Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
I myself am not a huge history buff but I love a good mystery filled drama that keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Taboo premieres January 10th and definitely meets the requirements! This show immediately drew me in with the trailer; I actually became so intrigued I started googling different facts about the 19th century…..am I the only one that gets so locked into a show that I start researching everything around it? I seriously get so carried away sometimes my own boyfriend can’t even believe it.
I found some facts I think you guys may be interested in learning:
5 Slang Terms From The 19th Century
1. algerine: a pirate
2. bully for you!: well done; good for you
3. fit: popular slang for fought
4. groggery, grog Shop: a low drinking establishment; a dive
5. lickfinger: the equivalent of a kiss-ass, used throughout
The show presents a plot of unfinished business involving family legacy and old enemies that re-emerge. The 8 part original series unveils the gritty mystery behind what happened to James that led to his dark and drama filled past/present.
As I stated earlier the trailer is super intriguing! It really draws you in leaving you wanting more. The show is dark and gritty nothing like I’ve ever seen before. If you are a TV show junky and looking for something new to add to your line up I recommend watching this show. Make sure to check out their promo trailer below. You can also click the link to learn more about the new show.
Among all the dark and gritty drama there is a small tunnel of light. FX is hosting a giveaway on behalf of the shows premiere. Everyone has a chance to win a series of diamonds valued at over $3,000 by entering the giveaway. Please visit www.TabooGiveaway.com to learn more! And again make sure to check out Taboo on FX January 10th!