Hello book nerds! Long time no post, wow!
The last few weeks/months have been hectic, so I haven’t had much time to write blogs and reviews. (Forgive me, nerds!)
I’m here today, however, because this particular blog has been living in my mind for two months now, I believe. Now this is not about a book, but it is about a piece of queer media that I just recently discovered and deserves so much love. This blog post deserves to finally be written and shared. Now what is it, you ask? I’m talking about the period romantic comedy television series Our Flag Means Death!
It’s been a long while since I found a show and truly loved it, a show that gave me so much emotion and took over me. (Best I can think of is Supernatural!
But please don’t ask me about the last season 😢) Our Flag Means Death came out months ago. And although I’ve been hearing about and seeing it from my friends on bookstagram, I never had the urge to check it out. I kept hearing it was good and that it had queer rep, that was it.
A quick Google search will tell you this show is loosely based on Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate captain in the early 18th century. Then he meets Blackbeard and trouble (and more) ensues. What this doesn’t tell you though is how magnificent this show is. Our Flag Means Death gave me pure comedy gold, showed me queer identity and queer love, and broke toxic masculinity among others.
It’s so good and absurd and so hilarious, and I quickly fell in love. (Warning: A bit of spoilers ahead!)
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