to this captain than meets the eye. And does he have everyone’s best interests at heart?

There are some remarkable women in this pirate world too.

Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New) is in charge of pirate trading, well her father is, but she’s in charge when he’s gone. She loves the power. She lives in a world of pirates and she likes to test her boundaries. How far can she push before the pirates push back? Her right hand man, Mr. Scott (Hakeem Kae-Kazim), tries to keep her in check to protect her.

One of the many things that Eleanor has control over is the prostitutes and she keeps Max (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to herself, well at least at the beginning. Eleanor’s love of power will send Max down a very devastating path. And what happens to Max will have a big affect on the entire island.

Anne Bonny (Clara Paget) is one of the other great women on the show. She’s part of Captain Charles Vane’s (Zach McGowan) crew. She just like one the guys and she’s tough.

Vane is linked to a lot of storylines going on. He used to be involved with Eleanor and he has a rivalry with Flint and is tied with Max and what happens to the island. He also provides some eye candy for the ladies. Well, those who like the long haired pirate look and nice abs.

One of my favorite characters was Jack (Toby Schmitz). He’s Vane’s right hand man, but more importantly he’s very, very funny and smart. He tries to advise Vane, but it doesn’t work out so well.

Flint’s right hand man was Gates (Mark Ryan) and he has a little more luck with advising Flint.

There’s a lot of great characters, but there’s also a lot of action and mystery too. You’ll question the characters from episode to episode and you may not like the same characters by the end of season one.

Make sure to check out season one soon, because season two premieres on Starz on January 24 at 9pm.


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