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Banshee 

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An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.
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2016   2015   2014   2013  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Antony Starr ...  Lucas Hood 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Ivana Milicevic ...  Carrie Hopewell / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Kai Proctor 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Frankie Faison ...  Sugar Bates 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Matt Servitto ...  Deputy Brock Lotus / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Hoon Lee ...  Job 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Ryann Shane ...  Deva Hopewell 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Lili Simmons ...  Rebecca Bowman 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Matthew Rauch ...  Clay Burton 33 episodes, 2013-2016
Rus Blackwell ...  Gordon Hopewell 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Trieste Kelly Dunn ...  Deputy Siobhan Kelly 34 episodes, 2013-2016
Demetrius Grosse ...  Deputy Emmett Yawners 22 episodes, 2013-2016
Ben Cross ...  Mr. Rabbit 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Anthony Ruivivar ...  Alex Longshadow 18 episodes, 2013-2015
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Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief, assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed years earlier. This ex-con imposes his own brand of justice where violence erupts at every turn in the not so quiet Amish town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Written by megcak555

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Season 4 will be its final season. See more »

Goofs

The USMC Marines from Camp Genoa are seen in town in their digital (deployment) uniforms. Marines cannot wear those off base other than being in actual field training or combat. For the bar and town scenes, they would be in some combination of the Alpha or Bravo uniform, the dress green blouse and trousers with the Khaki shirt and tie. Or at more formal events, in their blues. See more »

Quotes

Sugar Bates: [looking at three dead bodies, & a recently released ex-convict, in his bar] It's what you call in the bible "a clusterfuck of epic proportions"
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Each episode has an additional scene after the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Warrior: The Itchy Onion (2019) See more »

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The best action show no one is watching
16 January 2015 | by Meatball_McGeeSee all my reviews

Banshee has recently started its third season, yet if you search for online reviews of the show from the major entertainment sites, you'll find almost none. Which is a crying shame, because for any one who loves good action shows, Banshee is a must watch. There's a reason, despite being on a premium channel not many people watch, that Banshee has lasted this long. And that reason is sheer awesome badassery.

First off, being a premium show (and a Cinemax one at that), Banshee is chock full of gratuitous nudity and sex (which, not to sound dirty, is of pretty high quality). And there is typically at least one crazy violent scene per episode. So if neither of those are your cup of tea, maybe you should skip this show. But if you like or don't mind either of those things, you'll find amazing gun-battles, even more amazing hand-to-hand fight scenes, and some cool, gritty characters.

The plot is a tough pill to swallow early on in the first season--a hotshot thief just happens to get the opportunity to masquerade as a small town sheriff in Amish country--and you pretty much have to resign yourself to the fact that nearly every female character on the show will sleep with the protagonist at one point or another at the point of bordering on the absurd. But after the first few episodes and the benefit of suspension of disbelief, the show becomes incredibly addictive, and you end up really caring about these characters. Stand outs include the mysterious protagonist; Kai, the Amish crime boss; the criminally underused deputies who both aid and are suspicious of the protagonist; and Job, our hero's cross- dressing confidant.

What makes Banshee stand out are the little things--the subtle changes to the opening credits in each episode. The epilogue scenes of each episode. The incredibly well-choreographed hand- to-hand fight scenes. The foreshadowing of developments to come.

If you're a fan of shows like Justified, and True Blood, and Sons of Anarchy, then you'll love Banshee. Cinemax is well worth the subscription just to watch this show (plus you get other awesome shows like Strike Back and The Knick, but that's beyond the scope of this interview). Do yourself a favor and start watching this show immediately.


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11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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