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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:53 PM Edited by Voodoo, 17 January 2014 - 02:36 PM.

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"From the creator of 'True Blood,' 'Banshee' stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of
Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier."
 
Season one trailer.
 
 
 
 Season two trailer.
 




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I caught the free premier of this on HBO GO this month. I wasn't expecting much, but it's pretty entertaining. After three eps, it's obvious that the story is a massive clusterf*ck but it's loaded with decent action, T&A and a few cheesy twists so far. And of course there's this...

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I have a couple episodes recorded, and watched a chunk of the first episode. Looks good.

A couple weeks ago I got a freebie comic called "Banshee: Origins", and decided to watch the show. But I'm going to bank a few more episodes on the DVR before I really tackle the show.

And yeah, Ivana Milicevic is super hot.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

I am enjoying it so far, I don't know how long it can last with a sheriff that knows next to nothing about laws and keeps beating the sh*t out of every criminal he comes across though. Doubt it will make it past a season but so far it is worth the watch.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Antony Starr always looks like he just took a bite of a burger.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Four eps in and it's gone a little train wrecky. The opening scene in ep4 was ridiculous. It's starting to feel as if the disjointed story is just a way to string together the beat downs and humping. When it's good, it is pretty good though.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Been watching it. It's pretty good, and it looks like the sh*t's about to hit the fan.

And that comic I was talking about kind of fleshes out what happened with "Hood", Carrie/Anastasia, and Rabbit before "Hood" went to prison. But you get the gist by watching the show. "Hood" and Anastasia are in love, Rabbit doesn't know and wouldn't approve, so they decide to pull the diamond job and run away together.

Anyway, I really hope to see a Rabbit vs Proctor showdown.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

My wife and I tore through this recently, and the finale was a lot of fun. It's a no-bullsh*t beast. Loved it.

I agree, though, Voodoo - episode 4's intro was kinda... wtf? And in retrospect for the entire season, that really stands out as a weird moment. And not just the corny action and weird freakout/utter failure, but why on earth was he robbing some painting to begin with? I thought it would be significant later on, but it was really just a poor excuse to break Anna out of her shell.

Anyhow. Who doesn't love punching and f*cking? Stole my heart, they did.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Finally got around to watching the last two episodes of the season. Not many times in my life have I enjoyed a moment on TV as much as that moment with the RPG.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, I was meaning to come back and comment on the last few eps. As a whole, the series did an excellent job of dishing out the drugs - sex and violence. It wasn't f*cking around, that's for sure. Pretty refreshing, I thought.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:11 PM

Watched the first season and I liked it.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:44 PM Edited by Voodoo, 17 January 2014 - 02:45 PM.

Welp, season two is on now. I was pretty excited for this premier and after watching it, I'm redefining my affection for the series. I think I'm just going to watch it for the f*cking, punching and shooting without placing any expectations on the story. There's another WTF scene in the premier similar to ep 4 in season one and I hope they don't pursue that any further but either way, Odette Annable takes some of the sting off.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:40 AM

New season started out with a bang. And yes, that's a multi pun. I can't begin to describe how I missed this stuff.

Edit - voods - what seen are you referring to?

Edit x2 - seen? Jesus I can't even blame autocorrect for that one.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

I think it was the heist directly after all the intense court drama that threw me. It seemed a little odd to be back to business like that so soon after getting sentenced and all the sh*t that went down in the previous season. The casino beatdown in ep 2 was great.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:02 PM

Ah, Apparently, I missed the first episode. That explains a lot.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:18 PM Edited by darthYENIK, 19 January 2014 - 07:25 PM.

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Yeah.

But it's kind of weird how this small town has so many super hot women. The injun chick, the Amish girl, the deputy with the amazing eyes, and of course the Russian (Czech, whatever) mafia boss's daughter. That's got to be like 10% of the women in Banshee between the age of 18 and 40.

I'm not complaining, though. They all get naked sometime.

I've only seen the premiere so far, but really like what I saw, especially from Zeljko Ivanek.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:49 AM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 16 March 2014 - 06:54 AM.

Season 2 was awesome. Great finale. Fine quality of episodes this whole season. Character development and story-telling has been really good. Can't wait for season 3.

I am enjoying it so far, I don't know how long it can last with a sheriff that knows next to nothing about laws and keeps beating the sh*t out of every criminal he comes across though. Doubt it will make it past a season but so far it is worth the watch.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:39 AM

..or at least pretended to be.

What a wicked finale. I really dug the storytelling techniques they experimented with this season... Really out of place for a show of this nature but so very welcome.

The season's arc, overall, was a little muddled - it felt much more cohesive in season one. But that finale really pulled all the right punches.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:25 AM Edited by darthYENIK, 16 March 2014 - 08:27 AM.

I think they really wanted to set up a huge third season. The first season they introduced the characters. The second season they tied up some loose ends, but created even more. And hopefully in the third they blow it all up.

The episode itself was cool, and I normally roll my eyes at deus ex machina, but Job and Fat Au saving them in the church was great. The weird thing is, that most of the flashback stuff, Rabbit killing the guy by the bridge, meeting Agent Racine on the street, the diamond heist, was all in that comic (that I mentioned a few months ago) that was given away for free over a year ago before the first season. It was kind of cool to see it all remade. I think you can still get it for free on Comixology.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:54 AM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 16 March 2014 - 09:01 AM.

The whole Good vs Evil vibe and use of symbolism and such gave a good backdrop to this season. Its indirect focus on religion and races is interesting too. Gives a feeling that the town has something mildly supernatural going on.

Yeah, the finale had all the punches. The flashbacks were rich. What I also liked was that they introduced a new character in the flashbacks and brought him back into the present just after one of the strongest scenes of the series. Job is f*ckin Job.
Rabbit's dialogues on that bench were well written. Poor Agent Racine and Oleg and of course The Thunderman (I thought he was a major character.)

Oh and I forgot to talk about the soundtracks. Good creativity in that department too.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:32 PM Edited by Voodoo, 16 March 2014 - 12:35 PM.

There are better written shows for sure but I can't think of many that have been so satisfying to watch. This show doesn't hold back on the entertainment and I enjoyed this season immensely. Fat Au needs to come back in season 3.





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