Banshee was an HBO show that in its first season did not get as much press as its more famous counterparts but ended up being just as entertaining. This caused me to worry about the second season. Would it be as good? Or would it come back down to earth? Fear not as season two is different, but just as high quality as the previous ten episodes.
Juxtaposed is the graphic violence and sex of the series with a subtler aspect in the second season. Showing no growing pains, they serve up a more intimate look at the unrest and troubles inside each of the main characters of the show. Character development has become more of a priority while still providing the raw energy of the fights, gun battles and romantic moments.
It is hard to categorize a series like this as it doesn’t fit into one slot. Banshee is part modern day Western, part gothic romance with a dash of soap opera thrown in for good measure. Instead of being a jumbled mess it is more of a jumbalaya. Meaning a tasty stew filled with a bunch of savoury ingredients.
Banshee is a small town in Pennsylvania. It is inhabited by the usuals plus has an Amish and native population, as well. Sleepy is not a word that can be used to describe this small town. Not since the introduction of Sheriff Lucas Hood (played by Antony Starr). I mean, that is not even his name, for God’s sake. That is the key to Banshee – nothing is as it seems. The biggest fish in the Banshee pond, Kai Proctor (played by Ulrich Thomson), is not simply a man who owns a meat processing plant. Carrie Hopewell (played by Ivana Milicevic) is not just a happily married mother of two. Sugar (played by Frankie Faison) is not just an ex con who owns a bar. Everyone has secrets and will keep you guessing.
-Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
-Inside the Title Sequence
-Zoomed In – behind the scenes featurettes of the first eight episodes of season two
-Conversation Between Olek and the Albino