Besides liking Hannibal himself, that is.
I've tried twice to watch it now because my sister loves it with a fiery passion. The writing and acting are so overwrought. There's so little humor in it, which ends up making its bombastic seriousness completely hammy. Will's endless torment over being Captain Empathy gets so tiresome. And Lawrence Fishburn is a painfully, painfully terrible actor.
I am baffled by its popularity. Do people suffer through all of the leaden stuff just for the scenes with Hannibal in them?