- 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 loved the show or criticized it for the "mumbling", John Malkovich's overacting (and lack of black beard) 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.