Hugh Dancy

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V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013

Idiot Box

Eat This

“Hannibal” on NBC

NBC’s bloody brilliant “Hannibal” may not reverse the network’s tragic ratings tailspin all by itself. But it’s already a huge improvement over the last show to inhabit the Thursday night 9 p.m. timeslot. Given that show, “Do No Harm,” only lasted three episodes, though, that’s not saying a lot. Still “Hannibal” is one of the best new shows of the midseason, and one of the few to challenge ratings-hog rival CBS at its own game.

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V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
“Little to the left, Doc.”

Film Review

Hysteria

The advent of the vibrator gets the comic treatment, but filmmakers fail to touch a nerve

Imagine, if you will, a smirkingly lightweight comedy about the creation of the world’s first electric vibrator. Well, imagine no more, because the Brits have made one. Though nowhere near as odd as Alan Parker’s 1994 biopic about sexual health pioneer Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (The Road to Wellville), Hysteria is an unusual topic for cinematic enshrinement.

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