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Title: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on December 17, 2006, 08:37:49 PM
For those of you who haven't caught it, this is a new show that just had its first season finale tonight on Showtime.

However if you HAVE seen it - then you know what I'm talking about when I say it's one of the best shows on TV or cable. If you get Showtime, I highly recommend catching repeats (or taping a marathon if / when they have it) or better yet, catching the entire season on DVD. Word is that it got picked up for another season, and I'm already excited with anticipation. Granted the show can be pretty violent, heavy, and dramatic - it's definitely not for everyone.

The show itself is brilliant and tonight's finale was no exception. For once, a season finale that really delivers. The likes of which are extremely hard to come by these days. No surprise here that it's on one of the most innovative channels in all if cable.

In conclusion, if you like your dramas complex, thought-provoking while being violent, funny and exhilarating, then do yourself a favor and check out DEXTER on Showtime.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Teaflax on December 18, 2006, 03:09:07 AM
Ugh. Almost everybody I know seems to love this show. Am I really the only one who finds it mannered, forced, speculative, sensationalist and ultimately incredibly stupid both conceptually and in execution? (pun not intended)

The logic and storytelling flaws were as bountiful in episode one as silicone jiggle in a Baywatch episode. Nope, I just don't get the praise this show gets.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on December 18, 2006, 10:00:31 AM
Ugh. Almost everybody I know seems to love this show. Am I really the only one who finds it mannered, forced, speculative, sensationalist and ultimately incredibly stupid both conceptually and in execution? (pun not intended)

The logic and storytelling flaws were as bountiful in episode one as silicone jiggle in a Baywatch episode. Nope, I just don't get the praise this show gets.


If the pilot episode is the only one you've seen, then you need to give it another chance. Pilot episodes in most cases (except for say, Lost) are almost always the weakest of the bunch. However subsequent episodes, especially the last handful, have been incredibly powerful and terrifying at the same time. I'll admit that I got hooked on this show after seeing the third episode as my "first".  I don't agree with your "speculative" and "mannered" arguments, but then again it's not really for everyone.

If you're staying away from it solely due to the pilot, I'd suggest giving it at least one more shot. If you still don't like it, that's okay too. I'm probably one of the few who used to love Lost but it lost me (no pun intended) for some of the same reasons you mentioned Dexter lost you.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gammer on December 18, 2006, 10:06:44 AM
If the pilot episode is the only one you've seen, then you need to give it another chance. Pilot episodes in most cases (except for say, Lost) are almost always the weakest of the bunch.

The only time I have ever seen this be the opposite, was with the short lived series The Lone Gunmen
In this case, I thought the Pilot was the strongest ep, and all the others were just "meh"...  :-",
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Joe Don Faker on December 19, 2006, 08:44:58 PM
The show itself is brilliant and tonight's finale was no exception. For once, a season finale that really delivers.

In conclusion, if you like your dramas complex, thought-provoking while being violent, funny and exhilarating, then do yourself a favor and check out DEXTER on Showtime.

Amen, brother.  I finally got a chance to see the finale after a couple of nights of errands and last minute shopping.  Quite a capper.

The season has 12 episodes.  I watched the first few as a novelty, and was initially skeptical of the serial-killer-as-protagonist idea -- but then I got sucked in.  The triple run of episodes 8-9-10 sealed it for me as the show I most looked forward to.  Each subplot -- concerning Dexter's police associates, his girlfriend's troubles with her ex, his sister's exploits -- interested me enough that I'd be reasonably absorbed before the show inevitably swung back to our man's struggle.

I think the main character's role as a serial killer serves a couple of purposes.  The most obvious purpose is the literal, that this person is engaged in larger-than-life activities that raise the dramatic stakes and make the show fantastical.  But what I connected to is the more mundane notion that every person feels, to some extent, an isolation by the mere fact of his individuality.  In Dexter's case the isolation and feeling of "otherness" is dramatically heightened -- because what other person in reasonable society, knowing the truth about him, could accept him?  His murderous behavior is made palatable to the viewer only by the fact that (1)  it's a tv show, after all, and art, not real life and (2) he applies a code to his urges, and seeks to (as Arnie did in True Lies) only kill "bad" guys.

Anyway this post may only serve to reinforce the idea of this show as "mannered." :)  But for the curious, I highly recommend it for its story, its acting (A+ performance by lead Michael C. Hall) its look (great title sequence), its dark humor, and even its music.

Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Teaflax on December 19, 2006, 08:51:51 PM
If the pilot episode is the only one you've seen, then you need to give it another chance.

Alright, I might do that. I mean, I dumped BSG after the bore-fest of a pilot as well, and had to be cajoled back by friends who kept praising it. You're the first to say that the pilot of Dexter differed from the rest of the series, though.

It's just that my suspension of disbelief is thrown entirely out of whack by the concept of a sociopath who cares about who he kills because his dad told him to. It does not make any sense on any level, because it requires a degree of empathy, caring and impulse control that you don't get in a sociopathic killer. It's as absurd as if you were going to do a show on someone with Tourette's whose dad convinced him to only swear at bad people, or a narcoleptic whose dad talks him into only falling asleep in beds.

So the central conceit of the show is built on what to me seems to be an entirely unresolvable contradiction which might have sounded good as a high concept pitch, but that really doesn't hold up to scrutiny. I have seen no indication that this is handled or resolved, just that you're expected to buy it, like you're supposed to buy David Caruso as smart and witty in CSI: Miami, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Joe Don Faker on December 19, 2006, 09:12:15 PM
It's just that my suspension of disbelief is thrown entirely out of whack by the concept of a sociopath who cares about who he kills because his dad told him to. It does not make any sense on any level

I agree, in that I think storyline of the show is highly unlikely to happen in real, literal life.  My experience watching the show disregards (or maybe more accurately, incorporates and accepts) the unrealistic part, in sorta the same way I do with Superman's powers/flight, and all other manner of fantastical tv/movie flourishes. 

I think the show manages to connect to viewers for the more common aspect of alienation or 'otherness' that everyone tends to feel, for admittedly more 'normal' reasons.  The narrator's feelings along these lines exist in the heightened 'i'm a serial-killer' reality of the show, but in a general sense they're very recognizably human.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on December 19, 2006, 09:41:24 PM
If the pilot episode is the only one you've seen, then you need to give it another chance.

Alright, I might do that. I mean, I dumped BSG after the bore-fest of a pilot as well, and had to be cajoled back by friends who kept praising it. You're the first to say that the pilot of Dexter differed from the rest of the series, though.

It's just that my suspension of disbelief is thrown entirely out of whack by the concept of a sociopath who cares about who he kills because his dad told him to. It does not make any sense on any level, because it requires a degree of empathy, caring and impulse control that you don't get in a sociopathic killer. It's as absurd as if you were going to do a show on someone with Tourette's whose dad convinced him to only swear at bad people, or a narcoleptic whose dad talks him into only falling asleep in beds.

So the central conceit of the show is built on what to me seems to be an entirely unresolvable contradiction which might have sounded good as a high concept pitch, but that really doesn't hold up to scrutiny. I have seen no indication that this is handled or resolved, just that you're expected to buy it, like you're supposed to buy David Caruso as smart and witty in CSI: Miami, despite all evidence to the contrary.

I think you're putting this under TOO high a scrutiny. Granted there has to be some level of belief for everything, but basically all this show is about, is Dexter the vigilante. However the subplots and the conflicts they weave around him are what really brings us back. Oddly enough its the central theme you mentioned that is given the least bit of emphasis - it's his relationships with everyone else, and the facade of "his true self" and how he deals with these issues, internal and external. It's the web of lies he's created and how he has to maintain the facade in order to keep his world from collapsing that brings the most tension.

Like Joe Don said, it's also about feeling like an outcast and what that can do to us. I know I've been there, I think most of us have at some point.

However I think the show also could be considered a "vigilante" show, and who doesn't like a good vigilante story. It's not that Dex cares about his victims - it's that he cares about his victim's victims. His stepfather taught him to live by a moral code, as twisted as it may be to the average viewer, kind of makes sense. It's definitely strange to think about "rooting for the bad guy" but, how many movies have been made with this concept? The DIE HARD movies, Kill Bill, Commando, V for Vendetta, there are a dozen others I can think of off the top of my head. Yes they kill but they kill but with a purpose, I guess you could say.

And that's why I like it!

On a personal note, I hate David Caruso and all the other CSI ripoffs out there. Honestly I can't even watch the original CSI (as much as I used to like it a LOT) after watching Forensic files etc and watching how the real thing is done.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: mdh65120 on December 26, 2006, 11:40:02 AM
Amazing series.  I had really admired Six Feet Under, so I was curious about the series just based on the lead.   I have to say it was unique and unusual that I was fairly captivated from the first episode.   There aren't a lot of series I can't miss, Deadwood, Rome, Sopranos, Battlestar mostly, but I was a regular and loyal viewer for Dexter.   
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Qrusher14242 on December 26, 2006, 08:48:09 PM
Just finished watching this season wow!! what a show. Haven't been this excited about a show since when i first saw the Office(US). Can't wait to find out which way they go with it next year.

BTW, in the finale, it goes by real fast, but when dexter is on the couch near the end and the ITK comes in, on tv it appears that he is watching Santa Claus! lol. I just watched that yesterday and the reindeer sure do look like the ones in SC.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on January 27, 2007, 02:20:45 PM
For those of you who haven't caught it, this is a new show that just had its first season finale tonight on Showtime.

However if you HAVE seen it - then you know what I'm talking about when I say it's one of the best shows on TV or cable. If you get Showtime, I highly recommend catching repeats (or taping a marathon if / when they have it) or better yet, catching the entire season on DVD. Word is that it got picked up for another season, and I'm already excited with anticipation. Granted the show can be pretty violent, heavy, and dramatic - it's definitely not for everyone.

The show itself is brilliant and tonight's finale was no exception. For once, a season finale that really delivers. The likes of which are extremely hard to come by these days. No surprise here that it's on one of the most innovative channels in all if cable.

In conclusion, if you like your dramas complex, thought-provoking while being violent, funny and exhilarating, then do yourself a favor and check out DEXTER on Showtime.


How weird that you and I disagree completely about Heroes, but agree SO VERY COMPLETELY about this show. Dexter is simply marvelous. This very nearly makes up for abruptly canceling Dead Like Me.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on January 27, 2007, 02:47:53 PM

It's just that my suspension of disbelief is thrown entirely out of whack by the concept of a sociopath who cares about who he kills because his dad told him to. It does not make any sense on any level, because it requires a degree of empathy, caring and impulse control that you don't get in a sociopathic killer. It's as absurd as if you were going to do a show on someone with Tourette's whose dad convinced him to only swear at bad people, or a narcoleptic whose dad talks him into only falling asleep in beds.

Your comparison doesn't hold water. Tourette's and narcolepsy are conditions with a quantifiable, physical cause; Dexter's sociopathy is the result of an EXTREME childhood trauma, and is a mental problem, not a physical one. Indeed, as the show progresses, Dexter shows signs of making decisions on an emotional basis, and his image of himself as cold and emotionless is substantially challenged.

But more to the point of your post, Harry at no time attempts to make Dexter CARE about the people he's killing, but only to choose his victims carefully. The purpose for this is twofold; it keeps Dexter out of prison/the mental ward, and allows Harry to feel okay with the idea of allowing someone he knows to be a sociopath out into the world. When Harry realizes that Dexter has VERY compelling homicidal tendencies, he has two choices: either live with the idea of having his son locked in an institution (either psychiatric or correctional) for the remainder of his life, or give Dexter the tools he needs to fulfill his compulsions, while both avoiding detection and, at least in Harry's mind, performing a useful task for the good of society.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on January 27, 2007, 02:53:23 PM
Honestly I can't even watch the original CSI (as much as I used to like it a LOT) after watching Forensic files etc and watching how the real thing is done.

Penn Jillette has the best bit about CSI; he dwells on the fact that they all hang out in the lab without hairnets, contaminating every single piece of evidence they touch: "Holy cow! I killed this guy! Wait! I killed this one, too! And I robbed this bank! Oh my god, I committed all these crimes!"
Title: Re: DEXTER UPDATE!
Post by: gbeenie on March 12, 2007, 05:01:37 PM
For those interested in catching Dexter from the beginning, Showtime will start rerunning the first season starting Sunday, April 1.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: mrbasehart on March 12, 2007, 05:33:06 PM
I'm shocked I haven't posted my love for this show before.  Dexter was a real surprise for me, but I immediately loved it.  The cast is great, and the tone of the show is almost perfect: Dexter is a murderer, but you still root for him. 
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on March 12, 2007, 06:01:06 PM
Hell Yes.

Thank you for the info beenie. I would set the DVR to record except I already have the season in DivX format :) 

Still would be awesome to watch again on TV, though.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on March 12, 2007, 06:15:54 PM
Hell Yes.

Thank you for the info beenie. I would set the DVR to record except I already have the season in DivX format :) 

Still would be awesome to watch again on TV, though.

What, you can't burn your DivX's onto DVD?  ;)
Title: DEXTER Season Two
Post by: gbeenie on July 23, 2007, 04:56:14 AM
Now, it would be wholly irresponsible of me to tell you that the first two episodes of Season 2 of Dexter have made it out onto teh_interwebz.

And I would certainly never provide you with a torrent link  http://www.isohunt.com/torrents/?ihq=dexter (http://www.isohunt.com/torrents/?ihq=dexter) and suggest you download and enjoy these episodes nearly two months before the official start of Season 2.

Because that would be wrong. Very, very wrong.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: jewishcarpenter on July 23, 2007, 12:35:11 PM
That's so weird, gbeenie. Those same two episodes materialized onto my computer a few days ago. I thought it was divine intervention and I'm not one to argue with deities, so I watched them. Somehow this show amazingly kept up with the pace the first season started on. Good writing, good acting, good directing, etc... me like.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on July 23, 2007, 02:50:01 PM
AND it's not an adaptation of the second book (the first season was based on the first novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter), so I can finally read the thing without spoiler-worry.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: mrbasehart on July 23, 2007, 03:43:36 PM
Lots of "pre-air" stuff is appearing on the internet: Sarah Conner Chronicles and Reaper are two notable ones, but I really enjoyed Chuck: A computer geek accidentally downloads the entire database of NSA and CIA secrets into his head and especially Pushing Daisies: A guy can revive dead people for one minute.  What sounds like a thriller is actually a very quirky comedy, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld as if he was making a Addams Family/Edward Scissorhands movie, and written by the guys behind Wonderfalls.  Check 'em out if they magically appear on your hard-drive.
Title: Re: DEXTER Season Two
Post by: Mr.Nobody on July 23, 2007, 06:01:02 PM
Now, it would be wholly irresponsible of me to tell you that the first two episodes of Season 2 of Dexter have made it out onto teh_interwebz.

And I would certainly never provide you with a Porno link  http://www.isohunt.com/Pornos/?ihq=dexter (http://www.isohunt.com/Pornos/?ihq=dexter) and suggest you download and enjoy these episodes nearly two months before the official start of Season 2.

Because that would be wrong. Very, very wrong.

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: pyro on July 25, 2007, 10:32:37 AM
AND it's not an adaptation of the second book (the first season was based on the first novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter), so I can finally read the thing without spoiler-worry.

Where'd you hear that?  the person that introduced me to the show keeps telling me that it is based off it..... But he's also been reading the first book now and says it's considerably different from the show after the first few chapters
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on July 25, 2007, 10:44:53 AM
Interesting... I do remember reading that the 2nd season was NOT based on Dearly Devoted Dexter, but that seems to be contradicted by some other people. I shall look into this but if someone else can find out that'd be cool too!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: pyro on July 25, 2007, 10:52:10 AM
Wikipedia actually seems to agree that it isn't based off the second novel....  dunno where my friend got the info
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on July 25, 2007, 12:43:18 PM
AND it's not an adaptation of the second book (the first season was based on the first novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter), so I can finally read the thing without spoiler-worry.

Where'd you hear that?  the person that introduced me to the show keeps telling me that it is based off it..... But he's also been reading the first book now and says it's considerably different from the show after the first few chapters

I read it some damn place. And, yeah, the show has many differences from the book, which are mostly to its benefit. While the book gives a better depiction of the nature of Dexter's desire to kill, the story is told entirely from his perspective, and offers very little in terms of the supporting characters. In that regard, I think the show definitely exceeds the book. Also, the reveal of the Ice Truck Killer's identity is handled WAY better on the show.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on July 25, 2007, 04:20:03 PM
Wikipedia actually seems to agree that it isn't based off the second novel....  dunno where my friend got the info

After seeing the first 2 episodes of season 2, they're definitely not patterned after the second book (which I've read).  The first season, while adding or removing a few things still had the same basic story.  Doesn't look like that will be the case with season 2. 

The only thing from the books that I wish they would have tried to tackle in the show is the relationship between Dexter and Rita's son.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Douglin on July 25, 2007, 04:41:08 PM
I heard they were recasting Coby for the very reason that they wanted a better kid-actor in the part I assumed for future storylines.

Remember they're probably hoping to make this last a few more season, I wouldn't be surprised if they get to stuff from the second book eventually.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on July 25, 2007, 08:00:32 PM
I heard they were recasting Coby for the very reason that they wanted a better kid-actor in the part I assumed for future storylines.

Remember they're probably hoping to make this last a few more season, I wouldn't be surprised if they get to stuff from the second book eventually.

I thought that kid looked different.  I haven't seen any episodes since the season 1 finale aired.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: call_me_nuveena on July 25, 2007, 09:56:52 PM
I have wanted to see this show since I started hearing about it.  I've given up acquiring things...er...stealthily since I finished...er...stealthily acquiring the fifth season of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, but I may have to look into...er...acquiring Dexter.

What?  You think I'm talking about downloading?  Screw you, I'm talking about shoplifting!  Cha!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on July 26, 2007, 05:55:58 AM
Keep in mind, nuveena, that when you subscribe to Showtime, you also get access to its programming on demand (i.e., the first season of Dexter).
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on July 26, 2007, 08:22:58 AM
Keep in mind, nuveena, that when you subscribe to Showtime, you also get access to its programming on demand (i.e., the first season of Dexter).

It'll be nice once HBO and Showtime start providing their On Demand content in HD.  I have HBO on demand but I still DVR all of the shows I watch so I can see them in High Def.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on July 26, 2007, 10:44:10 AM
Keep in mind, nuveena, that when you subscribe to Showtime, you also get access to its programming on demand (i.e., the first season of Dexter).

It'll be nice once HBO and Showtime start providing their On Demand content in HD.  I have HBO on demand but I still DVR all of the shows I watch so I can see them in High Def.

I didn't know that. Yeah, they should totally get on the stick with that.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: pyro on July 26, 2007, 11:24:28 AM
Showtime seems to have given out DVDs of everything lately... first 3 episodes of Weeds has leaked
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: googergieger on July 26, 2007, 06:42:31 PM
so whats this about?

i got two free pins today saying i love dexter, and while i love dexter's laboratory i doubt i can brag about that.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on October 03, 2007, 09:04:36 PM
So yeah, guess who was at a local bookstore tonight, signing books? The author of the "Dexter" novels - Jeff Lindsay.

He answered some Questions, was really funny and even humble while talking with us. They screened the second (I think) episode of Season 1 - the one with the head hitting the windshield - and everyone seemed to enjoy that. There was an odd number of older people (I'm talking senior citizens) in the crowd .. kinda strange .. but he was cool to listen to, and I even got to chat with him briefly before he signed my copy of Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/torgospizza_bucket/205318966_682676265_0.jpg)

Sorry for the crappy photo. It's a phone picture ... what can ya do.

I'm going to crack open the first one, I've heard it's a quick read. Everyone seems to love it, those who have read it, and I'm sorry that I had to wait til now to grab a copy. But hey, I needed a good reason, and meeting the guy behind it all is good enough for me.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 03, 2007, 10:05:50 PM
That's pretty damned awesome man. Meanwhile I'm in Boise...
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: whoopdefndo on October 04, 2007, 07:52:45 AM
Thought some of you might get a kick out of this. A recap of the first season, in 3 minutes. The Musical.

Let's try this embed thing you kids seem to dig so damn much...

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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: call_me_nuveena on October 04, 2007, 10:54:32 AM
Dexter + 88 Lines About 44 Women = GREATEST EVAR.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 05, 2007, 05:47:00 PM
That was pretty boss.

BTW, anyone have thoughts about the Season 2 premiere last Sunday? I actually saw the first two episodes of this season about six weeks ago, but I didn't want to talk about it until other people had a chance to watch it. So, what'd ya think?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 07, 2007, 10:16:44 AM
So that's what 15 years worth of hefty bags looks like. That was a crap load of people. But he's got the gulf stream now.

Still, that Castillo's witness thing is probably gonna find some way to bite him in the ass.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 08, 2007, 05:50:59 PM
So that's what 15 years worth of hefty bags looks like. That was a crap load of people. But he's got the gulf stream now.

Still, that Castillo's witness thing is probably gonna find some way to bite him in the ass.

Refresh my memory: are you talking about the kid hiding in the trunk of the car when Dexter killed the married couple? If so, I don't think so; the way that episode ended kind of put a capper on the kid's view of that. Although I'm sure the case will come up again, since the husband's corpse is almost certainly among the found bodies.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: MrTorso on October 08, 2007, 05:55:19 PM
If anyone doesn't have the season 1 set it is on sale now at Target for $19.99.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 08, 2007, 06:01:35 PM
I saw that. Man, if there's any series I want in Hi-Def...
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 08, 2007, 10:52:25 PM
So that's what 15 years worth of hefty bags looks like. That was a crap load of people. But he's got the gulf stream now.

Still, that Castillo's witness thing is probably gonna find some way to bite him in the ass.

Refresh my memory: are you talking about the kid hiding in the trunk of the car when Dexter killed the married couple? If so, I don't think so; the way that episode ended kind of put a capper on the kid's view of that. Although I'm sure the case will come up again, since the husband's corpse is almost certainly among the found bodies.

Well going over the murder files on showtime's website, under the Castillo killings, they do list the witness as an untied loose end. I'm sure it could be brought up this season to put a little tension in the air.

Keep in mind, nuveena, that when you subscribe to Showtime, you also get access to its programming on demand (i.e., the first season of Dexter).

You also get Weeds, Brotherhood, and my new favorite show Californication as well. SHO is definitely giving HBO a good run for it's money. This is Curb's last year, no more Sopranos or Deadwood. Basically they've just got Entourage. So unless they get something new that's so drastically good as what showtime's packin', they'll start to see the hurt.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 09, 2007, 01:11:34 PM
So that's what 15 years worth of hefty bags looks like. That was a crap load of people. But he's got the gulf stream now.

Still, that Castillo's witness thing is probably gonna find some way to bite him in the ass.

Refresh my memory: are you talking about the kid hiding in the trunk of the car when Dexter killed the married couple? If so, I don't think so; the way that episode ended kind of put a capper on the kid's view of that. Although I'm sure the case will come up again, since the husband's corpse is almost certainly among the found bodies.

Well going over the murder files on showtime's website, under the Castillo killings, they do list the witness as an untied loose end. I'm sure it could be brought up this season to put a little tension in the air.

Oooohh. I need to start reading that.

Keep in mind, nuveena, that when you subscribe to Showtime, you also get access to its programming on demand (i.e., the first season of Dexter).

You also get Weeds, Brotherhood, and my new favorite show Californication as well. SHO is definitely giving HBO a good run for it's money. This is Curb's last year, no more Sopranos or Deadwood. Basically they've just got Entourage. So unless they get something new that's so drastically good as what showtime's packin', they'll start to see the hurt.

I still miss Dead Like Me and Queer As Folk.  :(


p.s. And no preview of next week at the end of Sunday's episode. Booooo!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: MrTorso on October 09, 2007, 11:02:53 PM
I watched the first episode of season 1 last night. Great stuff! I figured I would like it and when Target had it for $20 I grabbed it.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 16, 2007, 02:52:34 PM
Wow. What a terrific episode Sunday.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

All in all, I'm ecstatic with how good the show is this season, and I can hardly wait the five days till the next one (the fact that Showtime, the bastards, have stopped putting "Next week on Dexter" teasers at the end of each episode does not help)..


"You owe me a new Michelin, motherfucker."
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 16, 2007, 06:15:10 PM
I thought it was an awesome episode, and it is showing how Dexter is starting to feel.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And this is the first episode where they finally bring the dark passenger to light. Michael C. Hall needs some emmys. Now!

Fine example of his acting abilities is the scene that I described in the spoiler above.
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 17, 2007, 10:38:25 AM
I thought it was an awesome episode, and it is showing how Dexter is starting to feel.

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Ah, but
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And this is the first episode where they finally bring the dark passenger to light.

I was mouthing the words when he finally said it (I am SUCH a nerd).


Michael C. Hall needs some emmys. Now!

QFT.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 17, 2007, 02:36:14 PM
I thought it was an awesome episode, and it is showing how Dexter is starting to feel.

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Ah, but
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I'll give partial points, but
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Only episode 3 and its so dmn good already. A lot of people wondered how the show could go any further after the 1st season's finale. They kind of saw it as a wrap up. But I think they are really keeping in stride this season, even, dare I say, surpassing?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 19, 2007, 09:34:18 AM
Michael C. Hall needs some emmys. Now!

QFT.
I used to think when people quoted me and said QFT they meant "Quit Fucking Talking" and I would get all defensive. Too many acronyms to keep up with.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on October 22, 2007, 05:50:20 PM
Last night's episode made me laugh at myself a little. When they first started introducing the British gal who is Dexter's NA sponsor, I thought, "Didn't Dexter watch Fight Club? Hooking up with Helena Bonham-Carter at 12-step programs is always a bad idea." Little did I realize that soon she would turn out to BE Helena Bonham-Carter. Seriously. I haven't had wind chimes on my house in three-and-a-half years, because Helena Bonham-Carter keeps stealing them.

As for the rest of the episode,
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 22, 2007, 10:19:59 PM
I really liked it. I wonder what kind of secret Lila's got hiding. I also liked Doakes a lot in this episode. And how about that twist with LaGuerta? Crazy.

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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 29, 2007, 09:58:13 AM
Wow! This week's episode was one of the best in the series. The confrontation in Naples was amazingly written and performed. And the ending? Oh shit!

I gotta watch the preview for next week. I don't know what's gonna happen.

I'll hand it over to Gbeenie now.  ;)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on November 20, 2007, 08:00:25 PM
Are you guys watching this show???  I just watched this past Sunday's Tivo'd ep. .. and all I gotta say is ... holy crap. Relentless, intense, everything Dexter is known for rolled into one powerhouse of an episode. Absolutely unbelievable.

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One again the house of cards seems stacked against Dex.. next Sunday cannot get here fast enough.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on November 21, 2007, 01:20:13 AM
It was insane.

Edit: The spoiler button doesn't seem to be working.

EDIT by torgosPizza. Yes it does.

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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 21, 2007, 06:45:35 AM
I caught a couple episodes at a friend's house.

I gotta say, the writing and stories are very well done, but the show just has that level of anxiety attached to it because of the subject matter...

The star of the show is a killer, and there's plenty of tension associated with the show, that just keeps me uneasy when I watch it. I just can't get into it that much. If you can deal with it, then by all means watch it, because it is an excellent show. It's just not for me.


Also, that opening credit sequence is so damn nasty, and nothing even happens!!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on November 21, 2007, 09:32:32 AM
I love the opening credits. I think it shows the viewer how Dexter feels and experiences the world around him.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on November 23, 2007, 07:46:45 PM
I have to admit I was a little disappointed in how pathetic Lila turned out to be. However, the Doakes storyline is on fire; I LOVE how thoroughly Dexter played him,
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Sunday cannot come soon enough.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on November 24, 2007, 08:50:14 AM
It was insane.

Edit: The spoiler button doesn't seem to be working.

EDIT by torgosPizza. Yes it does.


Well it's gotta be something with firefox then, cause I don't see the spoiler tag. Greg McDuck is having the same problem in The Mist thread.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on November 24, 2007, 03:43:54 PM
Do you guys have Javascript disabled? What happens when you try to create a spoiler?

If I disable Javascript using my webdev plugin, I can create a spoiler button, but clicking on it does nothing. Does that sound right?

Anyways please give me more info and I'll look into it. Seems to work fine for me, though, on the latest Firefox.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Joe Don Faker on November 26, 2007, 09:34:53 AM
Are you guys watching this show???  I just watched this past Sunday's Tivo'd ep. .. and all I gotta say is ... holy crap. Relentless, intense, everything Dexter is known for rolled into one powerhouse of an episode. Absolutely unbelievable.

Hey there, torgospizza.  Gotta agree with you, the tension is getting ratcheted up, and that episode (and this last one) are notable for their punch. 
Reminds me of the structure of last season, in that starting around episode 8, there's a shift -- and all the build-up over earlier episodes begins to pay off dramatically.  This is when get our plot on, yo!  No other show has me looking forward to its next episode.  Especially now that agent Jack Bauer has been sidelined by a triple threat  -- writers' strike, los angeles brush fires and failed breathalyzer tests have conspired against him -- Dexter is my go-to dramatic series.

Have no idea how this will play out, but looking forward to it.   Some satirical speculation:

In Season 3, Doakes and Dex team up to bag the bad guys, in a Lethal Weapon scenario:

"Geez, Morgan, I am getting--"
"...'To old for this.' er, stuff?"
"Bullshit ,man.  I am a couple of years older than you at best.  I was gonna say that I am getting ready to troll for scum, if you can pull the bowling ball out of your ass for one fuckin' night of the week."

Or, how about Dexter keeps Doakes caged up in that secluded cabin and consults Doakes regularly, in sort of a Clarisse-Hannibal Lecter deal.

"Hey, I brought you a pork sandwich, it's the best.  So... things are going really well with Rita.  I feel like we're really communicating.  I don't know, I am just really in touch with my feelings more than ever.  And no one's more surprised about that than me, you know? "
"Fuck you, freaktard.  The only thing you've gotta get in touch with is my foot up your ass."

(Tried to create a spoiler by making the text white -- highlight it to read.  Also, the other forum where I read/post about Dexter is The Onion's TV Club, and so I'm repeating myself a bit here.)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on November 26, 2007, 05:15:53 PM
I wonder now if Doakes might
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Joe Don Faker on November 26, 2007, 05:42:23 PM
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x174/JoeDonFaker2/220px-Graham_Chapman.jpg)

"It is easy for us to judge Dexter Morgan too harshly. After all, he only did what many of us simply dream of doing...
I'm sorry. After all, we should remember that a murder is only an extroverted suicide. Dexter was a looney, but he was a happy looney.
Lucky bugger."
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on November 26, 2007, 05:47:30 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on November 26, 2007, 08:57:41 PM
Do you guys have Javascript disabled? What happens when you try to create a spoiler?

If I disable Javascript using my webdev plugin, I can create a spoiler button, but clicking on it does nothing. Does that sound right?

Anyways please give me more info and I'll look into it. Seems to work fine for me, though, on the latest Firefox.


Nothing shows. It's just blank. Like with gbeenie's post, even if I try to quote it, there are no spoiler tags in her quote either. It's weird.


Anyway, I couldn't believe this last episode. Freaking amazing, especially the end. I cannot wait to see what happens.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on November 26, 2007, 10:01:21 PM
Think it's a permissions issue, should be fixed now.

OMFGCOPTER, that episode was intense. Absolutely just ... there aren't enough words.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on November 27, 2007, 12:16:30 AM
Think it's a permissions issue, should be fixed now.

OMFGCOPTER, that episode was intense. Absolutely just ... there aren't enough words.


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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on November 27, 2007, 04:21:36 PM
Think it's a permissions issue, should be fixed now.

OMFGCOPTER, that episode was intense. Absolutely just ... there aren't enough words.


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My 2 cents on where this is headed.
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 03, 2007, 02:21:22 PM
I just wanted to say thanks for this thread.....I wouldn't have watched the show without this forum.  It's a great show!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on December 03, 2007, 02:43:28 PM
Every single episode is so damn good, and last night was no exception. This show is one of the best, if not the best itself, shows on television. I have found my self enjoying the episodes and anticipating upcoming ones more so than any other shows.

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And is it just me, or did Rita look very sexy in this episode?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on December 04, 2007, 11:29:52 PM
Every single episode is so damn good, and last night was no exception. This show is one of the best, if not the best itself, shows on television. I have found my self enjoying the episodes and anticipating upcoming ones more so than any other shows.

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And is it just me, or did Rita look very sexy in this episode?

You're probably right, SASD. But, given that the first novel
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, it's pretty open-ended where they might go with her. Which is awesome as can be.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on December 05, 2007, 12:35:39 AM
I just found some crazy news.

Apparently due to the writers strike, CBS is going to be airing edited versions of Dexter, Weeds, and the Tudors.

Story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071205/tv_nm/cbs_dc

Dexter on network tv. Who would've thought?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on December 05, 2007, 07:38:42 AM
I may have to watch this, if only for the laughs that will ensue.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on December 05, 2007, 09:15:48 AM
I wanna watch it just to see how they will edit Doakes.

His network lines will probably consist of 10 words at most.  ;)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on December 05, 2007, 02:51:12 PM
The last 2 episodes of Dexter have been leaked.

I know what I'm doing tonight  ;D
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on February 11, 2008, 09:02:48 PM
I'm not sure if this means good or bad, but...

I don't watch really any hour shows on TV....

Season One:  I watched the first EIGHT episodes of Dex in a row, went home for Christmas, then came back and watched the last four.

Season Two:  I watched the first FOUR episodes in a row, took a break, then the last EIGHT in a row.

I just don't know that I could wait week-to-week, so it might be that it doesn't hold up to tuning in and waiting a week.

But each season plays out like a pulp novel.  I simply HAD to see the next episode right away, because, well, it was there, but because each season is a single thread unfolding.

Each episode blew by like a breeze--I couldn't believe a full 50 minutes had passed.  Disaster nearly averted each time (SPOILER:  can't he now get out while the gettin's good???)

I think there's really something about how it is like a long mini series (maxi series?), and it shows that each season is based on a separate novel.

Of course, you have to like Michael C. Hall (and I don't know how you couldn't).
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: anais.jude on February 12, 2008, 11:18:35 AM
How does one watch all of Season 2 at one time? Is it on the net?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on February 12, 2008, 11:22:24 AM
I think there's really something about how it is like a long mini series (maxi series?), and it shows that each season is based on a separate novel.

Although they're not - I have the first two novels, and each season picks-and-chooses from them. The second one decidedly less so.

An amazing show nonetheless, easily among my top 5.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Ortega on February 12, 2008, 11:26:41 AM
i love the show.  Almost everyone i know likes the show.  Even my parents like it.  Defintely worth the Showtime subscription.  And i loved how Dexter dealt with the final loose thread at the end of this season,
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. Nice touch.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on February 13, 2008, 07:54:31 PM
I think there's really something about how it is like a long mini series (maxi series?), and it shows that each season is based on a separate novel.

Although they're not - I have the first two novels, and each season picks-and-chooses from them. The second one decidedly less so.

An amazing show nonetheless, easily among my top 5.

torgosPizza, have you read the third book?  I (obviously) haven't read them, but sounds like he went all nutty on the third one.  Hope the writers can salvage it.  But from what you stated about the second book, sounds like they are off in their own direction anyway.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on February 13, 2008, 08:22:59 PM
Yeah, I met Jeff Lindsey a while back (look through this thread for photos and a brief recap) and from what I heard, I think they're only picking and choosing a few things from any of the books. Things that happen or don't happen to characters, and thereby change much of the plot, for example.

I haven't read the last book, actually I wish I'd gotten it when I met Mr. Lindsey - but I'm hoping he'll come back so I can have him sign it once I have gotten it :)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Mr.Nobody on February 14, 2008, 07:55:59 PM
I think there's really something about how it is like a long mini series (maxi series?), and it shows that each season is based on a separate novel.

Although they're not - I have the first two novels, and each season picks-and-chooses from them. The second one decidedly less so.

An amazing show nonetheless, easily among my top 5.

torgosPizza, have you read the third book?  I (obviously) haven't read them, but sounds like he went all nutty on the third one.  Hope the writers can salvage it.  But from what you stated about the second book, sounds like they are off in their own direction anyway.


The second book really isn't related to the second season at all.  The first season basically followed the plot of the first book with a few exceptions.

One thing I wish they would pick up from the books
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but maybe thats a bit too much for a TV show.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: GLaDOS on February 21, 2008, 07:08:31 PM
I don't suppose Dexter will appear on CSI where all the CSI characters are all responsible for several murders?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on February 21, 2008, 08:57:53 PM
 ???
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on February 23, 2008, 10:28:46 AM
Maybe GLaDOS is referring to the fact that nobody on CSI wears a hairnet in the lab, thus contaminating evidence left and right. Penn Jillette said it best:

"Wait a minute! I killed this guy! And I killed that guy! And I robbed this bank! Oh my god, I committed ALL these crimes!"
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on February 23, 2008, 06:55:29 PM
I wanna watch it just to see how they will edit Doakes.

His network lines will probably consist of 10 words at most.  ;)

A great bit from the TV listings in The Onion:

Dexter [CBS]
10 pm ET/ 9pm CT
Dexter Morgan methodically kills the very same people he did on Showtime a year and a half ago, though much less violently and without cussing even once.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on February 23, 2008, 07:10:26 PM
Brilliant.   :D
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: GLaDOS on February 24, 2008, 09:25:25 PM
Maybe GLaDOS is referring to the fact that nobody on CSI wears a hairnet in the lab, thus contaminating evidence left and right.
Actually, I was referring to my intense desire to see the characters on all three CSI series killed off so the franchise can die an at least semi-merciful death before it gets any worse.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Nergol on March 04, 2008, 07:35:08 PM
Wait, I don't get it. I tuned in, but I didn't see Dexter, Dee Dee, or Mandark. It was just some dude with a knife. What gives?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 17, 2008, 03:48:35 PM
Alright, so I just started watching this (I'm on episode 4 of season 1 right now) but I've also been reading up on the books they're based on
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on March 17, 2008, 08:01:42 PM
First, jacobtaylor, can you (or anyone) PM me about how to do that 'spoiler' thing?

And, no, after watching both seasons, none of that (that I can tell) comes in to play.

Many readers were very disappointed about that element in the third book, so I'm sure the TV writers are steering clear of all that.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 18, 2008, 04:38:52 PM
I don't know, I'm on episode 3 of season 2 and they're talking about Demons and "Dark Passengers" so it might.
oh, and this is the spoiler button (http://forum.rifftrax.com/Themes/pdx-dk-09/images/bbc/spoiler.gif)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 19, 2008, 06:21:00 PM
Alright, I'm all caught up, just finished season 2.
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(yeah I'm way invested in it)
 ;D
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on March 19, 2008, 09:13:54 PM
Alright, I'm all caught up, just finished season 2.
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(yeah I'm way invested in it)
 ;D


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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on March 21, 2008, 07:54:00 PM
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on March 21, 2008, 08:24:05 PM
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 10, 2008, 11:49:04 PM
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Please read the above. The point I am making is important, but I don't want to make everyone too annoyed by my spoiler to go to the website I linked to.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 11, 2008, 12:08:39 AM
Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: kr00t0n on May 09, 2008, 07:29:07 AM
Well, with only 2 more episodes of season 2 to go, my fiancé and I are GRIPPED!

I love this show, definitely one of the best in recent years.

Also managed to get my fiancé hooked on BSG, so we are both looking forward to watching last night's episode over the weekend :D

Next on the agenda is to see if she likes Firefly ;)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Fig Neutron on May 14, 2008, 05:30:50 PM
Yer gonna LOVE the last two episodes.  Won't say more.

And has your fiance seen Serenity?  To be honest, I haven't watched Firefly yet, but I LOVED Serenity.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on September 05, 2008, 08:30:39 PM
It's back......sort of........torrent
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on September 05, 2008, 08:52:04 PM
Just wanted to say Dexter Rules!... in relation, I've started watching Dead Like Me and like that quite a bit also.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 07, 2008, 11:26:16 PM
Spoiler-ish summation of start of season 3
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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: anais.jude on September 08, 2008, 07:19:45 AM
ME likey! Me want more!



there was a lot of
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in this first episode
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Ortega on September 08, 2008, 10:30:44 AM
yes...but it wasn't without its....."consequences".....
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: anais.jude on September 08, 2008, 10:31:14 AM
oh yea! That was awesome!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on September 08, 2008, 02:39:41 PM
I can never look at pudding the same way again

and also poor LaGuerta, nobody likes her :'(
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: lassieface on September 12, 2008, 03:09:28 PM
Easily my most anticipated show of the fall.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on December 01, 2008, 02:57:50 PM
Is no one besides me watching this season? Start with the balloon juice, people!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on December 01, 2008, 03:10:55 PM
Is no one besides me watching this season? Start with the balloon juice, people!

I've been watching it. Quite happily I might add. The show never disappoints.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Kzinistzerg on December 03, 2008, 08:06:41 AM
Only recently finished Season 2, but I haven't got Showtime... Which means the wonderful wonderful internet will be presenting me with ye olde low quality episodes.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: saltwrench on December 03, 2008, 08:19:54 AM
Only recently finished Season 2, but I haven't got Showtime... Which means the wonderful wonderful internet will be presenting me with ye olde low quality episodes.

I'm right there with you, although Dexter has my wife *THIS CLOSE* to ordering Showtime, which wouldn't displease me since I like Californication too.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: anais.jude on December 03, 2008, 09:04:08 AM
I think this season is the bomb, yo. Dexter is becoming one of the greatest characters ever written IMHO
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Hellcat on December 05, 2008, 11:44:28 PM
I'm enjoying this season very much.  I really like Jimmy Smits' character.  He's turned out to have some interesting complexities.  I can't wait to see how they resolve this storyline.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: gbeenie on December 07, 2008, 07:02:00 PM
I have a theory.

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Any thoughts?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Hellcat on December 07, 2008, 10:05:13 PM
I have a theory.

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Any thoughts?

I can't believe that next week is the finale already.  This season went by really fast!

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Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: lassieface on December 10, 2008, 09:20:15 PM
That was some lack of ending wasn't it?
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on December 10, 2008, 11:11:04 PM
That was some lack of ending wasn't it?

I thought it was well done. Still one more episode left!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: lassieface on December 11, 2008, 08:59:15 AM
That was some lack of ending wasn't it?

I thought it was well done. Still one more episode left!

The music was really good in that last scene.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Ortega on December 14, 2008, 08:54:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/yJXGZuqchSo&hl=en&fs=1
Thought this was cool.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Garth Arizona on December 14, 2008, 10:13:18 PM
Great season finale.
Dexter is one of my top five favorite TV shows of all time.  Very well written, and Michael C. Hall is amazing as Dexter.  The TV show is much better than the books on which the series is based IMO.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 10, 2009, 12:09:38 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090109/ap_on_en_tv/people_hall (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090109/ap_on_en_tv/people_hall)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on January 10, 2009, 12:27:54 PM
I had read somewhere that she was "Dexter's real life squeeze" but nothing since. Eloping though, that's pretty .. romantic? :)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Chaos on January 10, 2009, 03:00:06 PM
My wife and I just discovered this show last month, and we've now blasted our way through all 3 seasons in a grand total of 4 weeks. Absolutely amazing show, enjoyable from start to finish. I'm only sad that we now have to wait a whole god damn year to start seeing episodes again (and there will be no more 3 hour marathon nights). :)
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on January 11, 2009, 04:04:13 PM
Welcome aboard the Dexter wagon. It is indeed a fantastic show.. one of the few I will make time for.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: The Lady Rommel on January 17, 2009, 09:11:23 AM
I love Dexter.  Bought the DVD Season 1 because I like the books.  The show is better than the books, which is rare.

Recently got season 2, can't wait to start watching.  Gotta get through Big Love Season 2 first, another awesome show.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on January 17, 2009, 03:05:43 PM
I love Dexter.  Bought the DVD Season 1 because I like the books.  The show is better than the books, which is rare.

Recently got season 2, can't wait to start watching.  Gotta get through Big Love Season 2 first, another awesome show.

Although I love everything Dexter... season 2 was my favorite. Don't wait... watch it now!
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: iv3rdawG on October 03, 2009, 10:39:14 AM
Excellent first episode. Cant wait for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on October 03, 2009, 02:59:47 PM
Excellent first episode. Cant wait for the rest of the season.

Looks interesting... I was worried they'd go soft with a kid now in the mix. I like what I see so far.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 23, 2009, 06:27:43 PM
Anyone else watching? I was really shocked by that twist. Did not expect that at all. Also, when Dex took off his belt and went after Arthur, really tense. Great episode.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: Piobman on November 23, 2009, 07:32:10 PM
Anyone else watching? I was really shocked by that twist. Did not expect that at all. Also, when Dex took off his belt and went after Arthur, really tense. Great episode.

Definitely one of the best episodes! The twist came out of nowhere. Can't wait for next week!  And I agree... the kitchen scene was pretty awesome. I was sure something was going to happen.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: torgosPizza on November 23, 2009, 09:14:47 PM
Easily one of the best episodes of the last couple years. Superb all around.
Title: Re: DEXTER
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 25, 2009, 12:37:46 AM
Great episode. Dexter went on the ultimate psycho ramp-up of a TX visit...I mean, how weirder could've that got?!?

The twist was awesome and can produce multiple finale scenarios. Good stuff, indeed.
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Post by: anais.jude on November 25, 2009, 05:55:56 AM
It was a great episode. I should probably change the note under my beautfiul pic of the late Swayz......no, I still hate them. HOW DARE YOU KILL FRANK!
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Post by: Piobman on December 14, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
Just saw the season finale. Holy SH**!
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Post by: iv3rdawG on December 14, 2009, 09:16:27 PM
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Post by: Russell on December 14, 2009, 10:01:23 PM
Oh man... I understand why, but I am really sad that they
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Post by: Piobman on December 14, 2009, 11:50:04 PM
Oh man... I understand why, but I am really sad that they
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The ending was...
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Post by: Russell on December 15, 2009, 03:16:46 AM
I can never watch that scene ever again. I know it's insane for me to be so emotionally moved by the death of a fictional character, but this really gets to me for some reason.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 15, 2009, 10:54:33 AM
I can never watch that scene ever again. I know it's insane for me to be so emotionally moved by the death of a fictional character, but this really gets to me for some reason.

That was a bit of a disturbing surprise. Although if they had to kill off any female character, I really wish they would have killed off Deb. I know they would never do that because she's too essential to the storyline, but I find it hard to look at the screen when she's on it. I don't know if it's the actress or the character, but I find her cringe-worthy. She always looks like she's on the verge of tears, whether she is or not. And, does that actress have a speech impediment? Not that there's anything wrong with that but I can't  figure out why her mouth moves in such a funky manner.

Sorry if I offended any Deb fans. I love the show but she's like a dentist drill to me at this point.
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Post by: gbeenie on December 15, 2009, 12:38:54 PM
Although if they had to kill off any female character, I really wish they would have killed off Deb. I know they would never do that because she's too essential to the storyline, but I find it hard to look at the screen when she's on it. I don't know if it's the actress or the character, but I find her cringe-worthy. She always looks like she's on the verge of tears, whether she is or not. And, does that actress have a speech impediment? Not that there's anything wrong with that but I can't  figure out why her mouth moves in such a funky manner.

Our roommate has this exact complaint.
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Post by: SJP on December 15, 2009, 08:40:34 PM
Just watched it myself.  I normally can see stuff like this a mile away, but that ending escaped me.  Crazy.

So, for Season 5, let me just ask: How, exactly, do you top an ending AND a serial killer like that?  Almost seems like they've set up an ending so twisty and wacky that they'll be hard pressed to write out of it.

I guess now it's official that Season 3 (in my book) is the least of the series, even though I still like it a lot.  Me and a friend had a running joke with Jimmy Smits, that every time he got thwarted he would look up at the sky, shake his fist, and yell, "Dex-TERRRRRRRR!"  I miss his character.
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Post by: Russell on December 15, 2009, 09:01:43 PM
I like Deb a lot. I think we have too much invested in her for her to ever be killed off.
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Post by: torgosPizza on December 15, 2009, 09:20:40 PM
Plus the actress who plays Deb is currently Michael C. Hall's main squeeze. So she has that going for her.

But yeah that ending almost made me sick, it was so incredibly well done.
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Post by: ThatGirlWithTheFreckles on December 20, 2009, 09:07:32 AM
Even though they had alluded to Dexter losing his family throughout the entire season,
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I agree about Deb, also, though.  I like her character well enough, but sometimes she does get really annoying.  Her mouth does move in an overly tight lipped, strange manner.  I thought maybe I was the only one who noticed it.  I suspect that soon Dexter will tell her the truth about himself.


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Post by: Russell on December 25, 2009, 03:45:35 PM
I have to also say that along with that,
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 13, 2010, 04:57:33 PM
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

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Dexter's Michael C. Hall Has Cancer (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20336663,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontent)
By Catherine Donaldson-Evans
Wednesday January 13, 2010 05:25 PM EST

Dexter actor Michael C. Hall revealed Wednesday he has been battling cancer, but said he’s almost finished with treatment and the disease is in remission.

Hall, 38, said in a statement he is lucky to have been diagnosed with the “treatable and curable condition” – Hodgkin’s lymphoma – and thanked his Los Angeles-area medical team for their skill in caring for him.

His spokesman, Craig Bankey, said Hall’s cancer is in remission but the actor will continue scheduled treatments.

Hall plans to go with his wife – and Dexter costar – Jennifer Carpenter to Sunday’s Golden Globes, where he's nominated for best dramatic actor and the show as best drama. He also plans to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards the following Saturday, where Hall and the cast are also nominated.
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Post by: Courtney on January 13, 2010, 05:09:31 PM
So sad. I love Dexter, but he IS David Fisher to me, as Six Feet Under is one of my very favorite shows of all time. :( But it's nice to know that some stars, the cool low-key ones, can have their treatments in peace and only admit to the disease once they're almost out of the woods (or as out of the woods as one can get). Good thoughts to him. 
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Post by: TeamRAD on December 31, 2011, 03:58:58 PM

Season Six, what a sloppy & strange ride it was.

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Post by: pezdrake on January 09, 2012, 08:20:58 AM

Season Six, what a sloppy & strange ride it was.



My stepson and I were betting that next season Deb would figure out that Dexter was a serial killer but we didn't think that it would happen this season (it felt a little tacked on) and I thought she would figure it out by being a good cop and investigating and figuring it out through al the evidence that she was putting together, not through a chance encounter.  Hate the incestuous love story.
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Post by: TeamRAD on January 19, 2012, 12:47:04 PM


Season Six, what a sloppy & strange ride it was.



My stepson and I were betting that next season Deb would figure out that Dexter was a serial killer but we didn't think that it would happen this season (it felt a little tacked on) and I thought she would figure it out by being a good cop and investigating and figuring it out through al the evidence that she was putting together, not through a chance encounter.  Hate the incestuous love story.

Including myself, I don't know anyone who's a fan of the Dex/Deb love story, and those same people wanted Deb figuring out Dex's secret by being the stellar detective she has become.

It's too bad, I really enjoyed the first-half of the season. Dex's high school reunion & the Tooth Fairy were fun rides, and the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" tableau was wonderfully fucked-up, but from Nebraska on, yikes.

Dex was so sloppy one couldn't help but think he wanted to be caught. There wasn't anything that was adding up besides horrible writing. The Matthews' side story, Travis taking down Batista (really?), Louis banging Batista's sister, the  handling of Travis' dark passenger reveal...it can go on for some time. Just weird.

But anyway, I still love the show and will be there this September w/ tempered expectations while hoping for the best.

...oh, and bring back Mazuka's first intern.    ;)

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Post by: Russell on January 24, 2012, 09:02:11 PM
I was disappointed. Indeed, season six did have some very high points... but then again so did season five. I fear they shall never reach the majesty that is seasons 1, 2 and 4. I think it was interesting that Dexter was seeking forgiveness and God in a way, that's a very refreshing approach considering how much flack anyone gets for believing in God today.
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Post by: TeamRAD on January 29, 2012, 09:55:58 PM

No love for Miguel, and his first kill in Season 3, 'flyer? That was some riveting stuff.

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Post by: Russell on February 02, 2012, 03:41:04 PM
No love for Miguel, and his first kill in Season 3, 'flyer? That was some riveting stuff.
Oh hell I love season 3. It wasn't a bonafide masterpiece like 1, 2 and 4 were though.  :)
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Post by: TeamRAD on February 02, 2012, 04:21:07 PM

Season 2's such an enigma for me. I was really disappointed in the manner of how the showrunner/writers handled Doakes' ending. Having Miss "pardon my tits" take him out really disappointed me. On the other hand, S2's energy as a whole is insane and quite the rush. It's neat.

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Post by: Russell on February 02, 2012, 08:05:01 PM
Season 2's such an enigma for me. I was really disappointed in the manner of how the showrunner/writers handled Doakes' ending. Having Miss "pardon my tits" take him out really disappointed me. On the other hand, S2's energy as a whole is insane and quite the rush. It's neat.
I love season 2 for the way the dynamic changed between Dexter and Doakes. Also, Doakes had a shitload of great lines, "Angel if you don't knock off this woo woo shit I'm gonna walk right through you.", and I love the plot twists, some of them were so major and unexpected, they were some of the absolute finest moments of the series.
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Post by: TeamRAD on February 03, 2012, 12:42:27 PM
Season 2's such an enigma for me. I was really disappointed in the manner of how the showrunner/writers handled Doakes' ending. Having Miss "pardon my tits" take him out really disappointed me. On the other hand, S2's energy as a whole is insane and quite the rush. It's neat.
Also, Doakes had a shitload of great lines,

Surprise, Motherfucker!!

More so this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/l2OEmZFRxvA?version=3

I miss the  Dex/Doakes dynamic  so much.

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Post by: pezdrake on March 18, 2012, 11:27:32 AM

Season 2's such an enigma for me. I was really disappointed in the manner of how the showrunner/writers handled Doakes' ending. Having Miss "pardon my tits" take him out really disappointed me. On the other hand, S2's energy as a whole is insane and quite the rush. It's neat.



Miss "pardon my tits" was my favorite part of the season.  Also of her.  Bam!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 18, 2012, 12:23:16 PM

Season 2's such an enigma for me. I was really disappointed in the manner of how the showrunner/writers handled Doakes' ending. Having Miss "pardon my tits" take him out really disappointed me. On the other hand, S2's energy as a whole is insane and quite the rush. It's neat.

Miss "pardon my tits" was my favorite part of the season.  Also of her.  Bam!

God, I fucking hated her. My favorite part of the season was when Dexter finally iced her. There was much rejoicing on my part.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 19, 2012, 01:40:03 PM
I feel about the same way about season 6, high and low points.

But after seeing it on the Soup I can't help but giggle when I think of Colin Hanks going Hello, Whore

The thought of a Deb/Dex love affair bothers me.   I know I should just lose myself in the fiction of the whole thing but I can't help but think of them divorced.  That has to be awkward.
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Post by: modelmeg on October 02, 2013, 03:07:28 PM
BUMP!

Anyone else as depressed as I am about how fucking terrible this show became? I've seen every episode except for the last 5. I had to stop. It was like Glee or True Blood. It got laughable. I read the finale synopsis. Jesus. Poor Michael C. Hall. He's such a great actor and I feel like his talent was really wasted. I hope he finds a new project soon. I like having him on my tv.
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Post by: Bob on October 02, 2013, 04:09:12 PM
BUMP!

Anyone else as depressed as I am about how fucking terrible this show became? I've seen every episode except for the last 5. I had to stop. It was like Glee or True Blood. It got laughable. I read the finale synopsis. Jesus. Poor Michael C. Hall. He's such a great actor and I feel like his talent was really wasted. I hope he finds a new project soon. I like having him on my tv.
Yeah, the writing just went UGH and the ending was really poor.
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Post by: ShadowDog on October 02, 2013, 07:57:20 PM
I thought the final season was weak but up until then I still liked it a lot.  I realize this is a minority opinion but Season 6 and 7 had some great stuff in it.

Oh, and this alternate ending floated out there by the original show runner actually sounded worse to me than Lumberjack Dexter. Glad we dodged that turd bullet.
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Post by: Piobman on October 02, 2013, 08:06:56 PM
I think the introduction of the baby was the first moment of "please no" that I had. Doaks was great and I did like the majority of the characters in the show even if they didn't have that same impact. I think the biggest problem is the fact that the shows acts like it is divulging small facts that would lead up to a great point. Instead we are left with a non-ending and an obvious message of "we don't have a point". Its a show with an incomplete thought. I would have been much happier had they cut out the "Final scene". It would have been more poetic at least. Instead they did the whole twist ending crap that they have used a too much at this point. Apparently the writers of the show were given less time to do the final season which caused it to be rushed. It showed.
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Post by: lassieface on October 02, 2013, 09:07:04 PM
I haven't watched since season 4 and the ending makes me mad.
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Post by: Raven on October 02, 2013, 09:33:01 PM
Season 4 was one of the best seasons of any television show that I've ever seen.  It's been diminishing returns since then.  Dexter's secret life was the whole point of the show and there were absolutely too many people who found out along the way.   The only one that actually added anything was last season where Deb finally found out since that was where the story was building to all along.  This last season was ridiculous.  Just take the final scene out of contest and put it into a single sentence and absolutely nobody would ever believe it was the real ending.

"Dexter fakes his death by crashing his boat into a hurricane and becomes a lumberjack."  What?
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Post by: ShadowDog on October 03, 2013, 06:06:59 AM
I've seen a lot of people debate whether or not Dexter continues killing.  One thing I like that the writers did (a rare clever thing in Season 8 ), was we didn't see his Dark Passenger in the final episode and we didn't get any narration in the final scene.  To me that definitively means he stopped killing.  I think the whole point of the final scene is we would have normally had narration there and we didn't.  Dexter's inner monologue and it's associated sense of humor were GONE.  I like that.
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Post by: Raven on October 03, 2013, 06:27:56 AM
That's still way too little too late though.
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Post by: ShadowDog on October 03, 2013, 06:39:57 AM
I agree. But if I'm going to harp on everything they got wrong ... and I am ... then I should acknowledge something they nailed perfectly.
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Post by: TeamRAD on October 05, 2013, 08:40:28 PM

I've seen every episode except for the last 5. I had to stop.

So you missed Harrison's treadmill-fail? No!!!

It needs to be seen. It's a microcosm of what Scott Buck did to the series.

I realize this is a minority opinion but Season 6 and 7 had some great stuff in it.

Like Batista saying "tableau" in 6? I really enjoyed Stevenson in 7. It was as if Dexter did in fact face the Punisher. That was exciting stuff. Then the vacuum that's Hannah McKay became a major player, and the series never recovered.

One thing I like that the writers did (a rare clever thing in Season 8 ), was we didn't see his Dark Passenger in the final episode and we didn't get any narration in the final scene.  To me that definitively means he stopped killing.

Nah, I'm guessing Moloch finally absorbed Dexter. I'm just kidding, but if you're unfamiliar w/ the reference, check to see what Lindsay introduced in Dexter in the Dark. It's mortifying.

I still have very fond memories of the show but the final season was so, so, so horrible. There isn't anyway I can defend any of it.

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Post by: ShadowDog on October 06, 2013, 03:43:54 AM
Yeah I got the reference. Its why I'll never read the books because I stumbled over that wrong turn. We're lucky at least that the series never went there cuz ... damn.