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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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Eddie Izzard is British and mostly manages to cover his accent, though it does slip a bit on occasion. See more »

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Will Graham is put in mental prison in because of accusations of him murdering various girls. But he says that he is autistic which first of all doesn't make sense since his gift is to be able to replace in other peoples minds and think the way they do since autists generally have huge trouble with that. But a psychopath is able to act charming and social while Will has trouble looking into people's eyes and is far from social. But a psychopath did the murders which does not fit him. See more »

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter: I've always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror of everything this world has to offer.
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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Fascinating psychopathy at its finest. Filling every thrill seeking part of the psyche.
5 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

The story is so packed with different things happening. It is forty minutes long, yet it feels closer to an entire film. It is quite fascinating and highly entertaining. It is not filled with eye candy, but with deeper dialog with some special effects. It gives the viewer a deeper insight into the borderline delusions of the main character.

The dialog is fantastically written. It is a combination of imagination and horror. This blend creates a psychological horror that grips you to you very soul. The only possible bad thing that I could say about it is Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) accent. It should be a higher class a more aristocratic richness instead of the thick coarse German accent, but that is merely semantics.

The series has a strong mentor-ship like connection between Graham and Hannibal Lecter that is improved by the clear mental instability of both. It makes you wonder what Hannibal Lecter sees for the future.

The Graham character is not much like the one of red dragon, yet it is a great improvement with the modernization of him. This is a rather exceptional series and I hope to see plenty of it in the future.


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