What I’m Watching #1: Banshee


Not-so-little-known fact about me: I’m a TV fanatic. I have several shows that I follow regularly, and I somehow manage to consistently add more shows to that list.

So, I thought I’d tell you about my favorite shows in a series of posts. First up is a possibly lesser-known show called Banshee, which airs on Fridays on Cinemax.

I never knew Cinemax to be a channel with original programming—in fact I think it’s somewhat new for them to have original shows. I can’t remember what drew me to this show in the first place (probably a combination of curiosity and a free trial of Cinemax that was conveniently timed), but it’s in its third season now and I’m still hooked.

It’s more of an action-y, violent show—and that’s putting it mildly. But if you’re into shows like that (Sons of Anarchy? Dexter?) then I think you’ll like this one. It focuses on an ex-con who takes on the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania (hence the name). He’s still involved in illegal activities but he’s juggling his new career with his shady business. There’s also a bunch of characters from the Amish community, and they range from legitimate Amish people to gangsters. It’s fascinating.

Do you watch this show, or have you seen it at all? I’d be curious to hear what you think about it and whether you like it as much as I do.

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