|Sexy Duck Cop - 2014-03-08 |
I'll be honest, I have an agenda. I submitted this video primarily because PoETV needs a lot more Hannibal, but the majority of the most Youtubeable scenes aren't on Youtube. And because of this fucking guy.
Seriously, I've never been more impressed by something I was prepared to hate and then ignore. It's stunningly beautiful, easily the best-looking show on TV, but the writing is equally impeccable, especially when it explores the ramifications of mental illness encroaching on a person's "true identity." The first season asks genuinely tough questions about the role our physical brain structure influences that weird, psuedo-mystical thing we call "ourselves."
If you ignore the totem poles made of dead bodies and the mushroom farmer and the angelmaker and the muralist, the show is really about the alienating effects of mental illness. Hannibal Lecter is only superficially powerful; there are many cracks in the facade as we gradually realize he's not a demigod, but a very lonely man posing as one.
All I know about this show is it causes more gayfic fanart on Tumblr between the show's protagonists than Supernatural does, and that's saying something.
That's five stars for the guy in the vlog, by the way, who is excellent for poeTV.
Sexy Duck Cop
Most of your criticisms can be answered with "Watch the show," though I won't hold it against you for being too preoccupied with your sick dad to pour over TV story arcs.
The blogger, Freddie Lounds, is going to play a bigger role when the show eventually gets to Red Dragon. If you've seen the movie or read the book, you know what that is.
Graham's mental health is a key plot point, especially in the later half of the season, and his constant self-affirmations become crucial when his sense of self starts to slip away.
Hannibal works for the FBI.
The worst actor in Hollywood could not deliver the line USE THE LADIES' ROOM with that level of authority.
These days if I need some Hannibal Lecter content I just watch Manhunter, I don't even care much about watching Silence of the Lambs anymore.
Also the movie Red Dragon is awful. Book was fun.
|jreid - 2014-03-08 |
Oh, this guy.
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
Is this the screamingly gay gun who waved around a martini and complained about "faggots" in the PUA movement?
|BHWW - 2014-03-09 |
LOL at this clown, with his shaved head and martinis and mannerisms, in his mind, and only there, he's a man of taste and sophistication but in reality all that's lacking is a fedora and a sword cane.
Good call on the sword cane, that's one nobody really talks about yet.
|Old_Zircon - 2014-03-09 |
This guy. I think there's a tag for him but I don't know what it is.
|WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2014-03-09 |
Hannibal fucking owns unless you're some kind of sperg who complains about realism on a show that is explicitly dreamlike and unreal.
Sexy Duck Cop
Normally when someone says a show is using "dream logic" it means you're supposed to ignore gaping plot holes, but Hannibal couldn't make it any more obvious for you if it personally gave you encephalitis.
it's a single tone pretentious farce that owes it's existence to lars von trier's antichrist and the work of tarsiim. It contributes nothing beyond these references and has turned Lecter into a Dracula for some reason.
it's tone is so overwrought it is actually comedic.
glad you like it though.
Sexy Duck Cop
The show--and the people behind it--are fully aware of how over-the-top it is and never take themselves too seriously. Anyone who accuses it of being too self-serious is completely missing the undercurrent of black comedy running underneath it.
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