1. Pirates - Who doesn't love pirates? This show is a prequel to Treasure Island, so you get to "know" many real-life pirates, such as John Silver, Charles Vane, Blackbeard, Billy Bones, Anne Bonny, etc.
2. The Setting - The setting of the Bahamas (but taped in South Africa) is pretty fantastic as is all the boat scenes. The crew absolutely does a fantastic job bringing not only the time period to life, but life in tropical Nassau.
3. Female Power - Even though this show seems to be about pirates (mostly male) there are a lot of women on this show that are freaking fantastic. They are girl bosses extraordinaire. I love how a lot of the women have power on the island and aren't just victims to the pirate's antics.
|Charles Vane (in center)|
5. The Resistance - In the US, we have had a depressing go of it lately, so there's something inspirational and timely about their resistance to the English rule.
So, anyone else a fan of Black Sails? Will you be watching the fourth and final season this month? Let me know what you think in the comments below.