TV Reviews

‘Hannibal’ Brutally Introduces Us to ‘The Great Red Dragon’

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by Britt Hayes 6 days ago
NBC
At the midseason mark, Hannibal has a moment of readjustment, switching gears almost effortlessly to transition into the future — three years down the line, and Will Graham is experiencing his Godfather moment. Just when he thought he was out, Jack Crawford pulls him back in to investigate the Tooth Fairy, a name our new killer despises, as “The Great Red Dragon” is more to his demented liking.

‘Hannibal’ Offers the Sickest, Most Romantic Love Story of All With ‘Digestivo’

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by Britt Hayes July 18, 2015 @ 11:53 PM
NBC
In some ways, Hannibal almost reads like a fan fiction version of the Hannibal and Will Graham story — without forcing its two leads into a sexual relationship, that is. The love between Hannibal and Will is so twisted, so deep, and so accurately explores relationship dynamics that it’s almost more chilling than watching an eel slide down Mason Verger’s throat, or the awful realization that there’s a human baby inside of that pig.

‘Hannibal’ Delivers a Deliciously Insane Feast for the Eyes With ‘Dolce’

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by Britt Hayes July 10, 2015 @ 12:48 PM
NBC
If this season of Hannibal has fully given in to avant garde proclivities, then this week’s “Dolce” is the height of Bryan Fuller and director Vincenzo Natali’s madness, offering the most sweetly intense and deliciously WTF episode to date — both visually and narratively speaking.

‘True Detective’ Digs a Bit Deeper in ‘Maybe Tomorrow’

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by Britt Hayes July 5, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
HBO
Here’s the thing: comparisons between Season 1 and Season 2 of True Detective are inevitable. The first season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO detective drama was a near-perfect character piece in which the cultish serial killer mystery was an added bonus. And although this is an anthology series, so far we only have that one season to go on. Comparing the technical aspects and general quality of Season 2 to Season 1 is fair, but there’s been a lot of complaining that the second season is downright bad (it’s not). The problem is that everyone loved that first season so much that they just instinctively want more of the same.

‘True Detective’ Gets Really Weird Again in ‘Night Finds You’

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by Britt Hayes June 28, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
HBO
I feel sorry for those of you who may have made the unfortunate decision of hanging around Twitter or Facebook before watching tonight’s episode of True Detective. There’s absolutely no way you could avoid spoilers about the ending of “Night Finds You,” but if you’ve made it this far, I trust you’ve already seen the episode, which makes this a safe space to discuss what the hell just happened.

‘Hannibal’ Revives Some Old Friends for New Twists in ‘Aperitivo’

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by Britt Hayes June 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM
NBC
Yes, NBC cancelled Hannibal, but we still have nine episodes left (after tonight’s “Aperitivo”) in Season 3, and there is still hope for Season 4, according to Bryan Fuller. So while we keep our fingers crossed and sit on the requisite pins and needles, let’s dive into tonight’s offering — “Aperitivo” is largely a table-setting episode (sorry), one that returns old friends and one particular enemy, tugging all the necessary threads into place so they can begin to unify.