Armitage Agonistes

I haven’t minded that Richard Armitage took the role of a serial killer in a series known for its outrageous, cruelly enacted murders. Say what you want about the gory, stylish, sometimes senseless deaths over three seasons of Hannibal, but I have to admit, that most were amusing, carried out by somewhat amusing murderers.

And for Richard Armitage, it’s such an opportunity for him. I can’t wait to watch him knock it out of the park. I  re-read the book, watched both films, caught up quickly with seasons 1 and 2, and have suffered through season 3, sometimes making spontaneous declarations and WTFing  aloud, alone in front of the TV. All to get ready for The Becoming.

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HANNIBAL -- " ...and The Woman Clothed With The Sun" -- Pictured: (l-r) Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde, Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane -- (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC) HANNIBAL — ” …and The Woman Clothed With The Sun” — Pictured: (l-r) Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde, Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane — (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

I experienced such a thrill when…

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