I'd never seen this show before. Our former review
reviewed the show in 2012
and liked it. It didn't sound like my kind of show, so I
never got around to watching it. Apparently, I should have
kept not watching it. For one thing, it's very violent and
gory. I've had enough of shows like that, such as "The
Following" and "American Horror Story." For another,
the characters seem to speak in riddles, like they're in a
Calvin Klein "Obsession" commercial. The show is very
pretentious. They seem to care more about how everything
looks than whether the story makes sense or whether the
viewer is entertained.
Last week I spoke with the show's creator/producer, Bryan
Fuller, and he actually said that he likes that it's
pretentious. Well, he succeeded, I guess. It's a niche show;
not everyone's cup of tea. It has pretty photography if you
can stomach it.
The acting is very good, I have to admit. Everyone does a
first rate job. You can't help but like everyone, including
Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Gillian Anderson does her
usual great job as his therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier.
There may be spoilers if you read further.
Apparently at the end of last season, Hannibal stabbed
the hero of the show, profiler Will (Hugh Dancy), and slit
the throat of this other young women, Abigail. I think he
also stabbed Will's boss, Jack (Laurence Fishburne).
However, the premiere episode doesn't tell us who lived and
who died. It's all about Lecter and Du Maurier in Italy, and
there are flashbacks to the past (I think). It was very hard
for me to follow. The second episode shows what happened to
Will and Abigail. Later we find out about Jack. It's a very
odd but interesting way to have a season premiere.
If you like the show, check it out. I'm sure you will
continue to enjoy it. For me, it's slow, weird and violent.
Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on NBC
The dark and haunting series “Hannibal”
returns for a third season, revealing the fates of
characters hanging in the balance, and the continuing
psychological cat and mouse games they face.
After the shocking events of the season two finale,
Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the
run in Europe—accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du
Maurier (Gillian Anderson)—sporting a new identity, but
servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will
(Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana (Caroline
Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal
again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and
for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and
In the second half of the season, Jack implores Will to help
him catch a new threat, a serial killer preying on families,
known in the press as the Tooth Fairy, but self-proclaimed
as The Great Red Dragon. The hunt may force Will to turn to
an unwelcome source of insight—his old adversary,
Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/hannibal/
Bride of Hannibal
Wish the happy couple well when
Hannibal returns June 4 at 10/9c,
Hannibal Season 3 Trailer
peek at the upcoming season of Hannibal,
returning this summer to NBC.
Interview with Bryan
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