HANNIBAL Season 2 Finale: “Mizumono”

     May 25, 2014

Clean off your knives and have a rest, Fannibals — there’s a lot to unpack here.  Hannibal has always been about the monster within.  Throughout this second season, Hannibal himself has tried to cultivate that monster in Will like he …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Tome-Wan”

     July 11, 2014

Well Hannibal, that was a hell of a thing.  As Hannibal himself says to Will, the theme of hiding and revealing identity is a constant in Greek drama.  It’s also a constant in this show, as Hannibal chooses when and …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Ko No Mono”

     May 11, 2014

Hopefully you heard the news that NBC has renewed its excellent series Hannibal for a third season, which is grand news since this show seems to get better each week.  Tonight’s episode, “Ko No Mono,” was no exception.  Rather than …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Naka-Choko”

     May 4, 2014

Well, that escalated quickly.  After a season of teasing Will and Hannibal’s dance, if you will, between Will succumbing to his nature and Hannibal revealing his, “Naka-Choko” appeared to go full-in on Will training up in Hannibal’s school for talented …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Shiizakana”

     April 26, 2014

At its core, Hannibal is about personality and motivation.  Even the Cases of the Week play into this study of psychology and madness.  What is causing these killers to tick, and why?  Throughout this, Hannibal’s control of Will — his tending to and moulding …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Su-zakana”

     April 19, 2014

“Su-zakana” revealed many interesting things about Hannibal, regarding where the show is headed.  It shares one major facet with FX’s The Americans, in that it has gotten a lot tighter, narratively speaking, in its second season.  In both cases, the …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Yakimono”

     April 13, 2014

While everyone else on Hannibal spins around in confusion and disbelief (or delusion), Will Graham has become the stoic.  “You changed me,” he tells Hannibal later, and the transformation is clear.  No longer a trembling and confused pawn himself, Will …

HANNIBAL Recap: “Futamono”

     April 8, 2014

And then there was “Futamono.”  Hannibal‘s sixth episode this season served up everything the show has to offer.  Even Will’s dog pack made an appearance.  In many ways (mostly narrative), it was too scattered of an episode.  But per usual, …

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