Today on Portraits and Characters, is a Study in Gra(y)ham.
(Mild spoilers ahead)
So, Graham is one of the most fascinating male characters on TV in a while, in my opinion. He walks a thin line between sickness and health, distortion and clarity, But is his character really likeable?
He’s sympathetic, but I suspect that this is primarily through his position in contrast to Hannibal. A lot of sympathy is derived from our knowledge that Will is being driven in circles by an incredibly dark and dangerous individual. Wills characer oozes chaos, but it’s a chaos that comes from his deep sense of empathy and his attempts at cleaning up the destruction left in the wake of Hannibal.
WIll is a deeply ambiguous character. I don’t necessarily find him likeable, but I don’t have to, in order to enjoy the nuance with which he’s written.