Pirate Master Episodes

2007, TV Show

Pirate Master Episode: "Death by Coconuts"

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: A royal pardon is discovered along with the treasure; the alliance between Sean and Jay crumbles; Joe Don challenges Jay's loyalty to him; a fourth buccaneer is cut adrift. Cameron Daddo is the host.
Original Air Date: Jun 21, 2007

4 Season 1, Episode 4

What is it about Louie that just makes me grit my teeth? I get that he's supposed to be the lovable one. He's the happily gruff pirate with an everyman appeal. I get it. I do. Yet his appeal is lost on me. Is it that Louie's a blatant reminder of the charmingly natural Rupert from Survivor: Panama who falls somewhat short? Or is it that Louie's received an inordinate amount of screen time - time filled with his vows to get Joe Don, to mutiny and to share the wealth? Maybe it's just that Louie, while full of vim and vigor, regrettably just doesn't deliver. Because of that, another week on the Picton Castle sails by and I feel like I'm still in port. One good thing for this viewer is that while most things were different this week, some things stayed the same. New twist: the royal pardon, which pirates can bid upon to nullify a black mark. New challenge winner: Yes, the red team finally won (though it's not like we care since the team changes weekly). New Captain: Louie. And for the first time, we have a reluctant leader. Puh-leeze, like I'm buying that act. Louie's been trying to run this game since Day 1 and now that he's got the power, he doesn't want it? What's the same? Let's see, Joy sustained some sort of injury during a challenge. I hope she has insurance. Louie vowed to get rid of Joe Don and Joe Don, despite receiving a black mark, is still on the show. Here's what I liked about tonight's episode. The loot being only $5,000. I like that the amount changes and that it can be a paltry sum. I like that Sean and Nessa are officers. I like that Azmyth, even after being ousted as captain and getting a black mark, had no concern that he would be cut adrift. Was it the crab races that solidified his position? I like that Joe Don is still aboard. I don't know how or when, but J.D. has grown on me and it's purely because his presence adds some drama to the show. Who would Louie be angry with if not J.D.? Who would Jay scheme with and against if not J.D.? Who would stand up for Cheryl? (That would be Sean, although the root of his loyalty to her is still a mystery, but again, it adds to the show.) Too bad that mystery didn't lengthen Cheryl's stay. She, and not Joe Don, was cut loose tonight, proving yet again that Louie just can't get the job done. For more cool footage of Pirate Master, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
What is it about Louie that just makes me grit my teeth? I get that he's supposed to be the lovable one. He's the happily gruff pirate with an everyman appeal. I get it. I do. Yet his appeal is lost on me. Is it that Louie's a blatant reminder of the charmingly natural Rupert from Survivor: Panama who falls somewhat short? Or is it that Louie's received an inordinate amount of screen time — time filled with his vows to get Joe Don, to mutiny and to share the wealth? Maybe it's just that Louie, while full of vim and vigor, regrettably just doesn't deliver. Because of that, another week on the Picton Castle sails by and I feel like I’m still in port.One good thing for this viewer is that while most things were different this week, some things stayed the same. New twist: the royal pardon, which pirates can bid upon to nullify a black mark. New challenge winner: Yes, the red team finally won (though it's not like we care since the team changes weekly). New Captain: Louie. And ... read more

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Premiered: May 31, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Sixteen adventurers spend a month traveling the ocean blue in search of $1 million in treasure in this reality series. Elimination comes via a `Pirate's Court,' and, in each round, contestants can obtain gold coins with which to strike deals.

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