Anybody watching Banshee?

(55 Posts)
SlatternismyMiddlename Thu 16-May-13 22:26:17

I think I might want to marry Lucas Hood. Not sure if my DH will agree to it though.

Ladytron Sat 18-May-13 13:53:02

Yes me! It's fab (so far).
Mmm he is a hunk, but get the impression he could be of shorter stature <goes for the tall types>
Do you think the wayward daughter is actually his natural daughter?

SlatternismyMiddlename Sat 18-May-13 20:53:25

I was starting to think I was the only one who had discovered the joy (and pain) that is Banshee - it is not for the faint of heart.

I took it for granted that Deva was Lucas' when he discovered her date of birth on her driving license. But it hasn't been mentioned since.

I hadn't noticed if he was short, was too busy looking at other attributes smile

buzzgirly Sun 19-May-13 08:19:57

I'm watching it too. Lucas is gorgeous, he does seem a bit short - doesn't put me off wink!

I'm not sure how long he will last as Sheriff considering how many people he keeps beating up. I just watched this weeks episode last night, quite brutal for me!

SlatternismyMiddlename Sun 19-May-13 10:56:45

I also wondered how somebody who has been in jail for the last 15 years could manage to know all the procedural stuff that goes with being a sheriff. Never mind the level of violence he uses, in front of witnesses.

But then again I don't think I should be looking at the storyline THAT closely smile.

I have a feeling it may get more brutal. There are bits that make me physically wince.

Ladytron Sun 19-May-13 17:39:52

Yes this week's epi with the fight with Sanchez was horrible.
He doesn't know all the Sheriff procedures - his female sidekick has put him straight/given him the nod a couple of times. She's also been lusting after him ,or have I imagined that? But who wouldn't!
Did you notice after his cellar up-against-the-wall shag with Rebecca, she went straight upstairs and outside into Proctor's car and put her feet up on the dash. NO KNICKERS ON. (Skanky)

Cooroo Mon 20-May-13 22:08:40

Wildly improbable but quite fun so far. Still looking for the new Breaking Bad and this isn't it, but we'll stick with it for a bit.

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 21-May-13 08:06:36

I agree with that it is a wildly improbable concept - but I like the idea of a love story set against a background of a seemingly conservative small town which is actually a hot bed of illegal and immoral activity.

And Lucas Hood is hot.

buzzgirly Wed 22-May-13 17:41:03

What is his real name? Lucas Hood is the sheriff he's impersonating? I don't I've heard anyone use his actual name. I may be over thinking it!

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 28-May-13 18:05:45

Sorry buzzgirl I didn't see your post. We don't know his real name, I think it's supposed to add to the enigma of who he is.

I enjoyed last nights episode.

2blessed Thu 30-May-13 06:21:41

Loving this show! Agree about the concept, surely it can't sustain more than one series especially with that fbi agent sticking around...

I was going to start a thread about Banshee smile - glad I found this.

Yes, a bit very improbably, but what a ride grin!

*SPOILER ALERT*

So, Deva MUST be Lucas Hood's daughter, surely? Why has this not been mentioned this he discovered her age?
Lucas is a Good Guy, although he is a bit damaged and a Bad Boy, yes?
Kai Proctor is Evil and Bad, but his Amish background may be a bit of Achilles Heel of his, non?
His bowtie wearing sidekick is v creepy.
Sugar we love of course.
Carey/Ana - hm, she's got a good thing going with her family, you don't get the impression that she's in a bad marriage, but obviously has the hots for Lucas. And what about Rabbit?? Her dad?!
And I love, love, love the character of Joe - so what to see more of him!!

Can't wait for the next episode. How many are there altogether? Does anyone know?

ilovepowerhoop Thu 30-May-13 11:30:05

it has been signed up for another series according to the facebook page

ilovepowerhoop Thu 30-May-13 11:32:52

looks like there are 10 episodes as the season finale has already been shown in America

ilovepowerhoop Thu 30-May-13 11:33:25

looks like there are 10 episodes as the season finale has already been shown in America - of season one I mean

SlatternismyMiddlename Thu 30-May-13 19:12:40

Ooooooh, a second series.

I'm still enjoying it. The fight scene with the bikers was fairly brutal, true to Banshee form. Rebecca is a lucky girl smile.

Well.

The most recent episode (watched last night, recorded on Sky+) was a bit grim, wasn't it??
The fighting and powerplay in prison were all quite stomach turning IMO and I am not sure how I feel about what they did to his former jail buddy - sorry, cannot think of his name.

Maybe Lucas is less of a Good Guy than I hoped thought sad.
I suppose what he and Sugar did was a logical step to eliminate the threat he posed, but still...

And how v dare Carey/Ana consider giving him up to Rabbit??

I am taking this too seriously, aren't I?

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 04-Jun-13 20:56:16

I will watch it tonight and return to discuss.........

MoominMammasHandbag Tue 04-Jun-13 21:07:25

It's a bit violent for me to be honest; I have my eyes closed and my fingers in my ears at some points. And no way could I watch it with my teens; it's very sexually explicit.

Yep, I had my eyes covered in places as well.
I cannot stand sexual violence - it happens, I know that, but I don't need to see it for my entertainment, yeuch angry.

And no way could I watch this with anybody other than DH... He does not cope well with the 'gay' scenes hmmgrin

I still find it really v entertaining and at times funny.
No idea how they would ever resolve it or let it run in to a second series. And if it's a cliff hanger - grrrrr. I hate those!

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 04-Jun-13 23:06:00

Oh my, I feel a little bit sick.

I think the whole point of Lucas Hood is that he is a survivor, it ain't pretty, it ain't glamorous, he does what he has to do to get through. He is a scrapper. But saying that, it wasn't easy to watch.

There was some humour in the episode. I also think that is the first episode Carrie has stayed fully clothed.

juniperinNZ Wed 05-Jun-13 07:53:39

It's a very good series, although if you are not liking the amount of violence I'd stop watching now, as it gets a lot worse... They showed it a while ago here in New Zealand as Antony Starr who plays the sheriff is a Kiwi and they get very excited here about anything that is on tv that shows one of their own smile (well of our own I suppose as my ds is a Kiwi...).

It gets worse??
Oh my.
<gets smelling salts>

And he's a Kiwi, is he?
I couldn't tell

TwllBach Wed 05-Jun-13 18:57:31

I'm watching it too!!

It is a bit full of sex and violence, I'm another one that winces at the fights and blushes at the sex scenes blush

I quite like it though - I'm a sucker for a damaged, scrappy man. He so obviously loves Carrie/Ana <swoon>

mrsjay Wed 05-Jun-13 20:52:13

I started watching all my recordings yesterday OH I SAY blush it is a but full on the dds normally watch new stuff with us but I dont think I could watch all the sex infront of them I was blushing It is good though grin

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