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Black Sails episode iv

By Jove, I do believe we just had an episode without a single naked woman in it. Perhaps the worst of it is now behind us? I am cautiously optimistic. The plot is growing nicely too, but I do wish they'd get rid of Captain Vane, with his curiously baby-oiled torso constantly on display. He looks like he'd rather be in Red Sonja.

As to Blackbeard...



... I think she's actually Anne Bonney, and the Blackbeard thing was just a joke. Since she had to wait until episode iv for her first proper line of dialogue, though, and it was just the one line, it's a bit hard to be sure. This is currently my biggest issue with the show. Anne Bonney is a terrific character - a real one, just like Rackham. She should be his equal, as she was in life. So why is she instead just this lurking shadow, peering out from under a broad-brimmed hat, and never doing or saying a damned thing? Rackham and Bonney raised merry hell together. For real. The least they could do is throw her a bone. I can't even tell if she's being played by a decent actor.

But the rest is so much better than before. The swearing seems to have sunk down to a more sensible level too. I don't expect marauding pirates to speak in a manner that won't offend the vicar, but I do expect dialogue that doesn't make me laugh.

PS:



Pussy cat!

Comments

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emeraldarrows
Mar. 28th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like things are looking up but that's a shame they're underusing Blackbeard or whoever she is.

Yay for pirate!kitty.
swordznsorcery
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
Everybody loves the cat! I'm wary about letting myself get too attached though. Historically, television is not kind to cats.
emeraldarrows
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
True. :/ *crosses fingers for pirate!kitty*
elenopa
Mar. 28th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
Cat!!

Every show should have a cat.
swordznsorcery
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Except I worry about it constantly. It's already had one narrow squeak.
liadtbunny
Mar. 29th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm thinking all the requests for 'Black Sails' fic will be pirate & kitty?;) Cute.
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