Hannibal Lecter is a mythic character who grew beyond a novel and into a franchise, which this amazing season of TV cannibalises.
Hannibal’s first season is bravura filmmaking. There are a few clunky scenes in a few episodes, but it’s mostly great acting and ambience. A high-level crime procedural with very dark humour that is essential viewing. It makes Dexter look like a daytime cartoon.