February 17, 2014 | Posted in Editorial Features by
If you're watching "Black Sails," you've probably noticed that, for a show that's ostensibly about piracy, there's not a lot of pirating going on. There's plenty of back room deals and intrigue, and mysteries about numerous characters' backgrounds--but not much in the way of rum swigging, cannon ball firing, plundering action.
And while that probably should bug us, we find we're not that miffed. After all, the show may lack scenes of pirates dividing up piles of booty--but it does give us the chance to watch Louise Barnes's booty getting plundered. And frankly, that's all the booty we need.
· Black Sails (starz.com)