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"Hannibal" Is Facing Cancellation

The numbers are becoming non-existent for the network now. The word is that it's now officially facing the ax. I never saw the show. Is it that bad? People said that after the first episode, it was all down hill from there.

by Anonymousreply 5208/12/2017

It's up against Scandal and Elementary. It never had a chance. Perhaps if they had moved it to another night.

by Anonymousreply 105/10/2013

Well, one thing about NBC - especially in that particular time slot - they will really hang in there and give the show a chance to thrive.

So ... if it bites it it's not because it wasn't given a chance.

by Anonymousreply 205/10/2013

it's not good and it is grotesque. Lots of closeups of Lecter preparing and cooking human organs.

by Anonymousreply 305/10/2013

OP, I'm giving serious thought to eating your wife.

by Anonymousreply 405/10/2013

I don't like the guy playing Lecter. Is he famous for something else? He gets staggered top billing with Hugh Dancy even though his role is much smaller. (Dancy is quite good BTW.)

by Anonymousreply 505/10/2013

It's a bit too niche and macabre for broadcast TV. This would have worked so much better on Showtime or Starz.

by Anonymousreply 605/10/2013

I can't seem to get into it, and Fishburne's just phoning it in. It was nice to see his wife playing his wife a couple of episodes ago though. The missing episode that NBC pulled is available on all of the streaming sites and as a series of webisodes now.

Watch all NBC webisodes from pulled 'Hannibal' episode

by Anonymousreply 705/10/2013

I may watch it online when Scandal is over. It was just the wrong time for me. I love Hugh Dancy, but I love Kerry more.

by Anonymousreply 805/10/2013

yeah r6 said macabre! My favorite word!

by Anonymousreply 905/10/2013

I love it.

by Anonymousreply 1005/10/2013

I'd like it if Hugh Dancy and Theo James could play gay lovers in some show next year. I didn't think Golden Boy was that great, but I watched it. The two of them are just so insanely gorgeous. The only thing I'd like more is a show starring Hugh Dancy and Billy Crudup as male lovers.

by Anonymousreply 1105/10/2013

Good, it's trash.

by Anonymousreply 1205/10/2013

Hannibal is honestly one of the best shows of the season. I hope it gets renewed. And yes, Hugh Dancy is a revelation, even though the other guy gets top billing and all the promo.

by Anonymousreply 1305/10/2013

You're kidding me r3 - a show about a serial killing cannibal is, gasp, grotesque? How dare they spoil the good reputation of serial killing cannibals..

by Anonymousreply 1405/10/2013

R13, mads shares top billing with Hugh. Their names even appear together in the opening credits.

by Anonymousreply 1505/10/2013

The show is awesome. I LOVE it.

by Anonymousreply 1605/10/2013

If you like Hugh Dancy, check out Daniel Deronda, a BBC movie he did years ago.

by Anonymousreply 1705/10/2013

They alternate top billing each week and the billing is staggered with the one on the left lower than the one on the right. (must have been some serious negotiations to arrive at that.)

by Anonymousreply 1805/10/2013

Hugh Dancy, did he ever show cawk?

by Anonymousreply 1905/10/2013

Not that I know of, and I've looked, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2005/10/2013

don't think so r19. I saw him in a play where he raped Ben was hot. (but I don't endorse rape or rape rape)

by Anonymousreply 2105/10/2013

The whole Hannibal Lechter thing has been done to death.

by Anonymousreply 2205/10/2013

Hugh was great on The Big C as a gay dude with cancer.

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2013

I love it, and hope they move it to another night and give it a second season.

by Anonymousreply 2405/11/2013

[quote]You're kidding me [R3] - a show about a serial killing cannibal is, gasp, grotesque? How dare they spoil the good reputation of serial killing cannibals..

I meant it as an explanation of why it failed. It went too far. People can deal with intense gore for a few scenes in a 2 hour movie. They can deal with it in a fantasy like Walking Dead. They can deal with brief shots of gore on CSI. Not too many people want to spend an hour each week with lots of lingering closeups of disfigured corpses and human organ meat in a real world setting.

by Anonymousreply 2505/11/2013

It's very dark and very grim, so I can see what it's not popular, although I'm sure NBC thought the title would draw people who liked Silence of the Lambs and the other Lecter films.

I confess that at times I have problems following the plots and the show seems to double back on itself quite often.

by Anonymousreply 2605/11/2013

The frequent flashbacks, dreams and visions don't help in terms of clarity. They may work in setting a disorienting tone, but that's a challenge for a network TV audience.

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2013

I hope they renew it and pair it with Grimm on Fridays. The showrunner Bryan Fuller has an awesome six year plan that he's discussed in interviews.

I do wish they cast someone else as Hannibal, though.

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2013

The guy they cast as Hannibal is just too grotesque looking. He's very hard to look at. I can't stand to look at him. I think a lot of people think the same and so don't watch.

by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2013

wELL ITS HARD TO COMPETE WITH aNTHONY hOpkins.they shoulod have tried to get Brian Cox from the old TV movie.Maybe Sir Anthony will make soime more movies now.

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2013

Nothing seems to work on NBC at that time slot.

by Anonymousreply 3105/11/2013

It's just too violent. I made it through the pilot and couldn't watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 3205/11/2013

I like it because it's violent and Hannibal is a freak. He sort of makes cannibalism look delicious.

by Anonymousreply 3305/11/2013

I prefer Scandal during that hour.

by Anonymousreply 3405/11/2013

WTF? "Hard to look at"?? Mads (Hannibal) is totally beautiful and mesmerizing, I find it impossible to look at anyone else when he's onscreen. Can't wait to see season 2 on Netflix

by Anonymousreply 3510/25/2014

Saw the mushroom people in the second or third ep and I was out!

by Anonymousreply 3610/25/2014

Why is this thread being bumped? I got all the way to the second page before I realized it was from last spring.

I just can't get over NBC showing such a gruesome show. This kind of thing is okay on network TV? And don't get me wrong, I love horror, violence, and gore as much as anyone.

by Anonymousreply 3710/25/2014

R29, it's so weird to think their final choice for Hannibal was between Mads and David Tennant.

by Anonymousreply 3810/26/2014

Agree with r35. Mads is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 3910/26/2014

R35, Season 2 is already available to stream on Netflix Canada. Just get a simple VPN extension for your browser and choose your country of origin as Canada. Once you do that your browser will refresh and you will see the login page for Netflix Canada. Use your same credentials.

It's completely legal. It's the same page you would see if you were traveling with your laptop to Canada and wanted to watch Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 4010/26/2014

That's awesome r40!.

by Anonymousreply 4110/26/2014

Hugh Dancy was THE reason to watch this great show. Mads Mikkelsen looks like a desiccated corpse and his "acting" is the equivalent of being a tree trunk.

Dancy, however, was terrific. And he's amazing in his new Hulu show The Path, too.

by Anonymousreply 4207/07/2016

I thought it was already cancelled. Netflix refused to carry the series.

by Anonymousreply 4307/07/2016


by Anonymousreply 4408/10/2017

I hate the artwork for that show. The image of Hannibal dabbing his mouth. So annoying.

by Anonymousreply 4508/10/2017

Good lord, just let it die already.

by Anonymousreply 4608/10/2017

I agree with R29. I am not even sure what it is, really. Maybe he has a waxen face with odd features. And, his mannerisms. Makes him very hard to watch.

by Anonymousreply 4708/10/2017

That's the whole point! He's a monster wearing a human suit. You're supposed to feel uneasy watching him.

by Anonymousreply 4808/10/2017


No, that is actually how he looks. In real life.

by Anonymousreply 4908/10/2017

R49 Not really. I wasn't creeped out by him in Doctor Strange at all.

by Anonymousreply 5008/10/2017

I am a big fan of Hannibal Lecter the character, and i was actually surprised by how good the series was vs the movies (only Silence of the Lambs is decent, Hannibal (the movie) was OK and Hannibal rising (both book and movie) are terrible). I would love to see how they can continue the series.

by Anonymousreply 5108/10/2017

I love all the Hannibal films (Rising less than all, love the rest), but the TV series was incomprehensible and impossible to love.

It was beautifully done, but it was too much gore and intense insanity all the time...

That said, if Fuller gets another season or two to tell the Clarice storyline, I'm in.

by Anonymousreply 5208/12/2017
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