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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 4, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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88

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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 362 Ratings

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  • Summary: Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) must find a way to get himself out of the situation he ends up in due to what happened at the end of the first season.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Feb 28, 2014
    100
    Hannibal has always been beautiful, and that’s still the case. It’s also always featured dialogue and plots that stay just on the right side of being too pretentious, and that remains the case. If there are any notable steps up from season one, it’s both in the tension that mounts thanks to the great game played between Will and Hannibal and in the better use of the show’s supporting cast.
  2. 100
    You could say it’s as close as a broadcast network has gotten to the personal artistry of the best premium-cable shows, if it weren’t bolder and more elegant than anything on pay cable right now, including HBO’s own serial-killer drama, True Detective.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 7, 2014
    100
    The show is infernally good. [17 Mar 2014]
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Feb 27, 2014
    91
    The last thing television needs is more serial killer dramas. But when they're this well made, this smart and creative and unexpectedly funny? Then, yes, more Hannibal, please.
  5. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Feb 26, 2014
    88
    It’s the thinking man’s serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying.
  6. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Feb 28, 2014
    80
    Hannibal is much better than it once was, perhaps the guiltiest pleasure on television at this time.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Feb 28, 2014
    63
    Hannibal was lauded last season for its stylized look, which is on display here. Fishburne, as usual, is solid, and I like Dancy’s interpretation of Graham (just the right amount of despair without descending into self-pity).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Just watched the finale. I had no idea where the writers were going with this show but holy crap they did an amazing job with this second season. Hannibal is one of the best TV shows I've ever seen and well worth the time to watch. Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    10
    From the art direction to the acting to the pacing to the mood to everything else, this show is fantastic. The premise of season two is even more interesting than season one. Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    Amazing Series, I loved it. Created a account here to voice how amazing the series really is. Beautiful, deep and insane - Masterful episodes. Ending was perfectly executed; I use to think breaking bad was the best TV I have ever seen, but Hannibal ended so much more masterfully that I was speechless.. Simply amazing..Amazing Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    Hannibal is probably my favourite TV show currently airing, and I watch a lot of good TV. Everything from the acting to the mood is perfect. The cast from top to bottom is fantastic, with the exception of a certain reporter but Mads Mikkelsen absolutely steals the show, he just plays the role perfectly. Hannibal is just so well written and executed, it's hard to believe it doesn't get higher viewer ratings. I hope this series continues for many, many more seasons. Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Smart, visually rich and creative, with impeccable performances with regard to the actors, Hannibal has became my new favorite show! Bryan Fuller sure know what he is doing with this project. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    9
    This might be the best show on TV right now, totally amazing. Everything from the color scheme of each scene to the constantly macabre and often gruesome plot -- although w/o spoiling anything the main character who met a grisly end recently is a huge loss. Expand
  7. May 18, 2014
    3
    Wow, I have watched every episode and I think the show is getting worse not better. While I like most of the actors, I am getting bored with this ongoing Will Graham psychologically conflicted saga. I mean we have a serial killer who is an interesting character, Will Graham is getting really boring in whatever his confused role is. Let's move in a new direction please. Expand

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