Sunday, April 07, 2013

Hannibal (2013 TV Series)

Dear Entertainment Diary,

So while watching the latest season of The Voice on AXN, which doesn't include Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green as mentors/judges anymore and were replaced by Shakira and Usher, respectively, I saw the commercial of the newest drama that will premiere today, April 8, in the Philippines. And that is Hannibal.

I got intrigued as I remember the character Hannibal in the film Silence of the Lambs. I'm not sure but as  remember, Silence of the Lambs is one of the novel series and film series which feature the character Hannibal Lecter, and it is the only one that I have watched.

Moving on, this new series is a psychological thriller, crime, and police procedural kind of series and I just watched the first episode before it fully premieres on AXN tonight!

It premiered on NBC on April 4, 2013. AXN will start airing it tonight, here in the Philippines, and probably in some Asian countries, at 10 p.m.

PLOT (from wikipedia):
Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is a criminal profiler FBI on the hunt for a serial killer. Will has a unique way of thinking which gives him the ability to empathize with the psychopaths he hunts. This ability helps him to understand them and to almost know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even him to understand, he enlists the help of one of the premier psychiatric doctors in the country, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Together they form a partnership to assist the FBI in hunting serial killers. But little does Will know, Hannibal's real identity has yet to be revealed.
Episode 1 started off as a very confusing one especially when the scenes shifted from one to another and when the POV shifted from the serial killer to Will's but in the end, all the pieces will all fall back to their respective places and some questions from the first acts were answered and more questions will be added to the remaining ones which obviously be answered as the series goes by.

The effects are great especially the slow motion ones where Will sees, or should i say experienced  how the killer killed the victims. I love how they show the viewers how our main character empathizes with the killer and creates his profile to track him down. Although this series contains some grossness which is not suitable for some viewers, it's still a great series to watch especially when you're into detective stuff and cannibalism. HAHAHA. That explains the subs written below the video "VIEWERS DISCRETION IS ADVISED."

Now, I'm pretty excited to watch the next episodes as the secrets of Hannibal will finally be revealed.

Cast and characters: (from wikipedia)

Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler and hunter of serial killers.
Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brillant forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.
Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI and Graham's boss.
Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor and consultant profiler for the FBI.
Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz, a crime scene investigator specializing in fiber analysis.

Lara Jean Chorostecki as Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds, a tabloid blogger
Scott Thompson as Jimmy Price, a crime scene investigator specializing in latent fingerprints.
Aaron Abrams as Brian Zeller, a crime scene investigator.
Gina Torres as Bella Crawford, Jack Crawford's wife.
Ellen Greene as Mrs. Komeda, a Boston novelist and friend of Dr. Lecter.
Raúl Esparza as Dr. Frederick Chilton, administrator of Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Lecter's psychotherapist.

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Annika Rubin said...

Maybe you would like to read this:

It´s about the last Hannibal Episodes.

Arjay said...

sure :)

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