Hannibal, a review, so far.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks, today I wanna discuss a new series on TV at the moment. Hannibal. It’s been all over the internet so I naturally had to check it out to see if it was something I’d like. Oh and beware of spoilers.


The thing is, I’m not sure. I watched 7 episodes so far and it’s really disturbing. Let me explain. This is what Hannibal is about according to the website:

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”), based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, “The Big C”) is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…

Fuller is a writer and an executive producer. Martha De Laurentiis (“Red Dragon,” “Hannibal”), Sara Colleton (“Dexter”), Jesse Alexander (“Lost,” “Heroes”) and Katie O’Connell also serve as executive producers. David Slade is the director/executive producer for the series pilot. “Hannibal” is produced by Gaumont International Television.

I was intrigued by the idea, I mean, we all watched Silence of the Lambs, and even though I was really young when I watched it and saw it more as a thriller, being too young to pick up on all the cannibalistic references, it was a good movie. I haven’t seen the other movies in the franchise, but I don’t think that’s a necessity.

But to make a TV series about a cannibal? I think we have series like Dexter to thank for that. Dexter itself was pretty groundbreaking for an American based show where we got to see the gory details and I think Hannibal plays right into that slot of crime based serial killer show.

The actual filming and graphics of the series is very beautifully done. When we see Will go into the mind of the killer and relive the crime scene, wow, it’s mesmerizing to say at least to watch it. But one thing is bugging me about Will. In the first episode they say he’s autistic and that his diagnosis of autism is what’s making him an empath. And it explains a bit how he lives, and is socially awkward. But throughout the rest of the episodes, they seem to forget that aspect.

Hannibal-TV-Show-e1361191699262Cleary he is a high functional autistic, but if you stick with a certain theory, please be consistent about it.

I love Hannibal, he is just the type of creepy guy you would totally believe eating people. And his obsession with cooking, mostly organs, is making you shudder as well as hungry. It’s never actually said he eats people and serving people to his friends and colleagues, but it is heavily implied, and sort of the running gag throughout the series. Which I love.

The series is taking things way overboard and I can only imagine the critique it’s also getting from the American public, cause let’s face it; you guys are squeamish about a lot of things.

But the series progress is also a bit slow, and some things don’t add up. It’s like in the first few episodes they tried to implement a lot of storylines and now they are dropping them, or not following through with it.

So for me I’m still a bit undecided if I like it well enough to keep watching it. But like I said, I am intrigued by it. But you do need a strong stomach for this one.450060_600

Have you watched it yet? Let me know what you guys think about it!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy


Supernatural season 3, the road so far!!!

Hi hot cute girly (and boy) geeks of mine. Long due was a review about season 3 of Supernatural, with spoilers of course.

The previous season ended with opening a gateway to Hell. A lot of demons escaped and this season is about hunting down a lot of them. Unfortunately, this is a short season, only 16 episodes, due to the writhers strike back in 2007-2008. But 16 is better than none.

The boys have only a year left, till Deans pact with the crossroads demon ends and his soul ends up in hell, also they have to put back as many demons, which escaped hells gate, as they can. And in the first episode, when the boys fight the seven sins, in the form of devils, they get help by a demon, named Ruby.

Ruby is played by Katie Cassidy in this season. Because she is a demon, the producers of Supernatural can cast different girls to play Ruby and she will eventually be played by Genevieve Padalecki.  Gen is now married in real life with Jared Padalecki (on February 27th 2010) and they have a son together, Thomas Colton Padalecki, born march 19th this year, they affectionately refer to him as their demon baby.

But as I was saying, blond demon Ruby, turns out to be a big help for the Winchester boys. She has a knife which kills demons instantly, unfortunately also kills their human meat sacks. And throughout the season she pops in to help the boys.

Dean is living carefree at the moment. He knows he can’t weasel his way out of the deal so his does everything to live his life to the fullest. Drinking more, eating more bacon burgers and sleeping around more. Sam is bugged by his brother’s attitude and is still trying to find a way out of the deal. Dean decides he want to pay Lisa a visit. Lisa is a former ex-girlfriend of his, which he has not seen in about 9 years. When he arrives at her door, a party is going on. Lisa’s son Ben is having his birthday and is turning 8. And scary as it is, it’s a mini-Dean. Dean figures this out also and does the math. But Lisa explains Ben isn’t his son. Although this being said. I still wonder. Maybe Lisa is lying, but we will never find out. I still believe, till this day that Ben is his son, but Lisa lied to him.

In this season we also get to meet Bela Talbot, being played by Lauren Cohen, and we also know her from the Vampire Diaries as Rose and from the Walking Dead as farmer’s daughter Maggie. She plays a sort of supernatural antiquities hunter and being a big pain in the ass for the boys. She really kicks ass in this role!

Because Deans time is still running out, he starts teaching Sam how to fix baby, his Chevy Impala, and we also get a Christmas episode with a lot of flashbacks in Sam and Deans past, so we learn a great deal more about the boys and how they come to be the way they are.

And then there is my least favorite episode. The Mystery spot. Although it’s a lot of fun, its Supernatural’s Groundhog Day. I find the way they kill of Dean in various ways very funny, but how I hate the song Heat of the moment by Asia because of this episode. It turns out that the trickster is behind all this. Making Sam re-live Dean’s death a hundred times, just so the boys learn a lesson. They are each others Achilles heel.

Episode 12 Jus in Bello is an important one. The boys show off their anti-possessing tattoos (the one I’m getting in June, me is a very happy fan girl) and they try to get the colt back from Bela. But Bella sold it and she tipped of the FBI for the boys, they are wanted for numerous crimes. Ruby also steps in and reveals Lilith is after the Winchesters also. Lilith being the big bad leader in hell at this time and she is going to play a major role the next season.

In the 15th episode, they investigate a case where a doctor seems to have the eternal life. Sam thinks this is the way for Dean to get out of his deal, but in order to do so, they have to kill innocent people and Dean doesn’t want this. Dean finds out where Bela is, with the help from Bobby and learns that Bela made a deal with Lilith 10 years ago. She let the demon murder her parents, because she was abused by her father and her mother didn’t do anything about it. Bela tried to get out of the deal in return for the colt, she didn’t sell it after all, but it wasn’t enough and this episode ends with Bela hearing the howling of the Hellhounds in order to collect her soul.

And the last episode of this season. Dean has 30 hours left before the hellhounds collect their bounty and the boys try to track down Lilith. Hoping they can kill her so the deal is off. It turns out Lilith is eventually in Ruby’s body. She tries to kill Sam, but somehow, her powers don’t affect him and the boys are out of time. Dean is being killed off by hellhounds and the season ends with Dean in hell, strung up by chains and meat hooks. How is he going to escape this one???

Although the season is a short one I absoluty love it. I love Dean’s kid Ben, even if he isn’t his kid, or is he? Dean going on a, I only have a year to live, rampage. Doing everything he wishes. The first sign of the tattoo. Ruby playing the sort of good demon.  Can demons even be good? And Bela’s superb roll. The ending was gruesome, with Dean hanging in hell, covert in blood, screaming for his brother.

It gives a great inside in the boys and lays a superb path for the next season with Lilith as the big bad evil bitch from hell.

So it’s another must see season and please do so, let me know what you think about it.

Rating 9 out of 10 again.

Love, your hot cute girly geek!