Saturday, February 22, 2014

Banshee (2013– Season One)

Creators: David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper
Cast:       Antony Starr, Ulrich Thomsen, Ivana Milicevic, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lilli Simmons, Frankie Faison

 An ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a sheriff in a small town Banshee after coming out from prison serving a 15 year sentence.

Banshee is part of the original programming from Time Warner channel Cinemax, which can be seen as an HBO sister channel. It usually targets male audience with action films and soft-core programming. The series Banshee caters to this audience with an interesting story, lots of violence and sex scenes. It is like a well made B-movie. First half of the season is really good with the plot details revealed very gradually and the story line of conflicted bad guy Kai Proctor and the Amish storyline keeping everything interesting. In the latter half of the season, it becomes too cliched and the stunt scenes are too tiresome. I don't think I will be watching the second season as there is just too much of disbelief to be suspended. It would have been interesting if they had done it like a western.

Good to see Burrell from wire in it with the quote from bible: 'This is a clusterfuck of epic proportions.'

Rating: 3/5