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2013-01-03 02:06:04 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Season 9: Dexter joins the cast of The Walking DeadBurn Notice.

 
2013-01-03 08:40:22 PM

FeedTheCollapse: eh, I kind of agree with TiiiMMMaHHH's summation, though I think the show kind of goes about that character evolution in a fairly hamfisted kind of way. I've always been kind of disappointed in the "I'm glad Rita died!" posts as it seems to not really understand what her character represents for Dexter. At the same time though, whatever significance Harrison represents seems to be completely minimised as Dexter seems to almost never really be responsible for his care.


That's the thing, I'm sure the show to some extent wants to be an exploration of Dexter's evolution, but it never really manages the trick and never really commits itself to going down that road. It has never managed to move past villain-of-the-season/will-he-get-caught, and even when they DO do something bold to advance the character -- say, killing Rita -- they get weak knees and don't commit. Taking away her kids, giving Harrison a nanny, and going back to the old routine, all this was just the show refusing to stray too far from formula. At best he has advanced from a guy who can't express emotions to a guy who loves his sister and a girlfriend or two, but that was to be expected. As the character has gotten popular, you figure they'll make him a little softer/more sympathetic.

The growth, though, hasn't been genuine, in my opinion. While the show could have been a character study, it never really gets there. That's why I'm of the opinion that saying it is gives it too much credit.
 
2013-01-03 10:14:57 PM
FeedTheCollapse: eh, I kind of agree with TiiiMMMaHHH's summation, though I think the show kind of goes about that character evolution in a fairly hamfisted kind of way. I've always been kind of disappointed in the "I'm glad Rita died!" posts as it seems to not really understand what her character represents for Dexter. At the same time though, whatever significance Harrison represents seems to be completely minimised as Dexter seems to almost never really be responsible for his care.

shoegaze99:That's the thing, I'm sure the show to some extent wants to be an exploration of Dexter's evolution, but it never really manages the trick and never really commits itself to going down that road. It has never managed to move past villain-of-the-season/will-he-get-caught, and even when they DO do something bold to advance the character -- say, killing Rita -- they get weak knees and don't commit. Taking away her kids, giving Harrison a nanny, and going back to the old routine, all this was just the show refusing to stray too far from formula. At best he has advanced from a guy who can't express emotions to a guy who loves his sister and a girlfriend or two, but that was to be expected. As the character has gotten popular, you figure they'll make him a little softer/more sympathetic.


Dexter's evolution hasn't been occurring in a straight line. He's regressed, backslid, etc. But I completely disagree that the show never manages to explore Dexter evolution. I just got through watching an episode in Season 3 called Easy As Pie where Dexter's friend Camilla, who is slowly dying of cancer, asks him to assist in her suicide - a request that Dexter grants. But not like a ruthless serial killer who stabs his victims, but with the gentleness and poignancy of someone who wants to end a friend's agony (he feeds her key lime pie laced with sodium pentathlon)..

So I believe the show has done a pretty good job of showing Dexter's evolution. However although I know that falling in love with Hannah this past season was suppose to be a huge step in that evolution (It's generally accepted that Sociopaths can't love), I never could warm up to that relationship, specifically because I just couldn't stand Hannah.
 
2013-01-03 10:30:11 PM

browneye: So I believe the show has done a pretty good job of showing Dexter's evolution. However although I know that falling in love with Hannah this past season was suppose to be a huge step in that evolution (It's generally accepted that Sociopaths can't love), I never could warm up to that relationship, specifically because I just couldn't stand Hannah.


I actually thought the Hannah plot was where they were going to go in season 6 following the Lumen plot of season 5, so i thought the Hannah subplot generally worked; though I'm not sure if that subplot was resolved or will be touched upon next season.
 
2013-01-04 04:52:19 AM
Not going to read TFA or TFT. Just want to send a giant FARK YOU to subby and the mod who greenlit this massive spoiler headline. You basically just announced to everyone that Dexter dies in season 8, jackasses.
 
2013-01-04 07:38:13 AM

browneye: However although I know that falling in love with Hannah this past season was suppose to be a huge step in that evolution (It's generally accepted that Sociopaths can't love), I never could warm up to that relationship, specifically because I just couldn't stand Hannah.


I'm glad I am not the only one who couldn't stand Hannah. At one point I thought they were making her unlikeable on purpose, but then it occurred to me that I might actually just be alone in my dislike for her.
 
2013-01-04 08:55:15 AM
Tommy Moo: Not going to read TFA or TFT. Just want to send a giant FARK YOU to subby and the mod who greenlit this massive spoiler headline. You basically just announced to everyone that Dexter dies in season 8, jackasses.

You really, really should have read the article because it was written by a blogger - not by anyone connected with the show. Basically it was fan making a pitch for the show to have a Season 9 or more based on the ratings from Season 7.

Season 7 just ended a three weeks ago so chances are the show-runners haven't even begun writing Season 8 yet. You might want to apologize to subby and the mods.
 
2013-01-04 09:10:17 AM
yeah, there wasn't any spoilers in TFA or my headline.


browneye: You really, really should have read the article because it was written by a blogger - not by anyone connected with the show. Basically it was fan making a pitch for the show to have a Season 9 or more based on the ratings from Season 7.



from what I can tell from some other sites, the rumors have to do with Scott Buck stating that it's not official that Dexter will end in Season 8. They're writing it as though the show is ending, but Showtime may demand more episodes in lieu of high ratings.
 
2013-01-04 11:20:28 AM

Tommy Moo: Not going to read TFA or TFT. Just want to send a giant FARK YOU to subby and the mod who greenlit this massive spoiler headline. You basically just announced to everyone that Dexter dies in season 8, jackasses.


We're speculating, nothing more. It's very unlikely that any of us have access to season 8's script, if it even exists yet, so how could we be spoiling anything?
 
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