'Hannibal' review: Hugh Dancy and killer visuals power NBC's new drama

NBC's "Hannibal" is a beautifully executed television show. It's anchored by several great performances, and it's among the more distinctive and gorgeously filmed shows on the air right now.And I'm not sure I can watch it beyond the five episodes NBC sent out for review. More on that in a few paragraphs. First, though, the "beautifully executed" part."Hannibal," which premieres Thursday (April 4), is a prequel of sorts to "Red Dragon," Thomas Harris' first novel featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter (although the show is set in the present). It centers on the doctor's (Mads Mikkelsen, "Casino Royale") relationship with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), an FBI consultant with an uncanny ability to get inside the heads of serial killers. Will's empathy has taken a heavy toll on his mental state, but a new and particularly disturbing case brings him back into the field at the behest of Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of the bureau's Behavioral...



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