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Black Sails 

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Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".
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A prequel to the (fictional) events of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". The series centres on a group of pirates operating out of Nassau in the Bahamas. We meet characters from history - Captain Charles Vane, Governor Woodes Rogers, Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny - plus characters from fiction - Captain Flint and, of course, Long John Silver. Written by grantss

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Bear McCreary, who composes the music for this series, also composes the music for The Walking Dead. See more »

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In the opening title sequence, one of the ivory figures holds a musket with a "spike," or epee, bayonet. Spike bayonets weren't invented until the 1880s, far outside the scope of the Age of Piracy and the series. See more »

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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.17 (2016) See more »

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Theme from Black Sails
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary
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1 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Really loving this show, I was pretty much hooked from the first opening sequence (superb cgi from ImaginaryForces & music by Bear McCreary)! Been waiting for a serious pirate drama that isn't based on comedy; because there really wasn't much to laugh about naval battles in the 1700's!

The Detail & Realism of Black Sails is amazing, and draws the viewer into the world; especially with the Ships(believe they actually built the main one, possibly more), Nassau(Starz seems to always fill their shows with hundreds & hundreds of extras), and the Costumes. Also like that they used real characters from history (Capt. Vane, Hornigold, Anne Boney, etc.), and I'm curious how the Treasure Island characters will play into it.

The plot is very smart and a lot more complex then I first thought, and story is probably the most important ingredient to any series. Have read a few people here saying that the story is clumsy or convoluted, but it must be too complicated for them, because everything fits together nicely with quite a few major surprises.

My biggest disappointment is the short, 8-Episode, season. Although many British shows like Luther and The Fall are even shorter, I really wanted more with this one. It wasn't until I checked IMDb that I even knew it was over!

But the bottom line is that I highly recommend this show to pretty much everyone... I'm just waiting for more and will back at the start of season two for sure!


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