Last month I featured Mr. Selfridge in our What I'm Streaming series. I was longing for Downton Abbey, of which Season 4 was released to Britain on DVD just a week ago, and I have already finished. I have since finished the 2013, first season, and picked up watching the currently airing second season with much anticipation from week to week. In general, I find it hard to consume (the perfect term for today's selection) a show in a standard season's session. Once I am hooked, I want to watch the entire series from end to end. Sometimes that is not entirely possible, but, thanks to modern media streaming, I can search out and 'taste' new shows in large chunks once they have aired. After previewing the pilot for NBC's Hannibal, last Winter, I was tickled to see the entire first season show up on Amazon Prime.
To be candid, you should have a strong stomach to consume this series. While I often require Jay to pause episodes of Bones, while we are eating, Hannibal takes the cake. The obvious cannibal element is quite prevalent in the background story of Lecter's exploits, and even in the sub story which runs parallel to the first season. Every episode a different series of murders is investigated, and in most cases, the killer revealed. The murders are arguably inventive, and a big draw to tune in, but the creative way in which character Graham places himself into a re-imagining of each of the crimes will set even the most conditioned viewers on edge.
What Daughter Says: Don't watch more than you can stomach- but, if you're in the market for a horror based series that ties in the crime-solving FBI angle, Hannibal is for you.