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Old February 3 2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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Re: Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

Transporter is way more brainless.
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Old February 3 2013, 12:23 PM   #17
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Re: Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

Yes, that is definitely true.
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Old February 3 2013, 02:08 PM   #18
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Loving both of them, feels like the 80s are back.
I really don't remember all that sex and violence and transvestites and morally challenged main characters in the '80s...

Perhaps we watched different shows

Edit: and serialization! Single episodes were pretty interchangeable then.
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Old February 3 2013, 05:25 PM   #19
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I just mean action shows in general, The Transporter particularly is very reminiscent of something like The A-Team or Knightrider, in that it is one story a week, where a tough guy on the fringes of society helps somebody out of trouble or faces some moral dilemma, and focussed primarily on action over character drama.

Banshee is very violent and sexually explicit, that's true, but it seems to be steering in a "gang of misfits pulls off jobs each week" direction, and is about a tough guy and his backup, who has to balance his inherently moral side with kicking some ass each week. They both remind me of 80s TV.

ETA: I don't think the main character in either show is morally challenged, they both seem to have strong ideas of what they consider moral, and stick to them.
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Old February 3 2013, 05:45 PM   #20
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I've never seen Trasporter. Now you got me curious ...
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Old February 3 2013, 08:14 PM   #21
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Re: Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

Well, Rachel "Black Canary" Skarsten takes her top off in the pilot and then cries in the shower.

Tears are so sexy.
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Old February 3 2013, 08:16 PM   #22
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Its basically 45 minutes of fighting, car chases and boobs.
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Old February 3 2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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I just mean action shows in general, The Transporter particularly is very reminiscent of something like The A-Team or Knightrider, in that it is one story a week, where a tough guy on the fringes of society helps somebody out of trouble or faces some moral dilemma, and focussed primarily on action over character drama.

Banshee is very violent and sexually explicit, that's true, but it seems to be steering in a "gang of misfits pulls off jobs each week" direction, and is about a tough guy and his backup, who has to balance his inherently moral side with kicking some ass each week. They both remind me of 80s TV.

ETA: I don't think the main character in either show is morally challenged, they both seem to have strong ideas of what they consider moral, and stick to them.
Now all we need is a few good anthology series to go with Femme Fatales, like the old outer limits, tales from the crypt, perversions of science, and red shoe diaries.
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Old February 3 2013, 09:26 PM   #24
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Or Amazing Stories. That one was great. They keep trying with those, but the appetite for them seems to be gone.
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Old March 2 2013, 01:32 PM   #25
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After seeing tonights episode of Banshee, I have decided that Die Hard hereafter should always be referred to as "Ticklefight".

Oh.

Odette Anabelle.

Is there nothing she can't class up?
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Old March 4 2013, 09:02 PM   #26
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Its basically 45 minutes of fighting, car chases and boobs.
Is that good or bad?
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Old March 5 2013, 12:17 PM   #27
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Its basically 45 minutes of fighting, car chases and boobs.
Is that good or bad?
Oh good. TBH, the car chases sometimes leave a little to be desired, some of them are obviously sped up, but the fight choreography is really good, and the women are attractive.

There's only so much of that sort of thing I can take, but there hasn't really been a full on mindless action show that wasn't watered down for US network TV or basic cable for a while, and The Transporter is definitely it, and has the benefit of being produced for European network TV, which is a lot more explicit.
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Old March 10 2013, 10:46 PM   #28
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You had me with "and all the boobies" I'm in. JK.

Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out.
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Old March 10 2013, 11:22 PM   #29
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Rachel "Black Canary" Skarsten takes her top off in the pilot
If I may be totally immature for a moment, how does she look?
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Old March 10 2013, 11:35 PM   #30
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Wet, just like anyone else glistening in the shower.

Watching her kill things on Lost girl is way hotter than a couple moments of free dumpling exposure.
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