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June 13, 2014 7:33 pm  #1


Dexter

Does anyone watch it?
I'm up to Season 5 and loving it. I'm getting through about 6 or 7 episodes per night currently.
 


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June 13, 2014 8:47 pm  #2


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Dexter (I mainly count seasons 1-5 because I don't like seasons 6-8 as a whole) is one of the best shows of all time. I love its dark humour, I love the relationship between Dex and Deb, I love supporting characters (especially Rita and Doakes), I love Dexter's struggle to become more human. Before I have become obsessed with Sherlock, I was obsessed with Dexterhttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
. At the end I was disappointed by the show but I don't want to discourage you. It's still worth watching.


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June 13, 2014 9:16 pm  #3


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OK cool. Well, I'll definitely keep going. I hate leaving series unfinished!
 


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June 16, 2014 12:31 pm  #4


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My daughter has watched all the series. I think I should do the same, although she also felt the earlier seasons were stronger.


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January 8, 2015 8:46 am  #5


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Well...better late to the party than never. I have now got a Netflix account and I am going to start watching this. Bit excited in anticipation. Then I am going to be analysing it with others on a Facebook group I belong to. 


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January 9, 2015 11:54 am  #6


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This is good! Really good!


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February 16, 2015 1:30 pm  #7


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Season 8... Final season... I don't want it to end... Have loved how some favourite actors have suddenly appeared in this: Ray Stevenson and Sean Patrick Flanery for two...


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February 16, 2015 2:02 pm  #8


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I would be very interested in your opinion of how they wrap things up.


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February 20, 2015 9:27 pm  #9


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I thought the final episode was absolutely heartbreakingly amazing, with the exception of the ridiculous final part with the lumberjacks (when I told my daughter my thoughts on this part she did say that this was widely criticised). It  was a FUBAR moment by the writers, in my opinion. The whole building of the crushing sense of doom throughout the final season was fantastic in an uncomfortable way. Always the hope of a better life dangled, for it to be snatched away most cruelly.

This is/was such a wonderful show. The finale is just shockingly tragic and has several aspects that seem very Shakespearean/Greek in their dreadfulness. I confess. I cried. A lot! 


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February 20, 2015 9:52 pm  #10


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I don't like the final part either Davina but my husband argued that worked for him because it was the most tragic end for Dexter he could imagine.  Stuck there in the boring wildreness, alone, no partner, no child.  All that he had worked for gone.  For Dexter this was much more tragic than dying.

Don't know that I totally agree with hubby but I see his point.


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February 20, 2015 9:52 pm  #11


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My favorite season is the one with John Lithgow.


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February 21, 2015 11:23 am  #12


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I loved the first season as so much was introduced, including the wonderful opening credits and the use of music. The John Lithgow season was good but I felt it dragged a bit in places.  Wasn't so keen on the Colin Hanks season.

While I can see that the end is truly tragic for him,  I just can't really see how the ending really works for him, as I cannot imagine him being able to fulfil his other role with his dark passenger (who must surely, under the circumstances have taken residence again). To me it just seemed rather cheesy, tragic though it was. It brings a resolution, I guess but personally, I would have been content (not sure that's the right word) with the ending just with Hannah and Harrison and never knowing for sure whether Dexter was really dead.

On the other hand- pun fully intended- I was explaining to my daughter how the choice of the name Dexter is itself a very clever one. He was, after all, very far from sinister!

I am so pleased I watched this show. It is very fulfilling on many levels and also asks some meaningful questions.

I do hear that there is the vague possibility of a sequel. That may work but only if Dexter (and Michael in the role) makes a return and the writing is a solidly good as previously.


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February 21, 2015 12:14 pm  #13


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I think I liked the Colin Hanks season more than most.  Figured out early that Edward James Olmos wasn't really there.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


Of course the first season was outstanding.  Michale C. Hall is brilliant.  Was already a fan of his from Six Feet Under.  Another show you should make the time for if you've never watched it.


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October 11, 2017 6:01 pm  #14


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Oh, this is an old thread but I just finished watching series 8. Wow. Loved the show but the end was really tough. 


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October 12, 2017 6:53 pm  #15


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SusiGo wrote:

Oh, this is an old thread but I just finished watching series 8. Wow. Loved the show but the end was really tough. 

Have you been watching it on Netflix?  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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October 12, 2017 7:53 pm  #16


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Yes. A lovely person made it possible. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png


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October 13, 2017 2:17 pm  #17


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I kept noticing it pop up in the "Watch it again" list.  LOL   Love that show.


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October 13, 2017 8:46 pm  #18


Re: Dexter

Yes, it is incredibly well written and well played. And is there a lovelier man than Angel Batista? 


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October 16, 2017 6:42 pm  #19


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SusiGo wrote:

Yes, it is incredibly well written and well played. And is there a lovelier man than Angel Batista? 

Angel was indeed a heavenly man.   http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


Were you beside yourself watching the season with John Lithgow???
 


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October 16, 2017 8:13 pm  #20


Re: Dexter

OMG, yes, this was awesome! Biting my nails. I watched the whole show with my son and we loved those WTF moments. And there were many of those. I also love the writing, so many clever twists and turns. Definitely my favourite serial killer. 


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