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flyonthewall2983
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Re: Dexter

#51 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:55 pm

Just read about the finale, and am glad I didn't get Showtime this year.
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A fucking lumberjack?

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Re: Dexter

#52 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:57 pm

So glad I didn't stick with this show past the first [cornball, hideously overrated] season. AVClub gave the finale an F:
“There will be people who hate it, but we can’t try to anticipate that or put it through the lens of any other show’s finale, because that was another show. This is our show. This is Dexter.” -- Executive Producer Sara Colleton
First, a few deep, meditative breaths to calm myself down. Because generally, when someone vacillates between hysterical giggling and apoplexy this rapidly, he gets placed under state care. The Dexter team outdid themselves. Some folks would say “This show is as shitty as it can possibly be, so now we can rest on our laurels.” But not Scott Buck and his team. They never stop striving to create the most offensively stupid show on television. And look, if that was the objective here, a slow clap is in order.


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Re: Dexter

#54 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:28 am

I guess people are really asking for more of this? I can’t think of a more frustrating show, especially seasons 5-7 (or 6, I don’t remember when I finally cut the cord), which were some of the most painful television I’ve ever forced myself to sit through. I watched this at a time of my life that was pretty rough and whatever my college roommate put on, well that was that, but when even a zonked out mess wants to pull their hair out from hearing Hall stare off into the distance and talk about his “dark passenger” for the nth time, I can’t imagine who’s getting duped into thinking it’s quality programming.

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Re: Dexter

#55 Post by Big Ben » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:54 am

The final seasons of this show are downright atrocious. My favorite scene from the is this one involving a child falling a treadmill. Careful observers will notice that it's a fully grown man actually hitting the treadmill. It's the exact kind of unintentional comedy that proliferated the final seasons that makes me ponder who in their right mind thought continuing this show was a good idea.

The good news in all this is that the showrunner responsible for the early seasons. Whether this will cure the atrocity that was the lumberjack laden finale remains to be seen.

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Re: Dexter

#56 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:02 am

I'm hoping for a redemption. The show had promise very early on that was nearly squandered in early seasons, only to be completely done in once the showrunner, Clyde Phillips, left. Now that he's back I have some faith they are aiming to make things right and end on a high note.

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Re: Dexter

#57 Post by tenia » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:16 am

To me, the show reached its peak with the end of season 1 and the first episodes of season 2, only to go downhill from there on. With I don't recall how many seasons (8 ?), that was a long way down...

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Re: Dexter

#58 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am

I just remember the Colin Hanks/Olmos one as a kind of traumatic endurance test, but the Julia Stiles one was also pointless. I actually gave the show a chance because of Lithgow's perf in season 4, which I actually watched first out of happenstance (being in the wrong college room at the wrong time, over and over) and then went back to the earlier seasons, and disliked all of it.

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Re: Dexter

#59 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:45 pm

The best post-Lithgow villain they had was Ray Stevenson and they even kind of wasted him from what I remember but he had some pretty nice moments on the show. His arc kind of hinted at the direction I wish the show went in, which put Dexter against other kinds of criminals apart from just other serial killers.

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