Showtime's Dexter - Part 1

Aduro

Definitely not a villain.
One of Dexter's original writers wrote the first Twilight movie.
That was Melissa Rosenberg. She adapted all of the Twilight movies.

She actually quit Dexter to adapt the Twilight sequels, which probably says a lot more about Dexter season 5 onwards than Twilight. Or about how much money she made selling celibate vampire pedos to horny teenagers.

Rosenberg went on to write the Netflix Jessica Jones series, and that had some superb writing. Even if each series felt about two episodes too long.

harrison's turned into a serial killer too, that pool of blood form season 4 fucked him up for sure
He was always going that way... There was a therapy session where the therapist was explaining that Harrison wouldn't be effected by his mother's death. But Harrison was pulling a barbie doll's head off, just like his uncle Brian. TBH it was almost a running joke.
 

Cardboard Tube Knight

The Sin Archbishop of Stoicism
That was Melissa Rosenberg. She adapted all of the Twilight movies.

She actually quit Dexter to adapt the Twilight sequels, which probably says a lot more about Dexter season 5 onwards than Twilight. Or about how much money she made selling celibate vampire pedos to horny teenagers.

Rosenberg went on to write the Netflix Jessica Jones series, and that had some superb writing. Even if each series felt about two episodes too long.


He was always going that way... There was a therapy session where the therapist was explaining that Harrison wouldn't be effected by his mother's death. But Harrison was pulling a barbie doll's head off, just like his uncle Brian. TBH it was almost a running joke.
Oh, I'm not knocking the adaptation of the Twilight movies, they did about as much as they could to make it watchable. And yeah Jessica Jones is a really well written show, at least the part I have seen is (only saw season 1)
 

Fierce

Meh
Premiere was okay, 2nd episode a little less interesting. Jury is still out for me.

And Jessica Jones was a snoozefest. Only David Tennant's performance in season 1 was redeeming.
 

reiatsuflow

Well-Known Member
Third ep was close to being bad.

The activist girl, the bullies, the picked on kid who draws school shooter stuff, the billionaire, it's all pretty arch and not well written.

On the plus side they're doing a good job with harrison, he's interesting.
 

Broleta

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What do you guys think of the new series so far? I'm really enjoying the performances from the actor who plays Harrison. MCH is awesome as always. Seeing him slip from his 'Jim' persona back into 'Dexter' is so satisfying. I loved the scene where he was analysing the corpse in the cave. He got a little too into his analysis in front of Angela. Oh, and Clancy Brown is a great Dexter villian as expected. Everything else is alright - but these 3 are what's making the show fantastic so far.
 

Broleta

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dexter was using m99 in miami, not ketamine
plothole
That really bugged me. IIRC it was mentioned often throughout the original show that he used m99. Hopefully they address this in the remaining episodes somehow, but I doubt it. Seems like we have an easily preventable plot hole which is a shame.

Other than that and Angela's unrealistic Google search results I thought the episode was awesome. Everything Kurt/Harrison/Dexter in this show is amazing. Reminds me of season 4 of th original show where you had the fantastic story between Dexter and Trinity, but also the awful and forgettable story between Laguerta and Batista. At least Angela's story isn't half as bad as that, and what Angela is doing works into the main plot.
 

Djomla

None of your goddamn business
New Blood was a good watch. Didn't enjoy the ending but the ride to it was quite enjoyable.
 

Sequester

Not There
New Blood was a good watch. Didn't enjoy the ending but the ride to it was quite enjoyable.
It was rushed imo

Spoiler:
I don't see the desperation that made Dexter need to kill an innocent, the show didn't earn that conclusion yet, he had been in worse situations before. Angela even said he'd probably get away, that is why she called batista, who out of everyone in miami metro is the most likely to side with dexter. Dexter could say the exact same thing he told angela when he came clean about changing his identity and batista would eat it up because he is intimately aware of dexter's history. Plus the whole "titanium doesn't melt thing" was dumb, dexter could have just said exactly how he got it (the truth) and it would further look like kurt was trying to frame him. He could have claimed that he didn't know the significance of the titanium.
 

Sequester

Not There
Spoiler: Season 8 finale rant
I know I'm late, but I just watched the last season of Dexter (been watching the show for over a week now), and by God was the finale bad. I laughed my ass off at the shit writing I witnessed, but inside I was and still am raging. Just, what the fuck did I just watch? I'd heard the finale would be disappointing, but I wanted to keep an open mind. But alas...

Ugh, just so much wrong!

Hannah Fucking McKay. I just have so much hatred for this character. This Mary sue cunt who offered nothing but blandness and shit to the already degrading series gets to live in fucking Argentina with that little cutie Harrison, while Deb, who turned out to be the best character on the show besides Angel and Dexter (pre-Hannah), dies a miserable death?

Fuck you writers.

Deb deserved much better than this. Dexter should have killed Hannah on his table to begin with, or at least leave her out of the series after 7 because she offered absolutely nothing good to the series. She got away with murder because she got Dexter off and is "super hot" and that sickens me.

I liked season 5, but this season was total shit. Boring, slow, and crap ending. Dexter the Lumberjack, wallowing in his own pain and guilt, unable to join Mary-Sueannah in Argentina to live their cheesy little happy ever after.

Bite me, who cares? She ruined your character. What happened to the Dexter who killed his own brother because he would not let up on Deb? What happened to the Dexter who loved his sister so much, he would not give up on being close to her again after what happened in the shipyard? What happened to the Dexter who turned Hannah in for trying to kill Deb?

Oh no sorry, that Dexter is not allowed to exist anymore, because otherwise, Hannah couldn't be squeezed in as his oh so plausible love interest who is totes best for him!

My ass. Dexter didn't kill that dickbag psycho because Hannahhhh and ended up being indirectly responsible for his sisters death and is now living as some fucking Lumberjack in the goddamn boonies or some shit.

Go, be alone. It's not like this is your show anymore, it's the Hannah McKay show. Because this whole season was about her in some way. Ugh.

Worst season finale ever.
Spoiler:
hannah wasn't as bad as lumen, a romance i didn't understand at all that started as abruptly as it ended. plus it was dexter's fault for not killing whatshisface, wasn't hannah's. I WOULD have loved deb to live tho, her dying pissed me off to no end.
 

reiatsuflow

Well-Known Member
Gonna edit in a spoiler tag just in case since others are doing it.

Spoiler:
The idea of dexter teaching harrison the code and then harrison deciding dexter qualified as someone worth killing in the code is a good idea, whether that means harrison kills dexter or something else happens, but they didn't pull it off.

It's a game of thrones thing. I thought it was a great idea having khaleesi be villainous to the cast of good guys we liked on westeros. The show does a lot of fantasy inversions and having this sympathetic victimized/heroic female character who went toe to toe with a bunch of pillagers and rapers and conquerors in a foreign Mongol-style land continuing to pillage and rape and conquer when she arrives in the european-style westeros land where there are a bunch of characters we actually like, that we would be horrified to see conquered and pillaged and raped, and the audience suddenly realizes she's way more dangerous than we thought -- great idea, great inversion, makes sense.

Bad executions.
 
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Sequester

Not There
The idea of dexter teaching harrison the code and then harrison deciding dexter qualified as someone worth killing in the code is a good idea, whether that means harrison kills dexter or something else happens, but they didn't pull it off.

It's a game of thrones thing. I thought it was a great idea having khaleesi be villainous to the cast of good guys we liked on westeros. The show does a lot of fantasy inversions and having this sympathetic victimized/heroic female character who went toe to toe with a bunch of pillagers and rapers and conquerors in a foreign Mongol-style land continuing to pillage and rape and conquer when she arrives in the european-style westeros land where there are a bunch of characters we actually like, that we would be horrified to see conquered and pillaged and raped, and the audience suddenly realizes she's way more dangerous than we thought -- great idea, great inversion, makes sense.

Bad executions.
Spoiler:
Yes the concept was a good one but the show didn't earn it, dexter's escape was unnecessary and I don't see the desperation that would make him go against the code in that moment. I think it needed one more season to build, for harrison to see that his values are different from his father's. During the original show, there were times where dexter was in a manic state and really seemed like a psycho out of control, but harrison never even had the chance to see this side of dexter. Dexter was too calm for me to believe he'd do something as rash as kill an innocent for an ill conceived escape that wasn't even necessary.
 
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