The Person Suit: A Hannibal Podcast
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Rachael and Amberlee discuss the NBC show Hannibal.
||Explicit213 “Mizumono” Rewatch: Stop Caring if Satan is Happy!||Our rewatch of Season 2 concludes with a deep-dive breakdown of the pinnacle of the series, “Mizumono.” We discuss the melancholy and dread that build towards the inevitable bloodbath, and why it is necessary to return our characters to the event||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit212 “Tome-wan” Rewatch: Face Off||The penultimate episode of Season 2, “Tome-wan,” welcomes Bedelia back while saying buh bye to the Vergers. Rachael gives Bedelia side-eye but loves her anyway. Amberlee is perplexed by the various Wills,||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit211 “Kō No Mono” Rewatch: Operation Open Eyes||The Great Hannibal Rewatch nears the end of Season 2 with the antepenultimate episode, “Kō No Mono.” We discuss how the theme of destruction and creation affect our characters as Hannibal and Mason fight for control of their pawns while Jack and||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit210 “Naka-choko” Rewatch: Metaphor Club, No Girls Allowed||Reciprocity is the name of the game in Season 2 episode 10 of Hannibal, “Naka-choko.” Will meets the team at a tableau of his own making after viciously beating Randall to death. We discuss the difference between “becoming” and “design,||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit209 “Shiizakana” Rewatch: That’s Not Very Sporting of You, Satan||In our rewatch of Season 2 episode 9 of Hannibal, “Shiizakana,” we talk a lot about the various types of love, friendship, and the way we interpret intimacy. We deconstruct Will’s dream and Hannibal and Will’s loaded therapy sessions.||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit208 “Su-zakana” Rewatch: The Killer is Coming from Inside the Horse||The Great Hannibal Rewatch continues with Season 2 episode 8, “Su-zakana.” Will re-enters the field despite being really not an FBI agent and we all have a good laugh. We analyze Will’s desire to protect Peter Bernardone,||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit207 “Yakimono” Rewatch: I’m a Serial Killer-in-Training, Ask Me How||Season 2 episode 7 of Hannibal, “Yakimono” wraps up the first half of the season in style. Hannibal’s grand plan continues to play out as he watches from the sidelines, and we are in awe of how masterful it is.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit206 “Futamono” Rewatch: I’m Totally Hitting That, btw||The Chesapeake Ripper is killing again and Hannibal is throwing a dinner party in Season 2 episode 6 of Hannibal, “Futamono.” Hannibal continues to use people as materials as he puts the final touches on his grand composition.||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit205 “Mukōzuke” Rewatch: Nice Rack, Will||Season 2 episode 5 of Hannibal, “Mukōzuke,” picks up where “Takiawase” left off when Freddie the Pirate finds Beverly’s body in the observatory. We discuss the first death of a series regular, Hannibal’s decision to honor Beverly,||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit204 “Takiawase” Rewatch: Curiosity Killed the Katz||Season 2 episode 4 of Hannibal, “Takiawase” focuses on themes of suffering, caregiver abuse, and agency. This episode finds Bella and Jack grappling with her declining health. We discuss Bella’s decision to end her life,||12/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit203 “Hassun” Rewatch: One of Us! One of Us!||Our Hannibal rewatch continues with the much maligned Season 2 episode 3, “Hassun,” during which we experience a courtroom drama through a Hannibal lens as Will’s case makes it to trial. We analyze themes of false hope and a balance of opposit||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit202 “Sakizuke” Rewatch: Serial Killers Be Crazy, Amirite?||Art is people and people are art in Season 2 episode 2 of Hannibal, “Sakizuke.” Our characters wrestle with preconceived notions of identity as they race to track down The Muralist. We discuss Hannibal’s potentially deliberate manipulation of||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit201 “Kaiseki” Rewatch: The Ballad of the Sad Cannibal, Part Deux||We’re back with a rollicking discussion of Season 2 episode 1 of Hannibal, “Kaiseki.” This episode opens with a culinary clash and we waste no time discussing the emotional impact of the fight given that we know what comes next.||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit113 “Savoureux” Rewatch and S1 Wrap Up: Scotch Woodcock with Gentleman’s Relish||Our rewatch closes the book on Hannibal’s debut season with a super-sized discussion of the finale, “Savoureux,” and a wrap up of our favorite things from Season 1. Rachael is high on the show’s depiction of the consequences of violence,||11/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit112 “Relevés” Rewatch: Science? Who Cares About Science?!||The Great Hannibal Rewatch continues this week with Season 1 episode 12, “Relevés.” Our characters grapple with themes of friendship, loyalty, and identity in an episode so full of subterfuge that only Will Graham could sift through it.||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit111 “Rôti” Rewatch: He’s a Terrible Compass||Season 1 episode 11 of Hannibal, “Rôti,” features our favorite recurring characters, contains the most stunning and powerful hallucinatory sequences of the season, and explores identity and the consequences of caregiver abuse via the parallel t||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit110 “Buffet Froid” Rewatch: He Smells Like a Baby Prostitute||Season 1 episode 10 of Hannibal, “Buffet Froid,” kicks the abuse narrative into overdrive as Hannibal’s gaslighting of Will reaches new levels of awful. We discuss the terrors of abuse by caregivers and the feeling of isolation that so often co||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit109 “Trou Normand” Rewatch: Donkeys Love Parfaits||Themes of leaving a legacy and public perception abound in Season 1 episode 9 of Hannibal, “Trou Normand.” We debate the merits of the serial killer of the week, Abigail’s attempt to exercise agency, and Will’s fear that both everyone and n||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit108 “Fromage” Rewatch: He’s Not Even Real FBI!||The Great Hannibal Rewatch continues with Season 1 episode 8, “Fromage,” and once again performance is a major theme. We discuss Tobias’ murder theatrics as a courtship of Hannibal, their barely veiled exchange at the music shop,||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit107 “Sorbet” Rewatch: The Beer is People||Season 1 episode 7 of Hannibal, the absurdly hilarious “Sorbet,” is all about loneliness and the accompanying dull ache. We discuss the mirrored therapy sessions and the connections they draw between Franklyn and Hannibal,||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit106 “Entrée” Rewatch: Your Feels Will Not Hold Up In Court, Sir||Our Hannibal rewatch continues with Season 1 episode 6, “Entrée.” This Jack-centric episode fills us in on the story of Jack’s broken pony and his persistent hunt for the Chesapeake Ripper. We break down the themes of obsession and connection||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit105 “Coquilles” Rewatch: Agency and Illness||It’s time for Season 1 episode 5 of Hannibal, “Coquilles,” and our Katz & Dogs ship has reached full shippiness. I mean really, is Beverly not The Best Friend Ever? We break down the callbacks, foreshadowing, and metaphor in the episode,||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit104 “Œuf” Rewatch: Mr. Pure Empathy||Hannibal Season 1 episode 4, “Œuf,” deals interestingly with themes of constructed families, nature v. nurture, and motherhood. Unfortunately this gets lost underneath the competing storylines. Or does it?||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit103 “Potage” Rewatch: Make Murder||Our Hannibal rewatch continues with Season 1 episode 3, “Potage.” We wade into this Abigail-centric episode discussing everything from Freddie’s monetarily motivated moments and the importance of costuming, to themes of darkness and light,||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit102 “Amuse-Bouche” Rewatch: He’s a Fungi!||Season 1 episode 2 of Hannibal, “Amuse-Bouche,” marks the beginning of our love affair with Katz & Dogs, delves deep into themes of connectedness and interpersonal communication, and introduces us to the despicable Freddie Lounds.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101 “Apéritif” Rewatch: Meat Cute||Our Hannibal rewatch begins with an epic discussion of Season 1 episode 1, “Apéritif.” We begin discussing the major themes that carry through the entirety of the series, try to remember our reactions during our initial viewings,||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit313: Contrapasso||Season 3 of Hannibal came to an end last week with “The Wrath of the Lamb,” and as we enter into the long, dark teatime of the hiatus we hope that this super-sized podcast will give you a small something to fill the void.||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit312: Shenanigrams||The penultimate episode of Season 3 of Hannibal, “The Number of the Beast is 666…” has come and gone and it was hilarious! Srsly? Srsly! From Chilton’s quantifiably bitchy tantrum to Hannibal’s jailhouse slurp we giggle over everything, wel||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit311: I Hate You. Where Are My Dogs?||Season 3 episode 11 of Hannibal, “…And The Beast from the Sea,” left us with a couple very important questions: What has the FBI been doing all this time? Are they actually trying to solve the case or are they just waiting for the next full moo||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit310: Who’s a Cute Little Dragon||Season 3 episode 10 of Hannibal, “…And the Woman Clothed in Sun,” elegantly, and even eloquently, exposed us to the conflict brewing within Francis. We briefly discuss self-perception and the various dichotomies and dualities in the show,||8/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit309: The Big Book of Serial Killers||We know families come in all shapes and sizes but Season 3 episode 9 of Hannibal, “…And the Woman Clothed with the Sun,” showed us that they all love differently too. Hannibal showed us another way he loves his family,||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit308: This Isn’t My Design?||With a time jump and new antagonist, Season 3 episode 8 of Hannibal, “The Great Red Dragon,” effectively resets the series. We give our first impressions of Francis Dolarhyde, discuss the effectiveness of the opening sequence,||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit307: Breaking Up is Hard to Do||Season 3 episode 7 of Hannibal, “Digestivo,” was the culmination of two and half seasons worth of story. It set the groundwork for the upcoming Red Dragon storyline and could even serve as a satisfying series finale.||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit306: The Belly of the Beast||Season 3 episode 6 of Hannibal, “Dolce,” was all about the ladies, and we enjoyed every minute of it. We talk about Bedelia’s masterful plan to get herself out of this mess she’s gotten herself in to, how lucid she was when talking to Jack,||7/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit305: Blame it on the Bagpipes||How about those last five minutes of Season 3 episode 5 of Hannibal, “Contorno”? Most exhilarating and cathartic sequence ever? Are we being hyperbolic? Maybe. We don’t care; we’re probably watching it on a loop right now.||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit304: This is My Defenestration||After last week’s disappointing announcement we discuss Season 3 episode 4 of Hannibal, “Aperitivo,” while holding out hope that someone will #SaveHannibal. This episode, originally intended to be the season opener,||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit303: Bedelia Out||The internet was abuzz with reactions to Season 3 episode 3 of Hannibal, “Secondo.” Some viewers decried it for being too slow while others lauded the carefully crafted character development. We discuss both sides of the argument and which side w||6/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit302: “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart”||Season 3 episode 2 of Hannibal, “Primavera,” was just dreamy. We discuss the imagery in Will’s dreams, the importance of water and rushing rivers of blood, the significance of the dying ravenstag, and the possible reasons behind Abigail’s app||6/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit301: Where in The World is Bedelia Du Maurier?||Bonsoir Fannibals! What a season opener! Despite the lack of Will Graham, Season 3 episode 1 of Hannibal, “Antipasto,” was everything we could have wanted and more. The flashbacks! The innuendo! The hat! We talk at length about Bedelia’s strik||6/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging and insightful
I came across Person Suit while looking for podcasts to accompany my viewing of Hannibal and thoroughly enjoy it.
The hosts are engaging, well informed and bring out details and concepts I hadn't noticed upon a first watch.
I recommend this as a wonderful companion piece to viewing Hannibal and look forward to more.
Extremely intelligent and insightful
The thinking person's podcast.
Really great podcast! Very interesting insight. (I am a little foggy on Gideon's role in the past seasons; will have 2 re-watch; feel free to throw any tidbits about his past backstory if it happens to fit! Thanks again; very enjoyable!!