Hannibal (TV Series, 2013-2015)
A deliciously dark and macabre show that is unlike anything you’ll see on TV. Loosely based off Thomas Harris’ Lecter novels, the show follows the often uncomfortable relationship between FBI profiler, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). The show is more interested in the “alchemy of lies and truth” and the romance of its two lead actors that plot coherence and verisimilitude turning out a show that is both grotesque and beautiful. It’s not difficult to understand why such a show that is obviously well-crafted as Hannibal’s sumptuous dinners failed to be a ratings bait given the difficult and discomfiting ideas that show attempts to tackle. For the serious TV viewer and those interested in “meatier” show, then this is the show for you to sink your teeth in.