Delicious and spicy

Loosely based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, this series takes the viewer on a culinary journey through murder and deviancy. Spiked with compelling storylines, garnished with a fascinating crime scenes and a served with a strong cast, the series is more than just a delicious pasttime for horror freaks.

In a classical crime frame, every epiosde focuses on one murder story and one menu(with the excepetion of a couple of specials). Each episode is named after a special dish (Season 1: French Cuisine, Season 2: Japanese, Season 3: Italain) which more or less foreshadows what’s going to happen.

Lips that kill

There is no better successor to Anthony Hopkins than Mads Mikkelsen. In weird comedies (Men and Chicken, Adams Apples), depressing social stories (The Hunt) and an epos on Norse Mythology (Valhalla Rising) – just to name the better ones of course – Mikkelson  already proved an alterable personality and quite some acting talent. And let’s be honest, these lips are just perfect for playing that very special connoisseur.

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Other amazing actors include Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne as FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford), Skully (Gillian Anderson as Hannibal Lecters psychologist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier) and all  others I forgot to mention here.

Hannigram forever ❤

Next to brutality and brain mainipulation, the story focuses on the relationship between emotinally-talented Will Graham and man-eating genius Hannibal Lecter. As FBI-Agent the empathic Graham helps solving crimes by tracking the footsteps of murderers. His special gift is his greatest burden. While he is able to emotionally connect to the murderers, his visions and empathy is what destroys him step by step.

This is also what constitutes Grahams relationships with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The psychologist „treats“ Graham for anxiety, depression, and -jep- humanity. The brutal beast becomes a complicated colleague/ father/ lover figure to the confused and shy Will Graham. Their evolving, sexy lovestory is all over the interwebs titled as Hannigram – it’s beautiful, check it out!

8 out of 10 stab wounds

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