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The Seaward
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter

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I always take crap here when I rag on this show, but Im telling you Im right....the writing has been really pathetic and lazy the last four seasons.


are there people who don't feel this way?! i used to love dexter. now it is not only ridiculous, but it is just sort of boring as well.


VOR
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
It's been mentioned before, but there must be something in the water in Miami. Has to have more serial killers than anywhere else on earth.


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
What if Deb actually shot Dexter instead of Laguerta and all of this is Dexter's coma dream. Finale Dexter comes out of a coma and realizes that he needs to die and kills himself.

I still think Hannah is working with the FBI is a possible outcome. I mean this chick just escaped form prison, no further explanation needed, come on


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WG_Dawg
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Atlanta
Member since Jun 2004
51493 posts

re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
I lol'd at

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Angel suddenly marrying and then suddenly divorcing a colleague, or leaving the force to open a taco restaurant and then rejoining the force for no reason and then getting promoted anyway


I agree with the main sentiment here..seasons 1-4 were awesome, and Dexter was one of my favorite shows. But it's just gotten somewhat boring. Watching it now is almost like a chore.


jrowla2
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Member since Jan 2007
3352 posts

re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
Really then past few seasons weren't terrible but this current and last season is fricking awful. These writers fricked up something that could have been great.


WG_Dawg
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Atlanta
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
Honestly I didn't even mind season 5 THAT much. I liked the Jordan Chase angle, but lumen was meh and the ending was just so anticlimatic and dull. Seasons 1-4 all ended with something that made me say "whoooaaaa!!!!!! holy crap I can't wait to keep watching" but if memory serves season 5 ends at like a beach cookout or something and that's it. Lame.

Season 6 definitley had potential, and I liked some of it, but the bad guy was just SO not creepy and the twist was already known by basically everyone.

Season 7 was pretty bland.


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GeauxTigerTM
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
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With Vogel they had a chance to really tell us about Dexter's past, and his father, and they fricked that up too.


I was exited when from the get-go we found out Vogel knew him and that she was responsible for "The Code." I was also excited when she seemed genuinely surprised that Dex seemed to have feelings...something he has been struggling with coming to terms with over the last few seasons. Dumped the Dark Passenger stuff, etc.

What I was HOPING FOR was that she would come to realize that she and Harry were wrong about Dex, and that while he was a troubled kid he was, in fact, NOT a psychopath/sociopath and that with their code they had turned him into a serial killer. That would have been interesting, and would have answered an number of things that have happened throughout the years. Now it looks like there will be yet another showdown with another serial killer and then some wrap up stuff and then curtains.

At this point I'm watching more out of habit than anything else.


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Fox Mulder
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Austin, TX
Member since Dec 2010
32827 posts

re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
they blew their load with season 2. Judging from the show, you would guess the Miami PD has a serial killer on the loose every 5 seconds, 25% of the population has anti social personality disorder and 100% of those people are serial killers.

It doesn't even treat psycopathy in a real way. Season 1 was very good...Season 2 was great, but there just wasn't anywhere to go from there.


WG_Dawg
Georgia Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jun 2004
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
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they blew their load with season 2


Did you quit watching after season 2? Season 4 was frickin outstanding.


Fox Mulder
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Austin, TX
Member since Dec 2010
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
I wanted to quit after season 3. I quit because of season 4. I got to where there were 2 episodes left and did not care. I know what happened and still don't care.


RealityTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jan 2010
12085 posts

re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
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I wanted to quit after season 3. I quit because of season 4. I got to where there were 2 episodes left and did not care. I know what happened and still don't care.
I'm in the middle of Season 6 and having to force myself to finish it.

The article in the OP is dead accurate with how I feel.

Although the wife and I find Deb's language to be funny. It's so cheesy and overdone, it makes it funny.


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beaver
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LasVegasTiger
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
Jaime is the greatest nanny/housekeeper of all time. Her good friend dies and she is doing Dexters laundry the same night and watching Harrison till 4am!

I hope she gets paid well, but she probably does since Dexter has 2 apartments beach front in Miami with a nice boat.


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lsuwontonwrap
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davesdawgs
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re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
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I always take crap here when I rag on this show, but Im telling you Im right....the writing has been really pathetic and lazy the last four seasons....they had a great premise and a great thing going and pissed it away

Don't blame the writers. Dexter's sustainability was doomed from the start... given the premise there was only so much that could be done before it had to be ramped up into the absurd to have any hope of retaining interest.



I'm not so sure. To me the premise had/has numerous possibilities to evolve in different ways. For instance, Dexter could morph into a real life superhero/vigilante with the populace cheering him on while the police continue to try to solve the murder mysteries. Or Debra could rejoin the police force and the entire force could use Dexter's expertise to apprehend the culprits and when the court system fails invoke a star chamber vote to prosecute the criminals who fall through the cracks. There are tons of possible scenarios. Dexter could relocate and take a job with another police dept. with a completely new cast. Dexter could marry Hanna, or Deb or both and have a polygamous team or heck through in Dr. Vogel for good measure.
This post was edited on 8/29 at 1:28 pm


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TigerRad
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Columbia, SC
Member since Jan 2007
4752 posts

re: this perfectly sums up my feelings about Dexter
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there was only so much that could be done



.....unless some original, creative thinking grounded in relatable human experience could be conjured by great artists

(see Breaking Bad e.g., among others)

they got lazy and gave up trying to make it good


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