Originally Posted by PooperScooper
I definitely agree with "forced and unnatural" given the progression of seasons 1 and 2. It's one of the reasons why I thought season 3 fell short of the previous two. I'm rewatching Season 2 now on BD and it's just as good as watching it for the first time.
Well, not sure about anyone else, but thankfully I'm not struggling with the passions and deeds that characterize Dexter's world. I can only relate what I know about myself and what I've learned about him to determine whether something introduced feels real.
Now I grant that I am hyper-aware of exposure, on all fronts -- financial, professional, social. Examples: last piece of used electronics gear I sold, I took thirty or so pictures of it, at all stages of powering on and through every plastic bag and layer I added into the box -- photographed it at the FedEx counter with labels attached. This for not big money at stake.
I personally use scissors to dice and shred any document that I get in the mail that has any kind of UPC label or numbers on it -- don't know what they mean, just don't want anyone else (who may know) to get it.
Wouldn't think of picking my nose at a stoplight, or let anyone see me pilfering supplies (not that I do in private mind you), as my operations chief allowed me to see him do the other day. And I'm not even concealing anything remotely close to what Dexter is.
So when I see him so easily allow someone into this perfectly preserved, hermetically sealed private and utterly secret world, it strikes me as ringing false. Plus there was that inducement by Smits' character -- what, was Dexter running out of baddies of his own procurement? Would he not devote himself to any other project sooner than risk dealing with this one so closely linked to the impertinant, self-inserting, PROMINENT ADA -- especially with all that access?
That isn't even the Dexter they have showed us up until now, what with all the meticulous plastic sheathing, etc., etc., etc. Dexter might even rival me in meticulous, scrupulous devotion to prudent need-to-know sharing exclusively. But I can see if they dragged it out, probably at some risk to forward movement, they might have convinced me, so I proceed as if they had gone to those pains, therefore allow myself to partake of the joys of one of the best productions ever set in motion...still.
I was intitially exposed when Dexter went to CBS during the writer's strike era. Watched all the first season this way. Rewatched the Blu-ray of season one (and probably alot of it for the first time that was censored out), then onto two. One was great to watch again for me. May watch two soon enough again, now that I seem to depleted of extant DEXTER.....what else you gonna do? -- tried to get into Num3ers the other night -- WOW, hard not to be spoiled now....