“Do you know what’s worse than getting your testicles crushed with a baseball bat? Getting them crushed again.”
– Kai Proctor
Aah, Banshee. One of my favorite shows of all time. Violence comes in all forms and colours and Banshee displayed it perfectly. As a Fanshee (yep.) it’s impossible for me to write a unprejudiced review, but at least you know my thoughts about it.
This show is a wonderful mix of gory violence, fantastic characters, a round story and a beautiful setup.
A man is released from prison after serving 15 years for planning to keep $15 million in diamonds that he was stealing on behalf of his employer, a Ukrainian mob boss named Rabbit. His former lover and accomplice, Rabbit’s daughter Anastasia, took off with the diamonds. Rabbit is after him because he thinks the man will lead him to his daughter and the diamonds. The man flees to the small fictional Pennsylvanian town of Banshee, where Anastasia has been living under the alias of Carrie Hopewell, the wife of the DA with two children. Lucas Hood, the new sheriff, arrives in town and is immediately killed when he intervenes in a dispute between local criminals and a bar owner. The man takes Hood’s identity and has to impersonate the sheriff and deal with ex-Amish crime lord Kai Proctor, sort things out with “Carrie” and get his share of the diamonds while evading Rabbit.
The story may not sound that good, but trust me – it’s worth getting watched. It’s super-underrated! The characters are wonderful and deeper than you may think.
Very interesting about the whole show is the depiction of the Amish in Pennsylvania.
I don’t know how much truth between the show and the real amish lies, but I really enjoyed watching the live of this special group.
The shows SPFX is supreme, combined with a wonderful soundtrack and beautiful camera work.
My opinion about Banshee: I wish I could delete everything I know about this show so I can watch it again without knowing the ending!
I’ll rate 5/5 Stars.