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Black Sails

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History and fiction come together in this American adventure series that features famous historical figures like Jack Rackman, Captain Charles Vane, Anne Bonny, Governor Woodes Rogers, Ned Low, Blackbeard, and more. Then you have your favorite Treasure Island characters Captain Flint, and of course, Long John Silver.

This Emmy-winning TV show takes us 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous classic novel and during the Golden Age of Piracy.  The narrative follows Captain Flint as he leads a younger crew in search of treasure after treasure. Along the way, they must learn to fight for survival as every nation has declared the pirates of New Providence island a threat and enemies to all.

Black Sails is spectacularly entertaining with a story that may seem convoluted to some but actually piece together nicely with quite a few surprises that add to the tension. This is not just your typical seafaring drama with lots of pirate exploits. The plot is actually far more complex than it initially seems when you watch the first few episodes.

Character developments and backstories happen smoothly and slowly as the show progresses and deviates from the usual flashback trope, which can sometimes be confusing and annoying.

Visually, Black Sails is compelling in its depiction of the pirates in the 1700s (costume, props, graphics, and all…the ships are especially astonishing). This show doesn’t also lack in sex, nudity, and violence.

Directors: Peter Hoar, Jon East, Anthony Byrne – Screenplay: Robert Levine, Jonathan E. Steinberg – Cast Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New – Run Time: 56 min

The Azure Window from ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Being Rebuilt with Steel

The Azure Window, aka the Dwejra Window, aka the backdrop for the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo way back in the first episode of Game of Thrones, was an almost hundred foot tall natural…

‘Game of Thrones’ Scotch Will Warm You Up This Winter—Which, as You May Have Heard, Is Coming

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“King In The North” Game Of Thrones Beer

You can now get drunk on Game of Thrones. to be clear, we don’t just mean “drunk” as in totally engrossed in Westeros lore, but literally drunk, as in intoxicated. For some reason, a brewery is making a beer inspired by Jon Snow, called King in the North.

New York-based Brewery Ommegang and HBO partnered up to turn this beer into a reality. This isn’t exactly a first, however — the company has brewed many Game of Thrones-inspired beers in years past. The “barrel-aged imperial stout” comes in a “one-of-a-kind gift pack,” says Ommegang.

Here’s how the brewery describes the King in the North:

“King in the North pours jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate blend with those of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. The flavor is rich and full with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt up front followed by smooth bourbon and a hint of oak.”

The beer’s texture is “thick and chewy with oatmeal creaminess,” with a “pleasant lingering roast.” Pair it up with funky aged cheeses, dark meats, or decadent desserts, says Ommegang. The four-bottle packs hit shelves Nov. 23, which coincidentally is Black Friday, which should make this the perfect game for Game of Thrones diehards out there. Per-bottle pricing is $12.99.

Why stop there? Releasing alongside King in the North is a $24.99 gift pack that includes one 12-ounce bottle of each of the four Royal Reserve Collection bottles — a series of limited release Game of Thrones beers — plus a collectible Game of Thrones glass.