BANSHEE Season 2 Finale Previewpalooza: “Bullets and Tears” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday March 14th second season finale of BANSHEE. Direct from Cinemax, “Proctor gets out of jail. With Juliet gone and Alex visiting the slaughter house in his absence, Rebecca’s allegiance is in question. Lucas and Carrie use memories of the past to fortify themselves for the battle with a merciless Rabbit.” [Read more...]

BANSHEE Preview: Man’s Inability to Change Foreshadows An Uncertain Future

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After last week’s simultaneously shattering and stunning episode, “The Truth About Unicorns,” where Hood (Antony Starr) and Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) tried to take a break from their insane lives and envision what their future could have been in their dream house – only to have it literally go up in flames after Rabbit’s sniper took out Agent Racine (Zeljko Ivanek) – this week’s new episode “Armies Of One” is a return to the chaos wrought by all their intersecting lives in BANSHEE. [Read more...]

BANSHEE Preview: An Unforgivable Crime Stirs Up Tensions Between the Kinaho and Amish

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Nothing sparks churning tensions between two cultures faster than the murder of a teen girl. In last week’s BANSHEE, when Sheriff Hood (Antony Starr) was tapped to actually do his job and solve the murder of a young Kinaho teenager, his investigation took him exactly where he did not want to go – behind the doors of both the Kinaho and Amish communities. Neither welcomed him with open arms or was willing to provide the vital information needed to track the killer.

Hood’s own efforts led him and his deputies right smack into a bloody Kinaho brawl that left everyone battered and broken. It also sent Hood right into the waiting arms of Siobhan Kelly (Trieste Kelly Dunn), who was just dying for a chance for some sexual healing herself after her brutal confrontation with her ex-husband in the episode before. Good thing Hood knows how to be a gentleman and never mentions his numerous sexual liaisons or there may be more than one young lady looking to put his head on a platter. [Read more...]

BANSHEE Previewpalooza: “The Warrior Class” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday January 24th episode of BANSHEE. Direct from Cinemax, “Lucas and his team must deal with the leader of the Kinaho tribe, Chayton Littlestone, when a murder creates tension between them and the Amish. Meanwhile, Lucas must deal with an unwelcome visitor and Carrie welcomes an unexpected one.” [Read more...]

BANSHEE Season 2 Preview: Hiding in Plain Sight Can Be Dangerous

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Good news for fans, the second season of BANSHEE continues the show’s lightning streak. There will be brawling fist-fights, fast cars, and plenty of Lucas Hood (Antony Starr).

Picking up right where the show left off in Season 1, everyone has a lot to answer for as the feds have arrived in Banshee to find out why a top Ukranian mobster like Rabbit (Ben Cross) singled out their small town to rain down hell. Apparently the feds just are not buying that it is a dust-up over a father-daughter falling out. So Carrie Hopewell aka Anna (Ivana Milicevic) has a lot of explaining to do – and because they are not questions she really wants to answer or can explain, the feds are threatening to throw her in jail until she feels like talking. [Read more...]

Television Nirvana: 5 of Television’s Hottest New Shows

Each year there are just a handful of television shows that take us by complete surprise and knock our socks off; yet because they are not usually launched on big network, it is nearly impossible to see them coming.  It then becomes a heady feeling of “love at first sight” – all the more treasured because we were not simply seduced by glamorous posters or sizzling preview trailers.  Instead, these are shows that were intriguing on concept and deemed worthy of a peek; and once seen, we know that we had fallen head-over-heels in love
 
Each Fall, avid TV viewers anxiously await the debut of the traditional Fall season of television shows that launch and find places on our viewing lists.  But with the ever-expanding market of cable and off-cable networks launching television shows all year round and offering some of the best shows on television, it has become intriguing to see what new crop of shows will slip under the radar and capture our hearts.
 
While 2013 is by no means anywhere near close to being over, so far there have been five new break-out series that deserve mention and honors for being such “fall in love” shows: ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America), BANSHEE (Cinemax), THE AMERICANS (FX), CONTINUUM (Syfy), and ROGUE (DirecTV).
 
I can just hear you scratching your head right now as you wonder where on earth I came up with these shows.  Most are shows you will not have heard of, and if you have heard of them, it was perhaps just in passing.  These are not shows that the average viewer even knows exist.  But they should.
 
These are the shows that will make you glad you are a TV addict; for trust me, if you are reading this article, you are an “addict” and television viewers who read about TV shows do not take their obsession lightly.
 
So what makes these particular five shows so spectacular, let me count the ways: [Read more...]

In Appreciation of BANSHEE: A Wild Ride Down the Rabbit Hole


 
Very few television shows can actually lay claim to the charmingly descriptive use of Lewis Carroll’s phraseology, but Cinemax’s BANSHEE was smart enough to actually name their villain “Mr. Rabbit.”  With the octane-fuelled and intense season one finale knocking at the door, fans that have embraced the series are finally going to be rewarded with a final confrontation with uber-villain Rabbit (Ben Cross) versus reluctant-hero Lucas Hood (Antony Starr).
 
As faithful viewers already know, neither Rabbit or Hood bears their true name and hides behind a moniker befitting their illusory masks in order to instill fear or trust in those around them.  Rabbit seeks to terrorize all those around him in order to keep control of his criminal organization; and Lucas seeks everyone’s trust so that they will not suspect his true identity and dark past.  So names, like Lewis Carroll was infinitely aware, are powerful.  Just why a criminal would choose the name “Rabbit” still confounds us.  But perhaps it is meant to be an Americanization of something as simple as Rabinowitz; and surely, the name Rabbit sounds a bit more terrifying.  Or perhaps it was meant to be more reassuring and less threatening for a man who has no heart. [Read more...]

BANSHEE Preview: Thief Turned Reluctant Sheriff Hero Finds Himself In the Cross-Hairs


 
In this week’s episode of the Cinemax series BANSHEE entitled “Half Dead Is Better Than All Dead,” Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) finds himself caught in the cross-hairs of fate.  As if being caught red-handed with a priceless painting is not enough to land him back inside a penitentiary, imagine how thorny things get when Cole Moody’s (J.D. Evermore) hoodlum brothers come looking for some painful payback. [Read more...]

Welcome to BANSHEE: The Sheriff Will Steal Your Heart, Your Job and Anything Else He Can Get His Hands On!

The new gritty Cinemax drama series BANSHEE invites viewers to get to know the sleepy community of Banshee, Pennsylvania, which is anything but what it seems. For a start, the new sheriff in town is not who anyone thinks he is. Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) is an ex-con, master thief who has come to town seeking $10 million in diamonds that he left with his ex-girlfriend who is hiding out in Banshee; and following Lucas’ breadcrumbs after his release from prison is the vicious crime boss Mr. Rabbit (Ben Cross) he stole the diamonds from 15 years before. Just how Lucas assumes the town sheriff’s identity is a clever twist of fate. It also gives him the perfect cover to come into town and shake things up a bit. [Read more...]