The end of the first season of Hannibal left Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) locked up in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Season 2 serves a promising start as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) wine and dine on the episode title’s eponymous kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Following his arrest for the murders that took place in season one, Will finds himself in a tricky situation where he has to try and prove his innocence while trapped in a cell and while suffering from temporary memory loss. Hannibal Lecter steps into Will Graham’s shoes as the new FBI criminal profiler, and Will struggles to remember how it is Hannibal framed him for the crimes Hannibal clearly committed.
Beautiful poster for #Hannibal
On this week’s Scandal, Sally Langston announces her intent to run as a third party candidate in the upcoming elections while still remaining Vice President, Fitz finds a new Vice President, Olivia and Mellie make an agreement, Harrison reunites with an old friend, and Jake denies Quinn membership to B613.
Thus far, Scandal‘s go-to formula is a melting pot of backstabbing, affairs, double dealings, and constantly-shifting alliances, and, three-and-a-half seasons in, this formula has yet to fail: “Ride, Sally, Ride” shows Scandal still knows exactly what it’s doing. At this point, most ordinary shows would’ve have faltered long ago, but not Scandal–this cast and crew shows no signs of slowing down or stopping.
Cyrillic page in the @NYtimes for #TheAmericans.
The first season of The Americans was full of wigs, silenced pistols, and analogue espionage – but it was also an examination of family, be it professional, personal, or a lot of both, like the Jennings. Season two quickly reminds the audience of this, with the wide-eyed family of deer standing a few feet in front of Elizabeth’s vehicle. There are certainly advantages to being focused on one’s mission – however, when one becomes so focused on their careers, it’s ultimately their family that pays the price. And when your chosen career path is foreign spy living on enemy turf, that price can be deadly: a truth Philip and Elizabeth come face to face with in shocking fashion during “Comrades”.
True Detective Podcast #6: “Haunted Houses”
Instead of getting into a parking lot brawl, why not listen to the latest episode of Darkness Becomes You, our podcast dedicated to the HBO show True Detective. Memorable Sound on Sight podcast guest Kate Rennebohm is the guest on today’s show, joining hosts Ricky D and Deepayan Sengupta to discuss the sixth episode of the show, titled “Haunted Houses”. Among the topics discussed are the show’s treatment of women to date, the season-long arc and how it measures against expectations, and the show’s possible relation to real-life unsolved murders.
Game of Thrones Season 4: Tyrion Dungeon Tease (HBO)
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Review of The Following, Season 2, Episode 6, “Fly Away”