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Banshee

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[HBO] Lucas Hood deals with the fallout from the bloody face-off against Rabbit and the arrival of an unwelcome visitor in Season 2.
Starring
Antony StarrIvana MilicevicUlrich Thomsen
Genres
DramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Little Fish
    January 3, 2014
    50min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [Cinemax] HD. 'Little Fish.' Season Two Premiere. Lucas, Carrie and the Banshee PD face the music after their bloody shootout with Rabbit.
  2. 2. The Thunder Man
    January 17, 2014
    57min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'The Thunder Man.' (Season Two) Carrie moves out of Banshee; Siobhan relives a nightmare; Lucas returns Proctor's favor.
  3. 3. The Warrior Class
    January 24, 2014
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'The Warrior Class.' (Season Two) A shocking murder fractures relations between the Kinaho and the Amish; Lucas gets an unexpected visitor.
  4. 4. Bloodlines
    January 31, 2014
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Bloodlines.' (Season Two) Lucas follows up on a lead in the Cleary murder; Proctor offers Alex a peace offering.
  5. 5. The Truth About Unicorns
    February 7, 2014
    46min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'The Truth About Unicorns.' (Season Two) Lucas and Carrie make a detour; Agent Racine reveals the origins of his vendetta against Rabbit.
  6. 6. Armies of One
    February 14, 2014
    46min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Armies of One.' (Season Two) Jason's past catches up to him, and Lucas; Kai teaches Rebecca a hard lesson in allegiance.
  7. 7. Ways to Bury a Man
    February 21, 2014
    48min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Ways to Bury a Man.' (Season Two) An enraged Lucas decides to go after Kai; Carrie reconnects with Gordon under trying circumstances.
  8. 8. Evil for Evil
    February 28, 2014
    52min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Evil for Evil.' (Season Two) Lucas busts Proctor; Emmett is tested by Sharp and his skinheads; Carrie makes progress with Gordon.
  9. 9. Homecoming
    March 7, 2014
    49min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Homecoming.' (Season Two) Job's close encounter with a NYC priest brings Lucas and Carrie a step closer to Rabbit.
  10. 10. Bullets and Tears
    March 14, 2014
    60min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Bullets and Tears.' Season Two Finale. Fueled by painful memories, Lucas and Carrie steel themselves for a do-or-die showdown with Rabbit.

Bonus (10)

  1. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: The Priest
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    6min
    TV-MA
    Audio languages
    English
    HD. FBI agent Jim Racine (Zeljko Ivanek) takes his hunt for Rabbit to a priest (Julian Sands) with a shady past.
  2. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 A Look Ahead
    December 1, 2014
    5min
    18+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A thrilling preview of the various troubles that 'Banshee' sheriff Lucas Hood has to deal with in Season 2 of the hit Cinemax series.
  3. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: Hotwire
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    5min
    TV-MA
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    English
    HD. Job (Hoon Lee) gives Lucas (Antony Starr) pointers on hot-wiring a car in this 'Banshee' prequel clip.
  4. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: The Diner
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    3min
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    English
    HD. A glimpse at Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) and Gordon (Rus Blackwell) the first time they met.
  5. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: Brothers
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    5min
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    English
    HD. An illuminating introduction to a priest (Julian Sands) whose brother happens to be Rabbit (Ben Cross).
  6. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: The Person You Were Meant to Be
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    4min
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    HD. An intimate moment between Gordon (Rus Blackwell) and a pregnant Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) reveals an intriguing secret.
  7. Bonus: Banshee: Season 1 Recap
    December 8, 2014
    1min
    18+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Revisit the exciting twists and turns from Season 1 of the action-packed Cinemax series 'Banshee.'
  8. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Origins: Allenwood
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 11, 2021
    6min
    TV-MA
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    English
    HD. Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison) pays a visit to an imprisoned Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) early on in their relationship.
  9. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Trailer
    This video is currently unavailable
    March 15, 2013
    2min
    TV-14
    Audio languages
    English
    HD. Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) faces a new and deadly threat in Season 2 of the hit Cinemax series 'Banshee.'
  10. Bonus: Banshee: Season 2 Trailer
    November 24, 2014
    2min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) faces a new and deadly threat in Season 2 of the hit Cinemax series 'Banshee.'

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Supporting actors
Frankie R. FaisonHoon LeeRus BlackwellMatt ServittoDemetrius GrosseTrieste Kelly DunnRyann ShaneLili SimmonsAnthony RuivivarBen CrossGabriel SuttleZeljko IvanekDerek CecilOdette AnnableDeja Dee
Season year
2014
Network
HBO
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Smile!Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE BEST SERIES. EVER.
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A pastoral small town, with a new sheriff; Manhattan; a strong male lead with incredible presence/piercing blue eyes (why isn't he famous yet??); stolen identities; Amish ( good... and good Amish gone BAD); Indians; and reservation sovereignty; three quirkily beautiful BADASS female leads; Asian drag queen with Attitude and MAD Skillz; a black ex-boxing champ, ex-con who owns the town bar, heart of gold; a strip club; neoNazi skinheads; murderous Ukrainian gangsters; obsessed FBI agents; computer nerd; blood; prison life; a deadly bow-tied, spiffy, accountant-like 'cleaner-fixer'; blood (mostly from fistfights...); stolen identities; TWO long-running psychopathic villains - coincidentally with MAJOR family issues; epic-ly star-crossed lovers; (explicit gratuitous sex and nudity...😞); love triangles; violence, blood and more violence; did I mention BLOOD?; heartbreak ; incest; secrets; a whole lotta daddy issues; mysteries; crimes; good and bad shifting places... over-and-over-and-over...
Highest feature film production values. Superb scripting. Amazing acting. Edge-y editing. Several simultaneous storylines. Luminous lighting. NOT NOT NOT a cartoon, like the logo might indicate!!! Words do not do this series justice. Strap yourself in and turn on 'Banshee'...
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Quigly E. DemosthenesReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Preposterous Imposters
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Fun and interesting enough. Pretty enough people showing lotsa skin (and coupling)--with the usual bedpost or sightlines calculated to impose an unwanted discretion on the yet naughtier appetites they tease.
Bad people good enough to engage the audience. Good people bad enough... er, wait, No Good People.
Punches are thrown and punches and kicks and sharp blades are landed... time and again... things go boom on and around our phoenix-like heroes (or villains, as you see fit to ascribe) and yet, and yet, the next minute, the next day, the next week (much as with "Daredevil") the battered blood-besplattered (especially the gooder of the baddies) are rendered once again whole, resumed in fine and ache-less fettle behind the seemingly uncompromisable shield of protagonism... and a jolly time is had by all.
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Paper or KindleReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Building up inexorably to a satisfactory ending
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This is an astoundingly great follow-up to the ultra-violent season one. Sex scenes also abound, as everyone is sleeping with everyone else. There are so many characters, one might think it would be hard to follow just who is paired with whom and who is committing what crime, aided or opposed by whom, as loyalties and alliances fluctuate. There is incredible violence in every episode, and at some point, Lucas Hood starts wearing a bandage on his right wrist. He wears it right into season three, so he must have been badly injured in one of those fight scenes, no matter how carefully choreographed. Carrie's secret past - or some of it - has now been revealed, and her murderous Ukrainian father, a feared mob boss from NYC, is after her. Her daughter, Deva, now knows that Hood is her biological father, but she is following in both parents' footsteps by attempting to commit crimes. Proctor's niece, Rebecca, who was shunned by her Amish family and took shelter with him, is being initiated into his world of crime and taking to it with considerable enthusiasm. The new chief of the Kinaho tribe has to defend his reign against usurpers, while his sister makes no attempt to curb her murderous impulses. One of the best things about this series, which is crammed with subplots, is that time is managed to reveal the histories of characters and their interactions. I can't say that any are truly well-rounded - some, like Job, appear fully formed and never alter - but all are interesting. Even the most unlikeable have likeable moments, and even the most likeable can be repulsive. One thing to beware of: sooner or later, everyone dies. At the end of the day, no matter how much you've engaged with a character, that person will be gruesomely dead.
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AshtonReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glorious Gratuitous Fun with a Big Heart
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Banshee is my guilty pleasure. Yes, it's gratuitous and hyper violent and sexual. But underneath all that it has some of the best and most complex characters currently on TV period. Combined with a unique setting and storytelling that focuses on the overall story arc, this all comes together for a thrill of a ride. It might be the in your face, gritty action that keeps you on the edge of your seat--but its the nuanced and original storytelling that manages to make very real world emotional connections (despite the admittedly fantastical/not realistic at all backdrop) that actually keeps you coming back to the show.

I wasn't quite sure how they would top season one, but was pleasantly surprised at just how well season 2 flowed from season 1's storyline. The Rabbit plot line comes to a satisfying conclusion, and a whole new world of other drama is set into motion mainly dealing with the local Native tribe and Proctor (the unscrupulous ex-Amish mafia boss). Banshee also didn't fall into the trap that a lot of sequels have of trying to make everything bigger and louder. Instead, they keep the focus on the characters, and spend time fleshing out the interpersonal stories which makes you care that much more about the action/violence as you genuinely care about the people involved.

On a last note, Banshee could easily be criticized for objectifying women. You will see lots of boobs etc. However, unlike shows like GOT or Da Vinci's Demons, Banshee is pretty equal opportunity on that front which is actually sort of refreshing. Not to mention, Banshee has not one, but three main female characters who are ridiculously complex and bada** and who all get enough screentime to be far more than just a pretty face (which is a lot more than most more conventional TV shows have going for them in terms of representation). As a woman, I'm actually pretty thrilled with the Banshee ladies' stories which is incredibly rare for hardcore action shows or movies.
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SharePoint GuruReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Actors' Workshop
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Unfortunately to get acting this good, sometimes you have to suffer through some bad. I really have a had time watching the scenes which depict violent acts against defenseless women, but love the ones where the acting is so incredible, you wished they conducted workshops for other actors. Hoon Lee as Job, the drag queen, tech genius Ninja is at the top of his game. Raised Amish, Ulrich Thomsen as shunned Kai Proctor is pure evil. The strikingly beautiful Ivana Miličević, as Carrie Hopewell (Ana) is a pleasure to watch just sitting on the counter in her kitchen. She is so comfortable with her body. Thank goodness she chose to bypass the silicone craze. Frankie Faison as Sugar, the ex-con bar owner's smile is infectious. As soon as he opens his mouth to offer some words of wisdom you can't help be perk up an ear. Anthony Ruivivar, as Alex Longshadow is amazing as the good looking bad boy can you be any more intense Indian Chief. The list goes on and on.
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Farhad Hassan QadirReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Some of the action scenes are inspired to the point of being artistic and I am sure they have changed the director of photograph
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This is an incredible series with a strong, action packed story without too much of the emotional conflict that doubles as melodrama. Some of the action scenes are inspired to the point of being artistic and I am sure they have changed the director of photography even though the first one was very good. The most compelling character is the violent, gay, Asian computer hacker martial artist who more than makes up for the faults of the hero. He steals every scene. The women are spectacular and they also drive the action while the villains are complex, multifaceted and deadly. There is nothing like this series on TV today but send the kids to bed.
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RockyReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
... entertaining that watching regular network TV after was painfully boring. My wife and I binge watched all the ...
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This season of Banshee is so entertaining that watching regular network TV after was painfully boring. My wife and I binge watched all the episodes over a 2 day period, if we didn't have jobs we would have watched all episodes in one night. If you are squeamish about violence and r rated sex then this is not for you. If you aren't then your in for a rollercoaster ride of multiple plot lines, great fight scenes, and also a study of morality. All the characters are multi- dimensional, so forget this show if you like obvious good guy bad guy paradigms. But if you like cutting edge plotlines and realistic portrayals of human emotions then this is for you. The unrealistic part is that many characters appear superhuman. This is an escape from reality, in that we see ordinary humans doing extra ordinary things. Strongly recommended as are many of the great shows on Amazon , like Veep, Transparent, and Catastrophe.
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Scott H.Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A enjoyable ride and great characters
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I discovered this series by accident and have watched all the episodes of both season 1 and 2 on my Kindle while flying across country on business. I have to admit that I like to story line and the characters very much. It’s not a real deep story and there are plenty of action scenes to keep you engaged. Similar to the series (I also watched and recommend) Strike Back also from Cinemax the “one nude scene per episode” becomes just a little forced after awhile. So that aspect might make some folks uncomfortable, as it does me, when I know others are looking over my shoulder while sitting on a flight for 5 hours. All in all I have really enjoyed it and will look for w 3rd season. Warning; you have got to be comfortable fist fights and gunplay…
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