I’m out. Banshee crossed the line this week. I have a pretty firm policy that I do not watch tv shows or movies that depict violent rape scenes. I find them particularly offensive in premium cable shows. Everybody knows when watching a show like Banshee that there is a requisite sex scene in each episode. It’s the titillation factor. I get that. In last week’s episode, the gratuitous sex scene was with Hood and the Amish girl, Rebecca. While they had sex again this week, they did so with their clothes mostly on. That type of encounter does not meet the definition of a premium cable sex scene – there’s no nudity.
So how was Banshee going to go to fill its quota? Enter an arrogant fighter, in town for a fight at a local casino. He invites the casino’s waitress back to his room and asks her to bring him some champagne. Because it is Banshee, the town where all women seem to be willing to sleep with strangers, the waitress decides to have sex with the fighter. Nudity – check.