For some reason I’ve decided to watch the first episodes of a number of shows, knowing the chances of me watching any more are slim. Here are very brief thoughts on episode one of Hannibal:
Hugh Dancy overacts. On every single line.
One of the reasons I may never make it past the first episode: I struggle to understand what Mads Mikkelsen (Lector) is saying
For a show about a criminal profiler with emotional issues, Hannibal manages to avoid a number of cliche…potholes (in this episode at least)
I love the show’s look. One reason I never took to Fringe was because of how cold it looked. Hannibal can get away with it, because it’s a show about murder and cannibalism
I loved the time-lapse exterior shots, which create a sense of dread
There was strong imagery: a girl impaled on antlers, Will covered in blood
Will mentioned going to a lecture. The pun lover inside me screamed “Hannibal Lecture” and hoped Will would make such a quip, which would be totally against the tone of the show