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post #6241 of 6855
I don't see how dad can have double the postings as anybody else. 681! eek.gif

Dude is awesome biggrin.gif
post #6242 of 6855
TWC/CBS have shut us down. No Dexter unless they decide to meet in the middle. Have I said how much I dislike TWC and the Monopoly they hold.
post #6243 of 6855
right, It is really good, as he proved in the HBO series, Six Feet Under.thanks 10.gif
post #6244 of 6855
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

TWC/CBS have shut us down. No Dexter unless they decide to meet in the middle. Have I said how much I dislike TWC and the Monopoly they hold.

Yeah, I'm stuck with this, too. No spoilers on Monday morning from those lucky enough to still be able to watch the show!
post #6245 of 6855
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Originally Posted by LRS3 View Post

Yeah, I'm stuck with this, too. No spoilers on Monday morning from those lucky enough to still be able to watch the show!

Sucks that you guys gave to miss out but it is not a spoiler once it airs just have to not read the thread.
post #6246 of 6855
It does suck. mad.gif It also shows they don't give a Rats behind about their Customers, both CBS and TW. Of course this goes without saying. Still I said it, profits first
post #6247 of 6855
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

Have I said how much I dislike TWC and the Monopoly they hold.
Time to move to DirecTV?wink.gif
post #6248 of 6855
With all due repect to Rampling, who has done an excellent job this season as well as Jennifer Carpenter who may be doing her best work .. I still believe Season 4 with John Lithgow was the peak of the series .. The Trinity Killer storyline for me anyway, brought Dexter into a whole new level of must watch TV ..

Lithgow turned Trinity into a horrific monster with so many dimensions, each episode that season was almost like a mini-movie .. he’s got a family, he’s a churchgoer, he’s a volunteer home builder, he's a horrible family man .. etc ..
post #6249 of 6855
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

With all due repect to Rampling, who has done an excellent job this season as well as Jennifer Carpenter who may be doing her best work .. I still believe Season 4 with John Lithgow was the peak of the series .. The Trinity Killer storyline for me anyway, brought Dexter into a whole new level of must watch TV ..

Lithgow turned Trinity into a horrific monster with so many dimensions, each episode that season was almost like a mini-movie .. he’s got a family, he’s a churchgoer, he’s a volunteer home builder, he's a horrible family man .. etc ..

I know everyone likes that season but I recall the first half of that season being pretty bad until about the Thanksgiving episode.
post #6250 of 6855
Can you TWC folks use a proxy to view online? I use Expat Shield to view BBC videos and it works fine, but establishes a UK addy so I don't know if that matters for viewing US stuff.
post #6251 of 6855
My evaluation of Dexter goes like this. S1 and S2 were a ramp up. There were no dips, the show just kept getting better. I know some didn't like Lila, but I loved her and her end. S3 took a serious dip. The bromance between Dex and Miguel(?) seemed forced and railroaded toward a very predictable end. S4 improved again with the Trinity plot, but Dex had ceased to develop, In fact, he seemed less sharp and somewhat blind. The trend continued downward with S5 and 6. S7, with the endzone in sight was a great improvement. Deb's and Yvonne's storylines were compelling and who doesn't love Titus Pullo. I think S8 is on track to be a fine finale season. However it ends, Dexter has run it's course.
post #6252 of 6855
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

My evaluation of Dexter goes like this. S1 and S2 were a ramp up. There were no dips, the show just kept getting better. I know some didn't like Lila, but I loved her and her end. S3 took a serious dip. The bromance between Dex and Miguel(?) seemed forced and railroaded toward a very predictable end. S4 improved again with the Trinity plot, but Dex had ceased to develop, In fact, he seemed less sharp and somewhat blind. The trend continued downward with S5 and 6. S7, with the endzone in sight was a great improvement. Deb's and Yvonne's storylines were compelling and who doesn't love Titus Pullo. I think S8 is on track to be a fine finale season. However it ends, Dexter has run it's course.

I'll admit that my focus in Season 4 was Lithgow ..

And, IMO, Season 6 was the worst .. Colin Hanks just did not fit the role ..

However, when using the word worst, any Dexter season is still better than most of what's on the tube these days ..
post #6253 of 6855
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post



And, IMO, Season 6 was the worst .. Colin Hanks just did not fit the role ..

However, when using the word worst, any Dexter season is still better than most of what's on the tube these days ..
+1 smile.gif
post #6254 of 6855
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

I think so but last night they buried everything with him and said they were done with the brain surgeon.
And didn't they take the jars of "brain scoops in preservative" out of the refrigerator and put them in the bag too?

Other than the skeletons found in the backyard killed with a seemingly different MO (perhaps reflecting just a second MO for that serial abductor/torturer/killer weirdo treated by Vogel), why is he NOT the BS? All three principals at that moment sure seemed to me to be convinced.

What did I miss?
post #6255 of 6855
I agree that Dexter 1 and 2 were good starts. Season 3 had a good start with something different then it got disappointing. Dexter has been a combination of a season long arc and the individual kills he's done. As Dexter has continued, the individual kills have gotten lost and usually are forced by the writers instead of being important -- especially in Season 1. Now they just seem to be lazy manipulations for the storyline.

Season 4, I felt was boring until about the Thanksgiving story. A big part of the problem in Seasons 3 and 4 was the family story with Rita and the kids. It was difficult to have Dexter hiding from his wife and trying to keep on with his serial killing. It also unfairly made Rita an unsympathetic character as she was somewhat shrew-like but actually a good person taken in by a monster. The Dexter pov and the fact that he is the character that is sympathized with screws up everyone's moral compass.

Unlike many, I really like Season 5 a lot and a good part of that was the ending of Season 4 which sent Dexter adrift with the loss of Rita and Dexter's remorse and guilty feelings about it. I really liked the Lumen arc and how it appeared that Dexter refused to allow himself to change even though he was given a chance at redemption while at the same time, moving Deb more and more morally toward Dexter. Notice how they showed Dexter's issues in finding someone to help him take care of Harrison and now that problem has magically disappeared because of Jamie?

I definitely agree that Season 6 was bad. Badly thought out and executed. Hanks was miscast and the storylines were obvious and stale with the exception of the Mos Def character but those issues were quickly tossed aside.

Season 7 with Hannah felt a bit of return to form but still Dexter doing uncharacteristic risky things. Sirko was just a great addition and it shows how this show is sometimes elevated by having an excellent actor added like Lithgow and Stevenson since the regular characters are pretty boxed in to what they could do. After Doakes was killed off, there didn't seem to be any regular who could carry a show other than Dexter and Deb with Masuka as comic relief. LaGuerta and Angel were constantly in a rut and Quinn was nothing big. The writers have totally ignored the police department for the most part and that sloppiness/laziness really hurts the show. Its almost keystone cops in nature.

Season 7 seemed to be falsely ended with the phony conflict with Hannah and Deb, Dexter falling into an obvious trap set by LaGuerta and Deb shooting LaGuerta when she didn't have to.

Season 8 is moving but seems to be biding its time with maybe the storyline set for the end and waiting until that has to move. We've hopefully made it through Deb's breakdown. We don't know if Vogel is on the level. We're not sure that Yates was the brainsurgeon. Vogel has wormed her way into the family and we don't know if there is more to this or not. Season 8 seems to be a so so season thus far but given how bad some of the seasons have been, that's not awful.

I will say that it is a worthwhile program even if on reflection the story isn't that good. Possibly because the first 2 seasons have me invested in this character. Possibly because on pay tv, they can make crazy things happen that are better than watching 85% of other shows. Possibly now because I am interested in watching this until the end.
post #6256 of 6855
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I'll admit that my focus in Season 4 was Lithgow ..

And, IMO, Season 6 was the worst .. Colin Hanks just did not fit the role ..

However, when using the word worst, any Dexter season is still better than most of what's on the tube these days ..

Yep - Mos Def and a few great Debisms.
post #6257 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post



Season 7 seemed to be falsely ended with the phony conflict with Hannah and Deb
I don't think of it as a "phony conflict," 2 she-cats fighting for the same tom....to be expected IMO.

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Dexter falling into an obvious trap set by LaGuerta.
Dex has been getting sloppier and sloppier over the years; a sure sign his universe is crumbling and sets up his demise this season.

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Deb shooting LaGuerta when she didn't have to.
Either Dex or LaGuerta couldn't leave that shipping container alive....there was no middle ground.
post #6258 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post



Season 7 seemed to be falsely ended with the phony conflict with Hannah and Deb
I don't think of it as a "phony conflict," 2 she-cats fighting for the same tom....to be expected IMO.

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Dexter falling into an obvious trap set by LaGuerta.
Dex has been getting sloppier and sloppier over the years; a sure sign his universe is crumbling and sets up his demise this season.

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Deb shooting LaGuerta when she didn't have to.
Either Dex or LaGuerta couldn't leave that shipping container alive....there was no middle ground.wink.gif
post #6259 of 6855
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Either Dex or LaGuerta couldn't leave that shipping container alive....there was no middle ground.wink.gif

1. She could have taken Dex in.
2. She could have left LaGuerta for Dexter

She didn't have to shoot either of them and/or she didn't have to shoot to kill.
post #6260 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

1. She could have taken Dex in.

So, then we'd have the final season being the trial and execution of Dexter...

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2. She could have left LaGuerta for Dexter

She didn't have to shoot either of them and/or she didn't have to shoot to kill.

Not much drama there.....
post #6261 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

1. She could have taken Dex in.
2. She could have left LaGuerta for Dexter

She didn't have to shoot either of them and/or she didn't have to shoot to kill.
Deb was hysterical, her actions reflected her inability to allow anyone or anything to threaten the man she loves.

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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

So, then we'd have the final season being the trial and execution of Dexter...
Not much drama there.....
True.
post #6262 of 6855
Holy sh*t, was that real? (without watching the previews for next week.) The end scene seemed a little dreamy/spacy, like it wasn't real.

Vogel and her idea to teach Zach a new code rolleyes.gif lol
Dexter! He could totally identify you as a killer. Guess Dex trusts Zach to not tell his secret.

Masuka and his daughter frown.gif
Hopefully that ends well. He must have a positive outcome in this whole Revelation. Could she really blame him though? Sure he wants to do a background check on a 25 year old who comes out of nowhere, claiming to be his daughter. He does work with the police department and has access to that type of stuff.

Jamie and all those outfits! ha
She's pretty for sure

Quinn, whoops. He didn't get the promotion after all.

Good episode, but a little slow. Sorta felt like filler material.
post #6263 of 6855
God, Quinn is a moron. If anyone should have figured Dex out by now, it's him.

And I'm wondering if that blood-soaked toy dog will play a part in Dexter's downfall.

Also, I thought it felt odd that they kind of shoehorned the name of Vogel's ex-husband into that scene with Dex and Deb eating steaks. Wonder if that will have any relevance later on.
post #6264 of 6855
Yeah, am curious to see how the toy dog will come into play. Dex disciplining Harrison was a nice scene.

Hey, Quinn might be a moron but he gets all the ladies haha biggrin.gif
post #6265 of 6855
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Holy sh*t, was that real? (without watching the previews for next week.) The end scene seemed a little dreamy/spacy, like it wasn't real.
Hannah is a master of poisons.

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Vogel and her idea to teach Zach a new code rolleyes.gif lol
Dexter! He could totally identify you as a killer. Guess Dex trusts Zach to not tell his secret.
Eye-rolling indeed.mad.gif

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Sorta felt like filler material.
Agreed.

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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

And I'm wondering if that blood-soaked toy dog will play a part in Dexter's downfall.
Of course it will.

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Also, I thought it felt odd that they kind of shoehorned the name of Vogel's ex-husband into that scene with Dex and Deb eating steaks. Wonder if that will have any relevance later on.
Dex/Deb will investigate his death and discover Vogel/Harry killed him.
post #6266 of 6855
aah a little better, almost back to regular Dexter... minimal Vogel... cant wait till they kill her off, ... hopefully
post #6267 of 6855
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Originally Posted by oink View Post


Dex/Deb will investigate his death and discover Vogel/Harry killed him.

Harry? Interesting thought.
post #6268 of 6855
What about a spin-off with Vogel teaching the code to this boy, say in another state far from Florida?
post #6269 of 6855
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

What about a spin-off with Vogel teaching the code to this boy, say in another state far from Florida?

Guess I only thought that and did not post that. I agree, that makes sense the way things are going right now.
post #6270 of 6855
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Holy sh*t, was that real? (without watching the previews for next week.) The end scene seemed a little dreamy/spacy, like it wasn't real.

Vogel and her idea to teach Zach a new code rolleyes.gif lol
Dexter! He could totally identify you as a killer. Guess Dex trusts Zach to not tell his secret.

Masuka and his daughter frown.gif
Hopefully that ends well. He must have a positive outcome in this whole Revelation. Could she really blame him though? Sure he wants to do a background check on a 25 year old who comes out of nowhere, claiming to be his daughter. He does work with the police department and has access to that type of stuff.

Jamie and all those outfits! ha
She's pretty for sure

Quinn, whoops. He didn't get the promotion after all.

Good episode, but a little slow. Sorta felt like filler material.
Don't forget that zach is also a killer who would've offed his old man if not for Dexter, so it's not likely he'll be running to the cops any time soon. Did feel like filler material as they possibly set up the end game. Zach as the new Dexter or Vogel sending Zach after Dexter and Deb.
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