Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. Three seasons, and 39 episodes in total.
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A staggering achievement both on a narrative and aesthetic level. Mikkelsen and Dancy sparr off each other nicely and inhabit their characters fully. The supporting cast are no slouches either. While the first season sometimes gets stuck in the "crime-of-the-week formula" it segues into expanding the overall story arcs with aplomb. And it's fun to see the show use the books to craft something new and daring. Epic!
How in the hell did this ever get made for network TV? Dark, brooding, mysterious even though we already kind of know the characters and story. The showrunners masterfully play with viewer expectations, using the fact the source material has been successfully used before to amp up the experience. The relationship between Hannibal and Will is arguably one of the great love stories in recent television history.
My obsessively favorite television show of all time. Suffers a rough, rushed 3rd season due to cancellation, cramming in two storylines that both could have used more breathing room. Still exquisite, multi-layered, and not for the faint of heart.
This show is about a really smart man with a wacky problem...He eats people! A potent metaphor for the way the medical establishment eats people! Maybe! I just hung up on a telemarketer! I felt bad! Anyway i have no way of watching this show because! Sorry for wasting your time!