Black Sails

Black Sails, S02E05: XIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E05: XIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A shocking revelation…

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A necessary evil…

Black Sails, S02E03: XI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E03: XI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A season featuring brilliantly-layered characters and masterful storytelling continues. Plus, sex (threesome) and violence (beheading).

Black Sails, S02E02: X.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E02: X.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The themes of the instability of circumstances and of the importance of the perception of power connect thoughtful, complex, character-driven scenes and engrossing conflicts.

Black Sails, S02E01: IX.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E01: IX.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A promising start to a great season.

Black Sails, S01E08: VIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E08: VIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

First season finale fails to excite.

Black Sails, S01E07: VII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E07: VII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Complex episode gets pieces in place for the season finale.

Black Sails, S01E06: VI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E06: VI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Same stuff, different day.

Black Sails, S01E05: V.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E05: V.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Episode advances long-term story arcs with simple, direct action and plot developments.

Black Sails, S01E04: IV.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E04: IV.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Frustrating episode features confusing plans and exposition but shines with a wonderful action sequence of a massive ship tipping over.