The Inevitability Of There Being A Man So Bad

One of the better new shows of last season, and easily the best drama on network TV of the last ten years (I count from Sorkin leaving West Wing), was Hannibal. I'll admit to being very cautious about it going in, but for anyone who thinks that jump scares and machetes makes a horror film needs to sit down and watch all 13 episodes of season one. This is true horror, psychological manipulation and degradation done with masterful skill. As much as I'm fond of Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me, and as far as I'll go to insist people watch Wonderfalls, Hannibal is Bryan Fuller's masterpiece.

Season two will air at some point in 2014, and my suggestion to NBC is to air it at the same time as you did last year. Wait until everything else has finished and there isn't any competition, don't try to force it to contend with the Michael J. Fox Show as a lead in, and give it the same breadth of creative freedom and faith in the quality of the art as you did last year, and season two could be better than the first. Fuller, through Entertainment Weekly, has released the first teaser image for the season, seen above, which casts Mads Mikkelson's Dr. Lecter as the wenndigo, a shape shifting cannibalistic creature from Native American legend. Says Fuller, "After a horrifying descent into madness in season one, this image ironically represents the perspective of a scrappier, clearer-minded Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in season two.  The scales have fallen from his eyes and he finally sees Hannibal Lecter for the monster he is."

This is also a good opportunity to turn your attention to a tumblr which asks the question, what if instead of Hannibal Lecter being a manipulative bastard, he just told really lame jokes, to the disgust of those around him?  The results are delicious.

Via Den of Geek.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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