Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Critic Consensus: Hannibal caters to an intellectual audience that prefers plenty of gore in its psychological thrillers, with a polished presentation of madness.
Before SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, before RED DRAGON, Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers. From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (HEROES, PUSHING DAISIES), and the artful direction of David Slade (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), comes a series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris? famous… More
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as Freddie Lounds
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as Brian Zeller
as Beverly Katz
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The last half of "Hannibal"'s debut season is as good as anything on television.
Hannibal is promising to be mighty delicious. Mads Mikkelsen will see to that.
Hyperstylized and, at times, hypnotically beautiful, it's a nightmare masquerading as a dream, the rare cannibal story that has the smarts to back up its hunger for brains.
The result is a challenging psychological thriller within a gripping crime procedural.
Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1
Maybe not my favourite, and maybe not the highest replay value, but certainly from a technical standpoint the BEST show on television right now.
An intelligent and gruesome revision of one of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. Season 1 brought together many promising actors both old and new to create the ensemble. It follows the "monster of the week" format while maintaining a main plot, the main plot itself wasn't that great but there were plenty of interesting deaths displayed in the show. I am genuinely surprised to see this being produced by NBC, I usually don't expect much from them but Hannibal kept my interest going till the end.
Everyone thought this was gonna be a dud, didn't we? However, Hannibal quickly left a mark after a couple of episodes, for dealing with themes that is rare to see on crime drama recently on TV. Death is present at every corner and it deals heavily with the impact it causes on everyone investigating it. It's a depressing journey that's also quite beautiful, thanks to some grade A cinematography and creepy imagery from the serial killers, that always have something to say about the common theme of the episode we're watching. Very smart work. Which leaves us to the dynamic of the characters, which is just great with the leads. Mikkelsen is the perfect Hannibal The Cannibal: a complete manipulative lizard, pro on micro expressions. Seriously, watch this on a big screen to notice all the little nuances on his face. And Dancy is an appropriate damaged investigator that has a great transformation throughout the season.
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