A second episode of Clarice was broadcast and it confirms a trend.
While we delivered to you a few days ago our verdict of episode 1 of Clarice, the sequel to Silence of the Lambs, it is already time to come back to the sequel. Episode 2 aired on CBS, and it is an opportunity to come back to the strengths of this new series, and to the reasons that make it appealing to fans of the Silence of the Lambs who did not hang on Hannibal. The otherwise absolutely stunning Bryan Fuller series – we are obviously not here to deny its quality – has what one could call “defect”, or in any case a certain lack which could discourage the most determined serevores.
It is just a touch of hope. Hannibal, in all its beauty and splendor, is an incredibly dark series that delves into the darkest corners of the human mind. And although one can find there a certain beauty, we must nevertheless underline that it is exhausting to find episode after episode the discomfort of Will and a fatalistic tone that can put off. Although based on the same universe of Thomas Harris, the Clarice series has chosen not to be so dark, in particular thanks to characters much less tortured. Even if everyone has their own problems, it is indeed Clarice who represents the darkness, where her colleagues and her friend turn out to be sources of light.
The flashbacks which cut out certain scenes and which remind us of Clarice’s past make it possible to keep the particular atmosphere specific to the universe of Silence of the Lambs, but where Will lets his fascination with Hannibal lead him, Clarice finds herself forced out of her own world tortured by those around her. Viewers who are looking for a thriller without wanting to question all the motivations of humanity in question will perhaps be more seduced by this more “usual” format which nevertheless stands out thanks to all the mythology that surrounds Hannibal and the killers serial. While waiting to know if the sequel will be as successful, find out why fans are convinced that Netflix is preparing a revival with a season 4 of Hannibal.