Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017109/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    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.
     
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  2. Roger Wilco

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    Sounds good to me, I'll check it out. :D
     
  3. JoeZhang

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    Looks like over the top nonsense - can't wait to see it.
     
  4. The Mirrorball Man

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    It looks like a Lucas Lee movie.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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

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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.
     
  7. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  8. stj

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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.
     
  9. Guy Gardener

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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?
     
  10. lennier1

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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.
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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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.
     
  12. TemporalFlux

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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!"
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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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.
     
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  14. Data Holmes

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    I like this show.
     
  15. Pingfah

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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.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Transporter is way more brainless.
     
  17. Pingfah

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    Yes, that is definitely true.
     
  18. Zaku

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    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.
     
  19. Pingfah

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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.
     
  20. Zaku

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    I've never seen Trasporter. Now you got me curious ... :)