Silence! The Musical & A Hannibal Post Mortem – Eat The Rudecast

Silence! The Musical & A Hannibal Post Mortem – Eat The Rudecast

Cooper, Ophilia, and Miko Technogeisha sit down at Chicago's famous Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House to discuss their evening's entertainment, seeing The Cornservatory's production of Silence! The Musical. After they discuss their favorite moments and songs, they decide...

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Hannibal – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal – Eat The Rudecast

We're joined by frequent guest and friend of the show Kate Kulzick, contributor to The AV Club and PopOptiq, and host of our favorite Hannibal podcast This is Our Design and wide ranging TV podcast The Televerse to discuss...

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Silence of the Lambs – Eat The Rudecast

Silence of the Lambs – Eat The Rudecast

After the decent Manhunter and the unacceptably mediocre Red Dragon, we tackle Silence of the Lambs, and are quick to point out that we all adore this film. It's one of the greatest horror movies, and certainly the greatest...

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Hannibal S03E13 – The Wrath of the Lamb – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E13 – The Wrath of the Lamb – Eat The Rudecast

For the third season running, Bryan Fuller et al have managed to shock us silent with the revelations and twists that bring the season to the close. With this finale possibly being a bit more final than the other...

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Hannibal S03E12 – The Number of the Beast is 666 – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E12 – The Number of the Beast is 666 – Eat The Rudecast

We're joined by an out of town friend, fan of the podcast and the show, Raina, as we discuss the penultimate episode of our season (hopefully not series). Raul Esparza gives his best performance of the series, Richard Armitage...

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Hannibal S03E11 – …And the Beast from the Sea – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E11 – …And the Beast from the Sea – Eat The Rudecast

Formerly NBC's Hannibal goes far off-book with this episode, taking us to a place where we smug book readers are just as uncertain about what is to come in the final two episodes of the season. The Red Dragon...

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Hannibal S03E10 – And the Woman Clothed in Sun – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E10 – And the Woman Clothed in Sun – Eat The Rudecast

We're halfway through the Red Dragon arc on Hannibal, and are being given both stunning beauty in the scenes between Dolarhyde and Reba, and stunning acts of CGI crappery (see the below CGI teeth). We go off on several...

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Hannibal S03E09 – And the Woman Clothed with the Sun – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E09 – And the Woman Clothed with the Sun – Eat The Rudecast

The Red Dragon arc reaches the beauty that separates this work of fiction from so many in this genre with the introduction of Reba McClain (Rutina Wesley) and beginning to peel back the story of Francis Dolarhyde. Meanwhile Will...

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Hannibal S03E08 – The Great Red Dragon – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E08 – The Great Red Dragon – Eat The Rudecast

We're joined by Kate Kulzick from Sound on Sight's Hannibal podcast This is Our Design joins us to discuss the rise of The Great Red Dragon, as Miko completes her summer walkabout in a vacation home with poor wifi....

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Hannibal S03E07 – Digestivo – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E07 – Digestivo – Eat The Rudecast

An episode that could very well be the series finale, as it brings us all the way up to the beginning of the Thomas Harris novels (excluding Hannibal Rising). The Italy portion of this season comes to a close,...

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Hannibal S03E06 – Dolce – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E06 – Dolce – Eat The Rudecast

Everything comes to a head in Florence, as Hannibal's time there is nearly at an end. Bedilia puts her drug and confusion filled plan into effect, Mason, Margot, & Alana go to plan B, and Will is briefly reunited...

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Hannibal S03E05 – Contorno – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E05 – Contorno – Eat The Rudecast

The tragic hubris of Inspector Pazzi comes to a head in an episode that gave us severe déjà vu from the film version of Hannibal. We lament that his story was rather brief, and a single line change from the...

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Hannibal S03E04 – Aperitivo – Eat The Rudecast

A bang up episode that finds Chilton running his Avengers Initiative, Dead Abigail, and post Red Dinner origins for all of our characters. We meet Joe Anderson's version of Mason Verger and are quite pleased, as well as find...

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Hannibal S03E03 – Secondo – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E03 – Secondo – Eat The Rudecast

So, now the question: Did Hannibal kill and eat his younger sister Mischa? Was she his first victim? This is the major overarching discussion of this third episode of Hannibal's third season. Cooper is a bit exhausted by the...

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Hannibal S03E02 – Primavera – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E02 – Primavera – Eat The Rudecast

At once an episode full of hallucinations and dream logic, and an episode that follows a very straight forward timeline. Will Graham wakes up after the events of the Red Dinner and heads to Italy himself. There he encounters...

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Hannibal S03E01 – Antipasto – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E01 – Antipasto – Eat The Rudecast

And we're back! Hannibal roars back onto our screens on a motorcycle in Paris, stalking his prey. This tremendous season opener written by Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot, and directed by Cube director Vincenzo Natali wastes no time in...

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Hannibal S02E13 – Mizumono – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E13 – Mizumono – Eat The Rudecast

We are joined at the table once again by Kate Kulzick from Sound On Sight, The Televerse Podcast, and our progenitor the This is Our Design Hannibal podcast. The reason for our expanded table is that we have arrived...

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Hannibal S02E12 – Tome-wan – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E12 – Tome-wan – Eat The Rudecast

Mason Verger is disturbed to find himself not the star of a show called Verger, but merely the "little-bad" on a show called Hannibal. The final pieces are put in place for the epic season finale, and a guest...

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Hannibal S02E11 – Kō No Mono – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E11 – Kō No Mono – Eat The Rudecast

We can barely contain our excitement as Hannibal has multiple sessions with Mason Verger, the reveal and deveal of Freddie Lounds fate occurs, the windego morphs into Shiva, and the game changes significantly for Will and Hannibal when it...

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Hannibal S02E10 – Naka-Choko – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E10 – Naka-Choko – Eat The Rudecast

We're thrilled to meet Mason Verger, played by Michael Pitt, as our story kicks over into end game and mini-series blasts its way toward the fight conclusion. This episode offers one of the most unnerving tableaus in the sabertooth...

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Hannibal S02E09 – Shiizakana – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E09 – Shiizakana – Eat The Rudecast

From the opening fantasy sequence where Will uses his ravenstag to kill Hannibal/Wendigo, through the expansion of the Margot Verger subplot, to the most raw KOW (killer of the week) in Randall Tier, the beast, the mechanical cave bear,...

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Hannibal S02E08 – Su-zakana – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E08 – Su-zakana – Eat The Rudecast

A treat of an episode filled with guest stars Katherine Isabelle, Jeremy Davies, and Chris Diamantopoulos. We spend the first ten minutes discussing the character of Margot Verger and the differences between the books, movies, and this series, and...

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Hannibal S02E07 – Yakimono – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E07 – Yakimono – Eat The Rudecast

Poor Frederick Chilton. After Will gets released and a severely damaged Miriam Lass returns to the FBI, Hannibal figures now is the time to pull the trigger on his "fall guy," setting up Chilton. All on this episode of Eat...

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Hannibal S02E06 – Futamono – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E06 – Futamono – Eat The Rudecast

A hell of an episode advances all the plotlines while taking a significant turn to the beautiful surreal of experimental films. We discuss the validity of the Hannibal/Alana storyline, the reality of the cages in the BSHCI, and the...

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Hannibal S02E05 – Mukōzuke – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E05 – Mukōzuke – Eat The Rudecast

We return from weeks of illness and vacation and illness again to a really cracking puzzle box of an episode that unfolds and unfolds with more plot points than we can even be prepared for. We bid a farewell...

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Hannibal S02E04 – Takiawase – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E04 – Takiawase – Eat The Rudecast

We marvel at the dichotomy that a very strong episode with a slammin' finale could have so many clunky scenes. Beverly behaving as a greatly dumbed down version of herself is a red flag. We all fawn over the...

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Hannibal S02E03 – Hassun – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E03 – Hassun – Eat The Rudecast

As Season 2 of Hannibal moves into the courtroom drama phase, the girls both really like what's being offered up, while Cooper grumps about the show not feeling enough like itself. We talk of the gory murders, guest star...

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Hannibal S02E02 – Sakizuke – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E02 – Sakizuke – Eat The Rudecast

We revel in a Killer of the Week (2 weeks) that we actually enjoy. After a tremendous bit of gore and intensity in the open, Episode 2 of Season 2 has dramatically upped the game, stripping away every bit...

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Hannibal S02E01 – Kaiseki – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E01 – Kaiseki – Eat The Rudecast

It's a new season, and we start it with an ultimate throw down between Jack Crawford and Hannibal Lecter. The killer of the week is extended and creepy, Will is behind bars, and there's lots of wonderful and horrible...

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Hannibal S01E13 – Savoureux – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E13 – Savoureux – Eat The Rudecast

We discuss a listener's thoughts on Will's hallucination during his time at the cabin with Abigail in S01E12, then dovetail into a greater discussion of the season as a whole before we take our time deconstructing the use of...

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Hannibal S01E12 – Relevés – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E12 – Relevés – Eat The Rudecast

We praise the acting in this episode where the wheels come off, Will takes Abigail back to the cabin, and Hannibal begins to throw absolutely everyone and anyone under the bus as possibly being the copycat.

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Hannibal S01E11 – Rôti – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E11 – Rôti – Eat The Rudecast

The primary storyline is building speed as Will is becoming unhinged, Dr Chilton and Dr Gideon are back, and there is no killer of the week. Ahhh. Take it in. Then stick around for a crazy discussion of our...

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Hannibal S01E10 – Buffet Froid – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E10 – Buffet Froid – Eat The Rudecast

We're so excited to find an episode where the KOW (Killer of the Week) actually feels essential to the episode in perhaps the scariest episode of the entire series. We also invent a hashtag to describe Jack Crawford's interaction...

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Hannibal S01E09 – Trou Normand – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E09 – Trou Normand – Eat The Rudecast

We completely dismiss the KOW (Killer of the week) as pointless, despite an amazing tableau in the totem pole and the presence of Lance Henriksen. We also debate the ethics of good and evil in a really great episode...

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Hannibal S01E08 – Fromage – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E08 – Fromage – Eat The Rudecast

Our episode about dueling killers is thrown into a bit of relief after the fabulousness of our Sorbet course last week. There's a lot to enjoy here as will begins auditory hallucinations. A romance between Alana and Will is...

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Hannibal S01E07 – Sorbet – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E07 – Sorbet – Eat The Rudecast

The key question, is it better to know more or less about our villains is a key discussion tonight as we revel in our favorite episode of the series thus far. Chock full of guest stars, humor, brilliant dialog,...

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Hannibal S01E06 – Entrée – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E06 – Entrée – Eat The Rudecast

In a conceptually awesome episode, we meet Anthony Hopkins AS Hannibal Lecter simulacrum Dr Abel Gideon played by the awesome Eddie Izzard. I defend my love of Dr Frederic Chilton to Ophilia. We also get a Clarice Starling proxy....

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Hannibal S01E05 – Coquilles – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E05 – Coquilles – Eat The Rudecast

The first killer of the week that intrigues us also leads to the most implausible and hacky ending we've yet seen, but an entirely metaphorical killer plot introduces so many new and interesting threads.

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Hannibal S01E04 – Oeuf – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E04 – Oeuf – Eat The Rudecast

In this difficult to pronounce episode, we finally stray from our scene by scene deconstruction in an attempt at brevity, and wind up with almost twice as much content. We disparage the KOW (Killer of the Week) but praise...

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Hannibal S01E03 – Potage – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E03 – Potage – Eat The Rudecast

We return stylistically to the first episode, with returning director David Slade, and spend the entire episode with Abigail Hobbes, resolving her feelings (and possible connection to) her father's murders.

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Hannibal S01E02 – Amuse-Bouche – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E02 – Amuse-Bouche – Eat The Rudecast

We gripe about the "killer of the week" CSI aspects of this episode, while praising the dialog exchanges developing between our main characters.

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Hannibal S01E01- Apéritif – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E01- Apéritif – Eat The Rudecast

We launch, headlong, into the breach and discuss our first encounters with Hannibal Lecter, and then take on the first episode of NBC's Hannibal.

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