I had high hopes for this show, given the cast, but was ultimately underwhelmed. I think I'm in the minority in that I didn't enjoy the acting in the episode at all; I don't think that either of the main leads conveyed the intelligence that their characters were supposed to have. I couldn't buy Will ability to solve crimes the way he does because some of it just seems too far fetched. I see this sort of thing on Sherlock and Dexter and on both of those shows, the writing conveys a logic to the deduction that isn't on Hannibal. If the interesting bits about Hannibal Lecter are his interactions with Clarice or Will, I can't say I found that only scene, in which we had that one-on-one interaction, to be interesting in the least. I didn't find either of them that interesting. I am willing to forgive some of this as it was the pilot and I still have high hopes for the show but I'm not sure if this is one I'll watch past the first three episodes.