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(Yahoo)   Dexter may get a ninth season because Showtime wants to make sure all of Quinn's loose ends are tied up   (tv.yahoo.com) divider line 24
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2013-01-02 12:08:53 PM
3 votes:
I'd like for Quinn to get his own spin-off show where he does every thing that a cop is definitely not supposed to do, somehow never getting in trouble but also never solving any cases or catching anyone, banging all the female suspects and witnesses and either accidentally or intentionally killing the male ones, constantly misplacing his gun and/or badge, or both, falling asleep during interrogations, in a drunken daze the entire time. And every episode his well meaning partner can say something like "you gotta straighten out man, I can only cover for you so long" but nothing ever happens. Maybe he could somehow cause the death of his partner at the end of every season and just keep getting new ones. It could be called "Worst Detective" and it would have a laugh track.
2013-01-03 12:48:47 AM
2 votes:
Dexter isn't over until this happens:

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2013-01-02 11:57:49 AM
2 votes:
Dexter is getting hard to watch after Breaking Bad. On BB, the writers and producers pay so much attention to detail it's ridiculous wherein only the biggest nerds cant suspend their disbelief. Dexter's writers have gotten really lazy and Dexter isnt as careful and methodical with his kills and it becomes hard to believe that no one is onto the evidence tampering or Dexter's omission of data in his reports. Are there really no set work hours? It seems like Dexter can just come and go to work as he pleases. That grinds me the most. That along with the fact that they had to write the nanny in to free up Dexter. He never spends anytime with Harrison, yet Harrison asks about Hannah. Good season, not great like season 4.
2013-01-02 09:34:30 PM
1 votes:
I was bored whenever Ray Stevenson was off camera.
2013-01-02 09:06:16 PM
1 votes:

TiiiMMMaHHH: ..know how I know none of y'all have ever led a double life?

Dexter is a show about the evolution and awakening of a troubled soul. It's not live-action GTA. Simpletons.


You give the show waaaaay too much credit to suggest it's about anything other than, "How will Dexter get away this time?" It has no deeper themes, meanings, or purpose. The few times the show has attempted to be something more than it is have come across as clumsy and ham-fisted. The idea that the show is some nuanced character study about a troubled man ... you just give it way too much credit.

It's a fine way to pass an evening. Light entertainment. That's about it.
2013-01-02 06:23:55 PM
1 votes:
Evil Mackerel: It would be fun to see a side story of the CIA putting "bad people" in Dexter's path for him to "take care of".

Michael Westen already has that covered.
2013-01-02 06:21:54 PM
1 votes:
ActionJoe: There need to be less sub plots next season. The past couple seasons have had Dexter get involved in so many sub plots for killing people that the story basically become how he deals with life with all these sub plots. It was ok for one season, but now every season is hectic and you would think Dexter would learn to tone things down.

I was concerned about the subplots this season. To its credit, i think the show juggled the subplots rather well... until the Sirko plot ended. The last 3 episodes or so just felt out of place now that a very (unintentinally?) dominating storyline ended.

Girl On Couch: I was distracted by just how laughably bad Quinn's role, decisions, plot lines (whatever you want to call it) morphed into this season.

FeedTheCollapse: Quinn was easily the worst part of this past season. I think he may play a role next season as he used to suspect Dexter and I'm betting Laguerta's death may cause him to re-evaluate those suspicions, but this season felt like they really didn't know what to do with Quinn.


Quinn was so bad this season, that I was really looking forward to him being killed by the Koshka Brotherhood or someone, but no such luck.

Besides the actor doesn't look healthy at all - dude really needs to eat a sammich.
2013-01-02 04:04:36 PM
1 votes:
It needs to end with Dexter finding out that all of the cops are doing the same thing he is, but for other types of crimes. Masuka is raping rapists, Quinn is stealing from burglars, and Batista is pissing in the food of restaurant owners who get away with health violations. There would be a big scene where they all end up walking into the same house at the same time to kill/rape/rob/crap-onto-the-sushi of a guy who stole the purse of his secretary, after having sex with her dead body, which had choked on a cockroach, that he had put in her salad. They could all look at each other, have a big "You too? Me too!" moment, and realize the music was actually coming from inside the frakking ship!
2013-01-02 03:32:02 PM
1 votes:
Oh yeah,

5) Deb is in love with Dexter? What the fark is this shiat?
2013-01-02 02:18:18 PM
1 votes:
season 4 was the best. John Lithgow plays batshiat insane really well.
2013-01-02 02:09:58 PM
1 votes:
I personally hope in the middle of this next (final) season, Dexter comes forth with the truth about everything, and the rest of the season shows the utter shock and disbelief of the department and those who were close to Dexter. I think it would be freaking epic.
2013-01-02 01:45:16 PM
1 votes:
Here is how it should end. Dexter holding Harrison goes into a liquor store to buy some wine. A robber comes in and holds up the liquor store and locks the front door. Something goes wrong and the clerk and Dexter get killed and the robber flees out the back. Harrison sits crying in a pool of his fathers blood for hours until someone notices blood seeping from the front door of the locked liquor store and calls the cops. Cops come in and see Harrison pick him up and call Debra Morigan to the scene. Dexter's death is in all the papers and they all say the how he was a pilar of the community, a good guy, good father. Debra raises Harrison and it ends with a flash forward twenty years to Harrison graduating from the police academy with Debra in the audience watching him graduate.
2013-01-02 01:41:51 PM
1 votes:
Vash The Stampede:   I still enjoy Dexter a lot. Season 6 was a low point but I thought Season 7 was better. That being said, they need to end it before they ruin it.

MCH has been eager to move on to other projects and there were apparently some intense negotiations required to get him to commit to Season 7 and 8, with one of the stipulations being that 8 would be the last season for sure. This article does nothing to suggest that Season 8 will not be last either, only pointing out that Season 7 had the highest ratings yet. There's no new developments to speak of, just a lazy writer speculating about a topic that has been debated for years (should a popular show go out on top or stick around until nobody cares anymore?)


Season 8 should be the last.  It should deal with the fallout of Deb becoming a murderer and the void that Laguerta's death leaves at Miami Metro.  It should also further deal with Dexter's realization that he's become "human", i.e. loving his son, caring more about the victims of the murderers he kills, his life being "real" to him now, falling in love, etc. and the impact that all of this is having on his killing impulse.

Also Michael C Hall wants and should move on.  He's been in two long-running series back-to-back:  Six Feet Under (4 years) and Dexter (soon to be 8 years).  That's twelve years.  He was thirty years old when he started Six Feet Under and he'll be forty-two when the 8th season of Dexter ends.  Time to move on.
2013-01-02 01:31:02 PM
1 votes:
God that show sucks now.
2013-01-02 01:15:36 PM
1 votes:
The problem with Dexter is it has nudity, but it is always background nudity, some low class stripper with implants dancing in the background as scenery. What it really needs is some Game of Thrones style on camera semi main cast nudity, then it would be baller.
2013-01-02 01:11:09 PM
1 votes:
Dexter was great when he was hunting, killing, or masking because he remained a psychopath who was the protagonist only as long as he killed villains, because his intention was not to be a vigilante but sate a lust without being hunted himself. Gradually, he has garnered a life and therefore reasons which have spiraled out of control but are still grounded in something intelligible to the rest of us which is not losing his family. The kills this season are not motivated by anything somewhat grotesque but rather revenge, family, love, self-defense, and self-preservation. Dexter no longer has to make himself appear to be concerned about the welfare of others because he actually is. As well, the code has gone from choosing targets to avoid investigation to a concern over innocence for the sake of innocence.

Season eight needs to be something of a reboot, following the same story arc from season seven but cutting the fatherly, brotherly, vigilante Dexter out. Season seven was dramatically better than the last two, however, so still looking forward to the next, which is why the next will probably have lower quality, anyway.
2013-01-02 12:27:46 PM
1 votes:
This season was definitely better than the last two, but dear lord does it need to end. There just isn't a reasonable explanation- even within the show's own rules- for why Dexter hasn't been put in jail at least once. It's textbook lazy writing. It's sort of like HIMYM for me in that I've invested too much time to stop watching altogether, but it's a shadow of what it used to be*.

*With the exception of Ray and Yvonne from this year- great actors and great characters that the writers ultimately stumbled with.
2013-01-02 12:24:02 PM
1 votes:
I still enjoy Dexter a lot. Season 6 was a low point but I thought Season 7 was better. That being said, they need to end it before they ruin it.

MCH has been eager to move on to other projects and there were apparently some intense negotiations required to get him to commit to Season 7 and 8, with one of the stipulations being that 8 would be the last season for sure. This article does nothing to suggest that Season 8 will not be last either, only pointing out that Season 7 had the highest ratings yet. There's no new developments to speak of, just a lazy writer speculating about a topic that has been debated for years (should a popular show go out on top or stick around until nobody cares anymore?)

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2013-01-02 12:06:02 PM
1 votes:
I love me some Dexter as much as the next person: But for the love of GOD it can't continue past the 8th season - it shouldn't have gotten two more, but I digress.

It's just stretched into so much farce - Dexter having conversations about his activities visiting inmates in jail - the numerous times he's made calls from his cell phone without regard to who he's calling, etc. The acting is great, and I have MAD love for MCH - but the story telling is getting so sloppy it's just not fun to watch any more.

Dexter - please see Sopranos - it's OK to end at the top - for reals.
2013-01-02 11:50:33 AM
1 votes:
Please just let it die. Season seven was painful to get through. It had moments of greatness, but even the occasional speck of light couldn't counter the mass of dreary blah that made up the season, and it is obvious that the writers are struggling to keep moving the story forward. The large number of flashbacks fillers in the last few episodes were a clear testament of this. Time to end it all.
2013-01-02 11:50:00 AM
1 votes:
The only way I will watch Season 9 is if 1. more hot female nudity 2. more Deb nudity.

Or if I have to, you know, watch it for work.
2013-01-02 11:49:06 AM
1 votes:

Some Bass Playing Guy: Once you've jumped the shark, further shark jumping probably won't hurt.


Sadly, I think Dexter is in a worse situation than they would be if they had jumped the shark - they're in a steady decline with no clear, teachable moment to point to where it began. I only hope they have the decency to end it before it becomes unwatchable rubbish. But if it's making them money, they'll provbably keep making it long after it becomes utter garbage - just look at Weeds
2013-01-02 11:47:03 AM
1 votes:

Evil Mackerel: It would be fun to see a side story of the CIA putting "bad people" in Dexter's path for him to "take care of".


"I was on a bus and it was the middle of the night. And I had a box of crackers and a can of Easy Cheese. But it was the middle of the night, so I could not see. I could not see how much Easy Cheese I was applying to each cracker. So each bite into the cracker was a surprise as to how much Easy Cheese I had applied. Which makes me believe they should have a glow in the dark version of Easy Cheese. It's not like the product has any integrity to begin with. If you buy a room temperature cheese that you squeeze out of a can, you probably won't get mad if it glows in the dark too." - Mitch Hedberg
2013-01-02 11:42:24 AM
1 votes:
It would be fun to see a side story of the CIA putting "bad people" in Dexter's path for him to "take care of".
 
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