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YMMV: Crossbones
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: The trailer triggered a lot of accusations of the show ripping off Black Sails, in spite of the fact that Crossbones has been in development just as long, if not longer, than the other show.
    • And now, with the release of the premiere, it is officially Crossbones fans vs. Black Sails fans, with accusations of plagiarism galore.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: There's a scene in the pilot where Lowe's ship comes under attack while he's in the middle of performing surgery. Fletch nervously asks him if this means they're dead... and Lowe beams at him and says "Oh, yes!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The pirate with the skull makeup from the pilot episode already has quite a following.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Nenna, Salima and Jagger all have their fans.
  • Love It or Hate It: Pretty much. The show has a 6.6 ranking on IMDB, a 61% from Rotten Tomatoes and a 57% on Metacritic. People either love the show or criticize it for the "mumbling", John Malkovich's overacting and perceived similarity to Black Sails.
    • The show suffered from a rapid decline in viewers (from 4.91 in the premiere to 1.57 in the finale), and was eventually cancelled due to low ratings, with the final two episodes being initially dropped from the schedule and then aired together.
    • People still complain about Blackbeard not having a literal black beard.

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