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a great ITC series!,
This review is from: The Buccaneers: The Complete Series [DVD]  (DVD)
this is plenty of fun. you can see the somewhat hard-edged charisma of a young up-and-coming robert shaw that he would use in some of his later hollywood films. to think that some 20 years later, he would play a similar character in "swashbuckler."
"the buccaneers" doesn't have even a third of that film's budget but nevertheless, this is a good and entertaining series that has a lot in the way of daring escapades, some fine acting from all concerned, fairly good writing and a catchy theme tune.
the fact that location shots are few and far between, does not matter that much as the above qualities more than compensate. personally, it fills my heart with joy to see robert shaw being cast in his own series. this was the first and only time that the general public got to see him in action as a regular character in front of the cameras and what a viewing experience it is! the only thing i can't quite fathom, is why shaw didn't make his inital appearance as dan tempest until the third episode. i was a little disappointed by this but no matter.