Banshee: The Complete First Season review

Lurid mix of sex and violence leaves us wailing with joy about this pulp TV series

Now here's a strong contender for 2013's biggest guilty pleasure. This testosterone-laden tale of a former criminal masquerading as a small-town sheriff is the kind of pulp TV series that pulls you in with its lurid mix of violence and sex, but keeps you hooked with its colourful cast of characters and unpredictable storylines. As you'd expect from an HBO release (even one for a Cinemax series such as this), Banshee has been given exemplary treatment on Blu-ray. The AVC 1.78:1 1080p visuals and DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio are both excellent – and there's no shortage of quality bonus features.

Banshee: Season One, HBO Home Entertainment, All-region BD, £45 Approx