So who picked Black Sails as escapist entertainment this weekend? Anyone?
Hopper was surprisingly empathetic throughout the show, though I want to tell
him to close his mouth half the time. Standing there slack-jawed is
not always necessary. The jury is still out on some of the other
actors. Toby Stephens feels a tad cerebral, though I finally bought him
as a pirate captain during the final scenes. The character is insane,
though, and his tirade to Billy on the boat back to the ship kind of
clinched that for me. We'll see how that plays out.
As for the others, the actor who plays Vane creeps me out, I haven't
completely bought Silver as a charming rogue yet, and the women are
trying too hard not to be stereotypes to really make much of an
impression other than that.
But I'll watch again next week. We'll see. I've stuck with worse shows for much longer before giving up.