Critic Consensus: Its trappings are nothing new and Its lurid combination of violence and sex will likely turn away some viewers, but Banshee can be entertaining in some distinctive ways.
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as Lucas Hood
as Mr. Rabbit
as Sugar Bates
as Carrie Hopewell
as Gordon Hopewell
as Deva Hopewell
as Emmett Yawners
as Siobhan Kelly
as Brock Lotus
as Rebecca Bowman
as Dan Kendall
as Christopher Hanson
as Nola Longshadow
as Benjamin Longshadow
Down and dirty, poppy and preposterous, Banshee is the work of writers no longer concerned with making a first impression, just a lasting one.
Its overall implausibility and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink plotting work against what little promise Banshee has.
Check your brain at the door - and, while you're at it, hand over your taste, judgment and sophistication, too. Banshee is baloney.
Banshee can be preposterously entertaining, or perhaps entertainingly preposterous.
The show doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is - a violent, sexy, somewhat cheesy, but generally entertaining genre drama - and that makes it easier to like.
When it doesn't annoy and infuriate with its attempts to be cool, or unnerve with bizarre moments of sensual violence, it does serve up some well-constructed action sequences, imaginative brutality and legitimately motivated and titillating sex scenes.
Audience Reviews for Banshee: Season 1
Fantastic new show with itty gritty violence, but way too much gratuitous nudity. Banshee is about a ex convict finding himself becoming a sheriff in a small town, with lots of problems and a major villain, while being pursued by his former crime boss. I loved most characters and embraced the dark comedy. Antony Starr (Kiwi Pride) was perfect for the leading role, Ulrich Thomsen played the villainous Amish mafia so well. Each episode is interesting and filled with gore, i couldn't stop watching it! If they could tone down the boobs it would have been nicer, the protagonist pretty much have sex with a different woman each night, a bit too far fetched. If you like violence, sex and profanity then Banshee is your show to watch.
Banshee had almost everything for me to fell in love with it from the start. It's pulpy over the top vibe was my cup of tea if stayed that way. Unfortunately, this shows also tries to be drama and... well, it's a marriage that doesn't make much sense. You have a couple of characters talking about deep things in their lives, just so they can quickly swift into an outrageous fight scene that lasts 5 minutes, with gallons of blood and broken bones. Damn, show! Let either the drama or the punching soak in a bit at first, cause these mood swings are nuts. All in all, it's fairly decent entertainment for the nutty aspect of things. The rest is just over the top unnecessarily so. And I'm talking about the drama! Not the violence.
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