Book readers despair as the show has well and truly taken over the narrative readers know. However that was not the most interesting part of this weeks show.
Instead we will look at battle of the Queens and the gifts they receive.
As always thank you for Listening and speak to you next Time.
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Don't forget to tune in on Monday @9pm to Sky Atlantic for the next episode.
The show is aired on SKY Living and at present there are two seasons available with Season three due to air in June in the US (UK date still to be made official at time of writing). The box set catch up though is very welcome and this is where our journey begins.
Hannibal: Season 1, Episode 1 Apéritif
Now most of us know who Dr Lecter is, Antony Hopkins epic portrayal in the Silence of the Lambs has led to many a parody. So the show creators waste no time in letting us know that Hannibal really is a cannibal. This is a stroke of genius from my point of view as why waste your signature character by layering him behind a mass of episodes when we all know who he is.
Unfortunately in this first episode we only get to see Lecter and Graham share a small amount of screen time but nonetheless the time they do spend together is great to watch. The way they interact as almost a teacher and a pupil feels reminiscent of Thomas Harris's original books without trying to force it down our throats. This all sets up a great investigation with a hint of luck, but the way the ending plays out shows the mark of villainy from the shows writer Bryan Fuller that has me intrigued as to the future of the show.
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My top picks are simply three of the best pieces of entertainment available, one for each of our coverage topics Play, Watch and Read. These lists will later as this is my top picks at the time of writing and are open for change.
Without further ado it’s time to kick things off with…….
Play; Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor.
Read Jamie's review for the game here
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Unfortunately I work on Saturdays, it's generally okay but there are times like today that I do miss out. By missing out I do not mean not grabbing a varied selection of books which I did infrared I meant the chance to enjoy the day with my son.
All of the above though would be for nothing if the free and paid comics were not up to scratch. With titles as diverse as Pokemon to Hip Hop family tree, the range of titles offered by the shop was varied and extensive. It must be remembered that although these comics are free to shoppers the individual shops still have to pay for each issue. So buying a few titles is not only a big help but also shows some solidarity for the shop owners.
I chose a few comics that I was after including Archie Vs Predator, Resident Alien Mice Templar and Vol 23 of the Walking dead and was able to choose 5 titles from a folder displayed on the counter. The comics were then grabbed from a box behind the counter and I was a very happy camper.
As I said at the outset I wished I could have taken my son but timing was an issue so instead I grabbed him three titles
Overall FCBD was a success for me I got some titles that I enjoyed and had my usual level of interaction with the staff, I will be back returning to A Place In Space in October hopefully with a little in tow.
Although the Image above does not show all I need/want to read it represents a sizable chunk of the Physical volumes I have in my stack.There is a heavy Image bias with Low and Black Science from Rick Remender sitting quite high on the list of must reads.
Some of these trades I have read in single issues but the desire to read them as a whole is strong and I will be aiming to cover all of these titles along with our regular comic reviews in the coming weeks (though it will probably take months)..
How big is your stack and what are the stand out titles that you must read?
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What this is
The random chat is changing a little to be just as the title says. This is going to function as my place to chat about things that can come from anywhere, from TV to films to Sport to gaming. Most things are up for discussion even though I will avoid the key no no's like Religion, Politics and Macro Economics (Micro economics of the gaming/comics world though is still fair game) and of course the biggie whether the Spice Girls were the greatest musical group of all time or not. I hope to bring a taste of something different in these posts and please feel free to comment where you see fit.