Were I a TV show, I’d want to be Banshee when I grew up. It’s basically one hour of repeatedly slamming your expectations with the kitchen sink. This show’s equivalent parallel in cinema would be Pulp Fiction. The atmosphere encompasses noir, caper, action, Amish, ethereal, incest, cops, robbers, anti-hero, nasty turned to 11 over 13 episodes. I did not see a movie last year that interested me more than any episode of this season’s Banshee.
Initially, I wasn’t interested in watching the pilot but procrastination got the best of me and by mid-season I was looking for travel plans so I could go anywhere that show wanted me to go. Season one seemed like the writers were having a blast blowing minds and building challenges off of the various archetypes. Season 2, the reigns were removed on visual side and things have been a hell of a ride on all fronts. Malick-style (Truth About Unicorns) to Season 3 multiple styles ending with an actioncam, security footage, night vision (You Can’t Hide From The Dead), Banshee is everything that I would want to do on a serialized show.
It’s structure allows for a variety of visual styles and story themes. Next episode seems like it might be a bit of a road show. Typing this on this phone is forcing me to wrap this up. I was going compare it to how Person of Interest is somewhat within a similar spirit but finds its way within the confines of the CBS spectrum. Anyway, my Friday is so much better with #Banshee on the scene.