It took me a while to like “Black Sails”, the TV show about 18th century pirates that seemed to be made out of every trope I loved as a child.
I watched it out of order: season 2, then 3, then 1, then 4. But once I got hooked on the show’s mixture of fact and fiction, tropes I love and modern sensibilities, I fell for it hard.
Recently I had the amazing opportunity to write about some of my “Black Sails” feelings for Vice.com. The article is really only a fraction of what I think about the show, but it’s something I think needs saying. “Black Sails” broke new ground when it came to historic storytelling, especially on TV.