Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 42 of 42

Thread: Hannibal (Season One)

  1. #26
    Supporting Actor slqrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    873
    I would have checked it out much sooner if I hadn't been so turned off by The Following. This is really great, and I much prefer this Hannibal to the hammy Hopkins stuff, even though he scared the shit out of me as a kid.

  2. #27
    The Pan Qrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    17,502
    I'm 4 episodes in and finding this to be total garbage. People have been praising the writing on this. Really?
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

  3. #28
    The Pan Qrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    17,502
    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    I'm 4 episodes in and finding this to be total garbage. People have been praising the writing on this. Really?
    Yeah this just gets worse and worse. Horrible show.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

  4. #29
    Winston* Classic Winston*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    8,229
    Stop watching it then.

  5. #30
    The Pan Qrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    17,502
    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    Stop watching it then.
    No, I'm a completionist, don't tell me what to do. Better still don't recommend this kind of garbage in the first place so I don't have to go down this hellish road.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

  6. #31
    Winston* Classic Winston*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    8,229
    Okay. Will try to stop recommending things I enjoy. Not sure why I continue to post on this site these days.

  7. #32
    The Pan Qrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    17,502
    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    Okay. Will try to stop recommending things I enjoy. Not sure why I continue to post on this site these days.
    It's clear that beneath the thin veneer of your comic persona beats the heart of a sensitive soul.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

  8. #33
    I'm in the milk... Mara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    16,905
    ...and the milk's in me.

  9. #34
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,703
    Finally watched through the season within a few days, and I'm simultaneously upset I waited this long to do so, and completely relieved I did because it means I only have to wait a few weeks for Season 2 to start up.

    Visually, thematically, atmospherically, textually, and just generally performed and executed at a level more accomplished than most shows out there. Not to mention a significant amount of it is clearly filmed extremely close to where I live, adding another uncomfortable layer to its often unresolved foreboding mood.

    Best show on network TV? (And not just because it feels insane that NBC even gets away with airing a lot of its content.)
    Last 11 things I really enjoyed:

    Speed Racer (Wachowski/Wachowski, 2008)
    Safe (Haynes, 1995)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker, 1999)
    Beastie Boys Story (Jonze, 2020)
    Bad Trip (Sakurai, 2020)
    What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich, 1972)
    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
    Delicatessen (Caro/Jeunet, 1991)
    The Hunger (Scott, 1983)
    Pineapple Express (Green, 2008)
    Chungking Express (Wong, 1994)

  10. #35
    I'm in the milk... Mara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    16,905
    Wow-- did not realize until I decided on a rewatch that I never saw episode 4, "Œuf." That was the one that was pulled after the Boston bombing, and they only showed a few short clips to clarify the metastory. I'm watching it on Amazon Prime now.
    ...and the milk's in me.

  11. #36
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,703
    Yeah, I only remembered that one was never aired because people had referred to it as "the Molly Shannon one" more often than not. But considering how late she and the other "controversial" elements of the episode come to light, I was surprised how much other fairly essential character stuff, particularly with Abigail Hobbs' relationship with Hannibal, that could've definitely been lost if no one check out NBC's reduced webisode version of the episode.

    One of the things the show does best is making its Case of the Week stuff (which can be the most boring and fleeting elements of any series) actually reverberate through the rest of the series and have certain victims and killers recur.
    Last 11 things I really enjoyed:

    Speed Racer (Wachowski/Wachowski, 2008)
    Safe (Haynes, 1995)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker, 1999)
    Beastie Boys Story (Jonze, 2020)
    Bad Trip (Sakurai, 2020)
    What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich, 1972)
    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
    Delicatessen (Caro/Jeunet, 1991)
    The Hunger (Scott, 1983)
    Pineapple Express (Green, 2008)
    Chungking Express (Wong, 1994)

  12. #37
    I'm in the milk... Mara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    16,905
    The Hannibal & Abigail stuff was far more effective shown in relief to the case of the week in that episode. It had a completely different level to it. I strongly recommend people seek it out.
    ...and the milk's in me.

  13. #38
    Since 1929 Morris Schæffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    10,914
    Gonna watch episode 9 of this soon. Not bad so far, not bad at all, but utterly preposterous in how there's a hugely elaborate murder scene every single episode. Perhaps it's part of a masterplan yet to be revealed, but this bothers me a bit at the moment. And I also still haven't quite tuned in to Graham's nearly psychic abilities complete with the silly yellow laser-like line sweeping across the screen accompanied by a swoosh swoosh sound.

    The scenes I find nearly the strongest are whenever we see Hannibal cooking and serving food to his guests and explaining what he's whipped up. I honestly can't get enough of those scenes.
    [+] closer to next rating / [-] closer to previous rating

    • The Power of the Dog (Campion, 2021) ✦✦✦✦
    • The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Oscar (Molinaro, 1967) ✦½ [-]
    • Jungle Cruise (Collet-Serra, 2021) ✦½ [-]
    • The Last Duel (Scott, 2021) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Eternals (Zhao, 2021) ✦½ [+]
    • Raya and the Last Dragon (Estrada/Hall, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Ritchie, 2015) ✦✦ [+]
    • Luca (Casarosa, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Sex Education (S3) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • No Time to Die (Fukunaga, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Malignant (Wan, 2021) ✦✦½ [+]
    • Dune (Villeneuve, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Cretton, 2021) ✦✦ [-]
    • Dark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [+]


  14. #39
    I just finished Season 1 and my verdict is that this show is totally fucked up. I don't know how it lasted this long on broadcast TV. I also don't know how Mara has been able to stomach it.

  15. #40
    Screenwriter
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,692
    If you thought Season 1 was already fucked up... wait for Season 2, which is glorious and still my favorite season.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

  16. #41
    I'm in the milk... Mara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    16,905
    Quote Quoting amberlita (view post)
    I just finished Season 1 and my verdict is that this show is totally fucked up. I don't know how it lasted this long on broadcast TV. I also don't know how Mara has been able to stomach it.
    A combination of three factors:

    1. It's heavily stylized.
    2. It's sooooooo good.
    3. Sometimes I hide behind my fingers.

    Also, season 2 is great, but season 3 is next-level amazing.
    ...and the milk's in me.

  17. #42
    Producer Yxklyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,036
    Finished this season the other day and am loving it! Started season two tonight. I agree that there's a bit too much serial killing going on for this to be a realistic story in any way shape or form. I'm also a bit disoriented, except for the first killing is everything else going on in Virginia/Maryland? Where exactly are scores (have we hit 100 yet?) of people being killed? They need to add location text to the opening scenes - or maybe the lack of that accentuates the unreality of it all. Also I'm pretty sure that there is no place that looks anything like the Grafton West Virginia beach scene in West Virginia - that was filmed next to an ocean or Great Lake. That just added to all the disorientation. I also love the style!
    Last edited by Yxklyx; 07-28-2020 at 01:27 AM.
    Last Excellent Movie Seen For the Very First Time:
    Fourteen (2019, Dan Sallitt)
    Letterboxd

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
An forum