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Old 04-05-2013, 03:32 AM
Hannibal

This aired tonight and I missed it.
Did anyone happen to watch it? How was it?

It stars Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter which I think is excellent casting. He was awesome in Pusher & Valhalla Rising

Plot: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.

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:44 AM

I liked it very much. Mikkelsen is no Anthony Hopkins, but he's fine as Lecter. Definitely better than Brian Cox was in the part.

There's also a fine supporting performance from Laurence Fishburne. But the show really belongs to Hugh Dancy who is absolutely terrific here as Will. This Will is a much more interesting and compelling and much more messed version than the ones in Manhunter and Red Dragon. Consequently, it gives Dancy a meatier role than what Edward Norton and William Peterson had to work with. Dancy is particularly good in the scenes where he has to put himself in the killer's shoes, envisioning himself as the killer. Those scenes were positively gripping and extremely well done.

I definitely look forward to continue on with the show. I just hope it doesn't grow as tiresome as something like The Following has become.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:21 PM
I didn't think it was anything great, but I enjoyed it. It was good enough to make me want to watch a few more episodes before forming a real opinion of the show.

Mads Mikkelsen is a solid Hannibal, but like ilovemovies said, he's no Hopkins. Though it kind of feels like if Hannibal & Graham merged together into a single person, that person would be Dexter.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:05 PM
I'm definitely sticking around this one. I personally love Mikkelsen as Hannibal as he oozes his own snake-like persona to the Lecter role, not harping on the theatrics that Hopkins has done to make the character his own. He feels like an evil presence, and having Hugh Dancy as the brilliant, but more meek and haunted Will Graham character seems very ripe for more unsettling episodes down the line.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:04 PM

Thanks for the responses guys!

Can't wait to check this show out.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:14 AM
Watched it tonight, and I enjoyed it. Dancy is the absolute highlight for me as Will Graham. A much more interesting character than I remember him being written as in Red Dragon.

Mikkelson's gotta good/creepy look & vibe to him..... But holy SHIT his accent is fucking terrible and (for me) barely understandable! Definitely NOT Hopkins, but passable enough, I guess. Though they shoulda gotta british actor for the role.

Anyway, gonna stick with it and see where it goes. A solid show overall!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:57 PM
Just watched the pilot and I was pleasantly impressed. I like the structure, so far, from how the episode was handled. But most of all, I like Mikkelsen's portray of Hannibal. Although he's no Hopkins, he's still doing something all on his own.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:04 PM
That was actually pretty fuckin' good, surprisingly.

I'm on board.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:24 AM
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That was actually pretty fuckin' good, surprisingly.

I'm on board.


Hell yeah, if Smiert is on board thats good enough for me.

BTW Smiert, who is that in your avatar?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:31 AM
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BTW Smiert, who is that in your avatar?
Looks like Walton Goggins/Boyd Crowder from Justified.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:54 AM
WOW!

HANNIBAL (NBC) Surprisingly exceptional prequel/re-imagining of the Hannibal Lecter novels & film series, chronicling the early years of the cannibalistic psychiatrist (played to perfection with cool menace by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen), who in great ironic fashion is enlisted by FBI Agent Jack Crawford (the great, underrated Laurence Fishburne, solid as always!) to help the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit track down several notorious serial killers! The macabre, enigmatic young shrink is paired with future nemesis & criminal profiler Will Graham (brilliant British actor Hugh Dancy, the true star of the series despite the title), who suffers from Asperger Syndrome & possesses the capacity to totally empathize with others (including criminals) and visualize crime scenes before said murders were committed (superbly photographed in innovative, slow-motion flashback cinematography). The three powerhouse lead actors had some really big shoes to fill (especially mad Mads inhabiting the role made infamous by Anthony Hopkins) but they make for a terrific trio, playing off one other like champs as their continuing personal stories evolve while the series remains episodic in the individual investigations of each successive case much like the C.S.I. and LAW & ORDER spinoffs. My expectations were low because THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is one of my favorite movies of all-time, and the absence of pivotal heroine Clarice Starling (who is the focus of an upcoming series on Lifetime!) is almost glaring, plus I haven't liked or watched an NBC show since FREAKS & GEEKS bowed out gracefully over a decade ago! The HANNIBAL Pilot was a lean, mean, subtle yet twisted & fascinating take on original author Thomas Harris's indelible characters...and it shocked the hell out of me! I love it when I'm wrong! My grade: A!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:46 AM
Incredibly impressed with this series so far. It's very early days, of course, but it's rare that I am as taken with a network drama so early as I am with this. It's artful, chilling, and intelligent. The cast is stellar. Fuller is a very smart writer and showrunner.

Dancy is wonderful.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:42 AM
Saw the first two episodes last night and loved it.

Mads is the shit. Seriously if you havent checked out Pusher or Valhalla Rising check it out.

And Dancy is good in the lead. Actually the whole cast is great. And I had no idea that Lawrence Fishburne was staring in this. Very cool

Looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

Oh and also I really taken bake by how much blood/gore they showed. Kudso to NBC for not toning it down.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:49 AM
I've only seen the first ep but it's quite good. Very different and stylish creation by Bryan Fuller. God, I miss Pushing Daisies...

Seeing that I'm not a fan of Hopkins' interpretation of Lecter, I have to say Mikklelsen is doing it for me (minus the times when his thick accent comes into play). Dancy is great, anybody who saw him in Adam can attest that he has the Asperger's/autistic mannerisms down to a tee.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:40 PM
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I've only seen the first ep but it's quite good. Very different and stylish creation by Bryan Fuller.
Don't forget who directed the pilot! David Slade has his own unique look and stamp to things and the pilot reeked of his trademarks. I wouldn't be surprised if he collabed on the overall design and look of the series.

The series looks good so far
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:08 PM
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Mads is the shit. Seriously if you havent checked out Pusher or Valhalla Rising check it out.
Yeah, he's a really great actor. He also stole the show in Casino Royale and is apparently great in A Royal Affair and The Hunt.

As for the show, I haven't been able to get a chance to give it a look yet, but with all the praise, I certainly will in the near future.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Upon watching the second episode, I'd like to state that I'm sure Mads Mikkelson's a good actor and all, but it's his miscasting as Lector that I can't get past. His accent is ALL wrong, and it really detracts from the character for me. I'm not gonna be watching this show anymore, and it's a shame because Hugh Dancy's great as Will Graham.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:57 PM
Maybe its because I haven't watched network TV for a while, but I am shocked/impressed by the amount of violence and gore they're able to depict on a network show, even if it is at after 10pm. I mean the blood splatter alone was shocking, considering what channel its on, not to mention the NAKED girl IMPALED on dear antlers in a field! I caught myself a number of times telling myself "This is on NBC?!! How?" Did I miss some memo where the FCC decided to go slack on the rules?

That aside, I'm also impressed by the writing and the twisted relationships that are implied to be building as the series continues. I'm sold and have set reminders for each week's episodes.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:10 PM

^^^
yeah electriclite, I'm really glad they aren't holding back on the blood and gore. Kudos to NBC for being a little more ballsy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:11 AM
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Yeah, he's a really great actor. He also stole the show in Casino Royale and is apparently great in A Royal Affair and The Hunt.

As for the show, I haven't been able to get a chance to give it a look yet, but with all the praise, I certainly will in the near future.
Yeah he is fucking top notch in The Hunt, looking forward to checking out this show, which i really didn't expect much from.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Caught up with the first three episodes and am really surprised how good it is, loving the atmosphere and cinematography, characters and gore. Mads makes an awesome Hannibal if you ask me, don't have a problem with his accent.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:39 AM
I've watched all 5 episodes so far and am kinda growing impatient. When the fuck is Hannibal gonna start killing people???
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:43 PM
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I've watched all 5 episodes so far and am kinda growing impatient. When the fuck is Hannibal gonna start killing people???
Spoiler:
The dinner he presents in the episodes are mostly made of people he killed (Plus, that one girl impaled on the deer hoofs was by him I believe). I much prefer that than seeing him out-and-out murder somebody. It makes everything more unsettling in my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:48 AM
thanks for the heads up, I must not have been paying attention

Oh and fuck Utah for pulling this show. Glad I dont live there
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:17 AM
I love the show, but how the hell can they show this gory violent stuff on network tv but not sex or profanity? Censors make no sense.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:22 PM
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I love the show, but how the hell can they show this gory violent stuff on network tv but not sex or profanity? Censors make no sense.
Because in 'Merica we prefer guns over tits.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:48 AM
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Because in 'Merica we prefer guns over tits.
I chuckled a little.

I wish NBC would just renew this for a second season already. If not, this should be on a network like FX so it can be as violent as it needs to be.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:57 AM
I'm really digging the show. Mads Mikkelsen is fantastic as Hannibal Lecter (give this guy an Emmy) and Hugh Dancy has grown on me.

The dinner scenes with Lecter are especially chilling, in a very understated way. Obviously we know what these people might very well be eating, but they don't


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Old 05-31-2013, 07:21 AM

Great news guys. It looks like NBC has renewed Hannibal for another season. Really happy for Mads and the entire cast & crew.

Still need to finish up season one though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:04 AM
^^^ YES!!!

Maybe now we'll definitely see David Bowie coming on for Season Two!
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Another great episode this week. I'm really interested in where they'll take Will this season and the next.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:29 AM
I watched the shit out of this, btw. Great first season and awesome finale. So glad it got picked up for a second season.



Cheers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:51 AM
I just had a marathon, blazed through the entire first season on DVR. Mads is great, but so is Hugh Dancy. Some nit picks here and there (sometimes too many things going on in each episode made it feel jam packed, and I didn't get nor care for this version of the Freddie Lounds character). Can't wait for next season.

Spoiler:
Poor Abigail
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:49 PM
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I just had a marathon, blazed through the entire first season on DVR. Mads is great, but so is Hugh Dancy. Some nit picks here and there (sometimes too many things going on in each episode made it feel jam packed, and I didn't get nor care for this version of the Freddie Lounds character). Can't wait for next season.

Spoiler:
Poor Abigail
I did the same, I watched it all in one go (well over a week) Good show, I liked what they did at the end
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:16 PM
Alright, season 2. Here's what we know so far:

- Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson are set to return
- Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City) and Matthew Donovan (Boss, Weeds) have landed reoccuring roles.
- While season one's episode titles were French cuisine, season two's will be Japanese.

Also, all this time spent in Baltimore, I want a Wire crossover.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:08 PM
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Alright, season 2. Here's what we know so far:

- Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson are set to return
- Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City) and Matthew Donovan (Boss, Weeds) have landed reoccuring roles.
- While season one's episode titles were French cuisine, season two's will be Japanese.

Also, all this time spent in Baltimore, I want a Wire crossover.
Bring. It. On. I said this in another thread, but as far as expectations go, this was the biggest gut punch surprise this year. I have know doubt they'll continue to deliver in season 2.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:22 PM
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Alright, season 2. Here's what we know so far:

- Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson are set to return
- Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City) and Matthew Donovan (Boss, Weeds) have landed reoccuring roles.
- While season one's episode titles were French cuisine, season two's will be Japanese.

Also, all this time spent in Baltimore, I want a Wire crossover.
I really hope Bowie took the offer to play Hannibal's uncle. And like many others, I was truly surprised by how much this show surprised me with its visual style, brilliant plays on modern psychology, as well as inspired casting.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:11 AM
According to Fuller...

"Bowie would play Robert, the only stable parental figure in Hannibal's life after his parents were slain by Nazis." Fuller would also like to cast Lee Pace as Mason Verger and Chi McBride to play Barney Matthews.

Also, according to Fuller, the very first murder of the couple that we see in the pilot episode (which weirdly doesn't have a resolution and is almost just like introductory case study to show us Graham's process), is the work of the Toothfairy.


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Old 12-28-2013, 12:33 AM
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According to Fuller...

"Bowie would play Robert, the only stable parental figure in Hannibal's life after his parents were slain by Nazis." Fuller would also like to cast Lee Pace as Mason Verger and Chi McBride to play Barney Matthews.
I would LOVE to see these casting dreams become a reality. Of course, with my unhealthy obsession of The Labyrinth (weird, I know) and Pushing Daisies, my head may well explode.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:59 AM
Considering that he's a big guy, I think Lee Pace would make a better Buffalo Bill.

I'd like a Brit like Oldman to play Mason Verger. Maybe Andrew Scott could make his American television debut. Or maybe Damien Lewis! (Homeland will definitely be cancelled by the time Hannibal is in it's final season. 6, perhaps?)

EDIT: Ermahgerd....Ian-fucking-McShane as Mason Verger. How goddamn terrifying would that be?

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