‘Clarice’ shows how deep the shadow cast by ‘Silence of the Lambs’ goes

Quid pro quo. That’s what Clarice wants from its viewers, nothing more.
The new CBS TV series openly asks us to anchor ourselves in the past, as it references and directly revisits the events of The Silence of the Lambs. It’s technically a story about Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds), the young and talented FBI cadet who inadvertently cornered and ended up killer a serial killer called Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine, who appears in occasional clips pulled from the movie).
This isn’t just Clarice’s story, however. In taking down Bill, she rescued Catherine Martin (Marnee Carpenter), the daughter of then-Congresswoman and now-U.S. Attorney General Ruth Martin (Jayne Atkinson). Over the course of the three episodes CBS provided for critics, we come to understand how all three women have dealt with their shared trauma. Read more…More about Silence Of The Lambs, Tv Review, Entertainment, Streaming Services, and Movies Tv Shows
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