“Elegant Horror“. That’s the phrase the producers are using to describe NBC’s highly anticipated new series, Hannibal. It couldn’t be more accurate. The atmospheric tone of this new show has me more than intrigued. Frankly, I’m amazed that a network is attempting to show this much gore and disturbing imagery, but I’m really looking forward to it. I love, too, listening to the writers, actors and producers speak about this sacred ground with the exaltation it deserves. Oh, please do take a moment, won’t you?
I’ll warn you, if the Hannibal Lecter books (by Thomas Harris) or the thrilling films, freak you out, this may not be your cup of tea. (Or your sautee pan of human organs.)
Now, here’s the thing: Brittani – The Girl You Want and I are SERIOUS and PROTECTIVE about Hannibal. We. Mean. Business. “Do NOT screw it up”, is our constant mantra.
We are both on-board with the cast: Take a look for yourself.
|Hugh Dancy||…||Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Mads Mikkelsen||…||Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Caroline Dhavernas||…||Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Lara Jean Chorostecki||…||Freddie Lounds (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Aaron Abrams||…||Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Laurence Fishburne||…||Agent Jack Crawford / … (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Hettienne Park||…||Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Scott Thompson||…||Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Torianna Lee||…||Elise Nichols (3 episodes, 2013)|
|Demore Barnes||…||Tobias Budge (2 episodes, 2013)|
|Austin Macdonald||…||CJ Lincoln / … (2 episodes, 2013)|
Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has much more depth, mystery and a quiet charisma than Edward Norton did in the film, Red Dragon. Adding even more toughness is Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford.
Next up, we have Mads Mikkelsen (whom you may remember as LeChiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royal; he had a rather nasty nervous tic wherein his eye would bleed tears while under stress during a particularly pricey poker gamer. Oh, and yes…a certain torture scent involve a seatless chair, a tied up James Bond to said with ropes…all orchestrated by LeChiffre. (Aaain, Brittani and I consider this very scene as one of our all-time greatest film moments.)
As I’ve made it quire clear, This new series in indeed our cups of tea…to say the least.
Just remember those words: ELEGANT HORROR.
What are YOUR thoughts on this? It’s just a TV show…it’s not real. (Well….much, anyway.)
Let me help you. You will watch Hannibal. You will watch it each week. And you will be alarmed, frighted, intrigued, maybe even put-off a bit by some scenes. But. YOU. WILL. LOVE. HANNIBAL, which will premiering in NBC at April 4th from 10 pm to 11:00.
Now, you’ve been warned in a slightly more sinister fashion. We are not merely ASKING you to watch Hannibal, Brittani and I are politely requesting that you sit down on Thursday evening at 10.00 p.m. sharp on your local NBC affiliate.
Are we coming in clear?