Bryan Fuller

‘Hannibal’ Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: “Yakimono”

When it comes to the Chesapeake Ripper, apparently, the third time’s the charm. The FBI’s first investigation led them to Will Graham, freshly exonerated by the physical evidence from the latest Ripper crime scene. Its second gave us false hopes that Jack and company would finally land on Hannibal. But this week gave us a plot twist enough to make sure Hannibal and Jack won’t have that throwdown for at least another five episodes: Dr. Lecter still has a few tricks up his sleeve; now that he’s set Will free, he’s framed Dr. Chilton (and gone to considerable lengths to do so).  … Read More

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‘Hannibal’ Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: “Mukozuke”

For a killer as shrewdly calculating as Hannibal Lecter, making a literal public display out of Beverly Katz seems…ill-advised. Hannibal hasn’t just stopped Bev from snooping around his basement house of horrors. He’s taken her kidneys, preserved her body, and mounted sections of it on slides like a nightmare version of a high school biology class. To top it all off, he even reuses an old crime scene and sends off an anonymous tip to the Hannibal-verse’s version of Rita Skeeter. Freddie Lounds is one of two recurring characters who shows back up on the scene in “Mukozuke.” The other, thank God, is Eddie Izzard. … Read More

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‘Hannibal’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: “Takiawase”

For a show that’s all about murder, Hannibal ponders the concept of a dignified, self-inflicted death exceptionally well. As is the nature of procedural crime shows, the M.O. of this week’s killer dovetails a little too nicely with the personal struggles of Jack Crawford. But the case of the beehive killer sheds light on more than Jack’s internal debate over whether he should accept his wife’s desire to die with dignity. It also gives us, by way of contrast, more insight into Hannibal, for whom the idea of killing for mercy is so alien he decides whether to let a cancer patient die via coin toss. … Read More

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‘Hannibal’ Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “Hassun”

It’s do-or-die time for Will Graham, literally: our hero’s haunting dream of flipping the switch on his own electric chair shows he understands the stakes of his trial full well. So does Hannibal, leading to the conflict of interests I’m hoping will continue to define this season. Dr. Lecter doesn’t want to get caught; it’s why he set Will up in the first place. But in his own way, he seriously considers Will a friend, and that concern might well be what lands this series’ namesake cannibal behind bars. Hannibal can’t tear himself away from Will, even when it endangers his own freedom. … Read More

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‘Hannibal’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: “Sakizuke”

Have we seen the last of Bedelia du Maurier? “Sakizuke” gave us the most insight we’ve gotten yet (which is to say, not much) into just how much Gillian Anderson’s character knows about her patient. It’s still not clear just what happened during her attack or what Hannibal had to do with it. But just as Hannibal breaks into her home sporting a full-on murder suit, she wises up and skips town—or, as she would put it, “withdraws from social ties.” Which robs Will Graham of a potentially formidable ally. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Despite the fact that Haruki Murakami was favored to win with 2/1 odds, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan. “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Apparently Lena Dunham’s literary agency is shopping around a proposal for her first book, and they’re hoping to land her a $1 million dollar deal — at the very least. Tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, it will include “candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Of course Danny Boyle’s plans for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony include mosh pits. Also: fake rain thanks to “real clouds that will be hanging over the stadium”; “real grass,” “real soil,” and “real plows”; and exactly nine geese. [via Gawker]

2. Hugh Laurie is currently in negotiations to join Gary Oldman,… Read More

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What's On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched a young Morgan Freeman teach little kids how to rhyme. We channeled our inner zombie. We tried to figure out how many things in this 1973 Lego catalogue we once owned. We read The Awl’s think piece on the Lana Del Rey… Read More

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