Banshee 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
(183) IMDb 8.5/10
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3. Meet the New Boss TV-MA CC

A mixed martial arts title bout is being planned at the local Kinaho Moon Casino. Huge profits are anticipated for Banshee investors, but the enterprise is threatened when the champion shows off his black-and-blue colors.

Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
January 25, 2013

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Meet the New Boss

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot Lucas Hood, a recently paroled master thief, assumes the identity of a rural Pennsylvania sheriff to elude mob vengeance and reunite with Carrie, his onetime lover and partner in crime.

    TV-MA 1h 0min January 11, 2013
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    2. The Rave An underling of Kai Proctor decides to hold a rave, selling homemade E pills to Banshee youth--including Carrie's daughter. Catching wind of the plan, Lucas and his team orchestrate a raid, but the effects of a tainted batch of pills leads to trouble.

    TV-MA 51min January 18, 2013
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    3. Meet the New Boss A mixed martial arts title bout is being planned at the local Kinaho Moon Casino. Huge profits are anticipated for Banshee investors, but the enterprise is threatened when the champion shows off his black-and-blue colors.

    TV-MA 49min January 25, 2013
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    4. Half Deaf Is Better Than All Dead A botched museum heist in Harrisburg has unintended consequences, as Lucas, Carrie and Job renew their partnership. Later, after coercing redneck henchman Arno to offer up incriminating evidence, Lucas and Emmett arrest Proctor for Hanson's murder.

    TV-MA 57min February 1, 2013
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    5. The Kindred A band of marauding bikers crash the annual Banshee Spirit Festival, with deadly consequences. Burned after losing his key witness against Proctor, Lucas is further dismayed when an FBI agent, Xavier, arrives to monitor the situation.

    TV-MA 51min February 8, 2013
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    6. Wicks An ex-con from Lucas' past named Wicks passes through Banshee, triggering prison memories for Lucas about the Albino, a brutal insider enlisted by Rabbit to make Lucas' prison life a living hell. Proctor turns to extortion to deal with a local reverend.

    TV-MA 54min February 15, 2013
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    7. Behold a Pale Rider Lucas' cover is threatened when Carrie, in an effort to protect herself and her family, decides to give him over to Rabbit. Meanwhile, a drugstore robbery turns into a full-blown hostage crisis at the local high school.

    TV-MA 44min February 22, 2013
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    8. We Shall Live Forever Carrie urges Lucas to let go of the past, even as an increasingly suspicious Gordon is hell-bent on uncovering hers. Rebecca sets out on a life apart from her family. A surprise visitor brings back a flood of memories for Carrie.

    TV-MA 49min March 1, 2013
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    9. Always the Cowboy As Rabbit closes in, Carrie flees in a desperate attempt to collect her family and get out of town. Kai introduces Rebecca to the business world, and sends Lucas a message. Alex Longshadow recruits a Proctor thug to deal with a problem at the casino.

    TV-MA 45min March 8, 2013
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    10. A Mixture of Madness Season 1 Finale. Recalling a series of prison therapy sessions, and pressed by Xavier's insistence that the FBI handle a kidnapping case, Lucas brokers a deal that brings Rabbit's vendetta against him and Carrie to a bloody head.

    TV-MA 57min March 15, 2013
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    Banshee: Trailer See what 'Banshee' is all about in this full-throttle preview of this Cinemax action series.

    TV-MA 2min December 13, 2012

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director Ole Christian Madsen
Supporting actors Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Daniel Ross Owens, Lili Simmons, Ben Cross, Matthew Rauch, Christos Vasilopoulos, Cedric Stewart, Joseph Gatt, Russell Means, Anthony Ruivivar, Leslea Fisher
Season year 2013
Network HBO
Executive Producer Alan Ball
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 14, 2013
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Cinemax, my guilty pleasure. I don't know that Cinemax is even trying to veer away from its "skinemax" rep but it IS trying to flirt with a more legitimate identity as a series provider. STRIKE BACK and HUNTED are addictive shows, but they may not be as huge a guilty pleasure as BANSHEE which is, for my money, even more lurid and gratuitously violent.

For most of its debut episode we don't even know the lead character's name. BANSHEE introduces us to a master thief (Antony Starr) who'd just got done serving fifteen years of hard time. But the thief is anything but rehabilitated. Fueled by rage and longing he tracks down his ex-flame and partner-in-crime to a town in Pennsylvania named Banshee. In a bar on the outskirts of town, he witnesses the brutal death of Banshee's incoming sheriff, Lucas Hood. While burying the sheriff, the thief arrives at one of those last-moment epiphanies. He desperately needs to disappear. No one knows what the new sheriff looks like. It's easy math.

While STRIKE BACK and HUNTED deal more with international intrigue, BANSHEE is very much American Gothic noir. It's a pretty wacky premise that is immediately addictive even though it's got a glaring flaw because for a guy desperate to fall off the grid, there are surely more low-keyed options. But never mind. It's gradually dawned on me that part of the show's appeal is how preposterous it is.

"Lucas Hood" is one of those laconic, hard-boiled characters. Antony Starr brings a super-charged presence to the screen. He's a good-looking bloke and he's got this amazing physicality, but what really sells him is that he's able to channel this immeasurable pain and sadness in his eyes. This is still Cinemax so the show doesn't shy away from a sexual tone.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By drknyt526 on March 20, 2013
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Prepare to be entertained! This show has everything. Every episode better than the last, you will love this show. I watch shows like Justified, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Game of Thrones. Those shows are great but sometimes the plot filler episodes leave you wanting. Not so with Banshee, every episode brings it! Enjoy and spread the word.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Emperor Buyer on June 6, 2013
Format: DVD
This show is like the very best of early 90's action flicks all rolled up into one package. Seagal and VanDamme wish they could have been in a show like this! It has kung fu fights, car chases, gun play, snappy dialogue, gratuitous nudity, comedy, drama, and even can be weird at times. I wouldn't have ever imagined Alan Ball being attached to something like this, but with True Blood becoming increasingly worse each season he had to find a new home, and this is a very good one. Each episode is like it's own action movie. The characters are well developed, and the fights are awesomely choreographed. I can't imagine Cinemax sunk a ton of money into the production of this show but what they did invest all shows up on the screen. If you are a fan of 80's and nineties action flicks in the vein of ROADHOUSE, Elmore Leonard stories, or just like a lot of action to numb a bad day at work this show will do that and probably more.
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VERY MINOR SPOILERS:

An adrenaline rush from the first scene. There is no synopsis on Amazon, so I am offering some ad hoc cut/paste from external sources, with some of my own color worked in.

Premise:

"Banshee takes place in the fictional small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania in the an area settled by the Amish. After serving 15 years in prison for stealing diamonds from a Ukrainian gangster called Mr. Rabbit (Ben Cross), with a partner who is also Mr. Rabbit's daughter. The unnamed protagonist travels to Banshee to find his heist accomplice and former lover, Anastasia. When he finds her, the protagonist learns that she is now a married to the local DA, a mother of two and living under the assumed identity of Carrie Hopewell. Later, when the incoming Sheriff is killed (hired by the local mayor sight un-seen), the protagonist takes on his identity as Lucas Hood, becoming the town's new Sheriff. Banshee sees Hood struggle with adapting to his new identity while dealing with the machinations of local crime lord Kai Proctor (shunned former Amish), and remaining hidden from Rabbit"

Without giving away too much of the plot. Hoods allies are a former boxer that both serves as his landlord and runs the local drinking establishment and an Asian cross-dresser that is an elite computer hacker.

There are scenes involving, a motorcycle gang, white supremacists, prison battle between Hood and a giant Albino, run of the mill local white trash bad guys, a fight scene at an Indian casino between Hood & an MMA fighter and less not forget, enough sex scenes to make a porn star blush!

Banshee is high octane in the "Strike Back" mode. If you like Shrike Back, I can't imagine that you would not like Banshee.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ghenghis TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 7, 2013
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Seriously, this show has everything. I've already watched Season 1 three times, its
that good.

I'm a sucker for the Russian Mafia, and we get plenty of diabolical doses here, including
the history of our convict hero turned Sheriff, his estranged girlfriend now married to
the local DA, and the twisted narrative of all the above woven into a small Pennsylvania
town named Banshee that is influenced heavily by a Native American casino, and totally
run by a psychotic genius Amish Mafia chieftain. Its nonstop crazy, and brilliant.

I cant get enough of this show and cant wait for Season 2. Check it out. this is my highest
5 Star recommendation of all time.
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