- TV Series
Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.
'Crossbones' grew on me with the very solid acting - 10 stars for most of the leading cast - the writing was intelligent, with high ideals shining brightly through all that history (accurate or not). Richard Coyle and Claire Foy were outstanding. John Malkovich's performance was uneven and that was unfortunate as everyone's eyes were on him. It was a complex role and he could have done a lot with it.
Mid-way through the series, I looked up the reviews. I was curious whether it was building a following. While I didn't think it would (a pirate/period drama built around complex characters set in a peripheral episode in history), coming across an open dislike was unexpected. It seemed that the series was doomed right from the start. It's a shame. I came to enjoy the characters and look forward to the next episode. It was interesting and entertaining, with minor flaws.
- Aug 23, 2014