5 best STARZ shows to watch at Thanksgiving weekend

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2. Black Sails

This is a relatively old series on STARZ. Black Sails is one of the first originals on the premium cable network, but still certainly worth watching. It’s a historical adventure series set on New Providence Island. Designed as a prequel to Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, viewers are taken through an exciting adventure of pirates, the Empire’s expectations, and more.

It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Captain Flint is a feared man who takes on a younger crew member. They’re trying to fight for New Providence Island to survive, as the pirates threaten the maritime trade. Pirates become outlaws, so they decide to go up against the world. Fans of Treasure Island will also spot some Easter eggs thrown in throughout the series.

There are many real pirates that have been fictionalized in the story. With four seasons, this is certainly an excellent binge-watch during Thanksgiving weekend. Plus, you get a complete story from start to finish.

The series won a number of Creative Emmys throughout its run from the very first season onward. It was a crying shame that it was canceled when it was, but at least there was time to complete the story.