Black Sails: Season 1 (2014)

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Season 1
Black Sails

Critics Consensus

Black Sails boasts visual appeal, but the show's bland characters aren't strong enough to keep the show from being dragged down into its murky depths of aimless exposition.

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Critic Ratings: 49

78%

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 21, 2014

Pirate Capt. Flint faces a mutiny from his own crew; John Silver hides something of great value; Eleanor keeps order on New Providence as the Royal Navy grows stronger.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2014

Flint reveals a thief on his crew; Silver and Max hide in a brothel; Eleanor faces a difficult choice.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2014

Flint and Gates seek additional help in their search for the Urca d'Lima; Silver and Billy tackle a morale problem; Eleanor is impressed by Vane; Gates is promoted.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2014

The Walrus crew suffers a disastrous undertaking; Flint receives a warning about Billy; Eleanor turns to her father for help; Vane is visited by a figure from his past.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2014

Flint and the Walrus crew play a chess match; Richard forces Eleanor's hand; Rackham makes a career change; Bonny confesses.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2014

Chasing the Andromache is a pricey endeavor; Eleanor needs help from Silver; Billy believes Gates should confront Flint; Bonny takes a stand.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2014

Flint comes clean with Gates; Randall's actions cause problems for Silver; Eleanor suffers a loss; Max helps Rackham; Vane faces his biggest challenge.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2014

The hunt for the Urca begins; things change for Eleanor; Bonny and Rackham are haunted by their past sins.

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Cast & Crew

Toby Stephens
Captain Flint

Actor
Hannah New
Eleanor Guthrie

Actor
Luke Arnold
John Silver

Actor
Tom Hopper
Billy Bones

Actor
Zach McGowan
Captain Charles Vane

Actor
Toby Schmitz
Rackham

Actor
Clara Paget
Anne Bonny

Actor
Mark Ryan
Gates

Actor
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Mr. Scott

Actor
Sean Cameron Michael
Richard Guthrie

Actor
Dylan Skews
Logan

Actor
Patrick Lyster
Captain Hornigold

Actor
Karl Thaning
O'Malley

Actor
Louise Barnes
Miranda Barlow

Actor
Jannes Eiselen
Dufresne

Actor
Langley Kirkwood
Captain Dyfed Bryson

Actor
Mark Elderkin
Pastor Lambrick

Actor
Michael Bay
Executive Producer
Brad Fuller
Executive Producer
Andrew Form
Executive Producer
Chris Symes
Executive Producer
Brad Caleb Kane
Executive Producer
Dan Shotz
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Black Sails: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 1

  • Apr 21, 2021
    This TV series overall is a pure hidden gem! Season 1 is a little slow to get going but if you bear with it, then there are great story lines, characters, turns & twists and the acting is really top notch throughout! For me, this series was like watching Game of Thrones in the Caribbean!
  • Feb 13, 2021
    This first season kinda struggles to find a personality by trying to appeal to an audience who, at the time, only had eyes for Game of Thrones. But it *is* an awesome first season, even if it has flaws. Don't worry: the next seasons have none of that and know what story they want to tell. This whole first season is a good, even if long-ish, exposition for a story that gets bigger and smarter. Give it a chance, and you'll be rewarded.
  • Jan 02, 2021
    Watched after some folks recommended it as one of the best shows recently. Found it fun, briefly, but then the TV-ness of it set in... seesawing between overdramatic and underplotted, with many of the characters looking like models and the camera maintaining a penchant for lingering on six packs and pecs. A less funny, less likeable, over-sexed pirates of the caribbean.
  • Dec 21, 2020
    Terrible, long boring drama scenes, unrealistic, unhistorical, and boring plot
  • Nov 27, 2020
    This series surprised a lot. I'm really enjoying the story and the season that goes on. The series has a spectacular cast that is capable of making great performances and the action is impressive. I recommend seeing.
  • Nov 23, 2020
    Great performances, spectacular intro and good battle scenes ... I advise
  • Nov 19, 2020
    It starts slowly but quickly becomes spectacular and epic, great performances, battle scenes and script, this is easily one of the best shows ever made, anyone who likes Game of Thrones should see it !!!
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Season 1 is the weakest season, but it's still great and leads to something life changing.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Black Sails is a series that deserves far more attention that it has received. Easily the "Game of Thrones" for pirate stories, Black Sails interweaves a band of historical pirates with band of fictional ones, and builds its story around a number of actual events. Set in Nassau, the pirate "capital" of the Caribbean, we follow the actions of James Flint, who is bound and determined to find a great Spanish treasure ship, which will provide he and his crew enough gold to start a new "legitimate" life. While Black Sails seems to follow many of the "pirate formulas", it does so with gravitas--avoiding so many of the cliches that ultimately doomed so many of its predecessors. Instead, the characters are interesting, nuanced, and have depth. However, the season as a whole is largely the exposition needed for Season 2. In other words, its all a setup. As it turns out, this is a good thing because there IS a Season 2--but if there wasn't, this season would have been a BIG disappointment.
  • May 30, 2019
    Starts off slow, around episode 6 I got hooked and is easily in my top 5 favourite TV shows. Vikings make place for the Pirates. It gets better and better from here.

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