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.
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!
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