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(Sun News Network)   NBC: We're pulling an episode of Hannibal because of what happened in Boston   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 70
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2013-04-20 01:04:13 PM
*Eye roll*
 
2013-04-20 01:09:51 PM

The_Sponge: *Eye roll*


While crucifying NBC here seems appropriate I think they were in a no win situation.  The episode will probably air eventually but they figured they would get less flak by pulling it for now then airing it and having various groups screaming about how NBC is insensitive to dead children.
 
2013-04-20 01:18:17 PM

Nefarious: The_Sponge: *Eye roll*

While crucifying NBC here seems appropriate I think they were in a no win situation.  The episode will probably air eventually but they figured they would get less flak by pulling it for now then airing it and having various groups screaming about how NBC is insensitive to dead children.



I could see that if the plot of the episode more closely resembled as to what happened in Boston.

However......

I understood why the movie theater shoot-up scene in "Gangster Squad" was taken out after what happened in Aurora.
 
2013-04-20 01:22:21 PM
Abc is doing some switching around with an episode of Castle for the same reason.
 
2013-04-20 01:23:38 PM
Good show, BTW....I was skeptical at first.
 
2013-04-20 01:29:51 PM
If I remember correctly, the show is about a murderous cannibal and they are concerned about this... okay.
 
2013-04-20 01:30:01 PM
I'm still waiting for the American Dad! Krampus episode that got yanked after Sandy Hook.
 
2013-04-20 01:34:31 PM
Deadline (so BIG grain of salt) is reporting that they actually quietly circulated the scheduling change on Monday, before the bombing.  Apparently the episode was shot before Sandy Hook and the story involved kids being brainwashed to kill other kids.  This was also the only episode of the first six that wasn't sent out early to critics, so I'm thinking this issue was being discussed for quite some time.

All in all, it's probably the right call and has happened before and will undoubtedly (unfortunately) happen again.
 
2013-04-20 01:34:44 PM

limeyfellow: If I remember correctly, the show is about a murderous cannibal and they are concerned about this... okay.


Oh, when examined logically it makes no sense but they will generate less misplaced anger this way.
 
2013-04-20 01:35:20 PM

Nefarious: The_Sponge: *Eye roll*

While crucifying NBC here seems appropriate I think they were in a no win situation.


From what I've read elsewhere, Fuller asked them to pull the episode this week so it's the producer, not the network who made the decision.
 
2013-04-20 01:43:27 PM
Hell. Why not just pull everything off TV and have all the networks run nothing but Pettycoat Junction and Hee Haw reruns every night?
 
2013-04-20 01:44:57 PM

Nefarious: While crucifying NBC here seems appropriate



Hey....at least it was just an eye roll and not an angry letter or email.  :-)
 
2013-04-20 01:48:22 PM

The_Sponge: Good show, BTW....I was skeptical at first.


You and me both. Gave it a watch cause I'm just a fan of alternate takes of established canon. I also liked Mockingbird Lane.
 
2013-04-20 01:50:27 PM

12349876: I'm still waiting for the American Dad! Krampus episode that got yanked after Sandy Hook.


Okay, NOW I'm outraged. I should not be denied anything Krampus.
 
2013-04-20 01:51:05 PM

serpent_sky: 12349876: I'm still waiting for the American Dad! Krampus episode that got yanked after Sandy Hook.

Okay, NOW I'm outraged. I should not be denied anything Krampus.



Have you seen the Krampus episode of "The League"?
 
2013-04-20 01:52:57 PM

Nefarious: The episode will probably air eventually


I'm wondering when it will air or if they'll just push back the airdates for the other episodes as the show is rather serialized.
 
2013-04-20 01:59:25 PM

FeedTheCollapse: r if they'll just push back the airdates for the other episodes as the show


It sounds like they're just skipping it and it'll only be available on the DVD or Netflix.  It's still going to air overseas, though, so I'm sure it will be available through "other" means.
 
2013-04-20 01:59:56 PM
Or else they'll just slap a fat "Including the never before seen episode..." sticker on the front of the inevitable season Blu-Ray.
 
2013-04-20 02:09:48 PM

rugman11: FeedTheCollapse: r if they'll just push back the airdates for the other episodes as the show

It sounds like they're just skipping it and it'll only be available on the DVD or Netflix.  It's still going to air overseas, though, so I'm sure it will be available through "other" means.


hm, unless the show is different from the other episodes in that it's a completely stand-alone plot, that's a terrible idea.
 
2013-04-20 02:11:35 PM
Oh ffs. Why did NBC even pick up a show like that? It should be on Showtime or at least AMC. Not into it much anyway. Don't get why they made the cop crazier than Hannibal.
 
2013-04-20 02:15:36 PM

Mugato: Oh ffs. Why did NBC even pick up a show like that? It should be on Showtime or at least AMC. Not into it much anyway. Don't get why they made the cop crazier than Hannibal.



Actually, they've kick up the violence, and I'm still surprised certain scenes are on broadcast TV.....not that I'm complaining mind you.

Hell, I love what AMC has done with "The Walking Dead", but part of me wishes it were on HBO or Showtime.
 
2013-04-20 02:20:19 PM

The_Sponge: Actually, they've kick up the violence, and I'm still surprised certain scenes are on broadcast TV.....not that I'm complaining mind you.

Hell, I love what AMC has done with "The Walking Dead", but part of me wishes it were on HBO or Showtime.


As with movies, the suits care a lot less about violence than profanity/nudity. As for the Walking Dead, I can't imagine it being any more violent/gory on a premium channel than it is now.
 
2013-04-20 02:26:21 PM

Mugato: The_Sponge: Actually, they've kick up the violence, and I'm still surprised certain scenes are on broadcast TV.....not that I'm complaining mind you.

Hell, I love what AMC has done with "The Walking Dead", but part of me wishes it were on HBO or Showtime.

As with movies, the suits care a lot less about violence than profanity/nudity. As for the Walking Dead, I can't imagine it being any more violent/gory on a premium channel than it is now.


Actually, I was thinking of nudity.  :-)

/Not in junior high, BTW.
 
2013-04-20 02:28:24 PM
The very network that ran pictures of real life carnage on a loop every hour of the week is electing not to air a fictional television show out of sensitivity. farking idiots.
 
2013-04-20 02:30:17 PM

1derful: The very network that ran pictures of real life carnage on a loop every hour of the week is electing not to air a fictional television show out of sensitivity. farking idiots.



....and we're done here.  I'll turn out the lights.
 
2013-04-20 02:31:21 PM

The_Sponge: Actually, I was thinking of nudity.  :-)

/Not in junior high, BTW.


Short Round agrees.

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Maggie ftw
 
2013-04-20 02:34:29 PM

Mugato: The_Sponge: Actually, I was thinking of nudity.  :-)

/Not in junior high, BTW.

Short Round agrees.

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Maggie ftw



YES!

/I LOL'd.
//The look on Glenn's face is priceless.
 
2013-04-20 02:45:01 PM
An article that I saw yesterday said that the producer is going to put a synopsis on the web next week, where you can see the main plot points that keep the overall story going, without seeing the child murders.

I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time.  Especially since NBC tends to cancel any show that is good so they can make room for America's Got Talented Voices that Survived Dancing with the Biggest Loser Diving Stars.

///still pissed about them cancelling Life.
//haven't watched many NBC shows since
 
2013-04-20 02:59:17 PM

SilentStrider: Abc is doing some switching around with an episode of Castle for the same reason.


One of the TNT reruns Tuesday (or Wednesday?  Can't remember for sure.) night involved a backpack bomb going off at an Occupy Wallstreet-style protest.

I hopped on the Castle Facebook page to see if my fellow Americans would disappoint me.  The pants-wetting derp was strong.
 
2013-04-20 03:00:17 PM

The_Sponge: Mugato: The_Sponge: Actually, they've kick up the violence, and I'm still surprised certain scenes are on broadcast TV.....not that I'm complaining mind you.

Hell, I love what AMC has done with "The Walking Dead", but part of me wishes it were on HBO or Showtime.

As with movies, the suits care a lot less about violence than profanity/nudity. As for the Walking Dead, I can't imagine it being any more violent/gory on a premium channel than it is now.

Actually, I was thinking of nudity.  :-)

/Not in junior high, BTW.


Ya, Maggie, even all unshowered and sweaty and nasty could just grind herself into my face for hou... I'm sorry. Got carried away. Yes some tasteful nudity would be very nice.
 
2013-04-20 03:18:51 PM
NBC: We're pulling an episode of Hannibal because of what happened in Boston it's incredibly slow moving, tedious and painful to watch.

FTFT.

Liked the books. Hate the series. I am disapoint fava bean.
 
2013-04-20 03:20:31 PM

FeedTheCollapse: rugman11: FeedTheCollapse: r if they'll just push back the airdates for the other episodes as the show

It sounds like they're just skipping it and it'll only be available on the DVD or Netflix.  It's still going to air overseas, though, so I'm sure it will be available through "other" means.

hm, unless the show is different from the other episodes in that it's a completely stand-alone plot, that's a terrible idea.


This is what one prominent critic wrote.  I'm not too terribly worried.

"NBC sent five episodes to critics for advance review, but they weren't the first five. Instead, we got episodes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, with 4 skipped. And it was clear in watching the fifth episode (and the "Previously, on 'Hannibal'" clips before it) that some notable character and plot arc things had happened in between the hours I'd seen. It's not enough that you'll feel lost in what happens - particularly since the fifth episode is one of the strongest NBC sent - but you'll definitely feel like you're missing out on a few notable beats, particularly in the relationship between Will Graham and Jack Crawford.

I've reached out to NBC and Bryan Fuller for details on exactly what will be missed, and will update this post if/when I hear something. The good news is that the network plans on posting a number of relevant arc scenes from episode 4 online (either Monday or Tuesday, most likely), with Fuller introducing them, to fill in the gaps."
 
2013-04-20 03:27:02 PM

Rickj: I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time


I've seen three episodes and it's not that great. Hannibal's hardly in it at all and when he is he just stands around looking menacing. Will (the cop who eventually catches him in Red Dragon/Manhunter) turns out to be the crazy one and has hallucinations and shiat. It's like a gorier CSI with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in.
 
2013-04-20 03:46:34 PM

Mugato: Rickj: I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time

I've seen three episodes and it's not that great. Hannibal's hardly in it at all and when he is he just stands around looking menacing. Will (the cop who eventually catches him in Red Dragon/Manhunter) turns out to be the crazy one and has hallucinations and shiat. It's like a gorier CSI with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in.


oddly that description makes it sound awesome...
 
2013-04-20 03:51:31 PM

tlchwi02: Mugato: Rickj: I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time

I've seen three episodes and it's not that great. Hannibal's hardly in it at all and when he is he just stands around looking menacing. Will (the cop who eventually catches him in Red Dragon/Manhunter) turns out to be the crazy one and has hallucinations and shiat. It's like a gorier CSI with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in.

oddly that description makes it sound awesome...


Go for it then. I'd rather something like that be on TV than yet another reality/karaoke show.
 
2013-04-20 03:53:59 PM

Mugato: tlchwi02: Mugato: Rickj: I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time

I've seen three episodes and it's not that great. Hannibal's hardly in it at all and when he is he just stands around looking menacing. Will (the cop who eventually catches him in Red Dragon/Manhunter) turns out to be the crazy one and has hallucinations and shiat. It's like a gorier CSI with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in.

oddly that description makes it sound awesome...

Go for it then. I'd rather something like that be on TV than yet another reality/karaoke show.


yeah I've watched the current episodes. liked the first one, hated the second, liked the 3rd again... as long as it doesn't get too caught up in its own weirdness I imagine it will continue to work. I just thought your description was funny because you started by saying you thought is wasn't that great, but then your description of the show sounded like something that would be pretty awesome
 
2013-04-20 04:00:47 PM

tlchwi02: I just thought your description was funny because you started by saying you thought is wasn't that great, but then your description of the show sounded like something that would be pretty awesome


Yeah, I may have sold it too much because I liked Twin Peaks a lot and it never reaches that level of weirdness. But the cop has hallucinations of moose and shiat and Hannibal just sort of looks on.
 
2013-04-20 04:04:28 PM

Rickj: ///still pissed about them cancelling Life.
//haven't watched many NBC shows since


Blame the suit who thought up that 10pm Jay Leno abortion.  NBC is still hurting from that damn fiasco.
 
2013-04-20 04:11:32 PM

tlchwi02: Mugato: Rickj: I've only seen the first episode of this show so far, and it didn't grab me.  A friend keeps telling me to watch more of it, but I don't know if it's worth the time

I've seen three episodes and it's not that great. Hannibal's hardly in it at all and when he is he just stands around looking menacing. Will (the cop who eventually catches him in Red Dragon/Manhunter) turns out to be the crazy one and has hallucinations and shiat. It's like a gorier CSI with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in.

oddly that description makes it sound awesome...


I think so too.  Will is an empath who is capable of recreating the crimes by putting himself in the place of the killer.  These visions leave him pretty profoundly messed up.  Then add to that the fact that he's required to see a shrink (Lecter) who pretty much messes with his head.  I like it.  It's much more about Graham than Lecter, but I think that's a good thing when it comes to building out an extended series like this.
 
2013-04-20 04:14:46 PM

rugman11: I think so too. Will is an empath who is capable of recreating the crimes by putting himself in the place of the killer. These visions leave him pretty profoundly messed up. Then add to that the fact that he's required to see a shrink (Lecter) who pretty much messes with his head. I like it. It's much more about Graham than Lecter, but I think that's a good thing when it comes to building out an extended series like this.


I kind of like that we get to see lecter in his zone. none of the restrictions that the movies (not counting that terrible prequel one) placed on him. and the bond villain guy is a fantastic choice, he plays subtle evil like a harp
 
2013-04-20 04:16:09 PM

rugman11: Deadline (so BIG grain of salt) is reporting that they actually quietly circulated the scheduling change on Monday, before the bombing.  Apparently the episode was shot before Sandy Hook and the story involved kids being brainwashed to kill other kids.  This was also the only episode of the first six that wasn't sent out early to critics, so I'm thinking this issue was being discussed for quite some time.

All in all, it's probably the right call and has happened before and will undoubtedly (unfortunately) happen again.


Reminds me of the pre-9/11 Lone Gunmen episode where evil forces inside the gov't try to crash a loaded jet into the Trade Center so they can blame terrorists and start another war but the plucky hackers stop them. I don't even know if anyone plays that episode anymore.
 
2013-04-20 04:27:27 PM

The_Sponge: Nefarious: The_Sponge: *Eye roll*

While crucifying NBC here seems appropriate I think they were in a no win situation.  The episode will probably air eventually but they figured they would get less flak by pulling it for now then airing it and having various groups screaming about how NBC is insensitive to dead children.


I could see that if the plot of the episode more closely resembled as to what happened in Boston.

However......

I understood why the movie theater shoot-up scene in "Gangster Squad" was taken out after what happened in Aurora.


I wonder if they're going to include that scene in the Blu-Ray's deleted scenes.  To be perfectly honest, the rest of that movie was so forgettable that I'm not going to bother buying it, but I'm really curious to see what the scene was all about.
 
2013-04-20 04:27:42 PM
I haven't watched this show yet but I've heard its a good Dexter replacement.  However if you've already got filler episodes in your first season that can be skipped without screwing with storyline...not interested anymore.
 
2013-04-20 04:31:41 PM

DMZ DEATH: Ya, Maggie, even all unshowered and sweaty and nasty could just grind herself into my face for hou... I'm sorry. Got carried away. Yes some tasteful nudity would be very nice.



Hahahaha!
 
2013-04-20 04:46:09 PM
TV shows are fiction
People who are over sensitive to fiction need to not own TVs.
 
2013-04-20 04:48:21 PM

DMZ DEATH: The_Sponge: Mugato: The_Sponge: Actually, they've kick up the violence, and I'm still surprised certain scenes are on broadcast TV.....not that I'm complaining mind you.

Hell, I love what AMC has done with "The Walking Dead", but part of me wishes it were on HBO or Showtime.

As with movies, the suits care a lot less about violence than profanity/nudity. As for the Walking Dead, I can't imagine it being any more violent/gory on a premium channel than it is now.

Actually, I was thinking of nudity.  :-)

/Not in junior high, BTW.

Ya, Maggie, even all unshowered and sweaty and nasty could just grind herself into my face for hou... I'm sorry. Got carried away. Yes some tasteful nudity would be very nice.


Take a number and get in line.
 
2013-04-20 04:52:24 PM
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2013-04-20 04:52:52 PM
If they pulled episodes every time something violent happened in this country, we'd be living in Sideshow Bob's dream world.  I guess when the episode does air (and when all the previous episodes aired), it will be/was a big "fark you" to other recent violent crime victims and their families.

Did the bombs blow the channel buttons off all the remotes in Boston?  If not, there may be a way those who don't want violent imagery can avoid seeing the show.  If the network feels the show is that bad, they should take it off the air and stop making it.  Otherwise, quit it with this pointless bullshiat.
 
2013-04-20 05:08:00 PM
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"F*ck you for cancelling an episode of my show."
 
2013-04-20 05:15:44 PM

Precision Boobery: If they pulled episodes every time something violent happened in this country, we'd be living in Sideshow Bob's dream world.  I guess when the episode does air (and when all the previous episodes aired), it will be/was a big "fark you" to other recent violent crime victims and their families.

Did the bombs blow the channel buttons off all the remotes in Boston?  If not, there may be a way those who don't want violent imagery can avoid seeing the show.  If the network feels the show is that bad, they should take it off the air and stop making it.  Otherwise, quit it with this pointless bullshiat.


I think it's people looking for things to be outraged about, and things they can have control over.

I remember last year after Aurora, people demanded Madonna take guns out of her show.

After Newtown, people were getting outraged at Ke$ha's "Die Young".

People seem to like bullying entertainment avenues, because NBC isn't likely to shoot back.  I know, it's irrational.  I don't think networks really owe people "respect" in that regard.  They're not trying to spite anyone.

And I don't think a writer should compromise the story they're trying to tell because someone might be overly sensitive to the content.  Bad shiat happens and is a catalyst for action, and stories aren't entertaining without action.

Go watch the Disney Channel if you're looking for stuff that's not going to offend you.  I'm sure they have shiat on at 6 am that is bland and inoffensive unless you're particularly chafed by bright colors and smiling faces.
 
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