2014 TV-14 1 season


2014 TV-14 1 season
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When elite assassin Tom Lowe goes on a quest to take down Blackbeard in 1715, he soon finds the situation is more complex than he realized as he learns more about -- and begins to admire -- the brilliance and political ideals of the infamous pirate.
John Malkovich, Yasmine Elmasri, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, David Hoflin, Tracy Ifeachor, Chris Perfetti
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 2 discs

In the year 1715, undercover assassin Tom Lowe sets out to the Bahamian island of New Providence to eliminate notorious pirate Blackbeard. But as he learns more about Blackbeard's ideals, he realizes he's not as evil as he's portrayed to be.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Crossbones is a tense, dark show about political intrigues among pirates on a tropical island in the 18th century. Young children may be attracted to the pirate theme, but this is not a show for kids. There is heavy and intense violence (on-screen stabbings, blood, shootings), as well as disturbing and potentially traumatizing images (an altar made of skulls, a decayed body, a woman with blood running from her eyes). In addition, the twists and turns are intricate and will confuse younger watchers. Parents may also dislike that most of the women on-screen are prostitutes and that there are references to their trade. There are a few curses, and characters drink on-screen; one character abuses drugs to deal with his chronic pain.

Sexual Content

References to sex include a prostitute explaining how she and her cohorts handle birth control, extramarital flirting and kissing, and men begging women to have sex with them.


There's violence in every episode, including stabbings, swordplay and gunplay, on-screen deaths, hangings, and dead and decayed bodies. Many of the fights are rather stylized, but others end in gore and death. Some characters glorify violence as a means of leadership.


Infrequent cursing, including "bastard" and "ass."

Social Behavior

Lots of intrigue and politics with no clear positive messages.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink liquor and act drunk and violent; a man takes opium for pain and admits it makes him weak and impotent.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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