Hannibal Rewatch: 1x02
Season 1, Episode 2 - “Amuse-Bouche”
or, EVERYONE IS SO YOUNG AND INNOCENT I’M GONNA DIE
**Warning: rewatch blogging, written with knowledge of the full series
Another week, another rewaaaatch.
“Amuse-Bouche” is interesting because it’s the first non-pilot episode, so the procedural format they roll out sets a framework for what this show is going to be moving forward, letting you settle in, as it were.
Or at least, that’s how it would be on a normal show. On Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, they give you fucking MUSHROOMIZED PEOPLE, and by the time you’re 35 minutes in what should just be a random
hallucinogenic horrorfest case has managed to transmogrify into Personal Threats To Will Graham, because This Creep Is Creepily Into Him And WILL Drag Him Into His Creep Embrace. Oh honey, it’s only the second episode. I spent most of this rewatch helpless with grim laughter, ha ha ha, god.