Hannibal finale airs soon. Whilst I do enjoy the show, I have been pondering certain things…
– Why does this show even base itself on the character of Hannibal Lecter? The story seems to pay little or no regard to the movies or books (eg, NBC!Hannibal is clearly of European decent, but everything is wrong for him the have been the same Hannibal who escaped Nazi Germany). If this were a standalone show I think it would have a higher public profile (especially with Dexter ending- the public love a good serial killer and Hannibal could have taken his place), tying it to the Hannibal Lecter mythos makes for murky waters.
– If Hannibal follows his ‘honour the whole beast’ code to the letter, he’s chowing his way through a minimum of 60kg of human bits what seems like every few weeks (I have no real idea what the time scale of the show is tbh). Let’s call it every month. That still works out at 2kg of bits every day. I’d say he has a massive freezer somewhere, but he’s a gourmet- no way he’d stoop to eating something that’s been in the deep freeze for months on end? Would he?
– In fact the whole show is riddled with illogical moments. Take a look at how confined the space under a bed is- no way you could get a decent swing at killing someone under there, much less if you were a sickly weakened young woman. And that totem pole had to have weighed, what?, 300kg minimum? How does one man get that into position so perfectly? And there’s no way dead bodies stay buried so close to the tide line without extensive decay and predation, not to mention erosion by wave action. And any fisherman who caught a trout that size would pack his kit and call it an excellent day. Do you know how heavy they can be at that size? (I do, I’m a fishmonger irl). There’s no way Will is standing up to his knees in frigid water with several of those slung over his shoulder for hours on end!
– The Hannibal fandom on Tumblr is fucking weird. Also, this soul has summed up my entire Hannibal experience in an amazingly accurate way: http://cloudywithachanceofdicks.tumblr.com/post/52777528926/i-did-the-thing
Bonus thought: Loved the mushroom garden. Best death on tv in a long time! And a lot of the visuals, mostly the visions, remind me of The Cell, very strange and beautiful and unsettling.