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Guy Gardener January 12 2013 07:49 AM

Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

New crime drama about a criminal antihero.

On his first day out of prison, this exconvict gets into a bar fight, with some goons, backing up the local sheriff who is also on his first day, who no one in the hick water town of Banshee has yet met, who then dies during the proceeding, the sheriff not the convict, and this criminal for several very good reasons decides to assume the deadmans identity as a lawman.

Lots of stuff going on.

So MUCH violence... and all the boobies are just delightfully gratuitous.

Staring seminal New Zealand Actor Anthony Starr, who has a well tailored Yank accent you can barely see through, that you would never assume he had ever been in a few episodes of Xena Warrior Princess.

Lets just stress again how violent this show is again.

A bottle of Ketchup found itself completely all the ways inside this one guy.

It was awesome.

Roger Wilco January 12 2013 08:05 AM

Re: Banshee is hard, even for HBO.
Sounds good to me, I'll check it out. :D

JoeZhang January 12 2013 09:58 AM

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Looks like over the top nonsense - can't wait to see it.

The Mirrorball Man January 12 2013 11:28 AM

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It looks like a Lucas Lee movie.

Guy Gardener January 12 2013 11:33 AM

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It's a Cinemax and HBO collaboration according to IMDB, but I'm not positive who is airing it first.

stj January 12 2013 12:56 PM

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What's wrong with the internet is these so-called critics who can't get the facts right: It was a bottle of A One!steak sause, not ketchup! This obviously changes the interpretation of the entire scene! Except it's dramatically WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!

Seriously, that much gore isn't entertaining for me. The most fun moment was trying on the uniform. The deputy sheriff just told the guy where to get them taylored.

Guy Gardener January 12 2013 01:06 PM

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I thought I was translating into Americanese?

All steak sauce is is Soya sauce plus ketchup.

Genus and species.

My big happy adrenalin moment was when "Lucus" met the girl, and introduced himself as the Sheriff.

That was so fricking Bruce Wayne.

stj January 12 2013 01:10 PM

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Or maybe Vancouver does sell ketchup in those square A One bottles? After all, nobody really knows what Canadians won't do.

Guy Gardener January 12 2013 01:22 PM

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The original Lucas Hood made a massively big deal about eating a good steak.

What sort of monster would put ketchup on a 12 dollar steak?

lennier1 February 1 2013 05:00 AM

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After the discussion on how to ruin a perfectly good steak, let's talk about the show again.

This week's scene where a rapist got what he deserves (pretty brutal, even for this show) definitely sealed the deal for me.

Guy Gardener February 1 2013 10:37 AM

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The weakness in this show is that morons do idiot shit on purpose that they should know is going to get them thumped just so he hero can hulk out.

I was thinking about classic Knight Rider with how there's always a bully landgrab swindler in every small town he visited, sequentially, when it could have all happened simultaneously and Michael Knight would have been four years late to save the last town by the week of his final mission.

But we're supposed to believe that for years now that this semicelebrity beats and rapes a 20something in every town he goes to and they all accept his pay off after the fact?

There's video of David Hasselhoff eating dogfood off his kitchen floor.

There are no secrets in the 21st century.

TemporalFlux February 2 2013 10:20 AM

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So...Sherriffs are elected by popular vote in most places I know. These people elected somebody they never met? Reminds me of that Eddie Murphy movie Distinguished Gentleman - "Vote for the name you know!"

Guy Gardener February 2 2013 10:53 AM

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They were going to run the real new guy in the next election.

It had all been set up.

But when the current Sheriff got killed (or left?) it became a pickle.

So they slipped "Hood" in early because of a loophole.

The Mayor told our hero this in the pilot at the diner.

Data Holmes February 3 2013 02:03 AM

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I like this show.

Pingfah February 3 2013 10:54 AM

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I watch this show on Saturday mornings, along with The Transporter: The Series. Both perfectly brainless ways to ease into a weekend. Loving both of them, feels like the 80s are back.

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