This year’s genre television gave us high highs and low lows—sometimes on the same show! In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the year’s best moments, along with some of the absolute worst. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Filmmaker Matthew Morettini may also be a mind-reader, because he’s crafted something I’ve been waiting for since my ascent from casual Hannibal viewer to full-blown Fannibal: a short video juxtaposing the same Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham scene from each of the works in which it’s appeared.
The dreaded moment has arrived: Hannibal as we know it is no more. At its heart, the show’s always been about the complex (to put it mildly) relationship between Will and Hannibal; necessarily, the finale digs deep into TV’s most fraught twosome ... along with serving up buckets of stomach-roiling gore.
Hannibal may be ending its NBC run on Saturday, but serial killers as entertainment will, no doubt, live on forever. But how accurate are the most popular examples of narrative, non-docudrama works that depict their gruesome habits? We make like Will Graham and investigate.
Sob. We’re down to Hannibal’s final episodes, and the latest William Blake-titled ep, “The Number of the Beast is 666...”, only hammers in the cold, hard truth that TV is sure gonna be a lot more boring when this creepy, juicy show exits the airwaves.
Oh man. Have you been watching Hannibal? There are only two episodes left in the entire series, and despite its cancellation and its death-knell move to Saturday nights, it’s still the best crime show on TV. And amazingly, as season three has progressed, it’s only gotten better with each episode.
Kim Dickens battles a zombie horde in LA the series premiere of the Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Astronauts Wives Club and Killjoys end their first seasons, and an Autobot created by fan committee makes her animation debut! All on This Week’s TV.
J.J. Abrams explains what Simon Pegg brought to The Force Awakens. Team Arrow is getting a new base. Star Trek Beyond is trashing a huge starship. Plus, insane rumors about the origin of Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad, and Olivia Munn in action in X-men Apocalypse. Spoilers Get!
Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon gets a writer. Spider-Man may have two different costumes in Civil War. Legends of Tomorrow can’t use comics character Booster Gold. Plus, Chloe Bennet teases Skye’s transformation on Agents of SHIELD—and could we get a Hannibal movie? Spoilers Now!
This week’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated short gives us more time with Rocket Raccoon while killer bears attack Paris and Zoo. Face Off celebrates its 100th episode with creepy couples’ makeovers, and everyone guest stars on Rick and Morty — and we do mean everyone.
“And the Woman Clothed With the Sun ...” is the second Hannibal episode named for William Blake, and it continues the Red Dragon storyline delightfully. Despite misgivings, Will and Hannibal form an uneasy partnership to track down the new “shy boy” on the scene. He’s got his quirks, that one.
An unprecedented Squirrel Girl/Power man team-up, Hannibal adapts Manhunter, and a full week of Teen Titans Go! All on This Week’s TV.
With Lecter behind bars, there’s room for a new handsome/sadistic/exquisitely bizarre killing machine to do his thing on Hannibal. And what an entrance Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) makes! Welcome, sir, and your obsessions with William Blake, dentistry, fitness, and slaughter.
Those of us watching Hannibal know that when Hannibal feeds someone chestnuts, it’s a warning sign. Supposedly a diet of chestnuts flavors meat. Let’s look at several studies on the subject (done with pigs, not humans) and try to determine if that’s true.
Oh boy! It’s Hannibal’s first time on Saturday night, and the last episode that begins in Italy, “Digestivo,” before we get into the Red Dragon arc. It starts off by explaining how Will and Hannibal made the segue from yet another grim dinner party ... into Mason Verger’s hungry, hungry clutches.
Ohhhh NBC. First you cancel Hannibal, then you “downgrade” it by moving it from Thursday night to Saturday night, aka TV’s boneyard? After this week, there are still six episodes, and we haven’t even met Francis Dolarhyde yet! Fortunately, despite all the bad news, the show still held its Comic-Con panel.
Today, we shared an interview with Liam “Ser Davos” Cunningham, who helped answer some of the questions that Game of Thrones left us with when it ended its fifth season. (Though not, of course, its biggest one.) But GoT isn’t the only science fiction, fantasy or horror show to bust out an insane cliffhanger. Not by a…
And Jennifer Lawrence says she would be open to returning as Mystique in future X-Men films. Daniel Craig denies a Force Awakens cameo. Plus, a crucial Game of Thrones character returns for season six, learn more about Westworld, and Bryan Fuller talks Hannibal’s future. Spoilers Now!
Though fans hope Hannibal finds a home beyond its NBC cancellation, the contracts of its two biggest stars have expired. Ain’t looking good, in other words. So let’s savor the flavor of what remains. “Contorno” being a great example of the kind of TV that Future Us is going to be missing, hardcore.