It is probably one of the most pointless and shallow television shows I have ever attempted to watch.
My only other experience with Cinemax was "Strike Back".
As abysmal as the writing is on that show; it was mostly like a really long softcore call of duty cut scene -once I accepted what it was, I was able to not hate it.
However with Banshee I can not find any redeeming qualities, it is like they gave up on even the pretense of quality and just decided to throw as much gun play, cars, boobs and general violence/aggressiveness at the camera as they could.
As best as I can surmise Cinemax is Bravo for guys.
Just finished rewatching both seasons. Mainlined that shiz and got it done in less than a week. Now I'm jonesing for more... Anyone that hasn't seen it is doing themselves a real disservice. I love all the major characters so much, but Job- oh, Job- has got to be one of the best characters ever. Hoon Lee, I love ya man!
This was the best episode, not that the other ones aren't. I'm now on pins and needles for season 3. When will you be showing those episodes? By the way from the beginning of the season 1, I was kind of lost as to what was going on, but this last episode explains a lot.
It's worth getting cinemax just to watch. Anthony Starr is the best. Proctor, Job, and the whole cast is amazing. There is sex, violence, romance, and just an amazing plot. I hope it stays on for years!
I love how this show keeps me on my toes at every turn. I wish for something and it delivers but never in the way any other show might. No, no easy solutions unless its someone strangling someone during sex (not the good kind) I am always satisfied but always wanting more at the same time. Frustrated and sedated. Nervous but calm. This show has it and I think that as long as it keeps this up I will have to give up my day job to sit down and re watch it again and again
Earlier this year I caught the second episode of Banshee and was instantly hooked.. I stopped watching and started recording each week. I then went to netflick and ordered all episodes so I could watch it and know what happened in the beginning. I am now up to date. What an Awesome
I haven't been hooked like this on a series since 24.
My DVR Recorder is programmed weeks ahead in case I .... Not likely..
It is out of this world good! It has it all like everyone mentioned. I am do hooked that I had watched season 1 maybe 12 times and I am currently hooked on season 2 that I ditch all my Friday outings just not to miss it . It is the coolest HBO production ever.
There is no doubt that Banshee is one of the most entertaining series, easily it gets you addicted to it, strong characters with actions, unexpected twists although the story is not that complicated at all.
Hood is a catchy character and Antony Starr is bonding with it, as well most of the other characters, Carrie, Job, Proctor.
I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a combination of action, drama and comedy.
I give it 9.5 because I believe they still can be even better.
A good episode interesting to see that their is new a foes for Lucas to deal with and also the FBI angle certainly not going away could of done with some more action but the trailer for next episode promises that!
The thing that it makes the show silly is that its rated for adults and they really feel the need to put a few nude scenes and at least 100 swear words in every episode. I have nothing against swearing and nudity it just feels very forced. Like a fat kid who's parents arnt home and he found the key to the food larder.
At first I was sceptic... Small town, wanna be Sheriff, a love story... But then I saw the pilot and it even got better and better.
And those fighting scrnes were the best ones I have ever seen on TV or in the cinema. Unlike other good shows like person of interest, the hero had to bite, scratch, pull, struggle... like in a real fight it was to the limit
The rustic town of Banshee has the rustic feel of Bon Temp in True Blood, minus all the supernaturals. Alan Ball's signature haunting workings in this amazing baddie do gooder do baddie is a hands down slam dunk. It doesn't apologize for its brazen handling of what seems like justice to powers that be, including the "sheriff", but yet it has intelligent enough plots to keep one glued to the next episode. Can't wait for the next season. Job (Hoon Lee) should be given more exposure cos heshe hams up the spotlight all the time and gives Banshee the much needed absent "vampire" element. Great job Mr Ball, u got balls, I mean guts making Banshee da bomb!
All thing said in the community post, Id give this an eight. Had it been a lower score, I probably wouldnt have continued watching. The set up with a small town and dark secrets have been shown in the obvious parallel Twin Peaks, not that this is as out there as that show. Ill give a proper score when Ive seen the complete season.
I was excited to see Anthony Starr in Banshee having watched him grace our TV screens as the twins in Outrageous Fortunes and Rush. I was a little hesitant to watch Banshee thinking that perhaps it would be one of those mediocre shows just for breaking into the scene in the US but DAMN! Banshee was so raw and dark refreshing from all of the reality and soft shows. Cant wait for season 2
This programme is fab. Lucas Hood is a great part, who would have thought about putting a criminal in a law enforcement role and him getting away with it. It's wrong but so right especially when you know what he had to go through in prison with the Albino. I had to squeeze my legs tightly shut when the Albino met his fate, I think most of the people in the country that watched that episode winced or cringed at that. It's so full of action and emotion. I love the gay guy Job, can we see more of him please. He is so clever and so much of a lady it's unreal. I wish Ana would sort herself out, she is driving me crazy with the first she wants Lucas then she doesn't. He took a lot of punishment for her and she does not deserve him. Now in the last episode the Ukran guy (her fathers body guard) finds Ana and they have this amazing fight scene where you find out he loves her and she kills him! Just how bad is she really. Her father is some kind of gangster, is she just like him? Every episode just gets better and better, can't wait for the next.
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