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Re: Dexter

#41 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:42 pm

creep wrote:i just started watching this season and it's an ok series....not great. i will still watch though. when his sister was being so nice it was obvious shit was about to go down.

if you want to see a better series watch ray donovan right after dexter.
I really liked the first two seasons and the one with John Lithgow as "Trinity." The last two seasons, especially last season pretty much were rock bottom for the series, this season is better in large part because *finally* Dexter and Debora have been backed into a downward spiral with no way out and it's all gonna end with this season.

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Re: Dexter

#42 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:25 pm

Pandemonium wrote:*finally* Dexter and Debora have been backed into a downward spiral with no way out and it's all gonna end with this season.
Maybe.

Showtime is now considering bringing it back for Season 9.

With season 8 already totally filmed, that means Dexter obviously doesn't die. Thanks for the spoiler, Showtime.

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Re: Dexter

#43 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:52 am

Six7Six7 wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:*finally* Dexter and Debora have been backed into a downward spiral with no way out and it's all gonna end with this season.
Maybe.

Showtime is now considering bringing it back for Season 9.

With season 8 already totally filmed, that means Dexter obviously doesn't die. Thanks for the spoiler, Showtime.
That conflicts with what Showtime announced this past week regarding a couple pricey "Dexter Complete" Blu-ray or DVD sets that contains the "final" season 8 and the rest of the series:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/32438 ... ome-video/

"Blood Slide" Box
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"Head Trauma" set
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Re: Dexter

#44 Post by Six7Six7 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Who knows. Maybe they've made up their mind after all. :noclue:

That is a pretty sweet looking box set.

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Re: Dexter

#45 Post by Essence_Smith » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:07 pm

Six7Six7 wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:*finally* Dexter and Debora have been backed into a downward spiral with no way out and it's all gonna end with this season.
Maybe.

Showtime is now considering bringing it back for Season 9.

With season 8 already totally filmed, that means Dexter obviously doesn't die. Thanks for the spoiler, Showtime.
Nah, it's dead...no next season in the air, and I got that from a very reliable source at Showtime...

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Re: Dexter

#46 Post by blackula » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:59 am

Is everyone still watching?

Throughout the series the story required you to overlook obvious holes and play it off to poor decision making by characters or luck or whatever. Nothing too crazy, but still walking a line at times. I think last night's episode went over that line. I don't want to go into detail for anyone that hasn't seen it yet. I understand they're painting a picture of Dexter losing his grip on everything and his web is even more tangled, but some of the story telling is a little thin and far fetched. Anyway, still excited to see how it ends.

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#47 Post by Juana » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:10 pm

I thought with the way this season is going that its going to be more of we'll fine out that Dexter was just dreaming basically.

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Re: Dexter

#48 Post by chaos » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:42 pm

Dexter was one of my favorite shows but I hate this season. I am so disappointed. I'm hanging in there to see how it all gets wrapped up. I am preparing myself for an underwhelming finale.

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#49 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:42 pm

chaos wrote:Dexter was one of my favorite shows but I hate this season. I am so disappointed. I'm hanging in there to see how it all gets wrapped up. I am preparing myself for an underwhelming finale.
Yeah, especially the last few episodes have blown goats. I dont expect a series closure that will rank among the greats like the final MASH ep.

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#50 Post by blackula » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Juana wrote:I thought with the way this season is going that its going to be more of we'll fine out that Dexter was just dreaming basically.
Yeah, I'm thinking that might be the only way to tie the story up without killing him.

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Re: Dexter

#51 Post by chaos » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:11 pm

Based on the previews for the last two episodes, my suspicions that the finale will be a dud have been confirmed. :lol:

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Re: Dexter

#52 Post by creep » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:12 pm

i just started watching this season. i will take everyone's word for it that it used to be good because it is pretty dumb. better than true blood though.

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#53 Post by Hype » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:27 pm

creep wrote:i just started watching this season. i will take everyone's word for it that it used to be good because it is pretty dumb. better than true blood though.
After the first few seasons (after they stopped following the plot of the books), they (literally...) lost the plot. Each season was sort of like House, where the same things would happen... The show got interesting again when John Lithgow did an excellent job playing evil/creepy. Now, I watch just because I want to see how the writers manage to end it.

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Re: Dexter

#54 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:31 pm

Adurentibus Spina wrote:
creep wrote:i just started watching this season. i will take everyone's word for it that it used to be good because it is pretty dumb. better than true blood though.
After the first few seasons (after they stopped following the plot of the books), they (literally...) lost the plot. Each season was sort of like House, where the same things would happen... The show got interesting again when John Lithgow did an excellent job playing evil/creepy. Now, I watch just because I want to see how the writers manage to end it.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the first two seasons and the Lithgow season was genuinely great, especially the ballsy ending. The show hit rock bottom two season ago with the imaginary Edward James Olmos character and his religious nut killer. The last two seasons has a few decent episodes and interesting characters like the Russian mob boss but more or less it's treading water with stupid little plot twists that more or less look like keeping HBO's options open for a followup series with some of the characters in a different setting.

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Re: Dexter

#55 Post by blackula » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:07 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Adurentibus Spina wrote:
creep wrote:i just started watching this season. i will take everyone's word for it that it used to be good because it is pretty dumb. better than true blood though.
After the first few seasons (after they stopped following the plot of the books), they (literally...) lost the plot. Each season was sort of like House, where the same things would happen... The show got interesting again when John Lithgow did an excellent job playing evil/creepy. Now, I watch just because I want to see how the writers manage to end it.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the first two seasons and the Lithgow season was genuinely great, especially the ballsy ending. The show hit rock bottom two season ago with the imaginary Edward James Olmos character and his religious nut killer. The last two seasons has a few decent episodes and interesting characters like the Russian mob boss but more or less it's treading water with stupid little plot twists that more or less look like keeping HBO's options open for a followup series with some of the characters in a different setting.
Yeah, the plots gone all over. I think showtime views Dexter as its big show so it demands new seasons every year to act as the lead in show for the new shows they debut at 10 after Dexter. Last season ended in December? and this new one started in July? I read that it was because showtime wanted the lead in audience for Ray Donovan. Perhaps the pressure of having to write a new season in less than than a year, every year, caught up to them?

I liked the Jimmy Smitts season as well. Even that stupid, predictable from the get go Deadward James Olmos (get it) season had a decent story with the ex con who had the car repair place. Point being, I think they cram too many twists and lost their way by forcing the annual season.

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Re: Dexter

#56 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:32 pm

blackula wrote:Point being, I think they cram too many twists and lost their way by forcing the annual season.
Compared to True Blood, Dexter is a model of economic storytelling.

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Re: Dexter

#57 Post by farrellgirl99 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:17 pm

This season is awful. I thought they had a good bounce back season last year after the horror that was six, but then it got really bad again. Even the first few episodes of this year were okay/good.

But bringing Hannah back feels so inauthentic and the writing is AWFUL. going to argentina? deb magically being okay again? having the brain surgeon be vogel's son who we knew nothing about and then turning him into the big bad that needs to be killed? none of this makes sense for a final season!

The final season needed to be either a deb/dexter showdown (what i thought they were gonna do after the first few episodes) or a dexter/miami police dept showdown, especially after laguerta got killed (and matthews didnt give two shits when she had just told him she thought dexter was the bay harbor butcher?!!!!)

Sorry, I could go on forever bitching about this show. I used to love it and it has turned into the biggest pile of shit with terrible writing. Even the acting isn't as good as it used to be. So many pointless characters and sideplots (which admittedly, the show always had trouble with, but it was forgiven because of very solid main plots/characters)

Ugh!!!

Especially after you watch breaking bad, its just rough

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Re: Dexter

#58 Post by Hype » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:50 am

Well at least Quinn and...


No.. no... that doesn't make anything better. :lol: It's The OC, but with murders.

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Re: Dexter

#59 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:23 am

Adurentibus Spina wrote:Well at least Quinn and...


No.. no... that doesn't make anything better. :lol: It's The OC, but with murders.
Was there something going on health-wise with the actor who plays Quinn last year? He started the season looking rail thin with an almost shaved head and now he looks almost "normal" again.

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Re: Dexter

#60 Post by chaos » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:07 pm

I just assumed that he was supposed to look like that since his character was pining over Debra, drinking a lot, and not taking care of himself in general since he was miserable over their breakup. :noclue:

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