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This is pulp television at its best, a fast, furious blast of over-the-top plotlines, scenery-chewing villains and tightly shot action scenes.
Despite all of its chaos, there's something more to Banshee than being mindless and random violence.
New complications mix with old ones to create a rich and often difficult tapestry of problems for the town and Hood, with once again engaging results.
My affection for this show grows as it pummels its way into a taut, enjoyable second season.
If Banshee's first season, at its best, was a gleeful binge on pop storytelling at its most disreputable, the second season feels like the hangover.
As a whole, Banshee's second season marks an impressive step forward for the series.
It left me wanting more -- more backstory, more mythology, more answers.
This Cinemax series knows it's crazy. It delights in its trashiness, its pulpiness. There's lots of crazy violence. There's lots of crazy sex. There are lots of crazy gunfights. The actors... are crazy hot.
If, amidst all the fisticuffs, high-speed robberies, and squirrel crushing Banshee can discover and show the audience what it is about these characters that makes them want to choose one life over the other, then season 2 might just top the first.
The beauty of Banshee comes from its compelling storytelling but also from its layered and complex characters, each of them continually being fleshed out.
Audience Reviews for Banshee: Season 2
Mar 30, 2015This season was more of the same and not of the good kind. The whole Mr. Rabbit ordeal should've been solved on S01 and we're treading on the same ground here as far as our protagonists go. Still, the villains get some more screen time with mixed results. The annoying flash back montage is here too, the silly romance too; only the nuttiness of the fight scenes and action set pieces is still top notch.Francisco G Super Reviewer
5d agoIt's been some time since I watched it, but I've still got a faint but clear light of memory that this was very entertaining, brutal and packed with exciting characters. It gets better with every season!
Jun 14, 2020In my opinion not quite as good as season 1 but definitely has its moments...and set up for a brilliant finale and a great cliffhanger for season 3
Jul 26, 2019This show continues its endless assault and i love it!
Jan 12, 2019Loved the show. Hope it will be back sometime in the future. Hood is a great character with a lot of potential diversity in what the character arc and plot could be year in and year out. They could have retired the Carrie and Sugar characters and had Job and Hood go off and create there own show.
Dec 29, 2017edit note: Originally this was just for season 1, but season 2 is pretty much the same so I will use it for both. I honestly don't know where I stand on this show. I do like part of it, but it can be problematic in other areas so its hard to get a solid feeling. Let's be honest, this show is a male power fantasy. An ex-con who is a badass prison fighter takes the identity of a sheriff in order to put himself near his old girlfriend and get her to come back to him... after fifteen years. With an Ukrainian mob boss coming after them. The premise is an old one, but they have some twists in it I like (such as the characters Sugar and Job). The main character "Hood" sleeps with almost everyone (spoiler alert, by season 2 it becomes all). The first season doesn't pass the Bechdel test easily. All three women characters (Rebecca, the Amish/bad girl, Ana the ex-girlfriend and Siobhan the deputy) revolve around Hood and I don't recall in the first season them talking to each other. The only break in the Bechdel test is Ana and her daughter talking, but not sure if that satisfies it for me enough. I do have to say with this being a Cinemax production that there is a lot of sex that goes with the violence (I think on per episode is the formula). I am surprised though, only one time did it show a woman trying to perform oral sex on the guy and he kind of pushes the woman away, then multiple times it showed a man going down on a woman. That was a very pleasant surprise. Most male power fantasies never show positive sexual interactions for women, but this show does do that. Other than that, there are some bad ideas... No you aren't automatically a badass because you are a good prison fighter. Yes, they should eventually figure out you aren't who you say you are. Oh, and the absolute worst was Ana trying to push away Hood constantly and being fairly horrible to him after he saved her daughter multiple times. The most negative aspect is the constant attempted sexual assault on women. They don't ever get away with it, the women (or someone else) usually stops it and gives the assaulters their just desserts. The problem is that its constant and is something the writers reach for every time they want a stressful event for a woman. Bad writing. Pros: Interesting story, acting isn't too bad and the sex scenes are fairly good for a power fantasy. Cons: Constant use of attempted rape as an event. Lazy writing and too much unbelievableness. Given all that, I still will watch second season, but from the first episode I am not sure if I will be this generous next review.
Jun 26, 2016Binge watch on Amazon Prime Video. If you don't already love the show you will by the end of Season 2
Jun 14, 2016So happy to see the show not dip off after the first season. Banshee continues to thrill, amaze and wow the audience with every episode.
Mar 16, 2016The first few episodes of Season 1 were mediocre, to say the least. All style, no substance. Every episode just seemed like a bunch of massive fights, strung together by random events. There was no real plot to speak of and the characters were all quite one-dimensional. Worst of all was the performance by lead actor Antony Starr, whose wooden action hero dialogue and antics were incredibly predicable and irritating. However, from a point in Season 1, probably around Episode 5 or 6, things start to take shape. A plot develops, and its a very good one. The characters gain some depth. Instead of black and white we have shades of grey. The unnecessary action is reduced somewhat and the drama increased. Direction and editing become more sophisticated: we have flashbacks, time jumps (sometimes back and forth spanning a few minutes, split screen shots, use of different colours to signify different times or places, use of teasers at the end of episodes. Antony Starr's performance also improves. His character becomes more nuanced and he rises to this challenge. It's hardly Brandoesque but his performance is solid, and far from the irritation it was. Even the outro improves, using a different song each episode, a song with a message relevant to the episode (much like The Sopranos did). It's as if the creators and writers needed a few episodes to find their feet and figure out where they were going to go with the series. Once they did, the show went from mediocre to great. Season 2 continues that good work.
Jan 09, 2015Fantastic action and writing. Character development is sincere and well thought out.