Hannibal 2.12 Review: “Tome-wan”

“Tome-wan” is a bit of a revelation, even as far as Hannibal episodes go. Something I’ve more or less just taken to be fact is that television is at its most successful when it fools the viewer into forgetting that he is watching television in the moment. Yet, “Tome-wan” impresses me because of how perfectly crafted and executed it is, and how it draws attention to itself because of that. Maybe this isn’t the case for other viewers, and I actually hope that’s true–that this is an episode that’s so engrossing that you forget where you are and what you’re doing. But I’m happy to champion it in admiration of how television-y the whole experience is from the perspective of someone who probably watches too much of it.




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