Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2014
2
Air date: Mar 7, 2014
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Air date: Mar 14, 2014
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Air date: Mar 21, 2014
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Air date: Mar 28, 2014
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Air date: Apr 4, 2014
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Air date: Apr 11, 2014
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Air date: Apr 18, 2014
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Air date: Apr 25, 2014
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Air date: May 2, 2014
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Series 2 follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's. Graham's trial faces multiple interruptions when it appears that he and his alleged crimes have gained an admirer who seems to want to control Graham's fate. Elsewhere, other members of the FBI have started closing the net around Hannibal causing him to act in order to save himself.

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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 2

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (18)

Fuller et al. have succeeded in making not just a cogent adaptation but one of the finest dramas on television, all by tapping into the inherent terror of being made over not in God's image, but in Lucifer's.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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With its gory violence and occasional highbrow dialogue, it's hard to believe Hannibal airs on an American broadcast network. But really, it's hard to believe it's on TV at all. It's a marvelous, malificent miracle.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This second-season run has been so extraordinary, and Bryan Fuller clearly has so much story left to tell, so the fact that NBC will continue to air this extraordinary show is really heartening.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Somehow it has become an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning. Hannibal is the kind of gem seldom found on network TV.

Feb 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.

Mar 12, 2014 | Full Review…

With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

So much of this show is built around talking that the actors need to be damn near perfect, and they usually are. Mikkelsen in particular stands out because although as a character he's utterly monstrous, you still feel bad for the guy.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A brilliant second season... Mads Mikkelsen earned an Emmy this year.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two of Hannibal hits the ground running, hard. From the first frame, it's clear what we have now is a show that's found itself, and is going to do everything in its power to keep us guessing until the very gruesome, bitter end.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A twisting, turning, disturbing and utterly thrilling narrative about madness, love, connection and the very human capacity for evil.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

½

This new season of Hannibal expands upon everything great about the first one, with it's breathtaking cinematography enganging a magnificent script, along with highly layered characters and a whimsical storyline, highlighted by Dancy and Mikkelsen's phenomenal chemistry, marking it as one of the best content on today's television.

FilipeP

Super Reviewer

½

As season 2 progresses, the characters started to become annoying. This season's main story line revolves around Will Graham's attempt on proving his innocence after falsely being identified as the Chesapeake Ripper. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy continued to provide strong performance while others annoyed the hell out of me: Alana Bloom who sleeps with Hannibal and providing alibis for him, Freddie Lounds' dumb disappearing mystery, Beverly Katz being killed due to incredible stupidity. The plot twists were unbelievable, some of the subplot were boring as hell and completely pointless like Verger family problems. I mean, the showrunner has improved the series overall, but they did missed out on providing intelligence instead of shocking the audience with bizarre, gruesome deaths. The season finale was probably the biggest bull crap ever, I hope they will change the writers for the next season but keep the current actors.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

This was just brilliant television from start to finnish. Long gone are the filler episodes from S01, that despite being interesting and always having a running theme with the episode, were stalling the good bits. S02 solves that problem and puts everything into high gear, with amazing plot twists, stellar and dreamy dialogues, top-notch cinematography, bizarre soundtrack and perfectly acted by the actors who don't have an easy task at hand. It's as if this show and characters are living in a complete alternate universe where the outside world just doesn't matter and won't show up. Fans of the books and movies will also get plenty of nods but the changes made work and more importantly, build towards something grand. Many pieces are set for the future but that ending... wow, that ending will leave you miserable, unbeknownst to where this pure Horror show will drive us next.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

Somehow manages to improve on the near-perfect previous season, keep both eyes on Fuller.

GimlyM

Super Reviewer

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