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Hannibal (tv program)
Review: 'Hannibal's' next course is tastier than the last
Review: 'Hannibal's' next course is tastier than the last

Serial killer dramas are strange and guilty pleasures. Whether penned by a master or cranked out by a hack, there is no beauty and little insight to be gained from the story of an actual socio- or psychopath, beyond the obvious horror that such people exist. The brutal men (and once in a great while women) who kill again and again rarely create symbolic tableaux or tantalize with art and anagrams. Jeffrey Dahmer was not an erudite opera lover who invited people to elaborate dinners; John Wayne Gacy did not engage in a psychological minuet with an FBI profiler. But the banality of evil rarely makes for good television, and serial killers do. Especially when they're tricked out with...

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