While we on holiday in lovely sunny Dorset (Brrrrr!) last week, we watched a whole lot of Black Sails. It's the series you want if you like pirates but found Pirates of the Caribbean just too damn silly, and woefully deficient in lesbian sex:
There are boobs, bums and cocks in Black Sails, which is why it's here on my blog 😈 Also, two series in, we've seen two poly threesomes, which is pretty heartening ... even if there's no guarantee that the individuals won't have betrayed each other twice before tea. Characters in Black Sails change their allegiances with dizzying frequency.
It's a giant, high-speed political soap opera really, with a background of sailing ships and mass murder. Every action has unforeseen (and usually terrible) consequences. The premise (if you are even further behind the curve than me and need to be told) is that it's set twenty years before Treasure Island, so there's a really clever mixture of fictional characters like Long John Silver and Captain Flint ...
... alongside historical characters such as 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Charles Vane and Anne Bonny:
Of course most of the main characters are SCARY HAWT, because this is television...
Even the ugly ones are hot, particularly Vane who sort of looks like an Uruk-hai with maxed-out charisma:
And who am I to complain? 😍
Black Sails also has gorgeous sea scenery, tons of violence, and THIS wonderful intro sequence:
What it doesn't have, despite the above, is any undead. Oh well ... back to Game of Thrones for that!