"It Defies Expectations In Smart Ways/Plays With The Format
Initially, Hannibal may appear to be nothing more than another boring police procedural, but it's something far more. The murder mystery element is bolstered by Will's gift and Hannibal's input, and all the while we know that Hannibal is up to no good and toying with absolutely everyone as his grand plan falls into place. However, it eventually moves past the episodic Law & Order-esque structure as it progresses. The focus is constantly "