Hannibal

S3 E8 – The Great Red Dragon (Part 1)

Wherein Beth and Matt return from their travels to find three years have elapsed. We also complain about Jack and then take it back and then un-take it back.

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S3 E7 – Digestivo (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss Alana and Margot’s motivations, Hannibal’s Zephyrish position, The Shining (again), and Coma. Matt also describes his Face/Off rewatch experience and tries to make a case for Death Laid an Egg.

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S3 E6 – Dolce (Part 2)

Wherein Beth and Matt discuss elevator fights, melting butter, and revisit Will’s “before and after” line. Matt also reports on his transubstantiation research. Nice links: Ip Man elevator fight Captain America elevator fight Diamonds are Forever elevator fight Michel Giuttari’s books From Communion to Cannibalism: An Anatomy of Metaphors of Incorporation by Maggie Kilgour Of…

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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 E3: Secondo (Part 2)

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

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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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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 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.

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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 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 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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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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