Hannibal, are you still watching it? [spoilers]

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  1. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    No one watching this season? They're telling it backwards. It's pretty great.
     
  2. squint

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    I'm watching.
     
  3. mattack

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    Still way gory. I really wish there were a less gory version!
     
  4. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Telling it backwards? Not really... unless I'm missing something. We just know something that will be happening soon.

    I'm still really enjoying it. I do feel like it's a bit constrained at the moment, but in a way that has allowed the show to focus more on Hannibal, which I guess makes sense since it's called Hannibal and not Graham.
     
  5. bryhamm

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    Yeah, I don't get the "telling it backwards" description
     
  6. mr.unnatural

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    This has got to be the most surreal show on TV, not to mention possibly the darkest show to hit prime time ever. Great acting, great cast, and topnotch production values. Mads Mikkelson is spot on as Hannibal Lector. The latest episode reminded me of the scene from the movie "The Cell" with the horse, although I was bummed that they bumped off Beverly.

    As for being too gory, I don't see how it could be any other way considering the storyline and the fact that the main character is a cannibal. With so many shows focusing on serial killers these days, it's nice to see a new take on the genre with a familiar character.
     
  7. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'm still enjoying the show. I just cannot look away. Besides, I also agree that the acting is top notch. Mads Mikkelsen is beyond Hannibal Lector. He just amazes me every second I'm watching him. He epitomizes creepy in every way and all I see with him is Hannibal Lector.

    Dancy is great. I just really like the guy no matter what he does. This is the first time I've seen Mikkelsen in anything (that I know of) and this guy should have an Emmy.

    Yeah, there is no way to not have it be gory. I think the network does a really good job with this, all things considered. Imagine if it were on HBO or SHO.

    I would imagine that anybody with delicate sensibilities about blood and gore would probably stay away, even at seeing the title of the show.
     
  8. NorthAlabama

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    i understood "backwards" to refer to the timeline. the season premier started in present time, then transitioned to flashback for the rest of the season (so far), showing us how everything unfolded. i'm liking it, too.
     
  9. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    This show is fantastic. Gory, but moreso unbelievably creepy. And I think that, at this point, the actors are completely redefining some rather classic film roles.
     
  10. ADG

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    For the most point I enjoy the show, but I really HATE the artsy directing and dream / fantasy sequences. Enough. We get it - Will is struggling with reality - point made. Move on, please.
     
  11. WhiskeyTango

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    I'm recording this season but haven't started watching yet, but I know I'll be enjoying it when I do. This is the only show, besides Hell on Wheels, that I have to use closed captioning for. I think Mads Mikelson is amazing but I just can't understand anything he says.
     
  12. robojerk

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    Watching it and loving it
     
  13. tiellv

    tiellv Pluviophile

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    I really like the Hannibal character and the actor but I couldn't stand to watch any more of the Will Graham character so I gave up on it half way through the first season. Maybe I should give this season a look...
     
  14. sharkster

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    This is one of those shows that, primarily due to my tinnitus, I have to watch with headphones. :) It makes it a thousand times easier to not miss any dialogue AND to be able to zero in with accents or mumbly-talkers.
     
  15. WhiskeyTango

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    Do you have any suggestions on headphones? I'm about 10-15 feet from the TV. Are there wireless options? I turn up the volume but it only seems to further distort what I am trying to hear.
     
  16. sharkster

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    I have some Sennheiser RS120 wireless headphones that I like a lot.

    When I am watching something on Netflix I like to do so through my Roku3 and use the earbuds that plug into the Roku3 remote. Great sound with those, too.
     
  17. latrobe7

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

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    I think the gore is perfectly used in Hannibal. It’s not gratuitous gore for gore’s-sake like some torture-porn; it’s scary and disturbing, and a little goes a long way in the context of the story. Watching Hannibal prepare a meal is bone chilling, but without the context of where the meat came from, it might as well be some gourmet cooking show.

    I was starting to get a little frustrated with Hannibal’s infallibility at the end of last season, so the season opening scene was a nice assurance/reminder that Hannibal can’t fool everyone forever.


    I also have Sennheiser wireless headphones that I like (RS120), and find it much easier to follow the show with headphones on.
     
  18. mattack

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    Still not having seen anything besides "Silence of the Lambs" and the original TV movie (Manhunter?)... I don't know how long they can go on and not catch Hannibal.. The show would seemingly be over then???
     
  19. awsnyde

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    No recent comments? At any rate, the last few episodes have been amazing, and the show is currently in my top three (GoT, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hannibal).

    @mattack: Bryan Fuller already has a seven-season plan for Hannibal (though low ratings are likely to curtail these sooner rather than later, unfortunately). Basically, "Well, when you get into season four, you get into the literature. And so season four would be Red Dragon, Season Five would be the Silence of the Lambs era, season six would be the Hannibal era, and then Season Seven would be a resolve to the ending of that book."
     
  20. latrobe7

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

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    Best show on TV, IMO. I hope it finds its way to Netflix or HBO if NBC cancels it.
     

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