A Few Words From BANSHEE, a New Series on Cinemax

Yes, really, Cinemax. Who’d a thunk?

Cinemax is a sister of HBO? Stepchild, we assume.

All we know is that this is a new series that premiered on Cinemax January 13th, and that everything about it on the Cinemax site makes it look like, well, dreck.

Still, its creator/head honcho is Alan Ball, so it might be at least solid, rather than, you know, watery dreck.

Cinemax tries to put it in a better light:

Series Premiere. In a bizarre twist of fate, a recently paroled master thief assumes the identity of Lucas Hood, sheriff-in-waiting of Banshee, PA–the same town where his former partner and lover, who changed her name to Carrie, relocated and remarried years ago. Keeping his history a secret as he awaits forged papers from an unlikely NYC ally named Job, Lucas befriends boxer-turned-bartender Sugar Bates, and settles into his new life as Banshee’s sheriff, overseeing deputies Emmett Yawners, Siobhan Kelly and Brock Lotus. Itching for the thrill of thievery and yearning for Carrie, who is now the wife of attorney Gordon Hopewell and mother of two, Lucas inadvertently gets tangled up in the rampant corruption of shunned Amish gangster Kai Proctor, while keeping a vigilant eye out for Mr. Rabbit, the New York-based mob boss who wants revenge against Lucas and Carrie for the jewel heist that landed Lucas in prison. A party thrown by Proctor for the new sheriff is spoiled by a crasher–a member of the redneck Moody clan who despise Amish people in general and Kai in particular.

Jeeze, Cinemax, ever hear of paragraphs?

We’ll have a review as soon as we can find somebody who bothered to watch.

Note: If you fit that description, give us a holler.


Gift shop? What do they sell there? Pecs?