This show isn't anything like Gay of Thrones. For one thing, there's no make-believey hocus-pocus magic in it, which is nice. A Treasure Island universe prequel could have had a lot more problems, and this is more like historical fiction based on the real-life characters Robert Louis Stevenson drew on for his story. So if anything, it's more like Vikings, but with English faggots instead of vikings. Also, not sure trekkies get to criticize any acting in any t.v. series ever.
It's alright, better than most crap, not as good as Vikings. Also points for adding dude from Kill the Irishman and Rome this season.