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9. TV is so filled with both serial killer stories and remakes that I was actively dreading the arrival of NBC’s “Hannibal.” Did we really need another murderous mastermind, especially given how the movie sequels had exhausted any interest in Hannibal Lecter? But Bryan Fuller, the imaginative creator behind “Pushing Daisies” and “Dead Like Me,” found a riveting new take on the tired material. He gave us an understated yet chilling version of Dr. Lecter in the form of Mads Mikkelsen, a fascinatingly tragic Will Graham in Hugh Dancy, and a collection of murder scenes so insanely baroque that they moved past fetishizing the work of killers and played more as twisted fantasy. The only downside to the series? Dr. Lecter’s cooking looks delicious.

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