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NFT: Dexter

Route 9 : 11/7/2021 12:42 pm
Just realized that there is an episode of Dexter waiting on the table for me this morning. Miss that show, no matter how weird it got, it was a nice recovery at the end of a Sunday if the Giants pissed me off. And that was during the Coughlin days!

So hopefully after today's game it's even more horrid and disgusting than before! Who knows?
Gotta say  
UConn4523 : 11/7/2021 12:47 pm : link
pretty funny seeing this. Dexter turned into a joke of a show with the worst final season and finale I can ever remember. I’d watch it for the comedic relief I guess. But that’s about it.
RE: Gotta say  
Route 9 : 11/7/2021 12:50 pm : link
In comment 15445984 UConn4523 said:
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pretty funny seeing this. Dexter turned into a joke of a show with the worst final season and finale I can ever remember. I’d watch it for the comedic relief I guess. But that’s about it.


Isn't that most shows?

But Big time. The last season was just stupid but I had to keep watching to see where it was heading. Just watched the first episode. We're off to an OK start!
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mitch300 : 11/7/2021 12:55 pm : link
Thought it starts tonight
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 12:56 pm : link
In comment 15446001 mitch300 said:
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Thought it starts tonight


I did too but checked the Showtime App and it's on there already.
I'm looking  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2021 1:11 pm : link
forward to this. I think (hope) they recognize where they failed and can fix it.
RE: I'm looking  
Route 9 : 11/7/2021 1:20 pm : link
In comment 15446047 pjcas18 said:
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forward to this. I think (hope) they recognize where they failed and can fix it.


It will not even be hard to top how it ended. All the writers have to do is make it boring/mediocre and that will top the last season.
RE: RE: I'm looking  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2021 1:22 pm : link
In comment 15446110 Route 9 said:
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forward to this. I think (hope) they recognize where they failed and can fix it.



It will not even be hard to top how it ended. All the writers have to do is make it boring/mediocre and that will top the last season.


of course, low bar for that, but I was hoping they'd make it as good as the first few seasons.
Just finished reading The Chestnut Man.  
MOOPS : 11/7/2021 1:39 pm : link
Netflix has made it into a miniseries and it's getting good reviews. Haven't started it yet but looking forward to it. Has the kind of darkness present in the early years of Dexter.
Looking forward to starting the new Dexter also.
just rewatched the last few episodes  
RasputinPrime : 11/7/2021 1:46 pm : link
and then the season 9 premier. Such a great show. I didn't hate the season 8 ending as much 9 years later.
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 1:47 pm : link
I do like they moved him to a small town in the winter. Nice to see Dexter in a different element other than Miami.
Filmed town scenes in Shelburne Falls, Mass  
JoeMorrison40 : 11/7/2021 1:50 pm : link
Storyline town in upper NY state
RE: Gotta say  
John In CO : 11/7/2021 7:10 pm : link
In comment 15445984 UConn4523 said:
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pretty funny seeing this. Dexter turned into a joke of a show with the worst final season and finale I can ever remember. I’d watch it for the comedic relief I guess. But that’s about it.


So if you know that it turned in to a joke of a show with the poor finale, that would mean that you did watch the show when it was good in order to know that it turned to crap. Arent you even curious to see if they are able to "right the wrong" that the final season was??/
I liked the show a lot, albeit not so much towards the end,  
Mad Mike : 11/7/2021 7:22 pm : link
and while I'm intrigued by a new series, I'm skeptical they can recreate the magic of scenes like this one. You just don't see stunt coordination like that very often.
RE: I liked the show a lot, albeit not so much towards the end,  
Route 9 : 11/7/2021 7:24 pm : link
In comment 15447601 Mad Mike said:
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and while I'm intrigued by a new series, I'm skeptical they can recreate the magic of scenes like this one. You just don't see stunt coordination like that very often.


Well now Harrison is a grown up so lol I hope they try it out
RE: RE: Gotta say  
UConn4523 : 11/7/2021 7:38 pm : link
In comment 15447576 John In CO said:
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In comment 15445984 UConn4523 said:


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pretty funny seeing this. Dexter turned into a joke of a show with the worst final season and finale I can ever remember. I’d watch it for the comedic relief I guess. But that’s about it.



So if you know that it turned in to a joke of a show with the poor finale, that would mean that you did watch the show when it was good in order to know that it turned to crap. Arent you even curious to see if they are able to "right the wrong" that the final season was??/


It wasn’t just the final season, the last few were terrible. I watch a lot of tv so I’ll probably get to it eventually, but it isn’t something I care much about.
It wasn't the last few seasons  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2021 7:49 pm : link
people just lump them all together.

season 7 was awesome.

seasons 6 and 8 were brutal, 8 comically so. 6 more just unrealistic even by this shows standard and 8 was like they weren't even trying.

but season 7 was really good - but I do admit by that point I was "hate watching" - that's what I call continuing to watch a show that is now shitty just because you made the multiple season investment and want to see it through to conclusion.

This is what I did with the latest season of Fargo - and the last few of Dexter, but was pleasantly surprised with Dexter season 7.
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 7:50 pm : link
Spoilers!!




(I mean, c'mon, it's been almost 10 years)


But the original show jumped that damn shark when Dexter didn't kill Hannah when he had her on his table and instead had sex with her. She was a boring character in a boring storyline.

Instead, in the final season, there should've been "the everyone killer" who just took out every character in Miami Metro one by one. Quinn. Deb. Bautista. Laguerta. Masuka. Everyone.
7 was marginally better for me  
UConn4523 : 11/7/2021 7:53 pm : link
Hannah McKay sucked and Ray Stevenson as a Russian (I think) mob boss was funny. But seasons 5 and 6 were so bad 7 was definitely an improvement. 8 was an abomination.
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 7:58 pm : link
I watched season 5 recently and it was actually better than I remember. Though, nothing really important happened and Julia Stiles character had next to no impact on the show. They should've condensed the last half of the show. Like Deb finding out about Dexter at the end of 5. Then Maria gets it in the middle of 6 and that was the last season.

The thing I hate is the most about season 6 though? They did that dumb "dead the whole time" trope with Edward James Olmos. I mean come on. Why would they bring in Colin Hanks just to be the side bitch?

I did like those horses walking around with the dismembered body parts lol thought that was very cool.

Hated the old lady Dr. Vogrl in season 8, too. Her set up was cool and I thought she was coming to take Dexter down but nope. She created the code lol. So bad. Michael C Hall was great as Dexter but man when she got killed I couldn't stop laughing at how comical that scene was. Awful acting.
RE: 7 was marginally better for me  
Route 9 : 11/7/2021 7:59 pm : link
In comment 15447686 UConn4523 said:
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Hannah McKay sucked and Ray Stevenson as a Russian (I think) mob boss was funny. But seasons 5 and 6 were so bad 7 was definitely an improvement. 8 was an abomination.


He was a gay Ukrainian mobster pissed off about his lover getting killed.
Any time I talk dexter  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2021 8:00 pm : link
with people who watched it I also admit partly what you're saying route 9, but mostly just Deb.

I feel like it would have seemed a lot more "true" if he killed Deb to keep his secret.

not something he would have done lightly or easily since she didn't meet the code, and it would have caused him a lot of anguish but I felt he had to do it. Maybe after she killed LaGuerta

While, as mentioned, I liked season 7, but Deb learning the truth and her reaction was kind of a stretch.
RE: Any time I talk dexter  
Route 9 : 11/7/2021 8:05 pm : link
In comment 15447703 pjcas18 said:
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with people who watched it I also admit partly what you're saying route 9, but mostly just Deb.

I feel like it would have seemed a lot more "true" if he killed Deb to keep his secret.

not something he would have done lightly or easily since she didn't meet the code, and it would have caused him a lot of anguish but I felt he had to do it. Maybe after she killed LaGuerta

While, as mentioned, I liked season 7, but Deb learning the truth and her reaction was kind of a stretch.


Also Dexter doing the perp walk for everyone in Miami Metro homicide to see was an end of the show/final season moment. That happened in the middle of season 7. It lead to nothing and that big, anticipated moment played out was an entire waste.
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 8:08 pm : link
Watched the first episode of New Blood for the second time (first if you ask my girlfriend) and it was good.
It's none of my business  
BlackLight : 11/7/2021 8:13 pm : link
but I'd be fascinated to know what happened with Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in their marriage.
RE: It wasn't the last few seasons  
eli4life : 11/7/2021 9:38 pm : link
In comment 15447670 pjcas18 said:
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people just lump them all together.

season 7 was awesome.

seasons 6 and 8 were brutal, 8 comically so. 6 more just unrealistic even by this shows standard and 8 was like they weren't even trying.

but season 7 was really good - but I do admit by that point I was "hate watching" - that's what I call continuing to watch a show that is now shitty just because you made the multiple season investment and want to see it through to conclusion.

This is what I did with the latest season of Fargo - and the last few of Dexter, but was pleasantly surprised with Dexter season 7.


I think it started declining when Clyde Phillips left after season 4. I’m excited he’s back for this season. Throw in hall’s bout with cancer and as expected the show suffered
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 10:29 pm : link
Season 5 was fine but at the same time a let down because I think I hyped it up a bit too much. Hard to believe that was OVER 10 years ago.

The Rita stuff was patched up very quickly but I did enjoy Dexter breaking the news to the step kids and grandparents with a Mickey Mouse hat on his head lol.

I don't know. Julia Stiles just sucked and has always sucked. I never cared for her.

I'm just glad the show is back so I now that I have something to look forward to.
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Route 9 : 11/7/2021 10:35 pm : link
Plus they (Showtime) were making so much money just from the season 5 premier episode alone. I didn't even know Dexter existed until 2008 which was in between seasons 3 and 4, I think.

Nothing will top watching Dexter season 4 the first time around. The Lithgow season might be my all-time favorite TV experience. I watched it again of course and it wasn't the same but sitting in my living room in 2009 watching the last few episodes for the first time was way too gripping.

You didn't get a whole lot of TV like that back then.
that was really good  
KDubbs : 11/8/2021 6:28 pm : link
hope this continues. is that the new harry or was that only "Jim" passenger? will harry come back now?
I’m in the minority on season 4  
UConn4523 : 11/8/2021 6:40 pm : link
Lithgows character and arc got really cartoonish. The end result with Rita was well done but getting there got kind of annoying after a while. That’s the problem with much of the Dexter seasons, they were too long and cat/mouse just dragged and dragged. 8 episodes would have trimmed so much of the redundancy.
RE: I’m in the minority on season 4  
Route 9 : 11/9/2021 10:19 pm : link
In comment 15448963 UConn4523 said:
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Lithgows character and arc got really cartoonish. The end result with Rita was well done but getting there got kind of annoying after a while. That’s the problem with much of the Dexter seasons, they were too long and cat/mouse just dragged and dragged. 8 episodes would have trimmed so much of the redundancy.


Looking back yeah, 12 years later you're possibly right but even before finding out Rita's fate, I've never been more invested in a show when that season aired in 2009.

You don't like the adventures taking place in Dexter? It's a simple, fun concept. Dexter has his guy/woman and it's head-to-head battle for survival and maybe does some night stalking on the side, laced with dark humor.

One season he gets a friend, the next he gets a love interest. Has a kid. Normal life of a serial killer.

I don't know ... how else would you want the show to play out? Yeah the show had its warts but I don't think I ever put an episode on hold, even when Breaking Bad aired at the same time. What a problem it was in the early 2010s! Two shows on at the same time.
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Route 9 : 11/9/2021 10:20 pm : link
A couple friends of mine who were heavily into Breaking Bad now play the show off as it was no big deal. Back then? They couldn't STFU about it.
That was a pretty good episode  
pjcas18 : 11/9/2021 10:27 pm : link
I like the premise, I like the plot with Harrison, and I liked all the imagery.

I was never a fan of Deb, so not sure I'll like it with no James Remar and Deb in that role.

I like his girlfriend.
RE: That was a pretty good episode  
eli4life : 11/10/2021 4:29 am : link
In comment 15450456 pjcas18 said:
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I like the premise, I like the plot with Harrison, and I liked all the imagery.

I was never a fan of Deb, so not sure I'll like it with no James Remar and Deb in that role.

I like his girlfriend.


John lithgow is credited for two episodes. I’m looking forward to seeing how the trinity killer is brought in. Who has that vision dexter or Harrison?
route 9  
UConn4523 : 11/10/2021 8:59 am : link
I definitely really liked Dexter, was very into it pretty much the whole way through. It hit at a good time with a bunch of other great shows and squeaked in a few seasons before social media took off so talking about it at work was a lot of fun (like Lost). Just looking at it from hindsight - they got almost half the series wrong.
Just as a general comment  
Greg from LI : 11/10/2021 11:42 am : link
Very few shows seem to be able to sustain quality for more than 3 or 4 seasons.
RE: That was a pretty good episode  
Route 9 : 11/10/2021 4:11 pm : link
In comment 15450456 pjcas18 said:
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I like the premise, I like the plot with Harrison, and I liked all the imagery.

I was never a fan of Deb, so not sure I'll like it with no James Remar and Deb in that role.

I like his girlfriend.


I like that it felt like a Hallmark movie just with a Dexter theme.

RE: RE: That was a pretty good episode  
pjcas18 : 11/10/2021 5:20 pm : link
In comment 15450918 Route 9 said:
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I like the premise, I like the plot with Harrison, and I liked all the imagery.

I was never a fan of Deb, so not sure I'll like it with no James Remar and Deb in that role.

I like his girlfriend.



I like that it felt like a Hallmark movie just with a Dexter theme.


Not far off (in my mind at least), did you read any of the Dexter books? They almost read what I imagine a Hallmark movie book would be like, but obviously darker. Much darker.

Speaking of books, I kind of liked how Dexter's new name was Jim Lindsay, and I wondered if that was paying homage to the Dexter book author Jeff Lindsay.

too coincidental IMO if not.
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Route 9 : 11/10/2021 7:14 pm : link
One of my very very very few flaws is I hate reading books. I heard they're good though. Weren't Dexter and Maria fucking in them? Or deb? Or both?
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pjcas18 : 11/10/2021 7:39 pm : link
In comment 15450989 Route 9 said:
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One of my very very very few flaws is I hate reading books. I heard they're good though. Weren't Dexter and Maria fucking in them? Or deb? Or both?


No, I don't think. Maria (different name in the books, doesn't make it out of the first book - Dexter kills her if I remember right) and he never sleeps with Deb.
Just watched the first episode..  
Sean : 11/10/2021 9:18 pm : link
Meh. I did love Dexter season 4 though, one of my all time favorite TV seasons.
First 3 seasons were easily my favorites  
Giants73 : 11/10/2021 9:53 pm : link
Jimmy admits did a great job in 3 and ITK and BHB were the best of the serial killers. Thought I disliked Julia Stiles season til I re watched, that season was better than 4. 6 was a painful watch. Last two better than 6 but no where’s near the first 3. Watched first episode, without spoilers it is missing James Remar.
RE: First 3 seasons were easily my favorites  
Route 9 : 11/10/2021 10:50 pm : link
In comment 15451157 Giants73 said:
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Jimmy admits did a great job in 3 and ITK and BHB were the best of the serial killers. Thought I disliked Julia Stiles season til I re watched, that season was better than 4. 6 was a painful watch. Last two better than 6 but no where’s near the first 3. Watched first episode, without spoilers it is missing James Remar.


I agree. Jimmy did a phenomenal job in season 3 and a lot of people don't like it.

1 was my favorite.
2 was good
3 was solid
4 was my favorite first time watch
5 was solid
6 was decent. I'll agree with uConn they could've sped things up a bit by this point.
7 was trash
8 was somehow worse than that

Hannah was just my least favorite character of the show and that is saying a lot.
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Route 9 : 11/10/2021 10:52 pm : link
Come to think of it ... Rita's daughter may have been the worst, especially when she started giving lip.
RE: Just as a general comment  
eli4life : 11/10/2021 11:04 pm : link
In comment 15450722 Greg from LI said:
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Very few shows seem to be able to sustain quality for more than 3 or 4 seasons.


A lot had to do with the showriunner leaving I think his name is Clyde Phillips. He’s doing the new blood season.
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Route 9 : 11/14/2021 8:16 pm : link
Bump for epsiode 2
Apparently when Harrison was dropped off  
eli4life : 11/15/2021 1:19 am : link
The voice you heard that said the town was 2 miles that way was the guy who played doakes Erik King
It seems to me  
BlackLight : 11/15/2021 3:36 am : link
that Dexter's police chief girlfriend looks a little too much like Debra for it to be sheer coincidence.
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Route 9 : 11/15/2021 8:26 am : link
I liked ghost Deb taunting Dexter.

Also, we don't have to worry about Hannah making a return to visit Dexter.
I don't like Deb  
pjcas18 : 11/15/2021 8:35 am : link
as the Dark Passenger, I liked Harry in that role because Harry didn't try and prevent Dexter from killing, his voice was to help make sure Dexter understood the code and was protecting himself.

Deb just tries to discourage him (so far) and where is the fun in that?
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Route 9 : 11/15/2021 9:13 am : link
Harry felt empathetic (or whatever) for Dexter when he found him in that shipping container. Deb's a bit different since she found out her step bro is a killer after midway through the show. She was pissed off at Dexter for being the Bay Harbor butcher so it would make sense Deb would be pissed off in the afterlife.

If I remember correctly, the ghost Harry didn't make any appearances in the final Dexter episode. Not even one.

Lol. Blaming Dexter for being dead is something Deb would definitely do. If Dexter hadn't left the room and Deb did her job, Oliver Saxon wouldn't have shot her. Everything was good in Deb's book until that point. She thought she was going to bag Saxon without Dexter but she needed him more than ever. Also she wouldn't have had the career she had if it wasn't for Dexter leaving her tips early on in the show.
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Route 9 : 11/15/2021 9:15 am : link
That is if I remember all of that correctly. It's almost been 10 years.

Deb was an annoying, inconsistent, judgmental yet stupid character.
RE: It seems to me  
Greg from LI : 11/15/2021 9:43 am : link
In comment 15454226 BlackLight said:
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that Dexter's police chief girlfriend looks a little too much like Debra for it to be sheer coincidence.


Oh  
pjcas18 : 11/15/2021 9:47 am : link
I understand why Deb and Harry are offering a different voice in Dexter's conscience, I'm just saying I prefer Harry.

Deb being the Dark Passenger seems almost like a way to keep Deb involved in the show.

RE: Oh  
Route 9 : 11/15/2021 10:19 am : link
In comment 15454316 pjcas18 said:
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I understand why Deb and Harry are offering a different voice in Dexter's conscience, I'm just saying I prefer Harry.

Deb being the Dark Passenger seems almost like a way to keep Deb involved in the show.


Definitely would take Harry over Deb.

I thought they butchered the code thing anyway with presenting that Vogel was the one who constructed it. Kind of cooler to think he just thought of these rules on the fly to keep Dexter's tendencies a secret, rather than go blab to a woman about everything. Lame.

That was a dud too in the last season. I thought, at first, she was there to track Dexter down and be a villain but nope. She was some wisdom mommy character.
RE: Oh  
eli4life : 11/15/2021 10:59 am : link
In comment 15454316 pjcas18 said:
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I understand why Deb and Harry are offering a different voice in Dexter's conscience, I'm just saying I prefer Harry.

Deb being the Dark Passenger seems almost like a way to keep Deb involved in the show.


According to one of the podcasts don’t sure if it was before or after the premier but they said that’s the biggest misconception they aren’t the dark passenger they are his conscience trying to help him contain the dark passenger which is the urge to kill
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Route 9 : 11/15/2021 11:08 am : link
Right. The second season, for example, I think it was, Dexter lied to Rita and claimed he was a drug addict. Or she said he was and he just played along because it was obviously less damning than being a murderer. Either way, when Rita was starting to get lippy and noticing Dexter's dishonest behavior and we got to see this as an explanation of one of the characteristics of Dexter's Dark Passenger, it was about his urges and his real addiction, which was to kill.
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Route 9 : 11/15/2021 5:53 pm : link
Oh yeah. Nice to see Clancy Brown (Capt. Byron Hadley) in the Dexter universe. Great actor.
Dexter's phony drug habit  
Greg from LI : 11/15/2021 10:20 pm : link
He confesses to Rita that he did in fact set up Paul, but swears it was a spur of the moment impulse to protect her and the kids. She then asks why he had heroin on him if it was an impulsive act, and he has to claim an addiction to explain it.
RE: Dexter's phony drug habit  
Route 9 : 11/15/2021 11:25 pm : link
In comment 15455164 Greg from LI said:
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He confesses to Rita that he did in fact set up Paul, but swears it was a spur of the moment impulse to protect her and the kids. She then asks why he had heroin on him if it was an impulsive act, and he has to claim an addiction to explain it.


That's right. When I heard Dexter was coming back. I just watched season 4 and 5.

But the metaphor replacement (or whatever) still stands. This season shows the flashbacks with Dexter wanting to kill the bully when he was a teenager and he said it to Harry and mentioned his urges and need to kill didn't stop.
Bump for epsiode 3  
Route 9 : 11/20/2021 3:15 pm : link
"Smoke Signals"
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Route 9 : 11/22/2021 7:30 am : link
Pretty decent episode.

Harrison is a Brainiac and helps bullied kid out.
seems  
pjcas18 : 11/22/2021 8:39 am : link
like they're dragging this one kill out way too long.

they need to get Harrison killing already, my guess is the creepy serial killer abducts the police chiefs daughter, Harrison finds her, Dexter arrives on the scene while Harrison is butchering him.

Circle of life.
count me as one  
fkap : 11/22/2021 8:48 am : link
who didn't hate the 'final' season. Sure, the show jumped the shark, but there's only so long you can walk the thin line of Deb/police being almost on to Dexter.

The revised/renewed season is pretty bad. The only reason to watch it is to get a Dexter fix after 10 years.
RE: seems  
Route 9 : 11/22/2021 8:51 am : link
In comment 15460367 pjcas18 said:
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like they're dragging this one kill out way too long.

they need to get Harrison killing already, my guess is the creepy serial killer abducts the police chiefs daughter, Harrison finds her, Dexter arrives on the scene while Harrison is butchering him.

Circle of life.


This is where I think they'll go with this as well.

Plus the dad needs to find something linking Dexter to the murder. I'm guessing this season is 10 episodes? Don't worry. We'll get there.

I hope the gun store owner gets killed lol

Also another thing to note, the daughter (Audrey) seems as if she's a carbon copy of some other Netflix show I've seen before. Forget what one though.
lmao  
dan518 : 11/23/2021 6:26 am : link
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Harrison is Dexter in the making  
Optimus-NY : 11/23/2021 6:40 am : link
Love his character
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Route 9 : 11/26/2021 11:26 am : link
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RE: Harrison is Dexter in the making  
Route 9 : 11/26/2021 11:26 am : link
In comment 15463325 Optimus-NY said:
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Love his character


I cannot wait until Dexter walks on him doing some sicko ritual all appalled by what he sees lol
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Route 9 : 11/29/2021 2:47 pm : link
Hopefully they kill this podcaster woman soon
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Route 9 : 12/1/2021 7:21 pm : link
Damn 4 episodes in already. Harrison looking like a natural born killer.
Too many plot holes so far esp with the kid  
oghwga : 12/2/2021 7:09 am : link
It bothers me that he just shows up as Jim Lindsay's kid and he happens to have high school transcripts although he's been traveling across the country searching for his dad. Plus it's just accepted that Jim is his dad even though there is no connection no proof just St some kid shows up with a different name and all of a sudden he's moved in and on the wrestling team.

Then we have the cameras in the woods and the CSI guy who recreates the crime scene perfectly even though 50 different people were traipsing around the deer he says there is a rock missing that must have caused a head injury.

There's more but it all seems rushed and lazy.
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Route 9 : 12/2/2021 5:39 pm : link
Yeah. I get what you're saying and I know it's a stretch but .... they're in a very small town and the big thing going down right now is that rich boy Matt Caldwell is missing so that has the town's attention. Everyone closer to Dexter and their interest in Harrison has taken a backseat ... until well, he had the whole incident with the knife in the recent episode.

The whole "things don't add up here" part you've taken notice of and the holes in Harrison's story as well, they're going to get to that.

I hope.
I gotta say, I’m enjoying the spin off…  
Sean : 12/2/2021 10:23 pm : link
It ain’t perfect, but it’s good. I’m also rewatching the trinity killer season. So fucking good.
Link - ( New Window )
I haven't seen the new show  
Greg from LI : 12/2/2021 10:54 pm : link
But let's face it, if you're a stickler for plot holes, how we're you ever a Dexter fan in the first place? The show always had huge plot holes.
RE: I haven't seen the new show  
Route 9 : 12/3/2021 12:20 pm : link
In comment 15477710 Greg from LI said:
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But let's face it, if you're a stickler for plot holes, how we're you ever a Dexter fan in the first place? The show always had huge plot holes.


Exactly. This was one of my favorite shows to watch. Just let loose and have fun. It would air Sunday nights so if the Giants pissed me off it was nice to see someone get hacked by Dexter.
RE: RE: I haven't seen the new show  
pjcas18 : 12/3/2021 12:34 pm : link
In comment 15478049 Route 9 said:
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But let's face it, if you're a stickler for plot holes, how we're you ever a Dexter fan in the first place? The show always had huge plot holes.



Exactly. This was one of my favorite shows to watch. Just let loose and have fun. It would air Sunday nights so if the Giants pissed me off it was nice to see someone get hacked by Dexter.


Agree
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Route 9 : 12/5/2021 3:32 pm : link
Gonna watch the new episode tonight. Hopefully someone gets a nice fucking sharp knife in their heads after watching this bitch team lol nice tasty killing

Fuck Glennon. Fuck Judge and Johnny Bullhorn.
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Route 9 : 12/5/2021 5:08 pm : link
Episode is a bit boring but at least we got that girl's BIG FAWKIN TITS. Chloe.


(For the Anthony Cumia fans)
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eli4life : 12/5/2021 5:36 pm : link
In comment 15482228 Route 9 said:
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Episode is a bit boring but at least we got that girl's BIG FAWKIN TITS. Chloe.


(For the Anthony Cumia fans)


Couldn’t disagree more (except the Chloe part lol). Dexter losing control of his passenger, Harrison being a douche understandably or not, both things with Matt’s dad, the unexpected surprise and the revelation at the end. This was probably the best episode yet and next weeks is set up to be crazy.

I was trying to be vague as to not spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet
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Route 9 : 12/5/2021 7:42 pm : link
It got more interesting at the end. Made that post in the middle of watching the episode.
Spoilers ....  
Route 9 : 12/6/2021 1:52 pm : link
I was surprised by the return. That was actually cool.
I liked  
pjcas18 : 12/6/2021 2:10 pm : link
this episode too.

RE: I liked  
Route 9 : 12/6/2021 8:18 pm : link
In comment 15484051 pjcas18 said:
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this episode too.


Yeah my response was premature. Started off a tad boring and the ended strong.

Nice seeing a body count after the Giants play like shit.
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Route 9 : 12/6/2021 8:18 pm : link
Then ended *
I guess *spoilers*  
Route 9 : 12/8/2021 9:12 am : link
The "return guy" not knowing who the kid's name was off the top of his head was kind of strange. The kid had a direct impact on his life.

But like I said, it's all gotta be a work in progress.
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eli4life : 12/8/2021 9:52 am : link
In comment 15482736 Route 9 said:
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It got more interesting at the end. Made that post in the middle of watching the episode.


Lol that makes so much more sense. You didn’t see how it finished when you posted and I replied having already seen it forgetting I did start off a tad slow and hit the passing gear about 2/3 through.

As far as the special guest if only his sister traveled there with him it was would of been perfect 👍
Route 9  
fkap : 12/8/2021 10:00 am : link
That whole conversation seemed a bit contrived/in your face.

I wasn't expecting anything in particular for this restart season. It's starting to get better, but all in all, I think the show might have been left buried.
Has anyone read the Dexter novels?  
Greg from LI : 12/8/2021 10:14 am : link
Are they worth picking up?
RE: Route 9  
Route 9 : 12/8/2021 10:30 am : link
In comment 15486439 fkap said:
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That whole conversation seemed a bit contrived/in your face.

I wasn't expecting anything in particular for this restart season. It's starting to get better, but all in all, I think the show might have been left buried.


If the writers have the balls, they will have Dexter take out the "return guy" before it gets way too weird.

Remember. Rule #1. Don't get caught.
RE: RE: Route 9  
eli4life : 12/8/2021 10:38 am : link
In comment 15486486 Route 9 said:
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In comment 15486439 fkap said:


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That whole conversation seemed a bit contrived/in your face.

I wasn't expecting anything in particular for this restart season. It's starting to get better, but all in all, I think the show might have been left buried.



If the writers have the balls, they will have Dexter take out the "return guy" before it gets way too weird.

Remember. Rule #1. Don't get caught.


Problem is he didn’t know he was there and by there I mean wherever that is Angela and molly went to for that conference
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Route 9 : 12/8/2021 10:44 am : link
She's going to mention him mentioning Harrison to Dexter. This is going to tip Dexter off. Not a lot of people have the name Harrison.
RE: Route 9  
eli4life : 12/8/2021 10:51 am : link
In comment 15486439 fkap said:
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That whole conversation seemed a bit contrived/in your face.

I wasn't expecting anything in particular for this restart season. It's starting to get better, but all in all, I think the show might have been left buried.


I feel the opposite. I’ve loved it from the getgo. I don’t remember if it was a podcast or an interview when production just started on the show, and they were pretty straight forward that this isn’t going to be anything like dexter that we’ve had before. It’s a different show and should be viewed as such. That makes sense to me because that’s the biggest complaint I’ve seen that it’s not the same.

I do like how they brought in some of the old cast. The one in the last episode, the trinity killer will be in it( John Lithgow accidentally let that out in an interview awhile back, and although it’s listed by IMBD as someone else as the driver but supposedly the voice of the truck driver that dropped Harrison off in the first episode was the guy who played doakes
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eli4life : 12/8/2021 10:55 am : link
In comment 15486505 Route 9 said:
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She's going to mention him mentioning Harrison to Dexter. This is going to tip Dexter off. Not a lot of people have the name Harrison.


Right I’m sure but at that point the damage is done already. Now if he killed him it would put up some massive red flags when he should be in full damage control.

RE: RE: Route 9  
Greg from LI : 12/8/2021 10:55 am : link
In comment 15486515 eli4life said:
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supposedly the voice of the truck driver that dropped Harrison off in the first episode was the guy who played doakes


RE: RE: RE: Route 9  
eli4life : 12/8/2021 11:24 am : link
In comment 15486523 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 15486515 eli4life said:


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supposedly the voice of the truck driver that dropped Harrison off in the first episode was the guy who played doakes





I’d love for him to show up once as his conscience (whatever you want to call it) and say it. When Angela shows him the obituary in the preview would be perfect
I loved Doakes as an adversary  
Greg from LI : 12/8/2021 11:27 am : link
And wished he had been in the show longer.
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Route 9 : 12/8/2021 11:27 am : link
Ice truck killer and sergeant doakes were the best characters. Lol. They both got it within the first two seasons. But Deb lived on until the end....

and the reboot.
RE: I loved Doakes as an adversary  
Route 9 : 12/8/2021 11:28 am : link
In comment 15486591 Greg from LI said:
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And wished he had been in the show longer.


You beat me
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pjcas18 : 12/8/2021 11:30 am : link
In comment 15486505 Route 9 said:
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She's going to mention him mentioning Harrison to Dexter. This is going to tip Dexter off. Not a lot of people have the name Harrison.

first she's going to confront Jim Lindsay about being Dexter Morgan or she's just going to run the F away from him for not being upfront.

As good as the Trinity season was  
Greg from LI : 12/8/2021 11:38 am : link
My favorite episodes were the ones where Doakes is locked in the cabin and he's trying to convince Dex to turn himself in, with both characters showing complexity and depth in a way you didn't see much of in the rest of the series.

Fuckin' Lila. That was a very satisfying kill.
RE: As good as the Trinity season was  
pjcas18 : 12/8/2021 12:22 pm : link
In comment 15486623 Greg from LI said:
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My favorite episodes were the ones where Doakes is locked in the cabin and he's trying to convince Dex to turn himself in, with both characters showing complexity and depth in a way you didn't see much of in the rest of the series.

Fuckin' Lila. That was a very satisfying kill.


I hated that accent. so much. People hated Rita, partly because she was a soft-talker, maybe partly because she was a bad actress, and maybe partly the role sucked.

I disliked Lila more than I disliked Rita.
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Route 9 : 12/8/2021 12:25 pm : link
"Pardon my Tits"
It would have been hard for any actress, no matter how good...  
Greg from LI : 12/8/2021 12:49 pm : link
....to make Rita interesting. She was so one dimensional.
RE: It would have been hard for any actress, no matter how good...  
pjcas18 : 12/8/2021 12:54 pm : link
In comment 15486767 Greg from LI said:
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....to make Rita interesting. She was so one dimensional.

Maybe that's why they went heavy on the attractive trait in the casting, if someone is attractive enough people may overlook things about the role
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Route 9 : 12/8/2021 12:59 pm : link
I know everybody is Mister expert about a show that aired 12 years ago. Rita's death at the end of season 4 shocked the shit out of me. I did not see that coming and I can still feel my head go numb when I heard her phone go off with Dexter still in the house.

What exactly makes it not hold up any way? Not enough purple filters? 2009 being old fogey stuff haha
RE: ......  
pjcas18 : 12/8/2021 1:31 pm : link
In comment 15486790 Route 9 said:
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I know everybody is Mister expert about a show that aired 12 years ago. Rita's death at the end of season 4 shocked the shit out of me. I did not see that coming and I can still feel my head go numb when I heard her phone go off with Dexter still in the house.

What exactly makes it not hold up any way? Not enough purple filters? 2009 being old fogey stuff haha


I think that ending shocked everyone.
RE: Has anyone read the Dexter novels?  
Route 9 : 12/10/2021 4:02 am : link
In comment 15486455 Greg from LI said:
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Are they worth picking up?


I hate reading novels so I couldn't help you out. But from what I've heard they're actually very good.
Bump for episode 6  
Route 9 : 12/12/2021 3:07 am : link
"Too Many Tuna Sandwiches"
RE: Bump for episode 6  
eli4life : 12/12/2021 4:25 am : link
In comment 15490528 Route 9 said:
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"Too Many Tuna Sandwiches"


I do feel a little butchery
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Route 9 : 12/12/2021 4:47 am : link
Decent one. I'm guessing this season is the standard Dexter 10 episode run?
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eli4life : 12/12/2021 11:35 am : link
In comment 15490531 Route 9 said:
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Decent one. I'm guessing this season is the standard Dexter 10 episode run?


Yeah
RE: Has anyone read the Dexter novels?  
NYG07 : 12/12/2021 1:38 pm : link
In comment 15486455 Greg from LI said:
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Are they worth picking up?


I read 4 of them years ago because I am a big fan of the show. The first book "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" is the 1st season of Dexter. The rest are completely different from the show and from what I remember they were pretty good. If you are a fan of the show they are worth checking out.
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Route 9 : 12/12/2021 1:40 pm : link
This is what I know of the books. They're completely different than the show's storylines.

Meh. I'm not a huge reader so I don't know if this is common or uncommon.

I should though. Reading is the spice of life.
Don't want to spoil for those about to watch live  
NYG07 : 12/12/2021 8:59 pm : link
but the episodes keep getting better. Definitely headed towards a much better finale than we got with season 8
RE: Don't want to spoil for those about to watch live  
Route 9 : 12/12/2021 9:19 pm : link
In comment 15492947 NYG07 said:
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but the episodes keep getting better. Definitely headed towards a much better finale than we got with season 8


Hope he gets Joe Judge on his table soon
RE: Don't want to spoil for those about to watch live  
Route 9 : 12/13/2021 2:19 am : link
In comment 15492947 NYG07 said:
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but the episodes keep getting better. Definitely headed towards a much better finale than we got with season 8


But yeah. Seriously. Good stuff. I've been enjoying this season so far.
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Route 9 : 12/14/2021 11:38 am : link
Not for nothing but I really like the idea of Dexter using the excuse to charge his phone to record that conversation. That's a brilliant strategy.
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Route 9 : 12/17/2021 6:17 pm : link
Bump for episode 7 "Skin of Her Teeth"

Last one before the big holiday week!
bump - ( New Window )
Early reviews are it’s an epic episode  
eli4life : 12/18/2021 6:52 pm : link
With a big cliffhanger
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Route 9 : 12/19/2021 5:19 am : link
Great episode!!
RE: Early reviews are it’s an epic episode  
Route 9 : 12/19/2021 5:20 am : link
In comment 15500880 eli4life said:
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With a big cliffhanger


Just got done watching it. Very gripping.
RE: RE: Early reviews are it’s an epic episode  
eli4life : 12/19/2021 11:17 am : link
In comment 15501206 Route 9 said:
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In comment 15500880 eli4life said:


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With a big cliffhanger



Just got done watching it. Very gripping.


I’m guessing next week will be mostly dexter escaping and dealing with kurts crony. Kurt trying to turn Harrison on dexter and the girls getting a step closer to finding out dexters secrets
Off topic a second  
eli4life : 12/19/2021 11:19 am : link
Did anyone watch station eleven on hbo max yet? Looks interesting I was wondering if it was any good
Damn, that was good  
Sean : 12/19/2021 9:56 pm : link
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RE: Damn, that was good  
Route 9 : 12/22/2021 9:47 am : link
In comment 15504107 Sean said:
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Agreement
Merry Christmas to you  
Route 9 : 12/25/2021 1:09 am : link
Thanks be to Dexter
WOW that was good  
eli4life : 12/26/2021 3:01 am : link
Both intense and gratifying. Won’t spoil for those who haven’t seen it yet but my favorite episode yet
RE: WOW that was good  
Route 9 : 12/26/2021 4:44 am : link
In comment 15510936 eli4life said:
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Both intense and gratifying. Won’t spoil for those who haven’t seen it yet but my favorite episode yet


I liked it. Thought they'd do a bit more now that it's coming to an end soon. Hopefully they have the balls to do a few things I'd like to see happen.

Next week will be cool since I'll be in Chicago next week and streaming Dexter on my phone!
I’m sure it’s all bs and to not give away the end  
eli4life : 12/26/2021 12:48 pm : link
But now staring to get maybes when asked if they would be interested in continuing on after season 1. I just don’t see how he doesn’t die. Maybe pass it on to Harrison and dexter is his conscience?
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Route 9 : 12/27/2021 12:52 pm : link
I'm thinking eventually Harrison is going to get it and that will make Dexter very angry. At least that's what I'd like to see.
RE: I’m sure it’s all bs and to not give away the end  
KDubbs : 12/27/2021 12:56 pm : link
In comment 15511540 eli4life said:
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But now staring to get maybes when asked if they would be interested in continuing on after season 1. I just don’t see how he doesn’t die. Maybe pass it on to Harrison and dexter is his conscience?


i think the ratings on showtime are 2 million but online I think I read last week reached 8 million. They might be thinking of doing more
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Route 9 : 12/27/2021 4:00 pm : link
Didn't this happen the last time? They weren't going to make the show last as long as it did but season 4 or 5 reached unprecedented numbers and they decided to just keep rolling out with more episodes to cash those paychecks.

I know the show is not a masterpiece by any means or it's not going to crack any top 10 "zine list" that all of those diamond-brained hipsters make but it is a fun show.
This season is super fun  
Optimus-NY : 12/27/2021 6:40 pm : link
They have to continue it
ok I'm caught up on the new series now  
Greg from LI : 12/28/2021 10:04 am : link
Really enjoying it. I have my own theories about where they're headed, but we'll have to see what happens.

One thing I'm certain of is that the oil billionaire HAS to reappear in some way. There's no reason to have a character like that be so prominent for several episodes and then just vanish completely.
Sundays  
pjcas18 : 12/28/2021 10:10 am : link
episode was the best one so far, IMO.

the scene with Harrison and Kurt in the cabin was great as was Dexter's trek through the snow escaping Kurt's buddy.

I didn't realize that Zach is Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's nephew.

Some plot holes, but I’m enjoying it  
Sean : 12/28/2021 10:12 am : link
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Definitely some plot holes, but that's just Dexter  
Greg from LI : 12/28/2021 10:25 am : link
The only one that's really annoying me at the moment is Angela doing a search for ketamine with Miami homicides and getting a BHB hit, when the original series made a big deal of explaining that M99 is a very hard to find, very tightly controlled substance. IOW, clearly not ketamine.
1. Dexter pointing out that Kurt "must have moved something heavy."  
Beezer : 12/28/2021 11:18 am : link
2. Dexter pointing out, walking own Kurt's basement hallway, that "there must have been a struggle" upon seeing scrapes along the wall.

3. Kurt "gutted" the downstairs, but (a) left the jacuzzi tub, but in cracked pieces in the corner of the luxurious bathroom, and (b) just as the chief is talking about searching every landfill (how many landfills are going to be in that area?), they show a close-up of some wall trim that's pretty distinct, so while Kurt "gutted" things, he was pretty fucking sloppy compared to other similar situations the show has featured.

4. As others have said, the chief getting immediate internet hits for whatever it is she's searching.

I wish the writers would tighten these and other things like it. The first two examples, just don't have Dexter SAY anything.

Still ... I'm choosing to set those things aside and I'm enjoying the show, overall.
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Route 9 : 12/30/2021 5:19 am : link
Yeah. It's been a fun ride. Before getting into the show and knowing anything, I was hoping they'd mention cameras being everywhere since it's 2021.

I mean, Dexter DID waste someone at Miami Airport in the original show and Kurt did have a caustic remark when he said something along the lines to Harrison about how there are no cameras for the school to "protect the children" but everyone in town shits their pants over the white deer.

Kurt is builidng up be one of my favorite Dexter rivals. He's up there with Rudy and Trinity.

I guess sergeant Doakes, too. Lol.
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Route 9 : 12/30/2021 5:20 am : link
I thought Jimmy Smits did a great job in season 3 as well. I really liked that season. Everyone seems to whine a ton over it.
RE: ok I'm caught up on the new series now  
KevinBBWC : 12/30/2021 6:54 am : link
In comment 15516565 Greg from LI said:
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Really enjoying it. I have my own theories about where they're headed, but we'll have to see what happens.

One thing I'm certain of is that the oil billionaire HAS to reappear in some way. There's no reason to have a character like that be so prominent for several episodes and then just vanish completely.


I'm curious about the Billionaire as well. I figured he was bankrolling Kurt and maybe it was going to be a group of them killing people together.
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Route 9 : 1/2/2022 4:03 am : link
Omg that was so sexy. On my way to Chicago!
I thought it was very well done.  
KevinBBWC : 1/2/2022 6:21 am : link
Really looking forward to the finale.
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Route 9 : 1/2/2022 9:18 am : link
I don't know. Kurt I think is my new favorite Dexter rival. What a performance by Clancy Brown.
I was surprised by molly being killed off camera  
eli4life : 1/2/2022 1:45 pm : link
And did anyone notice the teacher/bartender was one of them
Agreed on Clancy Brown.  
Beezer : 1/2/2022 1:47 pm : link
He’s had quite a career. But this is a really nice bow on top for the guy. One of the all-time great bad guys.
RE: I was surprised by molly being killed off camera  
Route 9 : 1/3/2022 2:44 am : link
In comment 15524267 eli4life said:
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And did anyone notice the teacher/bartender was one of them


Really? I didn't see that
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Route 9 : 1/3/2022 2:51 am : link
She was a very annoying character. But yeah it's crazy how within the last 5 years or so those True Crime podcasts have been usurped by women lol My girlfriend is obsessed with that crap.

She was watching some tour ( who'd ever think that people from a podcast would go on a tour) of a true crime podcast hosted by the hosts of the show and I was thinking it was going to be the small Auditorium and they pan to the audience and it's an NBA sized arena filled from top to bottom with young women lol. Not one dude in sight.

Merry fucking kill!
RE: RE: I was surprised by molly being killed off camera  
eli4life : 1/3/2022 2:49 pm : link
In comment 15526861 Route 9 said:
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In comment 15524267 eli4life said:


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And did anyone notice the teacher/bartender was one of them



Really? I didn't see that


Apparently the girl who plays the bartender said on one of her social media it wasn’t her and she’s in episode 10 so 🤷‍♂️
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Route 9 : 1/5/2022 10:53 am : link
Oh ok. Wasn't the bartender the same girl who was in Bates motel?
Kurt  
pjcas18 : 1/5/2022 11:44 am : link
was awesome.

I don't know how to interpret Harrison's reaction. Seemed like he maybe felt like Dexter's reasoning for killing Matt was sketchy.

I also like the parallels between Kurt and Dexter and their differences. Serial killers have a blurry line, lol.

Dexter born in blood but Kurt nurtured in it.

One of the best Dexter seasons, I hope they keep it going but keep the quality.

Anyone know the plans after the finale? Is this one and done or would they consider a season 2 (and beyond?)
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Route 9 : 1/5/2022 12:03 pm : link
I just don't care much about Angela or her daughter. Boring.

I think Dexter will just easily dupe Angela into getting her to not turn him in and go along with it for finding the missing girls. Hopefully more Kurt in the finale from flashbacks.

I think the woman who is playing Angela is a pretty bad actress.
Angela  
pjcas18 : 1/5/2022 12:15 pm : link
is just a necessary part of the plot IMO, and I agree, she's pretty underwhelming.

and I agree, Dexter simply explains away any doubts with the discovery that Kurt was the killer of all the area missing girls. Part of me thinks that Angela sees all the links to Dexter and the Bay Harbor Butcher and suspects him being involved in the local missing girls. I

I think he explains his whole name change, etc. by pointing out the Trinity killer, murderer of Dexter's wife) was never found (unless his remains have been identified which I don't recall ever happening).

I think the Bay Harbor Butcher angle was interesting, learning that it was Dexter and not Doakes could be for some fun cat and mouse, but I think it gets dropped with the death of the blogger. I'm also surprised they had Kurt kill her off so unceremoniously. Maybe because her death benefited Dexter too in a way.



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Route 9 : 1/5/2022 1:02 pm : link
Molly wasn't that important of a character lol No podcasters are important.

I felt that was a perfect way for her to go out - off screen. I was never wondering where she was and didn't spend one second thinking about her unless she was on the screen talking like an idiot. I thought she had too much screen time.

Oh well. I guess now Deb is "gone" you have to have someone to fill the annoying character vacancy.

I think it was clear she was a goner when you can see Kurt watching her from some distance. He had a menacing look on his face. Then he was wearing something (robe or something) to tip you off he was in the middle of embalming Molly.
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Mike in Long Beach : 1/5/2022 1:59 pm : link
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Molly wasn't that important of a character lol No podcasters are important.

I felt that was a perfect way for her to go out - off screen. I was never wondering where she was and didn't spend one second thinking about her unless she was on the screen talking like an idiot. I thought she had too much screen time.

Oh well. I guess now Deb is "gone" you have to have someone to fill the annoying character vacancy.


Welcome back Molly in the Deb role! :)
I was actually  
pjcas18 : 1/5/2022 2:05 pm : link
hoping James Remar (Harry Morgan) returned to the conscious role.
RE: I was actually  
pjcas18 : 1/5/2022 2:06 pm : link
In comment 15531341 pjcas18 said:
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hoping James Remar (Harry Morgan) returned to the conscious role.


Conscience, not conscious. lol, he's not conscious.
Keep  
mitch300 : 1/5/2022 3:47 pm : link
In mind this return of Dexter is considered a Mimi series. So, it won’t be back next season.
RE: Keep  
Route 9 : 1/5/2022 3:59 pm : link
In comment 15531536 mitch300 said:
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In mind this return of Dexter is considered a Mimi series. So, it won’t be back next season.


Money might bring it back
Yeah  
pjcas18 : 1/5/2022 4:03 pm : link
that was my point, it started out as one season, but a lot of things motivate people and those lot of things are money.
RE: Yeah  
Route 9 : 1/6/2022 2:22 am : link
In comment 15531569 pjcas18 said:
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that was my point, it started out as one season, but a lot of things motivate people and those lot of things are money.


Maybe it was different for other people but the way I remember it was everybody in my life got into the original show at the same time, in late 2008/early 2009. I think some people were getting into it in the middle of season 4 because people were begging me to let them into my house to watch new episodes because of Showtime. Different times.

I think the show should've been shorter (of course) but they had to capitalize on the surge in viewership. History will probably repeat itself. I'm sure Dexter is still Showtime's moneymaker.

I'm actually watching a movie right now with Angela in it on Netflix. Wind River or something. She's basically the same character here from what I've seen so far.
Wind River is a great  
oghwga : 1/6/2022 7:55 am : link
Movie. Definitely worth a watch on metflix
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Route 9 : 1/8/2022 11:53 pm : link
Tonight's the night 🌙
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Route 9 : 1/9/2022 2:09 am : link
Very sad ending
I don't hate the ending  
Greg from LI : 1/9/2022 2:12 am : link
But man that episode was rushed as hell, and I still hate the Google bullshit and the ketamine/M99 plot crater.
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Route 9 : 1/9/2022 2:14 am : link
I'm glad Coach got it. Lol.

Always someone who has to be a hero.
That had to be the ending  
KDubbs : 1/9/2022 9:58 am : link
I dont know what everyone expected but its getting trashed online. I just wish Angel had gotten there for a reunion
I don't get the hate  
Blue The Dog : 1/9/2022 10:15 am : link
I didn't think the ending, or series, was perfect, but I enjoyed it and was entertained. Most importantly, I think the ending for Dexter makes sense, and is thematically in tune.

Too many people liked the show and character a lot, and forget that he was never supposed to be a hero. I like that they showed the contrast of Dexter and Harrison. They both have dark sides, but Harrison seems genuinely interested in being a good person, where as Dexter never cared about that, he was a sociopath. At the end, Dexter realized that Harrison wasn't like him in that sense, and that's all he really wanted. He wanted his son to be able to feel happiness and pursue it. Dexter could never feel those things. If nothing else, I feel like it completes the character of Dexter. It might not have been the best season of Dexter, but I feel like it did good service to the character
Copout of an ending, no pun intended.  
Optimus-NY : 1/10/2022 7:58 am : link
This series could have went on longer. Bad ending, but I understood it.
IS it confirmed?  
Optimus-NY : 1/10/2022 8:00 am : link
Is Dex D.O.A.?
I liked it  
pjcas18 : 1/10/2022 8:36 am : link
even if it wasn't the ending I wanted I liked it, was surprised by it, but I think it worked.

and the main angle they have to continue (if they decide to) is with Harrison continuing and Dexter as is conscience.

The main piece I hated was the sequence with Logan in the jail - that was more cartoonish than most plot liberties IMO.


I  
mitch300 : 1/11/2022 3:18 am : link
Thought it was a great ending. It was labeled as a mini series. So, it was not coming back next season.
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Route 9 : 1/11/2022 3:36 am : link
If I were Dexter, I would've just been glad to take credit for all the Bay Harbor Butcher work. Like, yep, that was me.

I was hoping Dexter would reunite with Angel and then ... kill him very quickly. Lol. He was always a worthless character.

Dexter not being wise enough to realize Harrison would pick up on that something happened to Coach seemed a bit ... stupid. You have blood all over yourself and you break out of jail and you call your own son from the coach's phone and Harrison won't notice?

Meh. Whatever. Wish they'd come up with some new shows so I'd have to stop relying on the old ones coming back.
For all the shit that  
fkap : 1/11/2022 9:34 am : link
the original series took for the last season or two, this one is just more of the same. For me, it took several episodes for the show to start moving. The middle episodes were good. The final few gradually got worse and worse.

Way too much was cartoonish, convenient, or massively unexplored while more mundane shit is examined in detail.

I simply don't buy the Harrison about face. Reeks too much of a 'ha, ha. y'all wanted Harrison to be just like Dexter, but he's not' plot twist.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if "Harrison" is a new series. An unguided tormented soul trying to find his way in the world, trying to figure out if his urges to maim/kill are anger or blood lust.

I'm glad I signed up for showtime to watch it just for its own value. I would rank this season near the bottom of all the seasons, though. The collateral entertainment of showtime (Yellowjackets, Your Honor, American Rust, amongst others) is a most welcome bonus.
I enjoyed the ending.  
Mike in Long Beach : 1/12/2022 1:18 am : link
Particularly enjoyed the fact that Dexter killed an innocent person, Logan, and then died via the code he taught his son and the code he lived by: Only kill those who have killed. He fit the code.
RE: I enjoyed the ending.  
pjcas18 : 1/12/2022 7:42 am : link
In comment 15548011 Mike in Long Beach said:
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Particularly enjoyed the fact that Dexter killed an innocent person, Logan, and then died via the code he taught his son and the code he lived by: Only kill those who have killed. He fit the code.


Dexter killed lots of innocent people, primarily when it came to saving his own skin.
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Route 9 : 1/12/2022 4:22 pm : link
Who? I only remember him killing the weird club photographer dude and he admitted that he fucked up.
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Greg from LI : 1/12/2022 5:19 pm : link
In comment 15549629 Route 9 said:
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Who? I only remember him killing the weird club photographer dude and he admitted that he fucked up.


He killed a random guy in some kind of boat gas station right after Rita died.
Sorry  
pjcas18 : 1/12/2022 6:37 pm : link
"innocent" was the wrong word by me, Dexter (Harry's) code was to only kill confirmed murderers.

He's killed quite a few people that were not confirmed murderers with confirmed being the important word, but some who were just rapists or drug dealers.


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Route 9 : 1/12/2022 10:47 pm : link
Oh yeah Dexter killed him with an anchor after he said fuck your dead wife or something.

Then .... Just left him there.
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Route 9 : 1/14/2022 9:30 am : link
Eh. It was whatever. Fun bringing the show back and whatever. Just glad I kept this thread active this entire time. Ha.
I mostly enjoyed it  
Greg from LI : 1/14/2022 9:40 am : link
Didn't like the final episode but, hey, that's signature Dexter.
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