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Banshee: Season 1 (2013)




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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From Alan Ball, the creator of 'True Blood,' comes this thrilling Cinemax action series that charts the twists and turns of Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), a recently paroled ex-con who assumes the identity of a small town's new sheriff.


Antony Starr
as Lucas Hood
Ben Cross
as Mr. Rabbit
Frankie Faison
as Sugar Bates
Ivana Milicevic
as Carrie Hopewell
Rus Blackwell
as Gordon Hopewell
Ryann Shane
as Deva Hopewell
Demetrius Grosse
as Emmett Yawners
Trieste Kelly Dunn
as Siobhan Kelly
Matt Servitto
as Brock Lotus
Lili Simmons
as Rebecca Bowman
Daniel Ross Owens
as Dan Kendall
Toby Leonard Moore
as Christopher Hanson
Odette Annable
as Nola Longshadow
Russell Means
as Benjamin Longshadow
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Critic Reviews for Banshee: Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (19)

Banshee has a ridiculous energy that's ultimately irresistible, especially when it starts to seem like a shameless mash-up of other TV and film properties.

January 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Down and dirty, poppy and preposterous, Banshee is the work of writers no longer concerned with making a first impression, just a lasting one.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Its overall implausibility and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink plotting work against what little promise Banshee has.

January 9, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Check your brain at the door - and, while you're at it, hand over your taste, judgment and sophistication, too. Banshee is baloney.

January 9, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Banshee can be preposterously entertaining, or perhaps entertainingly preposterous.

January 10, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

January 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Banshee: Season 1


Super Reviewer

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.


Super Reviewer

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.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

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