frandroid: (pirates)
frandroid ([personal profile] frandroid) wrote2018-07-05 09:32 pm
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Voiles noires

So upon [personal profile] sabotabby's repeated references, I started watching Black Sails, and it's the absolute bomb. I mean I can't really hide my weakness for pirates. (See my collection of political theory books about piracy, and my obsession with the Monkey Island games...)

So I kept thinking I had seen Toby Stephens before; he reminds me a fair bit of Hugh Grant, but I knew it wasn't simply that. Then this morning as I was ruminating over that in the bathroom, it came back; he was starring as Danton in the play Danton's Death, which F and I had seen at the National Theatre in London. Other than being a handsome fella (the real Danton was ugly as fuck), he delivered a pretty awesome performance. We were sitting high up in the rafters but his performance still reached us.

Max's character is awesome but I find Jessica Parker Kennedy's French accent to be such a porny stereotype as to be distracting.

Zach McGowan's face (Captain Vane) reminders me of a former boss I've had, who was entertaining but rather creepy towards women... and minus the abtastic body of course.

Yet another series to kill my sleep... Damn you!
sabotabby: (gaudeamus)

[personal profile] sabotabby 2018-07-06 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
YAAAAAY one of us, one of us.

I hope you love it as much as I do and can join me in hoisting the black at a protest at some point. (I want this, I just don't really have anywhere to put it between protests.

Max's accent gets a bit better? Or at least her character development is such that it's less distracting.