Previously: Entrée. Today: Sorbet. “How do you see the Ripper?” “I see him as one of those pitiful thing sometimes born in hospitals. They feed it, keep it warm, but they don’t put it on the machines. They let it die. But he doesn’t die. He looks normal. Nobody can tell what he is.” That’s […]Read More Hannibal: Sorbet.
Previously: Coquilles. Today: Entrée. It’s easy to pick my single favourite scene from this episode: aside from the revelation that Hannibal Lecter is the Chesapeake Ripper. Aside from the fact that not only Will comes to Hannibal for comfort, but Jack does, too. Aside from the fact that the serial killer who broke Jack’s first […]Read More Hannibal: Entrée.
Previously: Œuf. Today: Coquilles. As much as I love the scene in Hannibal’s kitchen after Will’s sleepwalking episode, there’s another bit I want to talk about today.Read More Hannibal: Coquilles.
Previously: Potage. Today: Œuf. It just all stacks up so well for Hannibal. This case, the Lost Boys, hitting Will so squarely in the chest as he is caught in his need to help Abigail survive and recover, plays right into Lecter’s hands. Using his anger at being unable to help the boys, Hannibal convinces […]Read More Hannibal: Œuf.
Previously: Amuse-Bouche. Today: Potage. In Potage, we are formally introduced to Abigail Hobbs. She’s a marvellous character — a riddle inside an enigma, someone we want to identify with and sympathise, but can’t, not quite. She’s incredibly intelligent, and as innocent as she is capable of manipulation.Read More Hannibal: Potage.
Previously: Apéritif (pilot). Today: Amuse-Bouche. My favourite scene in this episode is Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) teaching Will how to shoot. Because, whilst Hannibal is coaxing Will into admitting that killing Garret Jacob Hobbs felt good not for the fact that he saved Abigail’s life, but for the sake of killing, whilst everything Hannibal says can […]Read More Hannibal: Amuse-Bouche.
Today: Apéritif (pilot). What I love most about the pilot episode, apart from the very way that the characters are introduced to us and the way this world is set up on the screen and in our minds, is not one specific scene. It’s how the many, many ways that Hannibal manipulates Will are introduced […]Read More Hannibal: Apéritif.
After a whopping 170 votes came in on the review poll over the summer, these are your favourites for the TV season 2013/14:Read More You Have Decided!
So, now that we’re all doing the flapjack because, thank God, Hannibal was renewed for a second season by NBC, I wanted to put something out there.Read More Hannibal Renewed for Season 2 | PSA (and a bunch of meta).