HANNIBAL Episode Recap: “Potage”

I can’t remember the last time I’ve so emphatically recommended a network drama. Hannibal, a mere three episodes in, is already heads and shoulders above, say, The Following, not just because of its writing and acting, but its style. Few people can put a visual stamp on things like Bryan Fuller, and while Hannibal and Will inhabit their own distinct spaces and looks, it’s the loathsome Freddie Lounds who really embodies that slightly cartoony / candy-colored world that Fuller built in Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies. In Hannibal it’s more muted, but the time-lapsed establishing shots and vivid staging (the chat in the hospital’s greenhouse, or in the bright fall leaves behind the Hobbs’ house) still keep things from looking like a rote procedural. So does the advent of Abigail Hobbs. Hit the jump for why you should never threaten someone who thinks about murder all day (like kittens). READ MORE...

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