Welcome to Black Sails! The prequel to Treasure Island that's seriously underrated
>> FOR NEW VIEWERS <<
Here's what you can expect from this wonderful series:
- the most accurate portrayal of pirates we've seen on tv so far - canon lesbian/gay/polyamorous pirates (imagine a GoT level of explicit, so don't watch with your mum) - Emotionally damaged characters that go on epic murder rampages - Cursing - Badass people of color - The budget put into the ship battles is insane - The sass - The music! Bear McCreary is a genus (the whole soundtrack is worth a listen, but here's the opening) www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFTcA4… - CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AS FUCK - It gets better and better - CINEMATOGRAPHY no but really it's so pretty
REASONS TO WATCH IT NOW: - There's a lull in good tv series to binge on, and this one already has 3 seasons, with the final one airing in January - Imagine Vikings, with pirates, and it gets twice as good with each new season (skip the first one if you want, just watch the last episode it's amazing) - What Hannibal was to the Red Dragon books, Black Sails is to Treasure Island
I discovered Black Sails about three months ago and have been obsessed with it since then, but noticed this fandom wasn't very active (even though there are tons of talented fans around, I mean have you seen those fanarts and fics) so I'm at least going to try and provide a database of its best artworks.
Come here to share your love for this series, and feel free to discuss/rant/send messages of love about Black Sails, I'm always happy to talk about and overanalyse each episode.
Bear McCreary talks about the instrument he used for the opening title sequence (you know, that weird bagpipe sound? Yeah, that thing ) www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXQ0z…
Here you can see him playing the intro song in full:
Do you want to know more about historically accurate pirates? If so, I definitely suggest subscribing to this blog, she makes very interesting articles across a range of themes: thepirateempire.blogspot.co.uk
If someone wants to review all the Black Sails fanfics and choose their top ones across all ships, give me a shout, I'd love your input!