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Old May 22 2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hannibal (TV series)

Why is nobody discussing this show? It's one of the best shows on TV right now. I can't believe that NBC hasn't made the decision to renew it yet. In a sea of stereotypical crime-themed show, it really stands out as something different. It's like a cable show being shown on network TV by mistake.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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While it is different and sometimes interesting, there's only so many human hearts, lungs and livers being prepared that I can stomach.

The fight with the other psychotic serial killer was pretty cool, I do admit.

As for renewal, that requires viewership, something this show is unfortunately lacking.

Oh, and Gillian is still hot.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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Re: Hannibal (TV series)

Also, the cat-and-mouse game between the FBI and Lecter can only play out for so long before Crawford and Will Graham come off looking like idiots while the Chesapeake Ripper operates right under their noses. Then again, Dexter has run eight seasons...
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Old May 23 2013, 02:08 AM   #4
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Does anyone think that Abigail Hobbes might Grow up to be Clarice Starling?

It could be why he asked to see her "identification" when they first met in Silence of the lambs.

The fight with Tobias was like out of some torture porn set in Caligula's Rome.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:52 AM   #5
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I watched one episode. I found it pretty poor.

I don't mind that besides cannibalism, Hannibal bears nothing in common with the character we know and love from the movies. But the combination of no likable or interesting characters and tons of arbitrary slaughter with no emotional consequences bores the hell out of me.

I mean, why would this genius serial killer entrust his identity to some random unstable girl? Professional courtesy? None of the writing makes any god damned sense.
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Old May 23 2013, 06:41 AM   #6
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cardinal biggles wrote: View Post
Also, the cat-and-mouse game between the FBI and Lecter can only play out for so long before Crawford and Will Graham come off looking like idiots while the Chesapeake Ripper operates right under their noses. Then again, Dexter has run eight seasons...
They already have the seasons mapped out if it lasts that long. Red Dragon will be season four. It sounds like season three would be the manhunt to catch Hannibal.
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Old May 23 2013, 06:51 AM   #7
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Also, the cat-and-mouse game between the FBI and Lecter can only play out for so long before Crawford and Will Graham come off looking like idiots while the Chesapeake Ripper operates right under their noses. Then again, Dexter has run eight seasons...
They already have the seasons mapped out if it lasts that long. Red Dragon will be season four. It sounds like season three would be the manhunt to catch Hannibal.
Also Clarice Starling will be played by two actresses that look nothing alike.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:10 AM   #8
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I read somewhere that they won't use that character (Starling) at all in the series.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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I read somewhere that they won't use that character (Starling) at all in the series.
I think they only own the rights to the characters in Red Dragon. Another network has been trying to make a Starling TV show for years.
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Old May 23 2013, 10:01 AM   #10
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Also, the cat-and-mouse game between the FBI and Lecter can only play out for so long before Crawford and Will Graham come off looking like idiots while the Chesapeake Ripper operates right under their noses. Then again, Dexter has run eight seasons...
The plan is by sometime in season three (it will never get three seasons) to be in the Red Dragon / Manhunter storyline. Probably the end so Red Dragon is season 4 fits.

I haven't been watching the show but love the characters. I really wish they had it take Dexter's place on HBO.
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Old May 23 2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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I love this show. Mads is so great in the part, he plays the part with perfect understatement. It's my favourite portrayal yet, narrowly beating out Brian Cox in Manhunter. I really hope it doesn't get cancelled, but I think it will.

Given the popularity of the films, I am surprised this hasn't done better. Could it be it is just too grim for people to subject themselves to on a weekly basis? It's probably the darkest show on TV right now.

Can I recommend that people who enjoy Mads in this watch The Hunt? He is really very good in it.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:15 PM   #12
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I quit because Hannibal doesn't know what he wants. He just does what the script says. This is a terrible flaw, to have the titular character be a cipher. When Dexter was good, the drama was about Dexter going sane and how he would choose to deal with that. Hannibal has no drama, just sensations. That episode that started repeating visuals from Silence of the Lambs was just too trite to finish watching. Not even Eddie Izzard could save that.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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I've been enjoying the show, and I love that they threw in a full-on Wonderfalls crossover in one of the episodes (Gretchen Speck, who was almost killed in the second or third Hannibal episode). I'm glad NBC hasn't cancelled it already. I know renewal prospects aren't great, but I'll continue hoping.
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Old May 23 2013, 02:43 PM   #14
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I've been watching and really enjoy the show more and more each week. I hope it gets renewed, but I am doubtful it will. Watching Hannibal interact with both Will and Jack is interesting to watch, esp. when he was the one messing with Jack's mind re: the trainee.
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Old May 23 2013, 02:51 PM   #15
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It's pretty good. Some episodes were dull but the last 3 really kicked it off again.

My gripe is that there are no normal killers on this show. They're all a bunch of wannabe artists. How many times can we see someone's guts displayed in a different manner and how likely is it that one place could have so many of these nut jobs running around at the same time.
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