Crossbones, “Beggarman”

“Beggarman” turned the tables on me. I should have known better. None of these characters are safe revealing too much of themselves even to a more objective, impartial viewer. They’ve kept themselves hidden behind obvious needs like nourishment and protection, or behind a cause, like creating a safe haven for society’s outcasts, or even behind a doctor’s title. “Beggarman” is a clever episode because we feel like we should have

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Three separate storylines manage to merge seamlessly in Crossbones’ “A Hole In The Head.” While these storylines seem to twist and turn on their own, every road leads back to Blackbeard and the theme of the show: trust. It’s a testament to the creators and writers of the show that they understand intrinsically what the show is about and are able to wield three divergent stories without creating an episode

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Crossbones: “The Return”

Crossbones has managed to do in its first few episodes what few shows are able to do in their first (or even second) season. While MetaCritic reviewers have only given it 57% and professional critics have likened it to a ship dead in the water, I find it incomprehensible that people aren’t recognizing the genius of this show. I simply can’t understand why people don’t appreciate the genius that is

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Crossbones, “Antoinette”

“Antoinette” continues a few romantic angles without playing them up for drama. In this world, survival is dependent on the ability to keep secrets, and each secret created brings more and more trouble to the keeper. Hence, there’s very little time for such a thing as a private romance. I’m delighted that this isn’t the main thrust of the show. I think Crossbones is more about philosophy, psychology, and religion

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