Critic Consensus: With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.
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as Special Agent Will Graham
as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
as Jack Crawford
as Dr. Alana Bloom
as Freddie Lounds
as Brian Zeller
as Jimmy Price
as Beverly Katz
as Kade Purnell
as Margot Verger
as Mason Verger
as Dr. Abel Gideon, Dr. Able Gideon
as Randal Tier
as Carlo Deogracias
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Fuller et al. have succeeded in making not just a cogent adaptation but one of the finest dramas on television, all by tapping into the inherent terror of being made over not in God's image, but in Lucifer's.
With its gory violence and occasional highbrow dialogue, it's hard to believe Hannibal airs on an American broadcast network. But really, it's hard to believe it's on TV at all. It's a marvelous, malificent miracle.
This second-season run has been so extraordinary, and Bryan Fuller clearly has so much story left to tell, so the fact that NBC will continue to air this extraordinary show is really heartening.
Somehow it has become an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning. Hannibal is the kind of gem seldom found on network TV.
Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.
With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season.
Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2
This new season of Hannibal expands upon everything great about the first one, with it's breathtaking cinematography enganging a magnificent script, along with highly layered characters and a whimsical storyline, highlighted by Dancy and Mikkelsen's phenomenal chemistry, marking it as one of the best content on today's television.
As season 2 progresses, the characters started to become annoying. This season's main story line revolves around Will Graham's attempt on proving his innocence after falsely being identified as the Chesapeake Ripper. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy continued to provide strong performance while others annoyed the hell out of me: Alana Bloom who sleeps with Hannibal and providing alibis for him, Freddie Lounds' dumb disappearing mystery, Beverly Katz being killed due to incredible stupidity. The plot twists were unbelievable, some of the subplot were boring as hell and completely pointless like Verger family problems. I mean, the showrunner has improved the series overall, but they did missed out on providing intelligence instead of shocking the audience with bizarre, gruesome deaths. The season finale was probably the biggest bull crap ever, I hope they will change the writers for the next season but keep the current actors.
This was just brilliant television from start to finnish. Long gone are the filler episodes from S01, that despite being interesting and always having a running theme with the episode, were stalling the good bits. S02 solves that problem and puts everything into high gear, with amazing plot twists, stellar and dreamy dialogues, top-notch cinematography, bizarre soundtrack and perfectly acted by the actors who don't have an easy task at hand. It's as if this show and characters are living in a complete alternate universe where the outside world just doesn't matter and won't show up. Fans of the books and movies will also get plenty of nods but the changes made work and more importantly, build towards something grand. Many pieces are set for the future but that ending... wow, that ending will leave you miserable, unbeknownst to where this pure Horror show will drive us next.
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