Matt Unger

S3 E6 – Dolce (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Jack and Will’s handshake, Das Perfekte Dinner, Italian TV, and, of course, The Museum Scene. Can Beth repeat Hannibal’s dialogue without weeping? Tune in.

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Bonus Episode: Three Neo-Noirs

Between Hannibal discussions, Beth and Matt recorded this little chat about Brian DePalma’s Blowout, Arthur Penn’s Night Moves, and Ivan Passer’s Cutter’s Way.

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Bonus Episode: Harpsicord v. Piano

In this bonus chat, harpsichordist extraordinnaire, Andrew Appel, joins Beth and Matt to discuss Hannibal’s preference for the harpsichord (as expressed in S3 E5 – Contorno), the “Goldberg Variations,” pigs in blankets, and keyboard anatomy.

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S3 E5 – Contorno (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss rewatching A Clockwork Orange through the Hannibal lens, Hannibal’s tacky shirt, North by Northwest, and Alana’s performative table-setting.

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S3 E5 – Contorno (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss the preponderance of windows, pappardelle sulla lepre, King Kong, A Clockwork Orange, the verdict on defenestration, continued confusion about Chiyo, Jack’s whimsical mistake, and the labor of the snails.

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S3 E4: Aperitivo (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss defenestration, Pazzi and the Pope, Three Kings, Jaws, and the Chiltonian wardrobe.

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S3 E4: Aperitivo (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt address Ssssss, “The Body,” Will simplifying his life. They also attempt to discuss Bella without weeping.

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S3 E3: Secondo (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss fireflies, snail sex, Bad Ronald, and birds, birds, birds.

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S3 E3: Secondo (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Pazzi’s need for friendship, how Hannibal got like that and if it matters, fireflies, and little gadgets.

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S3 E2: Primavera (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss the real Il Mostro at length, the differences between the final scene in Mizumono vs. the opening of Primavera, and Shazam and Isis.

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S3 E2: Primavera (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss skeletons in Palermo, Chloris and Zephyrus (and related winds) Don’t Look Now, and Will’s vampiric style choices.

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S3 E1: Antipasto (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss giallo at some length, make a few movie recommendations, and serve up some Divine Comedy for dessert.

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S3 E1: Antipasto (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss the start of Season 3, trips to Italy, giallo, snails, and oysters. 

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Season 2 Finale: Mizumono (Part 3)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss their second rewatch of S2 E13, the imago stylings of Jung, Lacan, and Klein, and airport arguments.

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Season 2 Finale: Mizumono (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt further describe the events of the finale, mourn Bella, and sigh over the most heartbreaking Sip of Death yet.

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Season 2 Finale: Mizumono (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt embark on part one of a three-part discussion of the Season 2 Finale, Mizumono! Emotions are felt.

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S2 E12: Tome-Wan, Part 2

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Achilles and Patroclus and Matt awakens his distaste for anti-shippers.

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S2 E12: Tome-Wan

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Bedelia’s posture and Winston’s sobriety. Part one of a two-part discussion.

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S2 E11: Kō No Mono

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Shiva, Dead Ringers, Will’s ever-evolving feelings, and The Ortolan Continuum. Nice links: Dead Ringers Invasion of the Body Snatchers Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Movie) The Origin of Love (Song from Hedwig) Freddie’s Dead (Song by Curtis Mayfield) Basics on Shiva Manhunter (“Radiance of my becoming” quote appears at about 39:30)…

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S2 E10: Naka-Choko

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss The Sex Montage, behaviorism, and (inadvertently) relativism. Also, Ghost and and Notting Hill, oddly.

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S2 E9: Shizakana

S2 E9: Shizakana

Wherein Beth and Matt explore an infinite loop of possible motivations behind Hannibal sending Randall to Will. We’re riddled with questions.

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S2 E8: Su-Zakana

A very Nietzschean episode, wherein Beth and Matt welcome their first-ever guest, the Season 2 enthusiast, Kayla! We’ll discuss Will’s inverted hero’s journey, Hannibal’s genuine WTF moment, and trout!

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S2 E7: Yakimono – Part 2

Wherein Beth and Matt go full Room 237 on the Will and Jack plan, and air their only real complaint (it’s Alana-related).

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S2 E7: Yakimono – Part 1

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss whether the game is afoot, Chilton’s complaint, and touch the third rail that is Alana.

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S2 E6: Futamono

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss whether Hannibal enjoys sex. Also Ascots, and what “you’ve been lying to me” really means.

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S2 E5: Mukozuke – Part 2

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Vertigo, at length, and puzzle over why Hannibal thinks life is precious.  Nice links:  

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S2 E5: Mukozuke – Part 2

Part 2, wherein Beth and Matt discuss Vertigo, at length, and puzzle over why Hannibal thinks life is precious.

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S2 E5: Mukozuke – Part 1

Part 1, wherein Beth and Matt have an orderly chat about Gideon and Hannibal’s tête-à-tête. Nice links:  transformation scene

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S2 E5: Mukozuke – Part 1

Part 1, wherein Beth and Matt have an orderly chat about Gideon and Hannibal’s tête-à-tête.

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S2 E4: Takiawase

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Will’s changing attitudes, Videodrome, and The Snake Pit.

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S2 E3: Hassun

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Will’s good lawyer, Freddie’s outfit, and why Hannibal needs Jack in the FBI.

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S2 E2: Sakizuke

S2 E1: Kaiseki

Wherein Beth and Matt dig into a single line: “I’m not talking to you Frederick. I want to talk to Dr. Lecter.” 

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S1 E13: Savoureux (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Daphne de Maurier, good therapy, and Burnt Offerings.

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S1 E13: Savoureux (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt discussed the non-murder of the week, Wendigo paper towels, and Daphne de Maurier.

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S1 E12: Relevés

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss The Cask of Amontillado, Beverly’s absence, Jack’s assholery, Burnt Offerings, Nashville, and whether the chicken is chicken.

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S1 E11: Rôti

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Chilton’s tiny ladder, ku daal, pani puri, The Untouchables, High Anxiety, Blue, and Montaigne’s letters. Also, does Hannibal understand his trajectory?

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S1 E11: Rôti

S1 E10: Buffet Froid

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Cotard, Capgrass, Iberico ham, the body transfer illusion, Sour Grapes, and the name Sutcliffe.

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S1 E10 – Buffet Froid

S1 E9: Trou Normand

S1 E9: Trou Normand

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Invasion of the Body Snatchers, In Cold Blood, Aliens, and the difference between stunt casting and meta-casting.

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S1 E8: Fromage

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss rambutans, theremins, Folie à deux, and The Sopranos. Also, the longest discussion to date about a single line of dialogue.

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S1 E7: Sorbet

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss classical music, a shady dell, and opera lyrics. 

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S1 E6: Entrée (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss why we watch horror, choke holds, psychic driving experiments and the CIA, St. Sebastian, and asking why Netflix or someone won’t just pick up season 4 already. 

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S1 E6: Entrée (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt recap the episode and discuss The Godfather II, psychic driving basics, and delicious ways to eat tongue.

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Episode 5: S1 E5 – Coquilles

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss completist compulsions, insomnia, Buffy, and whether it’s possible to introduce a civilian to Hannibal with one well-chosen episode. Some things we discuss:

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S1 E5: Coquilles

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss completist compulsions, insomnia, Buffy, and whether it’s possible to introduce a civilian to Hannibal with one well-chosen episode.

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Episode 4: S1 E4 – Oeuf

S1 E4: Oeuf

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss how to ruin a good bag of mushrooms, Hannibal’s hyper-competence, how Alana is right for the wrong reasons, and the show’s external and internal fandoms. We do discuss a pretty difficult personal topic, but we give fair warning.

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S1 E3: Potage

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss sociopathy, gloves, and falling in love, and also overcome microphone issues.

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S1 E2: Amuse-Bouche

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss trypophobia and the Surinam toad.  Things we mention: test

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S1 E2: Amuse-Bouche

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss trypophobia and the Surinam toad.

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S1 E1: Aperitif

Wherein Beth and Matt launch their rewatch of Hannibal, express bafflement as to why the show didn’t catch on with them initially, discuss tensions between previous depictions of Hannibal and the TV show’s interpretation, and reveal disgust about public restroom sinks.

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