The Best Television Promo You'll Ever See in Your Entire Life

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The Best Television Promo You'll Ever See in Your Entire Life

By Cindy Davis | Trailers | May 13, 2013 | Comments ()


Yeah, I know you saw the "Arrested Development" trailer today, but this is better. I don't care if they have an ostrich, we have:

1) An enthusiastic Korean announcer.

2) Lots of people eating stuff which may or may not include human flesh.

3) Sparkly Hannibal.

4) Twinkly Will Graham.

5) Dog washing (and drying).

6) Dogs--either partying, or possibly trying to convey danger to Will Graham.

7) Scribbles.

8) This: Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 9.58.38 AM.png

9) Will Graham smacking himself on the head with his own (?) pink nail-polished hand.

10) Random blood and guts.

Need I say more?

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  • Qualtinger

    The best things about this trailer is the juxtaposition of Hannibal and that Korean kid eating. His Name is Yoon Hoo, he is one of the stars of a very popular variety show and known for his love for food.

  • Qualtinger


  • I always felt that Hugh Dancy wasn't sparkly enough. Thank you, Korea!

  • koko temur

    this isnt even in the top ten of weirdest things ive seen on korean tv. Just last week i watched a variety show where teams were competing in a sort of scavenger hunt for huge stuffed animals heads, in a huuuge department store where they were locked in overnight. And one of the teams was led by jackie chan. Who is not korean and doesnt speak any korean. And as far as i could tell had nothing to promote in korea. Just showed up with huge blue bunny head under his arm.

  • Qualtinger

    Actually, Jackie Chan had a relationship with a Korean years ago, speaks quite a bit of Korean and even did so in that Episode. The show is called "Running Man" and is very popular in Korea.

  • koko temur

    i know, i regulary catch it in kimbap places. Dont remember him speaking korean there, like at all. Which is besides the point of that being incredibly, mind meltingly weird. (To an outsider of course.)

  • Qualtinger

    My favourite is "Muhan Dojeon", "Infinite Challenge". You´ll probably know it but if not I recommend it. You can easily find subtitled episodes on the web.

  • koko temur

    oh great! I am looking for some light viewing to practice my korean. I will look for it! Thanks.

  • Guest

    ... but that show is amazing and mad funny. Korean entertainment = crack. They know what they're doing.

  • Rochelle

    I would watch that.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Money. It's one hell of a drug.

  • nachosanchez


  • LM

    Reminds me of the Mr Sparkle Commercial in the Simpsons:

  • Jerce

    "Join me or die. Can you do any less?"

  • LM

    I accept the challenge of Mr Sparkle

  • Uriah_Creep

    For maximum effect, I hope you're pronouncing it "Sparke-la".

  • bleujayone


    -Sounds like a war cry for a anime manga hero.

  • lowercase_ryan

    wut the wut?!

  • Rochelle

    Awesomely inappropriate.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    So not just Japan? It's just Asia generally that's a simultaneously whimsical yet terrifying land of inappropriate wonder?

  • koko temur

    Yes. Specially south east asia. Things get more shouvenistic and soviet, and oil obsessesed, and murdery in a non fun way, around Kyrgistan or so.

  • FrayedMachine

    Man. I just read a bit today on how the Hannibal fandom is kind of weird-creepy-squeaky because of how much the fans actually fetishize Hannibal.

    I was skeptical because how could you fetishize and swoon over a character who everyone already knows is a sociopathic serial killer?

    That skepticism is now gone.

  • ceebee_eebee

    I am certainly not going to defend fandoms because, in my experience, all fandoms are creepy as fuck. But Mads is playing Hannibal as Lucifer. Evil is sexy. And his performance is utterly seductive evil. I see nothing wrong with appreciating the aesthetics of that. Not quite sure about the anime sparkles, though...

  • FrayedMachine

    After digging further into the whole fawning over Hannibal thing and even still as a fan of the show - I still don't get it. I get the whole evil is sexy thing but this... is not really it. There's nothing particularly seductive in the way in which Hannibal's being played, and the fact that the situation and the writing is so close to real (read as: it's something that's fully plausible and not something more fantasy based such as Buffy or Supernatural in which suspension of belief is an integral part of getting sucked into it), it makes it kind of even more creepy that people are so into him.

    Mikkelsen is so good at this that I quite literally am finding it hard to imagine him in a role in which he would actually be appealing.

    But maybe that's just me and my being over the whole fetishizing the dark side cause it's -so risque-.

  • I don't think he's *sexy* and I wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole, but he's undeniably magnetic in the part. He's got amazing mannerisms and charm up the wazoo--which is who the character is, after all, so I can totally understand people being weirdly attracted to him. Plus his suits are to die.

  • FrayedMachine

    Except a lot of the attraction and appeal seems to dismiss this very aspect of his character. So IDK.

    But yes, his suits are gorgeous.

  • ceebee_eebee

    People are creepy. But I would completely disagree with your read on whether Mads is playing him as seductive. That's how he's being written (as stated by Fuller) and it's how the rest of the cast have been quoted as perceiving Mads' performance. I mean he's playing it SO seductively (with the dinners and the wine and the actual stated flirtation with Alana, the keeping of secrets with Abigail, and the 'bromance' as Fuller calls it with Will) that I am not quite sure how else one could read it. Though, obviously, your mileage has varied. But as I stated in the beginning, fandoms are creepy. People fetishize all kinds of questionable shit, and I'm certainly not going to defend that.

  • FrayedMachine

    "People fetishize all kinds of questionable shit, and I'm certainly not going to defend that."

    Hahahaha, funny since that's kind of what you've been doing.

  • ceebee_eebee

    I don't think I've been defending fetishization. Watching the show and seeing Mads playing Hannibal as a seductive force of evil and "fetishizing questionable shit" are two extremely different things in my mind. Which is probably why we are disagreeing.

  • FrayedMachine

    Then I guess I'm a little at a loss over your response in the first place. As my initial statement was pretty distinctly regarding how odd it is to fetishize/fawn over this character = how weird it is that people fetishize questionable shit.

    Soo.... yeah.

    ETA: I suppose it also depends on our definition of 'seduction', which, in the context I'm trying to create, is purely sexual which I do not see in his representation of Hannibal.

  • psykins

    I agree, I recently saw A Royal Affair, in which Mads Mikkelsen was ridiculously yummy, and decided to check out Hannibal to see if there was any good eye candy - NOPE, NO, NOT AT ALL! Almost like it's two different actors

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