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I really enjoyed episode iii. Hurrah! There was far less of the "Look! We has nekkid wimminz!" approach, although they were still there flashing their bits on occasion. The language remains a bit of an obstacle though. Nobody swears quite like a sailor, I know - and that would have been even more the case back then, when they went to sea as young boys, and had nobody but each other as role models. But even so. If you swear that much on TV you're just going to look like an attention-seeking pillock, which is what this comes across as. Still, massive plot improvements this time, and far less wooden acting on display; although one of the pirates still thinks he's in an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which really isn't helping. I'm quite enjoying Jack Rackham though, which maybe shouldn't be a surprise, as the real one has always been a favourite of mine. For all the silliness elsewhere, their version has done nothing yet to discredit his name, which is good. Is it possible to discredit an infamous pirate? Never mind. Although I'm greatly amused by his polarising sunglasses.

Maybe, having grabbed everybody's attention in the first couple of episodes, they can now settle down and tell their story, with a little less of the ridiculously flashy behaviour? Please, show? You're making me feel like my dad, with all this grumbling about sex and swearing, and that's making me deeply uncomfortable.


Jack Rackham, complete with polarising sunglasses. With all the banging on about realism that accompanied the publicity material, I'm a bit baffled by his inclusion, but he can act, so I won't quibble. Much.


His boss, Captain Vane, who appears to be in a completely different show to the rest of the cast. It really is quite a patchwork production. I do wish they could sort that out.

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emeraldarrows
Mar. 26th, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
Haha, the sunglasses are a bit much. Glad to hear the show seems a little better, though.
swordznsorcery
Mar. 26th, 2014 08:17 am (UTC)
In all fairness, they did have sunglasses back then. I'm just dubious that they were made out of what looks like polarising polycarbonate, cut so neatly to fit such modern frames. :D
swordznsorcery
Apr. 25th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
Hi. Just a quick message. Have you ever seen "The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr"? Only somebody has been posting it on YouTube, and if you've not seen it, I thought you might like a look.

Episode one is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ZLKxvcdY8

It's one I've been wanting to see for a while, and the pilot at least is good fun. There's a cameo from Robert Fuller as well, which I rather enjoyed. And Paul Brinegar. It's a bit silly in places, but not in a bad way, plus some good old Western action.
emeraldarrows
Apr. 25th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool, thank you! I haven't seen that show but I'll definitely bookmark it for later today. :D
meathiel
Mar. 26th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
The sunglasses crack me up ...
Stuff like that really bugs me!
swordznsorcery
Mar. 26th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
Ha! Perfect icon! :D
liadtbunny
Mar. 26th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Black Sails is picking up or you're getting used to it's style. The sunglasses do look like they've fallen out of the TARDIS.
swordznsorcery
Mar. 27th, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
It has potential. In many ways I'd recommend it, because it is a good story. Bit of a car crash in terms of gender equality though.
lost_spook
Mar. 26th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
:lol: The sunglasses! They really don't look very 18th C, do they? (This would never happen in Los Malvados, I bet. I've seen pics from that show and it looks so much more historically accurate, or at least, if not, it has more real ships and explosions.)

Hope it continues to improve! :-)
swordznsorcery
Mar. 27th, 2014 08:22 am (UTC)
Heh. "Los Malvados" does its best for historical accuracy, but probably slips up here and there. Definitely no Ray Bans though! And definitely more real ships. Actual explosions are probably a bit thin on the ground, but there's a fairly ridiculous amount of cannonfire to make up for it. :)
anewdaysjourney
Mar. 26th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re my last post. I expect to hear from you, luv.
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