In 2012, the actor Mandy Patinkin explained his decision to leave the hit CBS show Criminal Minds after just two seasons. “I never thought they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year,” Patinkin said. “It was very destructive to my soul and my personality. ” A procedural centered on a team of FBI criminal profilers, Criminal Minds ran for 15 seasons on a potent blend of voyeurism and violence. Sensationalism is great entertainment, though perhaps not so great for its performers, or its audience and their dulled synapses.
By all accounts, Hannibal should be in the same boat.
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