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Banshee - Season 1 (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by john4200, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Even more important, when's she getting nekkid?
     
  2. mrdazzo7

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    Man do I LOVE this show... TV was dragging for me and I had come across the scene from the second episode where the quiet, clean cut guy calmly eating dinner all of a sudden cut some dude's fingers off then gave him a head start before having his wild, hungry dogs eat him, and was all "what's THIS show?"... lol. Went back and caught up and was hooked right away. It's so completely over-the-top and rife with insanity that I have to love it. I find myself looking forward to what I'm assuming will be an epic season finale in the same way I look forward to Sons of Anarchy finales.

    For a pulpy, over-the-top show, I think the writing is actually pretty solid. There are ton of layers to the town and it's inhabitants, and they way everything unfolds and connects is a lot of fun to watch. It's probably one of the best examples I can think of where you're watching a show and you really have no idea what's gonna happen next.

    As for the FBI guys not finding Rabbit, it's not like this has all be going on for weeks, it's only been a few hours. I don't think it's THAT crazy to think that he hasn't been found yet. Plus the guy's a criminal overlord, he knows what he's doing. Carrie going to the school was awesome...completely ridiculous but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm more curious about how Hood can POSSIBLY get out of this season and still be the Sherrif, with the FBI thisclose to figuring him out. I get that he will probably be aligned with Proctor, but I can't imagine the DA, the FBI, and the rest of the PD (specifically Brock) either knowing the truth or being an inch away from it, are just gonna lie down.

    But that's the fun thing about it! The way everything has unfolded so far, I can't see any way in which the show will continue into next season. But I'm sure they have a plan.

    As for little miss like-to-throw-axes, my guess is that scene is highlighting an upcoming power struggle between her and her brother (the guy from Third Watch), which I'm guessing will be a plot point next season. She blew back into town a few episodes ago and was all "is Dad dead yet?" so she's obviously not emotionally invested in the family. I'm thinking she feels control over the biz should be hers, but she's playing along for now.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It cracks me up that three cops, Job, and Sugar arm up and go to war...and get cut to pieces.

    Then Anna walks in and calmly kills them all. :D I'm a little surprised that she didn't make sure about Rabbit, though...

    I'm impressed in retrospect with how much of what went on this season (the Indian stuff, the Fed, "Hood"'s past catching up with him) was just set-up for next year.
     
  4. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    The season finale was not terrible, but I was not particularly impressed.

    The worst FBI agents ever continued their streak. What the heck are they doing? Sitting around in a basement somewhere with their hands over their ears humming?

    I see that my theory about Hood getting Proctor and Rabbit to kill each other was mostly wrong. Proctor and his men took out maybe three of Rabbit's henchmen, but then bowed out of any further action.

    What were the bad guys thinking, bringing a bazooka to a close-range gun fight? Did they think all the good guys with guns would be so stunned that they would just stare at them as they took their time setting up the shot with the bazooka? :eek: Maybe Rabbit taught his henchmen his trick of staring people down so they would not shoot him? :cool: The trick almost worked as all the good guys but one just sat and stared :confused: as the bad guys took their time getting the bazooka aimed at them. But one of the good guys, in great pain, was immune to the trick...

    So, Ana is still bad ass but she flipped-flopped yet again, this time betraying her husband's wishes in order to save Hood from torture and murder by Rabbit...Hood, who Ana had only a few days before turned over to Rabbit to be tortured and murdered.

    I guess it makes a twisted kind of sense that Rabbit would survive a few gunshot wounds, since Hood was back on his feet in a couple days after torture and being stabbed in the kidney (and the knife twisted). Since Rabbit is still alive, maybe my theory of Rabbit vs. Proctor still has a slim chance of coming true eventually. Yeah, that's the ticket. :rolleyes:

    Jason finally figured out that something is up (or down) with his dad. He must not pay much attention to viral videos if it took him this long to see the "Lucas Hood takes down an MMA champ" video on youtube. I guess he just now got an internet connection hooked up at his cabin in the woods.
     
  5. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I like how nobody on this show ever asks any questions like "Gee, Mrs. Hopewell, where'd you learn those Seal Team Six fightin' skills?" Or why is this Rabbit guy after you and Hood?

    Rabbit was another bad guy who sits around bloviating instead of just killing the guy who pissed him off. Twenty seven of his evil henchmen were killed because he insisted on yakking it up like the typical tv/movie villain.

    I groaned when Carrie shot Rabbit in the stomach.

    Looks like Proctor and his hot niece are going to be icky next season.

    Who got blowed up in the casino that was under construction, the mayor or somebody else I've forgotten about?

    So you find out all kinds of shocking secrets about your wife. Why are you and the two kids moving out of that big house? No, you stay there and make her stay at the Notell Motel.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    While I agree with most of your comments (and, in general, the dumbness of this show, although for some reason I still like it), on this point at least I think it is in character for him. He believes that "Hood" betrayed him, stole his daughter, and stole millions of his money (I'm not sure which offends him more), and he's waited 15 years for his revenge. I can see where he would want to enjoy it for as long as he can.
     
  7. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    That was the mayor. On any other show I would not ask this...but this is Banshee, so I gotta ask...did he survive?
     
  8. crazywater

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    So something I noticed. Early in the season we had one of those "this season on Banshee" previews and one of the scenes was of the daughter in a hospital saying to her mom "so is he my father" or something like that. But that scene to the best of my knowledge never happened in Season 1. Anyone notice this too?

    As for the "eye-roll" worthiness of the show, the production is so good that I can dismiss all of the plot points that are so ludicrous because is just a fun show to watch.
     
  9. Hoffer

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    I agree with some of the complaints above. This show is pretty stupid and full of holes. Saying that, I absolutely love the show. This season finale put a big smile on my face. Can't wait for season 2.

    Nice to see that they finale brought the ultimate fighter youtube clip back into the story.
     
  10. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Rabbit and Sylar should compare notes and then write a book on how to escape a dire situation when you have been mortally wounded but left un-watched by your enemies.
     
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    My prediction is that the real Hood's son will drive to Banshee, having told absolutely nobody where he was going and why, and will promptly be killed. :)
     
  12. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    I'll take the other side of that prediction. Jason has big trouble of some kind. I expect he will (after much conflict with Hood and lots of angst) eventually get help from Hood and will have an uneasy alliance with him.
     
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    The survival rate for handgun wounds is about 6 out of 7 if you get reasonably prompt medical care.

    The survival rate is considerably lower if a rifle is used.
     
  14. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    Something I just thought of. Did anyone else take note of the awful job they did of burying the real Hood and the two thugs? It seems like the holes they dug where deep enough to put the body in and maybe 1 or 2 inches of dirt on top. I guess I don't know what criminals usually do when burying a body in the woods. Seems like they could have gone just a little bit deeper.
     
  15. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    Maybe...
     

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