Banshee refers to the name of the town this gloriously pulpy Alan Ball produced ShowTime series occurs in. The twisty turny plot follows recently released a recently paroled Lucas Hood (played by Antony Starr) as he searches for the love of his life who is the partner and went to prison to cover for, and played by Ivana Milicevic. This occurs while he tries to avoid the Mob Boss he screwed over when working the job that got him busted.
This being Cinemax there are some amazingly out of place scenes of random fucking that add nothing to the plot. Antony Starr's range is also wasted in his role. He is asked to do little more than skulk and be pissed off, though a few scenes where his character is presented in true emotional turmoil prove this actor is capable of much more. The true standout though is Ivana Milicevic who brings genuine human emotion turmoil in a nuanced performance that grounds the entire series.