You got more talent than me. I got two. One is I can sleep anywhere, any time. The other one is that I usually end up getting what I want on average, over time. It’s all about getting people to believe in you. It’s not their cash, it’s their faith. Well, take this plane, for example. This 80-ton chub of metal, seat cushions, and Bloody Mary mix has no right to be soaring through the sky, but along comes Newton explaining something about the air flow over the wing creating an uplift or some such shit, none of which makes a lick of sense, but you got 82 passengers back there who believe it so fiercely, the plane continues its journey safely.
Now, what’s keeping us aloft? Faith or Newton?
One of the biggest stadiums in the world. It is also the home of FC Barcelona, one of the best football teams in history. If you are going to their home, you are in for a treat. There are 98,787 seats and also a fantastic atmosphere. You’ve been to Barcelona. So what? Unless you’ve experienced a match in Camp Nou, then you haven’t really been to Barcelona.
Season 1, Episode 1 - “Aperitif” or, LOCAL WOMAN HAS LOST ALL REASON, DOES THIS TO SELF
Heeyy all my buddies!
So I thought it would be a swell idea to rewatch Hannibal, because what is emotional stability good for, really? Very little, I’d say.
In my ~dreams~ I imagined writing posts covering the first two seasons that people could read if they were watching Hannibal for the first time, and that would eventually join up with my season 3 recaps to make one continuous chain. But then I realized two things:
1) that maybe I could actually provide something kinda interesting and a little more rare in tv commentary, in that I could relook at a series as a whole, knowing what it is they built over time, and talk about how the boards were laid, as it were
2) that I have no control when it comes to foreshadowing or pain
This latter realization was mostly about myself, and although it wasn’t a surprise it was valuable.
These in turn mean two things for YOU:
1) as a whole these posts will contain spoilers through the Hannibal series finale (it’s over & it’s perfect shhhh wade into the stream). Sometimes the spoilers will be specific, other times it will be more general knowledge of circumstances, which I think counts as a spoiler for Hannibal because so much of the joy/horror of this show is in being very much with the characters in what you are (not) aware of at any given moment. And I don’t want to take that from newbies, so we’re keeping these things on Alert.
2) probably this whole adventure is going to be primarily screen shots followed by me being like
…which was a joke but also, I am beginning to suspect, oddly accurate? Like I just want to make sure everyone is yelling enough and for the right reasons. I am a mere humble thinker of feelings, at your service.
Take, for instance, this, which we see in the very first word-free minutes of the television series Hannibal:
Just the face of a man about to walk forward into the rest of his life. And do you know what he does first? He closes his eyes. Do you know what happens when you close your eyes? That’s when the monsters can move.