5 Reasons to Gorge on NBC's Hannibal

Hannibal just might be the most filling show on network!

By: Victoria A. Brownworth
April 11 2014 6:12 PM

There’s nothing on TV quite like NBC’s psychological horror drama, Hannibal. The dark creation of gay showrunner Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, StarTrek Voyager, Wonderfalls) the show is based on the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon in Harris’s Hannibal Lecter series. If you still shudder when you recall Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal is the show for you. The series has the high style of that other gay showrunner, Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, combined with the truly gripping drama of a thriller like The Blacklist. Visually exquisite, shockingly horrific and arguably the most homoerotic show on TV, Hannibal opens the door to the darkest of all taboos and perversions–cannibalism–and you cannot look away from the visual feast. Fridays on NBC.

5. Foodies
Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is a psychiatrist and consultant to the FBI on serial killers. He’s also a foodie from way back, preparing the most elegant meals for his friends. But where does he get his meat? It’s not like anything else his guests–among them Agent-in-Charge Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), Dr. Abel Gideon (Eddie Izzard) and his protégé Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl)–have tasted before...

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