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The Escapist Awards Winners - Game of the Year Goes to ...

The Escapist Staff | 30 Dec 2014 15:00
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Best TV Series of 2014

Read more about the nominees here.

Doctor Who
Legend of Korra
Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.
Hannibal
The Flash

And the Escapist Award goes to ...

Hannibal


Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Laurence Fishburne, Gillian Anderson
Airs on NBC

Hannibal Season 2 [Blu-ray]image


Senior Editor Elizabeth Harper says: We love a lot of different shows on television right now, and it was a real challenge to narrow our finalists down to just one show. But while we enjoyed shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Who, they were often hit or miss, with good episodes and bad episodes. And though we were willing to put up with the lesser parts of these shows to get to the good stuff, the inconsistent quality didn't make them feel like best of the year material. Hannibal, however, has put out consistently spectacular episodes throughout season 2 (and season 1 before it). The show is bleakly gorgeous, with a thrill-ride of a plot that you just can't look away from.

The violence, both physical and psychological, can be hard to watch, especially as your favorite characters are caught up in Hannibal's machinations -- but throughout the season we've stayed glued to our televisions with the need to know just what happens next. Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal sells the character's curious detachment from the world around him, as he plays puppetmaster with his supposed friends simply to see what will happen next. We wouldn't recommend it for holiday watching with the family, but Hannibal a must watch for any fan of good drama.


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