WILL: If the Ripper is killing, you can bet Hannibal Lecter is planning a dinner party.
[N.B: major spoilers for all episodes to 2.06, minor spoilers for 2.07; blood / gore, auto-cannibalism, bestiality, ambiguous consent, body horror, nsfw.]
Amazing post. As good, if not better, than the actual episode.
Probably not the same meal in which Hannibal is later seen throwing a knife into Jack’s hand and lunging after him!
The good doctor returns on February 28th thanks to their renewal by NBC. Check out the NBC Hannibal site as well as their Tumblr (which is all levels of awesome).
Latest teaser trailer here.
NBC’s Hannibal continues to impress me with its thoughtful and artistic exploration of the character Hannibal Lector as well as human nature in general.
The show’s emphasis on art, music, manners, and murder, also make it an unlikely renewal for NBC, a channel desperately racing to the creative bottom in a desperate attempt to regain its former glory.
Like the people who die in accidents by losing their cool and panicking, NBC is flailing and will no doubt turn to the usual raft of shows (reality TV, boring comedies, and dull remakes) that litter the American TV-scape.
So enjoy Hannibal as the fine meal that it is. Just don’t expect an encore.
UPDATE: Hannibal has been renewed which makes my assertion wrong. Something that I willingly accept if it means that this show will continue. Apparently its popularity among Hollywood insiders and with a vocal viewership was a contributing factor. I gratefully accept my “wrongness.”
I went to see Amaluna, the Cirque du Soleil show which just ended its run in Marymoor Park. Amaluna is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and has themes of light vs dark, good vs evil, and innocence turning to knowledge.
Like all Cirque du Soleil shows, Amaluna was a fantastic experience with great dancing, acrobatics, music, and art. However, one of the most powerful parts of the show was a very quiet but powerful scene in which a performer created a rotating fan with a 6-10 foot radius, picking up each of the long objects with her feet.
It was an amazing experience from a kendo or martial arts perspective because of the sheer concentration and physical balance that was required by the performer in order to pick up each part, balance it, and then continue until it was completed. Additionally, there was a performer sitting in the formal position, known as seiza in Japanese, off to the side. She was a gymnastic dancer and her poise when sitting was as compelling as the performer she was watching, with perfect form and radiating strength and stillness.
This impacted me and has become a useful benchmark for me as I train and judge my progression in all aspects of my kendo training.