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.
Just started watching Banshee and I think this is a pretty good show. I like the ruff raw edge to it. I like the idea of the law man being a bad guy and yet is still a good guy too. My favorite has to be Hoon Lee as Job. Bitch is mean but he is thing I am really getting tired of is the gratuitous sex. A little bit goes a long way. I think the show would be just as good and edgy without that in every show. Don't get me wrong I like a little sex in my shows but really they are just going overboard with it, there is enough going on in the show to give the watcher interest. But as I was saying I like Banshee and hope it gets renewed. I see that it is for a 2nd season.
This is one of the best shows on tv. It gets you from the first episode and gets better and better as it goes on. The only bad thing i can find wrong with the show is that nobody's a good shot with a gun lol
Was not going to watch this at first back really glad I did, this show has the potential to be very good but I will hold judgement until a few more episodes have aired. Antony Starr was great as robber/cop (about time a true depiction of some police officers) Lucas Hood, I can see Frankie Faison's role of Sugar Bates being important to the show and Ivana Milosevic in the role of Carrie - Hood's ex gives the show some intrigue. The fact that the local mobster is the son of the Amish elder is another twist that will be interesting to see how this all develops in the upcoming weeks. Really do hope this show holds up as it could be another winner from Cinemax
I'd like nothing more than to hype Banshee up as the best written show of the century; unfortunately it's far better than that - wanton sex, occasional gratuitous violence, some enjoyable ass kickery, an interesting story and great characters. It's just plain fun and I can't get enough of it.
Great show. strong (original) storyline and good acting!. A lot of plot twits you dont see ocming and a good background story which keeps popping up. Combine that with the dark humor and BAM.. you got a top notch show right there. Keep it up. 2014.. can't wait!
I love this show so much. The actors were great. The pacing of the shows were on point. I wish I didn't have to wait until 2014 for the new season. Anthony Starr is a find and no one brings kick-ass sass like Hoon Lee. I looking forward to the Native Americans storyline to jump front and center to see more Odette Annabelle. This show is hot and I hope people catch the repeats.
went to hell in a handbasket. I've come to believe Hollywood writers are no-talent hacks who get hired by being nephews and nieces of studio executives. Banshee started with great potential. The violence was necessary to shape the characters and content. Now, the 20 minute show is 15 minutes of mindless fight scenes with Hood either beating the crap out of someone, or getting the crap beat out of him, or both. I could see the ending coming four episodes back. The scenario is set for another season of boring fight scenes with Rabbit minions because of unimaginative lazy writers.
As European I truly believe such as the tv show banshee is possible in the USA. You can get rich by being an actor/actress, selling guns, invent a cap with stripes, a hamburger, owing several gun(s), stealing someone personality / whole life or something else strange. so why not live a life like Lucas Hood!? I love this show. It shows that really everything is possible in the US of A.
Just finished the last 3 episodes, still wondering why half the Pale Rider episode had to be the bloodiest carnage ever, and then the last 2 confirmed that HBO/Max in my opinion are using EXTREME Violence to fill their so-called 10 episode seasons so they don't have to have writers. This looks more like something the deadhead 16 and 17 year old boys who raped that girl in Ohio would really cream their jeans over. What happened to good storytelling? I overlooked throughout this shortest "season" the gratuitous physicality trying to find worth in the words, and I did to a degree. But you fell into a hole of despair and started cutting and shooting everyone in sight - this may be good for you, but it is the very reason I cannot watch Spartacus -- no story. And now we have to wait a year to see another measly 10 episodes? Talk about insult on top of injury. This show has begun to appeal to the basest of hate-filled adolescence. You can have it. Life may not be pretty, but it's not a slice of Hell either.
Finally decided this show sucks. Violence has its place and there were some very well-constructed fight scenes. But finally it became apparent that every episode would have at least two fights, always in venues where people crash into furniture and other objects and end up trashing the whole set. The latest on March 15 started in a wine cellar ... naturally there were stacks and stacks of wine bottles. I didn't wait to see what was obviously gonna happen. I turned it off for the last time.
Also it became increasingly difficult to see who were the good guys and who the bad, or who was on whose side. And all the major characters started to appear with bloody cuts and bruises at the start of each show, as if this were their everyday appearance. No fight had even occurred yet. Enuf already.
brilliant show! , the only bad thing about this show is that we have to wait until the next one!, the whole season was out of this world! loved every moment of the show! cinemax did a brilliant job on this and im sure they will keep this show running for a little longer than they thought!
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