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Hannibal “Shiizakana” Review (2×09)

26 Apr

Hannibal - Season 2

“Adapt. Evolve. Become.”

As we watch Hannibal Lecter’s and Will Graham’s relationship develop, the question becomes: Who has the upper hand? Is it Hannibal, fostering the killer inside what he views as his mentee, or is it Will,¬†luring Dr. Lecter into a false sense of security before he tears him apart?

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Hannibal “Yakimono” Review (2×07)

12 Apr

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“Neither of us is free. He’s not done.”

Hannibal seems to create a perpetual sense of claustrophobia, engulfing the audience in its characters and their mind games. Everyone in the show is trapped in some way, whether it be through emotional connection or steadfast loyalty or fascination or mere expedience; the walls are closing in as the Earth spins on its axis.

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Hannibal “Takiawase” Review (2×04)

22 Mar


Hannibal is full of death, but the way the show handles it is so artful.

The various crime scenes dreamed up by the writers showcase a wide variety of imaginative, unique, and truly unsettling imagery, and that’s no different with the bee (BEES?! Sorry, I had to make that reference) corpse this week. However, what I want to expand upon is the idea of death from a psychological and emotional perspective.

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Hannibal “Hassun” Review (2×03)

15 Mar

Hannibal - Season 2Will Graham is on trial.

Interestingly, the trial isn’t necessarily about Will; rather, it’s about how those around him view the situation, view the topic of his innocence, view him as a person. Although the episode veers into a courtroom setting, and although it stumbles a bit due to its place-setting nature, we still are privy to some very interesting character explorations.

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Hannibal “Sakizuki” Review (2×02)

8 Mar

dd61809af2c6484dc8939806c8682458“One of these things is not like the other.”

“Sakizuki” opens with a terrifyingly intense sequence, one in which Roland Umber, the man caught in the eye of people from the end of last week’s episode, attempts to escape. The camera follows him as he agonizingly rips himself free, tears through a cornfield, and ultimately plunges to his death.

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