tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.12

‘The Number Of The Beast Is 666’, this season’s penultimate episode, was littered with both a lot of familiar elements and surprises. Once again Bryan Fuller and his team of writers have managed to twist a lot of elements from the novels and their own original material to subvert the expectations of viewers and put…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.11

“I’ll dance at your wedding,” Hannibal said during the previous episode, to move the person on the other end of the telephone line to hand him Will Graham’s home address. During ‘…And The Beast From The Sea’ Will’s home address got forwarded one more time; to Francis Dolarhyde, a man you’d rather not have find…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.10

Thank Thomas Harris for Hannibal Lecter’s memory palace; the way¬†Hannibal‘s creative team has incorporated this notion into the show has been absolutely inspired and flawless. Nowhere is this more apparent than in one of the early scenes from ‘…And The Woman Clothed In Sun’, during which notorious serial killer Francis Dolarhyde calls his hero Hannibal…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.9

In my review of the previous episode I mentioned how I thought that the reunion between Will and Hannibal happened too fast and seemed too carefree, but I stand corrected: ‘…And The Woman Clothed With The Sun’ made their get-together a tense affair that underlined the potential danger of the situation straight away, and the…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.8

With Season 3’s eighth episode we finally get to the plot from the novel that served as the basis for the show Hannibal: it’s time for the Red Dragon, the serial killer from Thomas Harris’ 1981 book of the same name, portrayed here by Richard Armitage. Bryan Fuller and company aren’t the first ones to…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.7

‘Digestivo’, named after a drink that concludes a meal and is meant to ease to digestion of the previous courses, did just that: it wrapped up the current story arc in a fitting and satisfying manner. Satisfying here means absolutely twisted and insane, but what did you expect from a show with exquisite murder tableaux…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.6

While Vincenzo Natali’s work on Hannibal has always been impressive (especially his efforts this season), ‘Dolce’ really is his standout episode: aided by a script that flows beautifully, Natali has used his signature directorial style to craft an episode that’s both a marvel to behold and clips along at a brisk pace, while also using…