Top positive review
6 people found this helpful
Spaghetti TV arrives.
on 24 February 2014
Anthony Starr plays an amoral,anti-hero ex-con who finds himself with the opportunity to become the new sheriff of Banshee,a small Amish area town which is hugely corrupted and full of unsavoury characters.
Starr's character embraces this new power and often uses methods beyond the law to rectify wrongs in this community; herein lies,at least in part,the reasons for the success of this 1st season.
There is much brutal violence and occasional gratuitous sex(some of it very unsavoury)and then some more bone breaking violence.
Those expecting Starr's sheriff to change into a white knight will be disappointed; his uncompromising stance stays throughout and he shows that when given the chance to change and start over some of us will revert to type just like water will take the easiest natural course to flow.
The makers have got the formulae right for this particular audience and I am solidly there even though I'm only halfway through this box set.
Please avoid if this might offend---this is spaghetti tv and the violence is over the top and unreal just like the great Leone set-pieces in his western masterpieces.
The Man With No Name is back.