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 beauty of the food at Hannibal’s dinner party.
All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.
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 of fat and introducing a lean story on all fronts. This episode is also an outstanding showcase for the curious performance of Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.
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 all around. We are joined by Kate Kulzick, from our favorite Hannibal Podcast This is Our Design and The Televerse
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 shoehorned into the script. And that whole Franklin problem is taken care of. We like the episode, but lament that it isn’t better. Then we talk about the nature of reviewing episodes vs seasons of shows. In the middle of all this, we draw comparisons to Saved By The Bell, and the Goonies II NES game.