You can't help but get a deliciously squirmy tingle when the infamous (to the viewer, anyway) Hannibal Lecter quips, "It's nice to have an old friend for dinner" while serving tongue to his guests, including an unctuous and chatty shrink whom Lecter sizes up by coolly noting, "Your tongue is very feisty."
This scenario takes place several episodes into the midseason run of NBC's feverishly twisted, fascinatingly macabre and visually remarkable procedural-with-a-twist Hannibal (Thursday, 10:01/9:01c), by which time I was completely creeped out and thoroughly hooked. In much the same way A&E's Bates Motel introduces a younger version of Norman Bates before he had his crazy mama mummified in the cellar, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal presents the mad Dr. Lecter before his secret identity as a cannibalistic serial killer is known to anyone but his victims. He is caginess personified, taking on the role of advisor and therapist to tormented FBI profiler/consultant Will Graham (from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon). Will has an ability to project "pure empathy" and see grisly crimes from the killer's POV, which Lecter describes quite accurately as "an uncomfortable gift."
In the fight against teen bullying, the very special TV movie is the obvious next step — hence, ABC Family's Cyberbully.
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ABC Family and Seventeen magazine are joining forces to fight online bullying in an upcoming campaign called Delete Digital Drama.
In our first look of a photo shoot for the campaign, some of the network's biggest stars, including Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell and Tyler Blackburn, Secret Life of the American Teenager's Shailene Woodley and Daren Kagasoff and Nine Lives of Chloe King's Skyler Samuels and Grey Damon, sport matching T-shirts that bear the word "Delete." The spread will appear in Seventeen's August issue.
After four years of hijinks, squabbles and crazy wigs, Hannah Montana sang its swan song with a — we'll say it, teary ! — hour-long series finale Sunday.
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