If you haven’t had a chance to check this show out, you’re missing out. The show is in the same vein as a True Blood, Carnivalé, Sopranos, and Rome, with awesome cinematic action, a well told tale, and something to look forward to every episode.
Black Sails is the prequel, self proclaimed, series to the book Treasure Island. While I’m sure that there are things that reference that book (I wouldn’t know, I’ve never read it), the series is just fine as a stand alone to watch without any prior knowledge. I would say that this show is worth the watch.
Oh, and it’s got plenty of boobs in it, so watch out for the kiddies.