[Genre: Adventure, Drama - Rating: 6/10]⤵
"Crossbones" is a TV series of 9 episodes, that center around Blackbeard (John Malkovich), who lives secretly in an island and Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle) who is a surgeon and a spy, undercover for the English government and his mission is to kill the infamous pirate. It's a nice series, that pirate lovers like me will definitely enjoy, but unfortunately it wasn't renewed for a second season. ❇
Blackbeard's portrayal is very good and the plot thickens by his never ending visions of a past life, that we learn very little about at the beginning. The island of which he has the command, is a very interesting setting for this pirate story and also gives us an array of intriguing characters with various sub plots. ❇
Fans of the "Going Postal" mini series are going to love this, because Tom Lowe falls in loves with Kate Balfour, played by Claire Foy and I have been shipping these two ever since I watched it and I was very pleased to find another series with them romantically involved. Sadly, it was a love triangle and towards the end, the writers seemed to have abandoned them and didn't offer then a proper finale. ❇
All in all, I really enjoyed watching "Crossbones". The only thing that I would like to point out it felt like, as the ending came near, all the sub plots were left behind in favor of Blackbeard's story. I liked the finale they gave him, but there were other characters around that we learned so much about, but their stories were finished poorly. I don't know if that was a factor on why it was discontinued, but nevertheless "Crossbones" is a nice and thrilling pirate story!