Let me say right up front that I am furious that Crossbones was cancelled. NBC almost didn’t air the two-episode finale, choosing at the last moment to dump them together on August 2nd. I haven’t felt this angry since I learned about Arrested Development’s cancellation. Not only are we saying goodbye to one of the most eloquent shows to ever grace the small screen, it was given up for what?
“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
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
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