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Scream Of The Banshee: Media Talk

I, however, am totally excited by this news. But I really liked Dollhouse, so I'm probably very biased.

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I liked Elisha in Buffy and Tru Calling, but thought Dollhouse was horrible.  Couldn't watch the second season.

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I'm sad this crazy ride is over already. But if they wrap up all the mysteries, including Hood's real name, and give us 10x more Job this last season I'll be happy. Maybe.

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The question for me is who will be left standing after the kill fest. 

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Ya know, in this era of on-demand, I've found myself simply "losing interest" when something in one of my shows takes a turn for the worse.

 

I stopped "I Robot" when it started looking like a coy audience mind-fuck (emphasis on "coy" -- I really hate twee shit) and the women were treated like crap.

 

Unfortunately, I stopped Banshee when Siobhan was killed.  I hung around for an episode of two after but slowly, my interest waned.  By then wiping out Ukrainian Barbie's family (I had stopped watching by that episode), I saw the writing on the wall.

 

I'm not watching this show for soap opera.  I'm also not watching it for a return to "Hood and Barbie" because I (as an audience member) feel nothing between them.  Nada.  So, at the expense of Siobhan's character and actress who radiated oodles of chemistry with Hood and made the plot 1) advance and 2) complicated .... I simply lost interest.

 

Sorry to see the show go because it was fun.  I especially appreciated the "going out on a limb" episode where they had Barbie and Hood in the farmhouse realizing that their relationship was never to be what it was and it had to be in the past.  But that he is going to remain in Banshee to help protect Barbie and her family.  (Emphasis on help.  She's more than capable of taking care of them herself.  But that commitment was made.)  That dream-like episode which totally had the show and the characters acknowledging that gears were changing -- was amazing.  Smart.  Beautifully done.  And moving forward.

 

By following through with the commitment to Siobhan (or no one or someone else, because Barbie is a return to the past, and a flat, dead one at that -- meaning, "no chemistry") they could branch out to the really groovy plots of "Who is Hood?  What's his past?  What's his future in Banshee?  What do we do living with the Indian tribes?*  What do we do living with the Amish?  What do we do with Amish and Indian and non-Amish/Indian corruption?"  Lots to go on, there.

 

And then, crap.

 

I'm sorry to see the show as it was go.  It had already left the building as the plot moved back to the Hood and Barbie Show.

 

For me, only my opinion.

 

*For a great show, less cartoonish, on local communities with Native Americans, watch all 12 episodes of "The Red Road" on the Sundance Channel.  It's amazing.  Sorry it was cancelled too soon.

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>>   Not sure how I feel about this: Eliza Dushku Joins Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’

 

This should be good.  I hope she wears her cheerleader outfits.  Hope hope.

 

On the otherhand,  isn't she the first no-no-name actor in this series?

 

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Also, I have been watching Odette as a very frustrated astronaut wife.

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Oh man, I'm bummed about the Eliza Dushku news. I don't like her at all. I've never liked her in anything. :(. I'm even more annoyed that I just learned this will be the last season of Banshee :(

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can't figure out how to delete a post?

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All the major entertainment outlets are reporting that Banshee is ending after the upcoming 4th season:

http://www.hitfix.com/the-dartboard/banshee-ending-with-season-4-because-we-were-done-telling-the-story

While I am happy that the show will not drag things out, I didn't expect it to end so soon. I thought they had at least two more seasons in them, especially considering that they were just setting up an entirely new chapter in the show with Lucas giving up the badge.

More and more I am discovering that good shows....really good shows don't have more the four or five seasons. That is all you need anymore to tell a good story.

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This is true.  Other than Farscape which had the best season four of any show I know -- every other series of "mine" has imploded in season 4.

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Hipshooter? I'm sorry, what do you mean?

 

I quoted your post and made  a particularly nasty remark about her political views. I immediately regretted it simply because it's the polar opposite of mine.

I realize that every one has a right to their personal beliefs and tried to delete the post. I still cant figure out how and just removed the text.

I was fine with your post. 

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Banshee is doing a panel at New York Comic Con this October. Of course their last season is their first year there. I'm planning on going.

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