If there is one thing that is almost as interesting to us as watching various shows try to get the attention of Emmy voters, it is seeing the ways in which they try their best to do so.Therefore, we turn to a show in “Hannibal” that smartly took advantage of the power of Twitter during Thursday night’s (rather excellent) new episode.
When your favorite shows are on hiatus or the latest blockbuster movie turns out to be a flop, that’s when summer fandoms come into play. And this year’s summer fandom is NBC’s Hannibal.
Summer fandoms are like one-hit wonders. Most of them stick around for a few months and then vanish without trace, but occasionally you end up with the equivalent of that one party tune you just can’t get out of your head: ubiquitous, popular, and inexplicably long-lived. Last year’s summer craze, Teen Wolf, has now engulfed the 90 percent of Tumblr that isn’t porn (plus some of the 10 percent that is), but it’s the exception. Most summer fandoms are a passing fad, and only time will tell if Hannibal makes the cut.
au where fandom doesn’t make me dislike something i previously enjoyed