Season Two

DVD - 2014
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Will is locked in a mental asylum accused of Hannibal Lecter's crimes. Now that Will knows what Hannibal is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince those closest to him that he is innocent. Jack is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protege is a killer. Looking for answers, Jack looks to Lecter, who becomes the new consultant on cases. Lecter is torn between saving himself and keeping Will close to him, despite advice from his psychiatrist to stay away.
Publisher: [United States] : NBC Universal, Inc., [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 561 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video,4 3/4 in.
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May 12, 2016

If you haven't seen the first season, well, don't read this. The second season of the excellent and unjustly overlooked (it was on network television) series begins with serial killer catcher Will Graham (English actor Hugh Dancy) suspected of and jailed as a serial killer. This season is maybe even darker as it explores the similarities between Graham and actual serial killer Hannibal Lecter. While Anthony Hopkins portrayal is rightly famous, Mads Mikkelsen makes the character his own and is fantastic. Despite how gruesome it often is, it's also beautifully shot and edited. You don't have to be familiar with the Lecter films and books, but I think it enhances your viewing. Guest stars include Cynthia Nixon, Gillian Armstrong, Michael Pitt, Eddie Izzard, and Anna Chlumsky.

Oct 17, 2015

Continues Mads Mikkelsen's tour-de-force portrayal of Hannibal Lecter of "Silence of the Lambs" fame. But season 2 is really about mind games and manipulation, psychological motivation, and one is left not sure who to root for. This show is not for the squeamish, but even I who like horror got a little tired of the writers finding new and grotesque ways to kill off protagonists!

Jun 19, 2015

Watched online originally, and I'd missed some plot things (probably because other plot things put me into shock at the time). It's more visually stunning on my big TV, and well worth re-watching even after you know what happens. If you like Sherlock, Mad Men, and True Detective, you should like Hannibal. The details!!! (clothes, food, art, acting, music) . Don't be afraid of the gore: it's very artistically done, and like any medical TV show, you can always cover your eyes until the gooshy sounds stop. Do be afraid of the nightmare-inducing psychological plot twists.

As a feminist, I'm delighted that sexual violence towards women is not part of the entertainment, the producer has been quoted saying cannibalism is good clean fun, but rape isn't. In this respect, Hannibal is less offensive than, for example, The Murdoch Mysteries, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and so on.

7duffy Feb 01, 2015

Weaving the backstory to Red Dragon, Slience of the Lambs & Hannibal, the show takes some artistic license, but it is so masterfully produced and presented, you really don't care. The acting is excellent, the stories mesh together nicely and visuals are extraordinary. One thing to be careful of, you must be able to tolerate the presence of blood (and a lot of it) in many shapes and forms. So well done, I thought it was a cable show, but not for the squemish.

Jan 10, 2015

I can't recommend this show enough. From the direction, to the writing to the acting, Hannibal is high-quality TV viewing. Not for the squeamish though, lots of scenes of gore.


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