(By the way, listening to Evanescence Sweet Sacrifice while writing this just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Especially the intro – it’s true, we’re all a little insane. Right. Well, now, random guy that sat next to me on the bus, could you please not look at me because I’m quite scared that you’re a cannibal.)
So does anyone else watch Hannibal? I think, as I have officially seemed to given up on writing reviews for books (mostly because all the books I’ve read lately are shitter than a blue Father Christmas costume), I might as well have a “Let’s Talk Television” section of my blog.
I also had no other inspiration of what to write other than some lists that would benefit nobody. Literally nobody. Not you, not your mum, not my grandma, not the crackhead down the road . . . nobody.
And I really bloody love Hannibal.
I love it so much I would wear this shirt around town and explain the reference to people that asked. That means actual interaction. With actual people. And have you met people? Ew. I would be sacrificing a lot.
Basically, as background for any of you people that have not been watching/ watched (series 1 is now officially finished) it, Hannibal is a TV series following Hannibal Lecter and his frenemie Will Graham, before Silence of the Lambs happened. I now realize that you may not know what any of that means. Oops. Let’s make this basic.
Everyone has heard of the movie Silence of the Lambs, right? Even if you haven’t watched it, you’ve heard of it. It’s basically about a convicted cannibalistic, serial killer – Hannibal Lecter. I could go into detail, but I haven’t watched the film and it’s irrelevant. Hannibal is the TV series following before Hannibal was convicted (while he was terrorizing the beautiful Will Graham).
To explain to you beautiful people what Hannibal truly is, I decided to sum it up in a sentence:
Hannibal is basically a weirdly adorable puppet master that likes to fuck the FBI around and cook in peace.
And here is a picture that also sums up the series:
(Isn’t he hot? He is. He really is.)
So let me take you through the key characters in this series:
Hannibal. Duh. Hannibal-the-cannibal. It has a ring to it. I may be the only one, but I actually find Hannibal adorable. He seems so . . . cute. And manipulative. He’s a total puppet master, that much is definitely true. Hannibal is basically a therapist that is recommended to Jack Crawford by Alana (because our Will Graham is mentally unstable) and is subsequently brought into FBI investigations. What the FBI don’t know is that they’re investigating his murders and Hannibal is basically running them in circles. Like I said, puppet master.
Will. Will Graham. He’s hot. I feel like that’s important. But maybe not to the storyline . . . hm. Will is gifted with empathy (although neither him or me consider it a gift) and can quite literally put himself in other people’s shoes – namely, serial killer’s shoes. While they kill their victims. So, Will is dragged to crime scenes to look at victims and basically murder them in his mind so he can recount to Jack the killer’s motivations etc. Now think about that. In those moments, he is the killer, right? I’m guessing that’s not good for your psyche. Even someone stable like you and I. Now, what we find out about Will is that he’s not stable – he wasn’t let into the FBI because he failed the screening and throughout the series he faces a lot of people that consider him psychotic. The funny thing is Will is actually a nice character. Like, he saves stray dogs and looks after victims – he’s not a bad guy. But he is the perfect guy for Hannibal to play with.
Jack Crawford. I actually have an intense dislike for Jack, He’s a dick. From the very start, everyone tells him not to use Will – Will himself says he doesn’t want to do it. And, throughout the series when Will is having all his mental breakdowns and showing his crazy, Jack continues to push him to “save lives”. I personally want to slap him.
Alana. I LOVE ALANA. She is one of the only nice people on this show. Consistently, she looks out for Will, she tries to do what is best for all the people involved in the cases, she actually functions like a nice human being – something JACK missed out. (Can you tell that Jack and I don’t see eye-to-eye?)
There is also an Oriental forensic scientist that wants to bang Will, but I can’t remember her name. She’s seriously cool, though, I like her.
I actually wanted to put my head through the wall. I’m not going to give away spoilers, but if anyone wants to rant with me feel free to comment. We can get through this together.