My favorite part was when they showed Rackham designing the "Jolly Roger" pirate flag that he's historically contributed with creating. I'm glad it wasn't done in one shot but it's being used to show just how keen and cunning Jack Rackham will eventually become. He was the one who in fact lead the mutiny against Charles Vane in history and become the new captain so it should be interesting to see him become a player
Now with my first comment out of the way. Yes, I too am tired of the gay angle being used to destroy someone's life and bring them into some sort of inner conflict. I think that Flint killing someone of extreme importance would have been more exciting, even if it was expected. In this case, I don't think we needed a "shocking" revelations, just the flashback to a scene where Flint's anger overwhelmed and he beat the shit out of someone. Hell, they could of done the gay thing, and then had Flint get called out on it and threatened, or his lover threatened, thus forcing him to rage out and kill. Maybe covering up the truth, as Flint does so well, could of worked to drive his conflicted brilliant insanity.
You tried WAY to hard to force that contrived joke. You could of at least gone with butt pirate or something..
All these people so butthurt over Flint being bi. Who cares? Where was your disdain when they showed Eleanor, Anne, or Max also being bi? A person can fuck and love whoever they want, it doesn't make them any less of a badass if they truly are a badass and Flint is a badass, maybe not quite the sociopath that we saw with Lowe, but Flint is a different kind of badass, tortured and conflicted but extremely ambitious and ruthless.
HAHA!! Awesome.. Who would of thought that Peter Pan would be the master manipulator, sociopathic antagonist? Brilliant decision to link him to the Pied Piper... one of the creepiest fairy tales EVER
Klaus is a psychopath; people keep forgetting that because he's the "hot" anti-hero... He killed Tyler's Mom for fuck sakes.... along with hundreds of others, but deep down, he is troubled and can only handle his problems by acting out violently. The immortality makes him extremely narcissistic and controlling, being a bastards will ALWAYS haunt him and make him feel like an outcast. The character development is brilliant and the manipulations and machinations that Klaus is pulling off; gaining Marcel's trust, killing the witch by getting the right hand man to kill another vampire by proxy. He's pretty much Machiavelli's poster child on how to obtain, consolidate, and maintain power. He's like an immortal, superhuman Cesare Borgia... and he LOVES manipulating people....which was evident by his outburst of "I will NOT be manipulated" to Elijah in the first episode. Manipulators HATE being played or conned, but Klaus will win this war...his way
Jon Voight is amazing... He makes you feel uneasy just knowing that he's in the scene. He's completely unpredictable and care free. If he wasn't born a psychopath, then 20 years in prison and his up-bringing definitely turned him into a sociopath. Imagine having the balls to go into a public library, pay a guy to get up, ask someone how to look up something, and blast a youtube video of "Twerk" with absolutely no fear, anxiety, consideration, or morality. He makes no attempts to veil his racism and says the most hilariously offensive jokes at the worst, or most "Michael Scott" moments that you almost cringe with the characters listening to his jokes... not sure how to diagnose him except for narcissistic personality disorder with sociopathic tendencies.... not sure if he's completely devoid of empathy or sympathy yet... they're doing a great job developing Mickie that he's almost, if not already has, stolen the spotlight from the titular character Ray.
I have been obsessed with da Vinci for YEARS; almost depressed because I wish I had his mind and could see things the way he did; a lot of people are going to hate on Riley's performance, but same thing happened with Johnathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors, and I will never be able to picture someone else reprising the legendary King Henry VIII; Tom Cruise nailed Lestat in Interview with the Vampire and I hate him! If ya'll have seen the BBC Robin Hood show, I think the actor who played Robin Hood would have been perfect for this role, but Riley may be better at portraying the dark, tortured, side of da Vinci.. It's crazy; 500 years later and da Vinci is still considered the greatest universal mind of all time
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