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message 1: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments This is a great show for people who can handle some gore. The cinematography is amazing and the lead actor's nail it.

Season 2 preview


Nikki / Tinyavenger   (tinyavenger) | 36 comments Love this show! Mads Mikkelson's portrayal of Hannibal is truly captivating. I can not wait for the next season to begin and plan to re-watch season 1 beginning this weekend.


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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Can't wait till this comes back on. I watched all of season one by catching up OnDemand.

Some of the people they came across were even more brutal then Hannibal which makes this show so intense!


message 4: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments Nikki wrote: "Love this show! Mads Mikkelson's portrayal of Hannibal is truly captivating. I can not wait for the next season to begin and plan to re-watch season 1 beginning this weekend."

I know! He plays the part brilliantly.


message 5: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments Justin wrote: "Can't wait till this comes back on. I watched all of season one by catching up OnDemand.

Some of the people they came across were even more brutal then Hannibal which makes this show so intense!"


I agree. He's so understated and refined that the murders they investigate seem so much worse. He's simply cooking beautiful food, right?


message 6: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Lol, You got it Brooke, just cooking up some delightful food :)


message 7: by V.W. (new)

V.W. Singer Gourmet food and serial murder. What else could you want :)

I love Hannibal's disgust at the crudity of some of the other killers they come across and the way he "improves" upon their technique.

It's a rare TV show where a detective is slowly driven mad by his own doctor. Almost a mirror image of "Criminal Minds".


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L.G. Estrella | 74 comments I like the show, but I still have a hard time comparing it to the movies with Hopkins. To me, it seems, Hopkins will always be Hannibal.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) | 875 comments I still haven't tried it but everyone here is making me curious now


message 10: by V.W. (new)

V.W. Singer L.G. wrote: "I like the show, but I still have a hard time comparing it to the movies with Hopkins. To me, it seems, Hopkins will always be Hannibal."

True, but you couldn't expect Hopkins for a TV series. At least he looks appropriate and not some hand wringing mustache twirling villain.


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Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 134 comments I watched the first season over the past two weeks. I wasn't sold at first, but the more actively involved Hannibal gets, the more engaging the show becomes.


message 12: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Tullis (nathantullis) | 4 comments I haven't watched it yet but, I remember the first time I saw a promo photo for it and thought he looked part at least. I am also very curious to start it after seeing this thread.


message 13: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments Nikki wrote: "Love this show! Mads Mikkelson's portrayal of Hannibal is truly captivating. I can not wait for the next season to begin and plan to re-watch season 1 beginning this weekend."

I absolutely agree, he is amazing as Hannibal. I can't wait for the second season to start.


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Bandit (lecturatoro) | 8220 comments Just finished first season on dvd, was very curious about the show, it was good, but it didn't captivate me as I thought it would, despite the great acting, stylization and all the food porn.
What I'm curious about though is this...the series is meant to cover all the books over about 7 seasons (that's their plan) and seasons 1 to 3 are meant to be a sort of prequel to the events of the first book/movie, so then why use the events/killers/plot from the first book for season 1? What are they gonna do by the time they chronologically get to the first book/movie storyline? rewrite it? doesn't seem very logical
I'd be interested to hear what everyone's thoughts on this might be


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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments I just hope they keep the same kind of style and suspense that made season one so good.


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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Season 2 starts tonight, can't wait!


message 17: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments I know! It looks like it's going to be a good one.


message 18: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments I watched it and thought the premiere was pretty good. I hope it did well in the ratings.


message 19: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments Me too. Here's hoping for a season 3.


message 20: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments Ratings were up from last season but they are still low. I think it's cheap for NBC to produce plus it already has license rights over seas so fingers crossed that they keep it around.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

This is on the top of my favorite shows list. It's the most well-written series on tv.


message 22: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments OMG the last episode was insane! No worries, I won't give out spoilers.
The beginning was nuts and just went you let your guard down and think 'hey, Hannibal doesn't seem like a bad guy' he does something that is utterly disturbing and mindf*&ks you! This season definitely looks like it's going to be good!


message 23: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments Agreed! Crazy good episode. I think the whole season is gonna be this crazy!


message 24: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments He can sure cook up a 'good meal' eh?


message 25: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments And also a patron of the arts.


message 26: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Indeed


message 27: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments Great episode and I just love the actor who plays Hannibal. This season is definitely going to be crazy!


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

I also think this show is visually stunning. Everything looks so pretty while in actuality, it's quite insane.


message 29: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments I feel the same way and that is the comment I see most about the show, how visually stunning it is.


message 30: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Looks like another good episode tonight. I still got last weeks stuck in my head..that was so chilling.


message 31: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments You know it's going to be good. It's kind of amazing that a show like this is on one of the network channels. They certainly don't shy away from anything.


message 32: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments ''It hadn't occured to me to send you an ear''-Hannibal


message 33: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments I really do think he loves him in a sort of sick way. "This killer wrote you a poem"-Hannibal. Awww.


message 34: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments Brooke wrote: "You know it's going to be good. It's kind of amazing that a show like this is on one of the network channels. They certainly don't shy away from anything."

I have to appreciate NBC for sticking with a show like Hannibal, with how dark it is you would think it would have gone to cable.


message 35: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments What would you do if you thought back to something you really enjoyed eating only to now realize that what you had eaten was human? ....:O!!!

I for one would be tramatized and mortified!


message 36: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments I know! I'm vegetarian and even the mushrooms and honey aren't safe!


message 37: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments Nope! Sure ain't with him. Hannibal can disguise and touch up food so well you wouldn't be able to tell a lamb chop from a man's ankle..


message 38: by Natasa (new) - added it

Natasa (natasa79) | 353 comments I love this show-rewatched the 1st season and all the 2nd season available parts lol

My boyfriend and I are getting positively mad with waiting for the part :)


message 39: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments The latest episode was insane! They make horror look so beautiful.


message 40: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments My jaw has dropped in the opening 5 minutes for the last two weeks..I think I'm just gonna leave it on the floor.


message 41: by Natasa (new) - added it

Natasa (natasa79) | 353 comments I know, I just can't wait to see the episode where Jack and Hannibal face each together and fight...it was shown in the first episode of season 2!


message 42: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments That was a great way to start the season. I'm thinking the fight will be the finale too and we'll get to see how it ends. This whole season is crazy good.


message 43: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments You ever notice how nonchalant Hannibal acts? It isn't until he gets all info on whether or not he has to clean up his tracks that he shows his true colors and intentions.

Anyone get an invite to his dinner party?


message 44: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments I think that's what makes him so great. Mads Mikkelsen plays the role so smoothly that he never seems like someone that would be committing such brutal (but strangely beautiful) acts.

As far as the invite goes: I fortunately am vegetarian. I know though, the honey, mushrooms, and who knows what else are people too.


message 45: by David (new)

David Haynes | 3150 comments Good to read this thread. The first series was excellent, so I'm looking forward to the UK premiere of series 2 (whenever that is!)


message 46: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments Natasa wrote: "I know, I just can't wait to see the episode where Jack and Hannibal face each together and fight...it was shown in the first episode of season 2!"

I can't wait for that either, I am guessing that is how the season will end or at least close to the end of the season. I am also thinking Hannibal will escape and if there is a season three it would focus on Jack and Will trying to capture him. Maybe even Gillian Anderson would come back (Hannibal's therapist) to help track him down.


message 47: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments OMG!! I'm in shock..total disbelief at what I just witnessed..oh god! Wow that episode was epic..


message 48: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 28 comments I know! Holy ****!


message 49: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin (ems84) | 6737 comments What a great episode, this entire season so far has been unbelievable.


message 50: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments I'm still in shock...lol


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