The latest project from Alan Ball is very similar to his previous series, True Blood. A small town, lots of cursing, lots of nudity, lots of violence.
Yet that formula is appealing for a series on a pay cable station these days. Banshee did succeed in its pilot of introducing the core characters, their motives, and what lies ahead for each one.
The pacing was a little weak at times, and the characters are a little bit cliched, but this show still has promise.