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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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...  Will Graham 39 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dr. Hannibal Lecter 39 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dr. Alana Bloom 39 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Jack Crawford 39 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Jimmy Price 27 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Brian Zeller 27 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier 22 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Beverly Katz 18 episodes, 2013-2014
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Will Graham is a special consultant with the FBI. He has a special gift whereby he can empathize with any individual and put himself in their shoes. This means he gets to help solve vicious murders, especially those involving serial killers, as he can profile the murderer - their method, motives and personality profile. For a particular case, the FBI also seek the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a highly-respected psychiatrist. Will and Hannibal hit it off, and Will becomes a patient of Hannibal. Little does he know or suspect that Hannibal might be the most wanted serial killer in the US. Written by grantss

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This series borrows character and stories quite liberally from Thomas Harris' novels Red Dragon, Hannibal and Hannibal rising, but surprisingly, not from The Silence of the Lambs, even though it was from that film that most people became familiar with Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. This is because that film was the only one in the series not produced by Dino De Laurentiis, and thus the producers of this series do not have the rights to it. Whether or not they have, or intend to use, the rights to Clarice Starling is unknown at this point. See more »

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Throughout the series, Will doesn't exhibit proper lab procedure. In an autopsy suite, if you're going to be near the bodies, gown, apron, gloves booties and goggles/face screen are required as personal protection. Will wears none of these. See more »

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, I must warn you... nothing here is vegetarian.
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Featured in Hannibal: This Is My Design (2014) See more »

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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Psychological thriller at its finest.
17 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

If you're wondering, this drama does not follow the story line of the previous Hannibal film franchise. However, it does not mean that the series doesn't pack its own punch in terms of tension and suspense. (I'm in such awe, I feel inadequate trying to leave a review for this show. I won't reveal any more than what is available on the wikipedia page.)

Following protagonist Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) into his mind and peering into the distorted lives and actions of serial killers, he comes across as a highly intelligent but often conflicted man, tormented by his own imagination and yet has to live it each day for the greater good.

This sense of vulnerability and instability caused by his personality (largely introverted and antisocial) is preyed upon by his psychiatrist, famed Hannibal Lecter, excellently portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, and as all this is played out, the audience, privy to this knowledge will be gripped by suspense, and the never ending tension, even on scenes where nothing appears to be happening, the mood takes on a somber and tense tone.

For those who are concerned with the relative 'low level of gore', be patient. It takes its time to build and slowly escalate, bringing Graham deeper into the shadows and mental torment.

I can't emphasize how good the acting is, how vivid and artistic the abstract dream and killing sequences are. the fact that the soundtracks are well selected and not obnoxious all plays a part in creating one of the best viewing experiences ever. As a fan of psychological horror, I feel privileged to be able to take a small peek at this show ahead of broadcast.


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