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Black Sails: The Complete First Season – Raucous and Randy and Just Plain Fun!

Black Sails DVD

When it was announced that Michael Bay would be executive producing a pirate show for Starz, there was a fair bit of eye rolling – after all, we were talking about the producer/director of some of the most ponderous, oafish films ever made.

What we got was Black Sails, a smart, fast-paced action adventure series that really explored the culture of 18th Century pirates – a series that showed the pirates to have, however bloody, a true democracy and keen financial sense as well as the kind of bloodthirstiness and libido we were expecting. It was a very pleasant surprise.

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