Often a show's greatest virtue can be knowing exactly what it is: early on, the creators of "Banshee" realized their series worked best as a lurid and ultra-violent slice of pulp fiction, rife with potentially offensive character types and bone-breaking fight scenes, and they rarely looked back. "Banshee" might be the greasy cheeseburger of the Peak TV era, but sometimes all you really want is a greasy cheeseburger.
It started off like many Skinemax shows with mandatory nudity every episode. But then it did some decent character development and I saw it through to the bloody end. Hoon Lee annoyed the living hell out of me at first, but then he became my favorite character. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone adverse to violence.