Friday, May 30, 2014
In Which I Review Crossbones (1x1)
The other two important characters are the Lady Katherine, who is on the island hiding out from charges of high treason and her husband (?) who doesn't have a name yet, but is working with Blackbeard. Lady Kate (as I shall now call her) thinks her husband an invalid and in a wheelchair but he's faking that apparently. Didn't expect that either. There is also Selima, and if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say she and Blackbeard have a thing going. Selima like puzzles, that's all we know so far, but since that's her first character trait, it's an important one.
Over all, I'd say to check it out. The pilot held my interest and was good fun but also left me wanting more.
--Really nice set and costume design. Felt very tropical and pirate-y.
--Malcovich's accent took a bit of getting used to.
--A wee bit violent but nowhere near the blood and gore of Dracula
--Despite having a potential thing with Selima, Blackbeard also has a harem.
--Any good spy must have an assistant but I do hope Fletch doesn't become too comic relief-y.