As Stede sets out to become “the Gentleman Pirate” he so desires to be, we’re taken along for a ride we won’t soon forget. Our Flag Means Death is excellent both as a flawlessly stylized period comedy and a parody of the pirate sub-genre of pop culture (from which it smartly distances itself). I could have told you this before I even saw a minute of the show, but I’m extremely happy to report that this series is in excellent hands, with clever writing and a dedicated cast to carry it over any tidal waves that may emerge.
Let’s hope Darby’s Stede Bonnet doesn’t meet the fate of his real-life counterpart.
Our Flag Means Death premieres on HBO Max on March 3, with episodes airing on subsequent Thursdays.