28 January 2014

Hannibal NBC Series

I have been a huge fan of Thomas Harris's works for ages. So imagine the thrill when I discovered Bryan Fuller directed an artistic, emotionally tormenting series featuring Hannibal and Will Graham. I suppose Hannibal was more famous with Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lamb. I wasn't particularly into Red Dragon back then but with the series out, I am reading it with big appetite. It's really fun to read it and watch the series simultaneously because the director, Bryan Fuller, is just sooo clever in making this interesting. In the series, they changed the subplot here and there, maybe changing a few genders... lol. Really, Freddie Lounds and Alana Bloom are both male in the book! I love how they added new characters to represent some part/events of the main characters' struggles. It's simply fascinating. 

Though, I must say, this show is definitely NOT for weak stomach. The crime scenes are very, very explicit. I cringed in most of the scenes yet they are somehow... very artistic. It's all morally wrong~ don't judgeeee!!!
I convinced my dad to watch it with me and he was like "This is so gory. I can't. This is not good for your soul." But he still watches it with me because hey, I'm daddy's little girl. *Wink wink* Ok jokes aside. The show is gory (I shit you not. I don't think I can emphasize that enough) I watch the show for the pure... emotionally torment torture and the... soul-crushing relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham. It's all masochistic. Will Graham... poor sweet neurotic Will... 

Now, let me charm you into becoming a Fannibal by introducing you to the 2 gorgeous main characters.

Hugh Dancy as Will Graham                                                               Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter

 As you watch the show, you will notice the amount of cannibalistic jokes Hannibal kept dropping. It's so witty that everyone thinks he is kidding. If only somehow would take him seriously, there wouldn't be much of a plot. 
So I was in my university library, happily studying... not really, but anyway browsing through Hannibal fanpage when I came across this. I laughed so hard in the library. Man... I'm just SO BAD. 

OK before I get carried away with more jokes, I will wrap up a quick summary without spoiling too much. 
So Will Graham is a very talented FBI profiler (not really an agent but whatever) who has the ability to empathize so completely with people (meaning he can assume anyone's point of view). His boss uses him to help catch serial killers by becoming them. Then Will started to get a bit neurotic because he has been in the mind of too many bad people. SOOOO Jack Crawford, his boss, decided to introduce him to a psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter... the ban of his existence and the sassiest man of the show. So Hannibal is very fascinated by Will's empathy and continues to torture him to see how far he can go. And he does his manipulation so subtly that no one knows any better. Dude, he feeds people to his guests and it's like food porn! (Yes, Food Porn... said the director of the show, Bryan Fuller)

To sum the series up, Hannibal is a sassy dick. Will is a kicked puppy who takes care of stray puppies. 

Be thankful I'm not narrating this in person. I told the summary to a friend today and he said, "Is it supposed to be this funny or ..." Me: "God no! It's really dark. I just have a retarded way of telling the story." Him: "Oh... I thought it was a comedy. I would have wanted to watch it otherwise."

I looove this quote in the show. It's the little thing like this that makes the show awesome. The symbolism! I can go on forever talking about Hannibal. Yes, I even joined its fanpage on Facebook... Hannibalism... listed under religious organization. LOLOLOL. Gotta love the Fannibals' dark humor. 

Seriously, you need to check them out. They have some of the darkest yet hilarious jokes on Hannibal. Disclaimer, I don't own any of the photo/images in this post because it's all from there or Hannibalogy. Check them out. 

 Speaking of... weird tension between Hannibal and Will... They have the most unconventional bromance ever. Literally... Hannibal confuses the heck out of fans. One moment he says he considers Will as a friend, the next... he utterly destroys him.

 LOOOOL Will's face!!! 
Well, he is clearly not amused by Hannibal's witty joke!
 Then there is this...
So Bryan... WILL THEY? OR NOT? The suspense is killing me!
On this note, I will leave you with a beautiful fanvid made by Katrindepp.
So guys! Have I convinced you to watch Hannibal? PLEASE WATCH IT! Sooo delicious that it's a miracle my ovaries are still functioning.
And for the Fannibals who haven't seen the trailer for the second season... how could you not see it yet? 
Here is the gorgeous trailer. Spoiler alerts.

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