Finally managed the make it through all three seasons of Hannibal. I’ve been intending to watch this since it aired, for the story and especially because Gillian Anderson has a re-curring role. This was my third or fourth try; the other times I never got much past season 1 for some reason – partially because it was always hard to find, partially and this happened again this time, I had some trouble staying interested through the season 2 and 3. I think it’s well-written and beautifully filmed, very stylized, but in seasons 2 and 3 I felt like fast forwarding quite often, and this was because each episode had many, many, many lingering filmings of various things like blood drops falling, rain spattering, a drink being poured etc. etc. It started to feel like the episodes would be half shorter had those thing been used less. I also started to lose my suspension of disbelief when it came to some injuries certain characters kept amassing – it started to feel not believable that they could survive all of them. But I liked the ending! I feel like both Will’s and Hannibal’s story came to a finish that felt believable given what had gone over the three seasons. I can see them both dying, or one, or both, surviving the sea, given what was shown with Bedelia after the end credits. I can see it going either way, and I’m okay with all three options.
I did some caps of Gillian Anderson; she looked great as Bedelia and her performance was very measured. I’ll probably do a wallpaper or two at some point 🙂 I thought all the actors were great.
Seasons 2 and 3 gave me grief while I was watching – I don’t know whether my copy was weird, or whether it was truly filmed like that but those two seasons were so bloody dark, lighting wise. Season 1 was beautiful, but I could hardly see who the people on screen were in seasons 2 and 3. I had to increase the contrast in MPC-BE a lot to get it look like normal. The Gillian screencaps came out also very, very dark! Sadly I didn’t make any caps of season 1 as I was trying to resist that particular desire so I can’t compare them.