“Richard Armitage made a fragile and frightening Francis Dolarhyde.”

While it’s perhaps fitting that Bryan Fuller’s intoxicating take on the Hannibal Lecter story was slaughtered before its time, the loss of it still stings.

The show’s third season was its most divided (and divisive) yet, devoting its first seven episodes to the manhunt for Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal in Italy, before jumping forward three years to pick up with Red Dragon.

While the loss of the FBI procedural in that first half made for an even more surreal and disjointed tone than usual, the show’s visual language and grasp on its characters remained impeccable.

And if season finale ‘The Wrath of the Lamb’ is the last we ever see of Hannibal, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect end.

Richard Armitage made a fragile and frightening Francis Dolarhyde. But his story was ultimately a means of reuniting Hannibal and Will (Hugh Dancy) – whose cycle of seduction and betrayal finally paid off in a tragic, blood-soaked and startlingly romantic climax.

Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/feature/a776788/digital-spys-best-tv-of-2015-our-top-5-and-number-1-show-of-the-year-revealed/

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