Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by DevilEyes, May 22, 2013.
Damn, I really thought they might go through with it for a minute. Almost a shame they didn't.
Bryan Fuller is an idiot.
NBC dumps Hannibal (and Aquarius) to Saturdays
I think what really bums me out is the knowledge that had Fuller not chosen to do American Gods, Hannibal would have been picked up for a fourth season by Amazon by now. I understand why Fuller chose to do American Gods but at the same time I always thought it was weird that he jumped on board another show while still working on Hannibal. Perhaps he knew about the show's fate sooner than we did. A fourth season is unfortunately very unlikely now with the actors released from their contracts. I do hope we might get to see a feature length movie at some point.
I do agree that the first half of this season has been a bit frustrating and I can understand why it has turned off most viewers. While I still love the dream-like imagery of the show, it seems like they missed a bit of an opportunity to turn the show into a cat-and-mouse thriller. Instead, we got more of the slow paced, dream-like storytelling which is what the show excels at - but probably not what most audiences have the patience for. I also think the storytelling itself has been a bit jarring and odd this season - I think the showrunners pushed us into Italy too soon. I think it was the third or fourth episode where we got to see Will, Jack and Alana post-season 2 finale and it was actually a great episode that gave us some much needed resolution on what happened. I think that episode should have happened sooner, but alas.
I hear the second half of the season picks up the pace a good deal when it gets to Red Dragon territory. It's unfortunate the show has already been cancelled, but hopefully it'll find a new home. I would love to see Fuller's take on The Silence of the Lambs.
Doesn't feel real any more.
Is it all a dream?
No. Just well-intentioned folly.
From not enough exposition to overload, and yet only bits and pieces to revere.
Okay now that was better.... hope the Red Dragon story line will be memorable.
This has been my favourite TV series recently. Shame it's been cancelled.
So much exposition.
So little story.
Shit. I wanted to love this show. This is worse than the Heroes meltdown.
The show is definitely a little dialogue heavy at times.
It could handle the exposition better, but I think it gets caught up in its flowery dialogue. Regardless, the second half of the season has been a marked improvement over the first half - even though I actually quite liked the first half, as frustrating as it occasionally was. I like Fuller's take on Red Dragon, which presents us with a familiar story but adds some new twists & turns. Richard Armitage pretty much owns the role of Francis Dolarhyde, although admittedly he's had more screen-time than any of the other actors. I really like Rutina Weasley as Reba; she's probably my favorite iteration of the character.
The episode where the Red Dragon hunts for Will's family featured one of the most suspenseful and well-crafted chase scenes I've seen in a show in a while. The last couple episodes have brought back the sense of suspension and thrills that have been missing from the show for a while. Plus, seeing Mads' Hannibal incarcerated has been interesting and not what I was expecting - although it is a bit frustrating to see Alana in the Chilton role. Although, poor Chilton. The guy can't catch a break, even if he's a bit of a snobby douchebag.
One more episode left (aptly titled "The Wrath of the Lamb") and we're done. I'm not sure how to feel. While I feel like Season 3 has been a bit of a mixed bag, I still love the show. It's my favorite interpretation of Hannibal Lecter aside from The Silence of the Lambs. I will be sorry to see it go. Hopefully we'll see these characters (along with these particular actors) again. I hope the show goes out with a bang.
Hannibal slurping in one of the torn-off lips was actually pretty comical to see in that split-second flashback. What an incorrigible scamp.
I will miss this show.
I've enjoyed this show from the beginning (as well as Mads Mikkelsen's portrayal as Hannibal Lecter), but I've really enjoyed his character since he's been incarcerated. It's a shame we didn't get to see more of this side of him, as he seems to be having fun screwing around and trolling people from inside his cell.
That's always been a huge part of the appeal of Lecter for me and partly why I consider The Silence of the Lambs to be one of my favorite Lecter stories. It just sucks because we only just recently saw Mads' Hannibal behind bars (or glass). I would have loved to have seen more of him scheming while incarcerated. Hopefully in a future story.
I will admit the last few episodes have seen a marked improvement in pace and cringe factor....
Hannibal scarfing that one lip down was classic.
A fitting ending to a truly unique series. Wow.
I loved the echoes of Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.
Lecter and Graham versus the Red Dragon was brutal and deservedly epic. Only this show would put Hannibal behind the wheel of a police car.
And Gillian Anderson...wow. For the reveal in the post-credit scene and the dress she was wearing. Stunning.
I figured I'd be pissed since this show got cancelled and we'd get stuck with a cliffhanger ending. Well, we didn't get a cliffhanger ending... just the cliff I thought they did a good job finding a place to stop Will Graham and Hannibal's story and the fight scene was pretty badass.
I also thought the scene where Alana mentions that Hannibal had only one special request, and that was for Will to ask and say "Please" was pretty funny
I missed one!
I haven't seen s03e04!
I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left! I still got one left!
Hehe, I had let about 8 episodes collect on the DVR over the last few months. When I heard it had been cancelled and that the last episode was going to be on Saturday, I spent the day watching them all. Oh boy.. the first 4 or 5 were snooze fests but it did pick back up once Hannibal was captured.
The final episode was pretty good and watching the fate of Chilton was pretty brutal. I had to do a double take when Quinto showed up. I can only guess that his scenes were going to lead into season 4 if it had been renewed.
The first season of this show is still the best with the first part of season 2 also being pretty strong. After that the visuals started to become more important than the story and it lost it's strength.
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