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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Oct 10, 2007 17:25

Any fans of TVs sexiest serial killer?

Two episodes into the second season, I do believe they will surpass the tension of the first! I know the series can't technically go on w/out him able to kill, but the perpetual anxiety of his potentially getting caught is certainly happening for me! I hope they continue to show psychological growth/turmoil for him; it's by far the most interesting part of the show.

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Post by whininggirl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 17:31

I watched and loved the first season but am sadly without Showtime now, so I'll have to wait for the DVD for the second season.

But Michael C. Hall is so so so so so sexxxy.

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Post by Joe » Wed Oct 10, 2007 17:40

I caught the first season on DVD and now I'm staying caught up as the show airs. The first two episodes of the new season were great!

Do you think Deb will ever find out about Dex? I think it'll probably happen sooner or later...maybe in season three.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Oct 10, 2007 17:51

Good point, Joe. He has surrounded himself with enablers, hasn't he? Deb and Rita and in a funny way his adopted dad. If Deb is like her dad--the strong moral "code" and all--she'll protect him, won't she? And Rita, it seems, will do anything she can to avoid thinking he could ever be evil. The question is, will he ever "develop" his own conscience?

It's gonna get juicy!

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Post by Joe » Wed Oct 10, 2007 18:31

I don't think he'll ever develop his own conscience, that would be a cop out. Sociopaths just don't change like that...do they? But then again, Dexter isn't exactly a textbook sociopath.

I wonder what the code of Harry says about offing someone (not Deb but maybe Rita) that finds out about you so that Dex can keep his secret?
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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Oct 10, 2007 20:48

Joe wrote:I wonder what the code of Harry says about offing someone (not Deb but maybe Rita) that finds out about you so that Dex can keep his secret?
You're right--the code must have covered that. You could see the wheels turning, in a way, about that idea when he realized (at the funeral) that he took Rita's kids'--who he obviously is very fond of--father away from them. He was clearly making parallels btwn. losing his own mother/brother and what these kids have lost.

My complaint about the show (or books, I guess) has always been that sociopaths cannot change. However, I think the makers of the show are intelligent enough to know this and who knows? Maybe they can prove that because his condition was created by childhood trauma--rather than it being biological/from birth--that his conscience is recoverable.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 15, 2007 21:53

So, he uttered the very phrase that we were thinking is clearly the crux of this series. I paraphrase: "By killing people that would go on to kill more people, I'm saving people's lives. Is this so I can get away with killing them or is it a sign of my long-buried conscience reemerging?"

Oooh, it was good last night, wasn't it? The sultry brunette at the AA meeting and Rita looking all nervous? Thing is, Dexter isn't supposed to be attracted to people; he has said that he just uses them for some pragmatic reason.

I also liked the part where he gets freaked out when he thinks Rita has dumped him and that "therapy session" he had with the car dealer (strapped to his sacrificing table--ha ha!) realizing he bought the minivan for the kids.

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Post by nanski » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:17

how many episodes are in the first season? we've had 12 here now, but ITK is already dead, so i don't see that there can be that many more?
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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Oct 18, 2007 14:59

Acc. to IMDB, there's 12 episodes in season 1. Have you watched the 12th episode? It's pretty darned clear it's the finale! It's good that you're getting it on regular TV.

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Post by nanski » Sat Oct 20, 2007 04:55

well, i was expecting 20 something epidodes, so i thought there would be another serial killer to go after or something. maybe.

it seemed like a good ending, then rita found the shoe. maybe that's the cliff hanger?

oh, and i think they showed scenes for next week... maybe they're starting series 2 straight away, or maybe i'm confused.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Nov 12, 2007 18:42

Yowza!! It's gettin' juicy!

I'm torn, Joey, I'm torn! (Anyone else watching Season 2 besides Joe and I?) Lila has done so much to allow him to feel comfortable in his own skin, but she's a total psycho. I'm not loving Rita so much either. She's so boring. I want Dexter to go on a fucking spree.

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Re: Dexter

Post by RITH » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:50

(Spoiler?)



Is anyone watching season 6? Edward James Olmos is the creepy sociopath this time, with some very creative killing. I'm still entertained.
Wasn't it sad Julia Stiles had to leave at the end of season 5? Dexter thought he'd really found someone, and I liked her.

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Re: Dexter

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sat Nov 05, 2011 13:42

Definite spoilers ahead!


This series seems a bit off to me. The "Deb gets prompted to lieutenant" plot is massively far-fetched, the constant banging on about faith and religion is a bit dull, and Edward James Olmos is clearly a figment of Colin Hanks' imagination, which is a bit silly.

I'm not feeling it is what I'm saying.

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Re: Dexter

Post by stolenwine » Tue Nov 08, 2011 00:53

yeah, i was gonna say this season has started off a bit slow and mediocre-ish compared to the previous seasons, but then i saw the latest episode. it sets up the next episode and from the looks of it, things are about to take a pretty awesome turn.

SPOILERS-ISH:






not sure how i feel about them suddenly totally shifting focus to a whole new storyline though. it looks like they're might be two major storylines running concurrently that are pretty unrelated to each other. not sure how well that's gonna work but i guess we'll see.


edit: also, dan...i'd never have thought that other Creepy Dude was a figment of tom hank's son's imagination (sorry, bad with names of the characters) but now you've said it, i think you're totally right! i was watching tonight with that in mind and it seems like that must be it. crazy!
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Re: Dexter

Post by RITH » Thu Nov 10, 2011 07:47

More potential spoilers...







stolenwine wrote:not sure how i feel about them suddenly totally shifting focus to a whole new storyline though. it looks like they're might be two major storylines running concurrently that are pretty unrelated to each other. not sure how well that's gonna work but i guess we'll see.
The preview for next week was very surprising/confusing, yes. Not sure how that's going to work out, at all. If it is what it seems to be, it feels a bit unnatural, but we'll see.

stolenwine wrote: edit: also, dan...i'd never have thought that other Creepy Dude was a figment of tom hank's son's imagination (sorry, bad with names of the characters) but now you've said it, i think you're totally right! i was watching tonight with that in mind and it seems like that must be it. crazy!
Well, he surely exists of course. I suppose the question is if he's actually there with Travis. I feel it could still go either way. You're right though, if you watch their scenes with this idea in mind, it could be very possible.

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Re: Dexter

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Nov 10, 2011 09:03

RITH wrote: Well, he surely exists of course. I suppose the question is if he's actually there with Travis. I feel it could still go either way. You're right though, if you watch their scenes with this idea in mind, it could be very possible.
My theory is that he died 3 years ago (which is the last time anyone except Travis saw him). Just noticed that he never interacts with anyone and his presence is never acknowledged by anyone except Travis. The relationship is also like the one between Dexter and Harry...

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Re: Dexter

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Nov 28, 2011 22:40

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:
RITH wrote: Well, he surely exists of course. I suppose the question is if he's actually there with Travis. I feel it could still go either way. You're right though, if you watch their scenes with this idea in mind, it could be very possible.
My theory is that he died 3 years ago (which is the last time anyone except Travis saw him). Just noticed that he never interacts with anyone and his presence is never acknowledged by anyone except Travis. The relationship is also like the one between Dexter and Harry...
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*smug mode* What did I tell you?

This series has been rubbish. The only way it can redeem itself is if La Guerta finds out what Dexter does for a hobby and gets chopped up. Or Deb. Or Batista. Or Quinn. Or any of the other annoyingly pointless characters.

Sorry. I'm only mad because I used to love this series so much and it broke my heart.

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Re: Dexter

Post by RITH » Mon Nov 28, 2011 22:59

There's going to be a season 7 and 8, so hopefully it'll improve.

And yes YOU WERE RIGHT! Congrats!

I'm mildly curious to see how the thing between Deb and LaGuerta will play out.

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Re: Dexter

Post by stolenwine » Mon Nov 28, 2011 23:17

yeah, you were right! been watching with that theory in mind and it was getting annoying because it started becoming SO obvious that geller was only in travis' head.

i also think this season just isn't on form at all, so i feel your pain, dan. it's been one of the most amazing, consistently great shows i've seen in a while and it's disappointing that this season is just so...kinda blah and nothing. there are also SO MANY massive MASSIVE plotholes. like, seriously..no cctv in the whole uni? amongst other things.

i guess they're trying to put another interesting storyline in there with that "geeky" dude who has the ice truck killer's hand in his house. hopefully things will start to improve. have the writers changed this season or something?!
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Re: Dexter

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Nov 29, 2011 09:14

Yeah, the show runners changed after Season 4 (I think). Last season wasn't great but this one has been awful.

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