I don’t agree with every point in this article (I think they simplify things a bit in regards Alana, saying she’s wrong about everything, including Will and Abigail. I don’t think most of the criticism about Alana was true in season one, and even now there are reasons behind her not believing Hannibal, and even sleeping with him in spite of Will’s warnings), but some of them are damn accurate. Especially the Chilton issue:
How does it make sense to introduce a character like Bloom, one who could and should operate almost on par with Graham and Lecter and then make her less perceptive (for no earthly reason) than the character you’ve intentionally created to be to be their clear inferior (Chilton)?
Like. Damn. Yeah. That’s the problem, the very fact that Chilton’s been given intellectual high ground to condescend to Alana Bloom (“don’t say I didn’t warn you”). That is appalling, considering we were introduced to him as being slimy and incompetent, whereas Alana had clearly earned a supreme amount of respect. And yes, I do agree that they’re setting her up a bit too much as the Damsel (as that Hannibal food artist’s comment comparing her to Little Red Riding Hood also made clear), and that’s she unlikely to have an active role in her own defense.
I don’t agree with the mention but not discussed fact that Freddie is one dimensional, and I don’t even entirely agree with their points on Abigail - I thought her death was well earned and well set up, and she’d been given a great narrative and a lot of complexity up to that point. Beverly, though, I think they’ve got exactly right, that we don’t know much about her outside of her basic narrative function and that “we miss her more for what she could have been than for what she was.” I guess I’ll admit now wasn’t sad that Beverly died…I never had much attachment to her, and I don’t think her absence has really taken anything away. But I was appalled by how sloppily her death was done.
Even if I don’t agree with every argument they made (or at least, how they backed it up…again, I find they made some overly simplistic generalizations about Alana’s function before getting around to the actual problems, and they didn’t even really mention the more problematic implications of the Hannibal and Alana sex), but I like the fact that people are talking about this at all.
it’s amazing how for 13 years of my life I was able to wake up at 6am 5 days a week and now I can’t even manage waking up for a 1pm class twice a week
gonna do my homework for physics even though i haven’t read the chapter ye
if you ever feel like a failure, just remember that jack crawford and the fbi arrested a vegan as the main suspect on a cannibal case