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Hannibal on Netflix. Is it worth watching?

by Anonymousreply 22Yesterday at 11:00 AM

I've seen raves about it everywhere and I just couldn't get into it. Could be COVID-brain, though. I find I'm not following anything nearly as well these days.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 11:09 AM

So gay

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 11:12 AM

I really loved the film, Anthony Hopkins is excellent in it, a truly frightening character.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 11:13 AM

Cannibalism and the greatest love story ever told.

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 11:18 AM

Wasn't it on NBC several years ago? Why is it news now?

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 11:21 AM

We want a fourth season!

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 11:23 AM

NBC wanted John Cusack or Hugh Grant to play Hannibal. WTF?

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 11:24 AM

Mads Mikkelsen and his incredible wardrobe was a delicious visual feast.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 11:26 AM


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by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 11:29 AM

The first season is really interesting because the serial killers have such imaginative ways of displaying their victims' corpses. Its like each week they're trying to top themselves as to how to display corpses more dramatically.

When the action moves to Italy in the second season it gets really boring until they leave again. The end of the last season is really good because they bring in sexy Richard Armitage as "The Tooth Fairy," Francis Dolarhyde, and he brings a lot of energy to the show.

Mads Mikkelsen is very good as Dr. Lecter--he's not nearly as terrifying as Anthony Hopkins was, but it's believable he could get away with his killings for so long without people suspecting. I wish he had displayed more of the rage that Hopkins let show, though, when he's exposed as a monster. Hugh Dancy is quite pretty, but he overdoes how exhausted Will Graham is supposed to be. He already seems wiped out when you first see him and it just gets worse and worse. There's a superb performance by Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbs, the daughter of another serial killer (Garrett Hobbs) called The Minnesota Shrike, throughout the whole series. Raul Esparza is also quite good as the officious Dr. Frederick Chilton.

There are some real weird howlers among the sociological details--everyone's house is far grander than you would ever have a right to expect. For example, the Hobbs family live in a gigantic McMansion, even though Garrett Hobbs is supposed to be only a pipefitter.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 11:37 AM

[quote] Wasn't it on NBC several years ago? Why is it news now?

NBC buried it on Friday nights, so few people saw it when it first aired. Also, the country had been suffering through serial killer overexposure on TV and in the movies at the time, and so not many people saw it.

We've gone a few years without lots of serial killers on TV, and the public is ripe to see them again. Also, it's one of these shows that's for whatever reason much more fun to binge-watch than to see week by week.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 11:39 AM

It was horrible and disgusting. I get that that was the point, but it was so depressing and twisted.

I hated the female Freddy. If it had remained a male Freddy who fucked with Will, that would have been okay.

All it was was a way to normalize villains and humanize them. And make Will seem to be bisexual with Hannibal.

It was dreck. And Agent Scully was awful in it.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 11:42 AM

Great show but either you’re on it’s wavelength or you’re not. And it’s a pretty bizarre wavelength.

[quote] For example, the Hobbs family live in a gigantic McMansion, even though Garrett Hobbs is supposed to be only a pipefitter.

What? I just pulled up the end of the first ep when Will confronts Hobbs and his family lives in a regular stone bungalow. It’s not remotely a McMansion.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 11:45 AM

*its not it’s

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 11:45 AM

[quote] And Agent Scully was awful in it.

This show crosses over with The X-Files?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 11:53 AM

I'm jealous that Gillian Anderson got to bone Mads Mikkelsen.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 11:55 AM

The Hobbs house is a large house on a very nice street that a pipefitter could never afford in the Twin Cities.

Also, they show Hobbs and his daughter taking a train to Duluth from Minneapolis, when there is no train.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 12:13 PM

I think I've gotten dumber but I found it hard to follow. All the females have medium brown hair. Except for the crime reporter.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 3:31 PM

Who pays attention to females?

by Anonymousreply 20Yesterday at 9:05 AM

The most gorgeous gore and food porn. Tis very slow though.

by Anonymousreply 21Yesterday at 9:09 AM

I couldn't get into it. Meanwhile, I've breezed through Marcella (also on Netflix), with another Bryan Fuller-show alumni, Anna Friel. Even though I hated some of the misdirection in storytelling, it was a really enjoyable procedural (and I don't usually care for the genre).

by Anonymousreply 22Yesterday at 11:00 AM
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