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Old 05-04-2013, 21:55
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Nobody watched this? I recommend it. Fantastic visual style. I think quite few DS people would really like it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:58
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I thought it was crap.
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:11
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I am a fan of the books so I was anxiously looking forward to it. I loved it! I thought it was one of the best pilots I've seen in a while. Visually stunning, well paced, excellent cast. It felt very close to the books to me. This could quickly become an addictive show for me. Very much looking forward to the next episode.

Kudos to Mads Mikkelsen. I love Anthony Hopkins and his portrayal of Lecter is very good but he never seemed all that creepy to me (maybe because I find him adorable, I don't know). MM gave off a creepy vibe (in a good way) as Hannibal. Great casting choice.
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:14
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Surprisingly decent, I thought. Wasn't expecting much at all.
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:25
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Wasn't expecting much at all.
I expected so little I wasn't even planning to check it out, to be honest. Then a couple of TV critics who are usually pretty hard to please were raving about how good it is, so I thought I better at least see for myself. And I'm glad I did.
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Old 05-04-2013, 23:11
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Thought it was fantastic and I don't have any idea how the series is going to pan out. Great cast as well.
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Old 05-04-2013, 23:34
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I really enjoyed it. Looking forwards to the next episode.
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Old 05-04-2013, 23:55
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I didn't even know it was on - it completely slipped from my mind! They advertised it enough here in NY but still I missed it.

I'll have to catch it later. Reviews were pretty darn good in some papers and websites. The NBC network seem to be somewhat happy with the ratings. Although it wasn't great (they used the term "soft"), it didn't do poorly either compared to the show(s) that used to occupy that same timeslot. Will it last the full 13-episode season that NBC has given it? Who knows...
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Old 06-04-2013, 00:50
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I thought it was alright.

I wasn't sure at first about the guy playing Lecter (the Casino Royale villain), but I guess they wanted to try and avoid having someone simply play it as a copy of Hopkins' version of Lecter.

Interesting casting in the end trailer: Eddie Izzard & Gillian Anderson
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:06
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I'm familiar with the series of films, but i was suprised the tv show was very pyschological orientated, to the detriment i feel of any significant action. I was bored for large parts of the pilot, but am intrigued by the apprentice in training. I'll check out the second episode, to see if i can become more enthralled by the mind games.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:21
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The NBC network seem to be somewhat happy with the ratings. Although it wasn't great (they used the term "soft"), it didn't do poorly either compared to the show(s) that used to occupy that same timeslot. Will it last the full 13-episode season that NBC has given it? Who knows...
I'm wary to get attached to anything on NBC at the moment, last year Awake premiered better than Hannibal did last night and that was cancelled, so i'm not holding out much hope for Hannibal. They should have premiered it after The Voice to give it a decent chance, but instead they stick it in the notorious Thursday 10pm NBC death slot, the execs at NBC seem more clueless by the day...
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:54
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I thought it was crap.
How...novel.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:59
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I'm wary to get attached to anything on NBC at the moment, last year Awake premiered better than Hannibal did last night and that was cancelled, so i'm not holding out much hope for Hannibal. They should have premiered it after The Voice to give it a decent chance, but instead they stick it in the notorious Thursday 10pm NBC death slot, the execs at NBC seem more clueless by the day...
I agree with your sentiment only I feel that this series should have been put on say FX. I think that its chances of survival would be better than on NBC. NBC is such a mess.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:59
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I'm not sure that Mads Mikkelsen was the right choice for Hannibal. His Hitler haircut and strong accent make him too creepy from the start, although not as obviously barking as Will Graham.
Lecter's power as a character comes from his lack of visibility in both the Red Dragon book and "Manhunter" in which he appears only briefly his crimes are only touched upon; once we see him attacking people he becomes a bit vulgar and much less interesting. Granted this wouldn't make for much of a tv series.
I recently saw a website which listed behavioural profilers amongst the top 5 "full of crap" occupations, along with weather forecasters, fund managers and wine experts.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:03
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It's a network show... Which is disappointing as it wont be able to take the creative risks that will allow this show to live up to its name. Should have been picked up on a cable channel.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:58
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It's a network show... Which is disappointing as it wont be able to take the creative risks that will allow this show to live up to its name. Should have been picked up on a cable channel.
THIS.
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Old 06-04-2013, 15:50
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Will it be on Sky Atlantic here in the UK?
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Old 06-04-2013, 15:51
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Is someone not allowed to dislike it without being mocked?

It seems to be a common theme on DS for people to be challenged and receive hostility just for having an opinion that others don't like.
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Old 06-04-2013, 15:51
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I really enjoyed it. Looking forwards to the next episode.
Same here looks good , just hope it doesnt lose its way a bit like teh Following.But I am hooked for the time being.
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:50
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I thought it was crap.
I agree, poor premise, story was meh and the talent wooden, it has cancelled written all over it.

NBC why do you greenlight utter über crap?
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:53
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The character has already been run into the ground. The more of him you see, the less interesting he becomes. Hannibal Lecter became an iconic character in SOTL because he was rarely seen and was mysterious. Going into more depth about him is detrimental to the character
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:55
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It's a network show... Which is disappointing as it wont be able to take the creative risks that will allow this show to live up to its name. Should have been picked up on a cable channel.
That's where I get confused with US tv - which shows can be more explicit and contain swearing e.g. Dexter

I heard Gillian Anderson will be in Hannibal - one reason to watch it
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:58
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The character has already been run into the ground. The more of him you see, the less interesting he becomes. Hannibal Lecter became an iconic character in SOTL because he was rarely seen and was mysterious. Going into more depth about him is detrimental to the character
I recently read a book called Reel Terror which touches on the trend for remakes of horrors to give more backstory to the killer e.g. Michael Myers, Jason etc
It was very interesting, John Carpenter was quoted saying something like "that's why they were scary, because we didn't know who they really were and why they did these things - they just did".
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Old 06-04-2013, 17:05
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Will it be on Sky Atlantic here in the UK?
Sky Living. Can't find a start date for it though.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:33
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Is someone not allowed to dislike it without being mocked?

It seems to be a common theme on DS for people to be challenged and receive hostility just for having an opinion that others don't like.

it's not the fact that they dislike it, the comment they made adds nothing of value to this thread.

Look at Rowans reply- same dislike, but he is intelligent enough to say why it is disliked.
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