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post #61 of 263
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I am loving Banshee. Although the big fight scene between Carrie/Anastasia and Rabbit's thug henchmen was brilliantly choreographed, I couldn't help but think it a little silly. Even a well trained woman is not going to defeat a buff, 200 pound, killer in a fist fight if the guy is determined to kill her. Oh, well, it was as exciting as hell and made clear that Carrie is not afraid to kill if necessary so I'm not really complaining..

Don't think he really wanted to kill her. I loved it when he complimented her but said that she was still a girl so not dangerous.
post #62 of 263
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Don't think he really wanted to kill her. I loved it when he complimented her but said that she was still a girl so not dangerous.

Good point! Upon mature reflection, I agree that Rabbit's thug was trying to avoid having to Kill Carrie until he stabbed her with a stake, which at that point was an act of self-preservation. The guy clearly had feelings for her. Anyway, whether plausible or not, the fight scene was very well done and made for great television.
post #63 of 263
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Good point! Upon mature reflection, I agree that Rabbit's thug was trying to avoid having to Kill Carrie until he stabbed her with a stake, which at that point was an act of self-preservation. The guy clearly had feelings for her. Anyway, whether plausible or not, the fight scene was very well done and made for great television.

We watch Spartacus followed by Banshee each Friday night. I term it Friday Night Fights! It definitely was this week...
post #64 of 263
Nice homage to Gillette. I miss the Gillette, TGIF happy hour every Friday night.
post #65 of 263
Enjoying this also. The fight was over the top IMO. With all the destruction in the room, nothing was left unbroken. It was hard to suspend disbelief on that one.
post #66 of 263
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Friday night, Pizza, Beer, and Banshee! biggrin.gif

Can't wait. Just gotta get through work and exercising.
post #67 of 263
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Good episode. Season finale next week! I don't want it to end frown.gif
post #68 of 263
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Good episode. Season finale next week! I don't want it to end frown.gif

Agree
post #69 of 263
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Good episode. Season finale next week! I don't want it to end frown.gif

My wife and I love this show. It shouldn't be so with the plot holes and craziness but the dang thing works really well. Great characters.
post #70 of 263
We can't get enough of it, despite of or because of how twisted it is.
We have come to the conclusion though that the only way to settle a disagreement in Banshee is by beating one another within an inch of their lives.
post #71 of 263
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Good episode. Season finale next week! I don't want it to end frown.gif

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Agree

Banshee is number 2 on my Guilty Pleasure list. Only the terminally dumb but always exciting Nikita supplants it. Banshee is a better show than Nikita but I feel marginally less guilty for liking it than I do for liking Nikita.smile.gif
post #72 of 263
^ouch... this on the same level of Nikita... ? How is that horrific show still on... ?

Oh! there is a thread on this show! Nice! I've been quite happy with this show. I wasn't expecting much only that I knew the Chick from Casino Royale was in this (obscure I know... lol). A nice mix of "unique" characters and drama with some good ol arse kickin. I some how get a kick out of that... Asian "guy" with really great sarcasm and he's not a slouch too!
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This guy scares me more than the head guy. lol... :cringe:
post #73 of 263
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Season finale tonight! Check out this picture I found from homegirl.
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@ivanamilicevic: Here's some bruises I got while preparing for and shooting tonight's episode of #banshee @Cinemax 10pm!! All better!
post #74 of 263
Hey, can they shorten the fights a bit? I mean this is getting ridiculous. No one can take that kind of punishment and keep coming back. Rather cartoonish. Still like the show though.
post #75 of 263
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Holy sh*t! Awesome season finale biggrin.gif
Can't wait to read all the comments. What does everybody think?

Not too sure about Rabbit getting loose. Guess they're saving him for next season?
post #76 of 263
Young C, you got that right, awesome finale, so much happened I am still processing it. I had a couple of choice quotes but I have lost them. Loved how the Banshee PD stepped up and came to Locas's rescue, along with Job and company.
post #77 of 263
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Young C, you got that right, awesome finale, so much happened I am still processing it. I had a couple of choice quotes but I have lost them. Loved how the Banshee PD stepped up and came to Locas's rescue, along with Job and company.

That's for sure. How Brock mentioned "Where do you and the A-Team planning to go?" or something similar when he pulled them over.

So I guess Gordan and family moved out since Carrie sided to free Hood.

The scene where Burton was strangling Mr. Longshadow's henchman was intense. I briefly looked away as I thought the dude's neck was going to be sliced open eek.gif

I guess Kai really got revenge on Mr. Longshadow by blowing up the progress work on their new casino/hotel. I did not know who that single man was. The guy making the phone call to his girlfriend/wife, then getting blown up when Deva made the phone call triggering the explosives.

Really wish Rabbit was killed by his daughter, Anastasia (Carrie.) I think she shot him? Guess it wasn't a "shoot to kill" as she could have shot him in the head or what not. Then again, she shot him twice in the stomach.

I'm glad that none of the "good guys" died during the rescuing operation. Job, Sugar, Brock, Emmett, Siobhan, Carrie, and Hood all made it out a live.

When the hunters found the dead body in the fields I figured it was Rabbit. It was the guys that Hood killed in the original bar fight in the beginning! eek.gif

Not to mention, Hood's son researching where he was, and finding the Youtube video clip. It took like 8 episodes for the story to do something with the Youtube fight scene tongue.gif

Looking forward to next season for sure. 2014 is so far away, but glad we have Strike Back coming shortly.

PS, wrote this reply after 3 high alcohol beers biggrin.gif
post #78 of 263
Ditto, great end to the season and can't wait for the next!
post #79 of 263
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We never saw any closure regarding Kai's Amish family, did we? That's weird. Towards the ending, we saw the fields of the Ammish country-side but nothing else. I guess when Kai came back to the land and threatened then, that scared them off.

How about the husband that Kai was threatening over his land? The husband that Kai filmed his wife having sex with him. That storyline was left alone.

Just some after thoughts (and after a few beers later) biggrin.gif

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Ditto, great end to the season and can't wait for the next!
You and me both
post #80 of 263
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I guess Kai really got revenge on Mr. Longshadow by blowing up the progress work on their new casino/hotel. I did not know who that single man was. The guy making the phone call to his girlfriend/wife, then getting blown up when Deva made the phone call triggering the explosives.

That was the mayor of Banshee

Really wish Rabbit was killed by his daughter, Anastasia (Carrie.) I think she shot him? Guess it wasn't a "shoot to kill" as she could have shot him in the head or what not. Then again, she shot him twice in the stomach.

I could have sworn she double tapped him, head and chest.


PS, wrote this reply after 3 high alcohol beers biggrin.gif

Thats why I forgot some of the best quotes!
post #81 of 263
The guy who got blown up in the casino blast was the young Mayor who had it out for Kai Proctor. Kai took him out and he never knew it.biggrin.gif
post #82 of 263
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From the HOTP thread at the top of the HDTV Programming forum page

Nielsen Notes (Cable)
Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Wraps Solid First Season
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Mar. 18, 2013

As all eyes are on the ratings for last night’s Season 2 finale of HBO’s Girls (expected any minute now), the season-finale numbers for Banshee, which airs on HBO sibling Cinemax, also came out today. While not as noisy as Girls and other cable series, the freshman drama executive produced by Alan Ball, which was already renewed for a second season, had a solid freshman run.

Its season finale Friday drew 455,000 viewers at 10 PM and 655,000 viewers for the two plays on the night. That is the largest audience yet for a Cinemax original series finale and third-highest for Banshee. Even before the finale, Banshee (average of 433,000 viewers in Live+Same Day/727,000 in Live+7) already outranked the two seasons of Cinemax’s Strike Back (303,000/512,000 for Season 2, 290,000/441,000 for Season 1).

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/cinemaxs-banshee-wraps-solid-first-season/
post #83 of 263
Ok Finale. Will be watching next season.
post #84 of 263
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Banshee Exclusive: Emmy Winner Zeljko Ivanek Joins Season 2 Cast as G-Man Racine
By Michael Ausiello, tvline.com, March 22, 2013 09:13 AM PDT

Some cool news for the Fanshees of the world: Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek is making tracks to Cinemax’s hit drama Banshee to play a pivotal character from the comic book, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Damages alum will appear in three Season 2 episodes as Jim Racine, a chain smoking, renegade FBI agent who has been tracking Rabbit for 15 years. Racine, who was introduced in the prequel comic Banshee: Origins, arrives in town to investigate Rabbit’s disappearance, creating new complications for Lucas and Carrie.

http://tvline.com/2013/03/22/banshee-season-2-spoilers-zeljko-ivanek-cast-racine/
post #85 of 263
I love that dude, just what Banshee needs, a chain smoking, renegade F. B. I. agent to add to the craziness.
post #86 of 263
I am a big Zeljko Ivanek fan too. The guy is a great character actor who in every role he gets shows remarkable believability. Looking forward to seeing hin in Banshee! He will fit in well with a remarkable ensemble cast. When the show started, I had never heard of Antony Star and thought of Ivana Milicevic as just another decorative beauty. Who knew that either had the chops to turn in the riveting performances both gave in Season 1? Several other members of the cast, too numerous to discuss here, have also been terrific,
post #87 of 263
I grabbed this series On Demand and watched it over the weekend. Actually stayed up to 2:30AM last night to finish because I couldn't got to sleep being that tense. While I hope in future they edit down some of the fight scenes that go on forever, this show has some scrumptious characters. I love the Amish mobster with his psycho sidekick and his beautiful protégé, the cops, the pressure that Hood will always be under and his over the top solutions to problems. Not believable in our universe, but Banshee is just this side of surreal, it works and I'm confident that Lucas will somehow maintain his high wire act identity, somehow, by continuing to apply brutal chaos to volatile situations. Yes, he's got acting chops...another Aussie, right? I have no idea how they will interweave the Ana/Carriie/family situation next season. I suppose they are still in jeopardy until Rabbit is finished. I'm interested to see how the Kai/Lucas dynamic shakes out. Can't help but like Kai. I hope they find a nice balance of mutual support without undermining either character. For those who can't get behind the Hood character...well he's a thief, professional criminal, a killer with a ton of bottled up rage and pain making it up as he goes along. Sometimes he does good, sometimes he's just surviving. Good or bad, he's fun to watch.
post #88 of 263
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Banshee Exclusive: Julian Sands Books Season 2 Arc as Divine Sibling
By Michael Ausiello, tvline.com, April 5, 2013 02:41 PM PDT

Ruh-roh: Banshee‘s resident Big Bad has a brother — and he too has evil coursing through his veins.

Julian Sands (24, Smallville) has booked a multi-episode Season 2 arc on the Cinemax hit as Rabbit’s (Ben Cross) equally as dangerous younger brother who also happens to be a devout and amoral Ukrainian priest.

Sands is set to appear in three episodes.

Sands joins a Season 2 guest cast that also includes Damages Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek as Jim Racine, a chain smoking, renegade FBI agent who has been tracking Rabbit for 15 years.

Banshee ended its freshman season last month as Cinemax’s most-watched original series.

Production on Season 2 began this week.
http://tvline.com/2013/04/05/banshee-season-2-cast-julian-sands-rabbits-brother-priest/
post #89 of 263
^can't wait
post #90 of 263
I agree that the high quality guest cast announced for Season 2 of Banshee is an exciting development. As loud and dumb as Banshee often is, I love it and can hardly wait for it to come back. Like Strike Back, Banshee is near the top of my list of guilty pleasures.smile.gif
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