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2013-01-13 11:46:35 PM
I'm OK with this.
 
2013-01-14 12:07:14 AM
oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.
 
2013-01-14 12:09:58 AM
That show just got annoying after a while. I think we made it into the second or third season, when he starts doing the NA thing, and it was just idiotic drama sh*t.
 
2013-01-14 12:12:35 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.


You didn't click the link, did you? One of the new shows is all about sex, don't think there's much violence in it at all, except for a slight mangling of history.
 
2013-01-14 12:22:08 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.


So what. Is anyone forcing you, or anyone else for that matter, to watch the show?
 
2013-01-14 12:28:01 AM
I'm okay with this too, but when I said "ohhh damn, I have to choose between "Dexter" and "True Blood" at the same time... before I could finish, he said, "oh great, the cable boxes will be locked out either way."  Though I did get him into last season of "True Blood," which is almost sad since it wasn't great until the last few.... "Dexter" is way too hard to get into late in the game and he didn't have it in him to watch 6 seasons to follow.

"True Blood" is so freaking ridiculous, I could make random crap up when explaining things and it would sometimes make more sense than the actual plots. Yet I love the show. Probably because of the things I would do to Alexander Skarsgaard.

Says the girl with cats named (in order of arrival) Little Jason Voorhees, Godric, and Dexter.

P.S. As killers go, Dexter isn't all that brutal. In fact, he's very quick about it.  I had to get the new cat I named Dexter (hey, he needed a name and arrived around the season finale) fixed and the receptionist at the vet said "ohhh, people name animals that after that killer show" and I said "but he's not really a bad guy, he only kills really bad people if it makes you feel any better."  Oddly, it did.  And I learned a lot of people are naming their animals Dexter.
 
2013-01-14 12:29:58 AM
Also: are they even hinting it may go beyond season 8? I am actually also okay with that, but I am so damned invested in this show at this point, all I want to do is see him and Hannah ride off into the sunset and I don't think that is going to happen.
 
2013-01-14 12:43:59 AM

serpent_sky: Also: are they even hinting it may go beyond season 8? I am actually also okay with that, but I am so damned invested in this show at this point, all I want to do is see him and Hannah ride off into the sunset and I don't think that is going to happen.


I'd relish seeing Hannah on Dexter's table in season 8.
 
2013-01-14 12:58:20 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.


Say what you will, but at least Deb killed like a Real American... with a gun, not some sissy liberal pansy-assed knife.
 
2013-01-14 01:03:01 AM

Bathia_Mapes: serpent_sky: Also: are they even hinting it may go beyond season 8? I am actually also okay with that, but I am so damned invested in this show at this point, all I want to do is see him and Hannah ride off into the sunset and I don't think that is going to happen.

I'd relish seeing Hannah on Dexter's table in season 8.


Not gonna happen - he already couldn't do it once.  She makes him more human than his annoying wife and Lumen did, combined. And I also loved Lumen.
 
2013-01-14 01:06:38 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.

Say what you will, but at least Deb killed like a Real American... with a gun, not some sissy liberal pansy-assed knife.


Also, I don't think Deb intended to do what she did, but she is batshiat crazy in love with her brother so she all but shrugged it off. Though we have no idea what her real reaction will be until the next season.  But she definitely did not intentionally kill in cold blood, at least not the person she killed.
 
2013-01-14 01:08:34 AM

serpent_sky: Bathia_Mapes: serpent_sky: Also: are they even hinting it may go beyond season 8? I am actually also okay with that, but I am so damned invested in this show at this point, all I want to do is see him and Hannah ride off into the sunset and I don't think that is going to happen.

I'd relish seeing Hannah on Dexter's table in season 8.

Not gonna happen - he already couldn't do it once.  She makes him more human than his annoying wife and Lumen did, combined. And I also loved Lumen.


Wouldn't it be great if she came back in season 8? I know a lot of people didn't care for her or season 5, but I liked both.
 
2013-01-14 01:27:14 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Wouldn't it be great if she came back in season 8? I know a lot of people didn't care for her or season 5, but I liked both.


Damn. Yes, it would.  Hannah thinks she knows Dexter so well... Lumen knows him better and he even taught her and watched her kill.  Hanah vs. Lumen? Sweet. And if he rode off into the sunset with either, I'd be happy.  Hell, I'd RATHER Lumen because everything he did on her behalf was 100% justified by the code of the show and Hannah took him off his path and the code.  Damn you for making me want a very unlikely storyline!! (I'm also a writer so I just wrote a whole season in my head that will never happen but would be amazing... at least to me.)
 
2013-01-14 01:35:52 AM

serpent_sky: Bathia_Mapes: Wouldn't it be great if she came back in season 8? I know a lot of people didn't care for her or season 5, but I liked both.

Damn. Yes, it would.  Hannah thinks she knows Dexter so well... Lumen knows him better and he even taught her and watched her kill.  Hanah vs. Lumen? Sweet. And if he rode off into the sunset with either, I'd be happy.  Hell, I'd RATHER Lumen because everything he did on her behalf was 100% justified by the code of the show and Hannah took him off his path and the code.  Damn you for making me want a very unlikely storyline!! (I'm also a writer so I just wrote a whole season in my head that will never happen but would be amazing... at least to me.)


Personally I think Dexter would be much happier with Lumen, plus he wouldn't have to worry about being poisoned by her as he would with Hannah.

And I'd love to hear your storyline.
 
2013-01-14 02:04:28 AM
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2013-01-14 02:08:06 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Personally I think Dexter would be much happier with Lumen, plus he wouldn't have to worry about being poisoned by her as he would with Hannah.

And I'd love to hear your storyline.


I see them going back and forth, Dexter lost, his father advising him to stay away from Hannah and to stay with Lumen, who he entirely protected and loved by the code.  But Lumen will never trust him because she is not a killer.  And Dexter will never trust Hannah because she is. So clearly, Hannah would poison Lumen and Dexter would find the body and  kill Hannah, albeit reluctantly. And at the Santa's workshop, because but he realized he loved Lumen more - because she needed him and was not like him so he could trust her (ignoring she could not trust him).  I think losing Lumen and having to kill, and lose Hannah,  would drive him to kill himself next to Hannah, with Deb discovering the bodies as an end shot   Too depressing, though.  I'd end up crying.
 
2013-01-14 02:11:03 AM

serpent_sky: Bathia_Mapes: Personally I think Dexter would be much happier with Lumen, plus he wouldn't have to worry about being poisoned by her as he would with Hannah.

And I'd love to hear your storyline.

I see them going back and forth, Dexter lost, his father advising him to stay away from Hannah and to stay with Lumen, who he entirely protected and loved by the code.  But Lumen will never trust him because she is not a killer.  And Dexter will never trust Hannah because she is. So clearly, Hannah would poison Lumen and Dexter would find the body and  kill Hannah, albeit reluctantly. And at the Santa's workshop, because but he realized he loved Lumen more - because she needed him and was not like him so he could trust her (ignoring she could not trust him).  I think losing Lumen and having to kill, and lose Hannah,  would drive him to kill himself next to Hannah, with Deb discovering the bodies as an end shot   Too depressing, though.  I'd end up crying.


Mighty interesting storyline.
 
2013-01-14 02:12:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Mighty interesting storyline.


Thank you. I have always fancied myself a writer, so you have no idea how much that means to me. Seriously, thank you. ;)
 
2013-01-14 02:13:55 AM
Mr Bear gave me a Dexter bobblehead for my birthday, it's farking fantastic :)

Just thought I'd share
 
2013-01-14 02:37:05 AM

serpent_sky: Bathia_Mapes: Mighty interesting storyline.

Thank you. I have always fancied myself a writer, so you have no idea how much that means to me. Seriously, thank you. ;)


You're very welcome. :-)
 
2013-01-14 02:52:53 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.


Nice!  "I watch this show enough to know what goes on and also this show is terrible!"  ;)

Well done, sir.


/Finds the show to be .. okay.  But I probably have shiatty taste in entertainment.
 
2013-01-14 04:35:43 AM
Dexter ended a few seasons ago anyway. Dexter was always a horrible unlikable sociopath. Trying to paint him in a sympathetic light is a commentary about what we will accept for entertainment.

Or maybe they will just end it mid se
 
2013-01-14 04:41:24 AM

serpent_sky: Bathia_Mapes: Personally I think Dexter would be much happier with Lumen, plus he wouldn't have to worry about being poisoned by her as he would with Hannah.

And I'd love to hear your storyline.

I see them going back and forth, Dexter lost, his father advising him to stay away from Hannah and to stay with Lumen, who he entirely protected and loved by the code.  But Lumen will never trust him because she is not a killer.  And Dexter will never trust Hannah because she is. So clearly, Hannah would poison Lumen and Dexter would find the body and  kill Hannah, albeit reluctantly. And at the Santa's workshop, because but he realized he loved Lumen more - because she needed him and was not like him so he could trust her (ignoring she could not trust him).  I think losing Lumen and having to kill, and lose Hannah,  would drive him to kill himself next to Hannah, with Deb discovering the bodies as an end shot   Too depressing, though.  I'd end up crying.


Yes, but at what point does Dexter's evil twin, Dr. Manuel, come in and steal Lumen from Dexter? And while Dexter is planning the death of his hispanic (adopted) doppleganger, Ted will finally man up and tell Hannah that he loves her -- until he finds out Barney already tapped that.
 
HBK
2013-01-14 04:52:44 AM
Damnit! I was about to cancel Showtime to replace it with HBO. Now with Dexter and Ray Donovan peeking around the corner, I'm at an impasse.
 
2013-01-14 05:00:46 AM

Doctor Jan Itor: Dexter ended a few seasons ago anyway. Dexter was always a horrible unlikable sociopath. Trying to paint him in a sympathetic light is a commentary about what we will accept for entertainment.

Or maybe they will just end it mid se


I don't think they made him sociopathic enough; for a while it's been a "just your average superhero" show rather than a "just your average serial killer" one. His character is a poorly written video-game avatar: He's fighting a "big bad" so dimension-lessly reprehensible that Dexter's a good guy in spite of the fact that he's murdering a few innocents, because he's ultimately doing the public more good than allowing the big bad to live would. I doubt this is common for "realistic" serial killers. I think it could be interesting if someone else takes a crack at writing about a serial killer protagonist in some time, if all the warts (and insanity) are included.
 
2013-01-14 05:50:10 AM
The show had a good run, it started to peter out after season 4 (excellent finale to that one though). Ideally they'll put it down at the end of season 8 and try to end on at least a mid-note.
 
2013-01-14 06:08:16 AM

HBK: Damnit! I was about to cancel Showtime to replace it with HBO. Now with Dexter and Ray Donovan peeking around the corner, I'm at an impasse.


You really don't know how to use this Internet thing you're connected to, do you?
 
2013-01-14 06:10:13 AM
Show is over for me.

LaGuerta, while a total coont, did not deserve to die. Nearly everyone else actually deserves death and they'll never get it. Dexter, Deb, Hannah, all in the clear. The show has drifted too far from it's philosophical roots.

They should have Dexter jump on a shark and kill it in the season premier.
 
2013-01-14 06:12:02 AM

Disgruntled Goat: HBK: Damnit! I was about to cancel Showtime to replace it with HBO. Now with Dexter and Ray Donovan peeking around the corner, I'm at an impasse.

You really don't know how to use this Internet thing you're connected to, do you?


not everyone enjoys watching TV shows on a smaller screen, especially if they're going to watch it with someone.

but he could also just cancel Showtime until the shows come on.
 
2013-01-14 06:17:05 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Disgruntled Goat: HBK: Damnit! I was about to cancel Showtime to replace it with HBO. Now with Dexter and Ray Donovan peeking around the corner, I'm at an impasse.

You really don't know how to use this Internet thing you're connected to, do you?

not everyone enjoys watching TV shows on a smaller screen, especially if they're going to watch it with someone.

but he could also just cancel Showtime until the shows come on.


I didn't realize that screens magically shrunk when you connected a computer to them instead of a cable box, learn something new ever day.
 
2013-01-14 06:50:30 AM
Well drat, looks like our normal method of switching subscriptions between Showtime in the Fall, and HBO in the Spring (Game of Thrones, True Blood), will no longer work. I will be forced to subscribe to BOTH. Bastards.
 
2013-01-14 06:58:56 AM
I'd like to see them end the show with Dexter's son killing animals or something. Leave us knowing Dexter's dark passenger was passed on to his kin.
 
2013-01-14 07:28:59 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.



You know what? You're an asshole. I remember once digging in to the various trusts and entities that were listed as donors to Brent Bozell's Media Research Center (the Right's media watchdog). It explained a lot about why the MRC would come up with 500 wrong things a day in media and were so strangely silent about gun violence: a good chunk of their contributors were in the guns and ammo business. I am sure Olin was in there, as well as CCC (makes brass for ammo). It was like a Who's Who of death dealing right wing companies, who were spending a crapton of cash to keep any discussion well away from violence.

In short, go fark yourself. Best part? Forever.
 
2013-01-14 08:08:00 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: oh goodie.
More violence and glorification of the actions of a brutal killer.

They even got Deb to murder someone in cold blood.

lets keep building this culture of violence.



You're right. There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that violence can be portrayed without being pro violence.

Oh wait, that's not true. Nevermind.
 
2013-01-14 08:41:31 AM
Hey,

Let's give the writing team who can't write anything decent in a year 6 months to write something. I'm sure giving them less time will help them not create the plot craters they have.

This show has been horrible for years. This season started to be decent because of Isaac Sirko, and then they killed him midway through. I like how Dad is always screaming about how dexter breaking the code is going to cause his entire world to crumble, and how every time he does it, nothing happens. It's the shows central plot device, but they conveniently throw it aside whenever it would be too difficult to write around.

They keep flirting with Killing as Drug Addiction metaphor, but you never actually see the guy as dangerous or unhinged. This show is mediocre at best.

I hate that I'm a completest, I hate that I am compelled to watch the show no matter how bad it gets. (And it is downright awful, and going to get worse)
 
2013-01-14 09:17:36 AM
I can guess what this season will be about:

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2013-01-14 09:47:12 AM
The show has always been stupid. Really stupid. But for the first few seasons, it was at least entertainingly stupid. It's just a mess now.
 
2013-01-14 09:48:35 AM

FLMountainMan: The show has always been stupid. Really stupid. But for the first few seasons, it was at least entertainingly stupid. It's just a mess now.


THIS.

I knew it was in trouble when my ex started talking it up, I knew they were lowest common denominatoring it then. I quit at 3.
 
2013-01-14 10:04:12 AM

FLMountainMan: The show has always been stupid. Really stupid. But for the first few seasons, it was at least entertainingly stupid. It's just a mess now.


So, you don't understand it.

Got it.
 
2013-01-14 10:19:22 AM

sexorcisst: I'd like to see them end the show with Dexter's son killing animals or something. Leave us knowing Dexter's dark passenger was passed on to his kin.


That was kind of foreshadowed at the end of season 4, when Dexter found him in the bathroom with Rita's body. Though they have never shown the kid to have any signs of, well, anything. He's just there.
 
2013-01-14 10:20:24 AM
serpent_sky: Also: are they even hinting it may go beyond season 8? I am actually also okay with that, but I am so damned invested in this show at this point, all I want to do is see him and Hannah ride off into the sunset and I don't think that is going to happen.

Bathia_Mapes: I'd relish seeing Hannah on Dexter's table in season 8.


Well if it's to kill her then yeah....I'd like to see that too (can't stand the character). But if it's to do what he did the last time Hannah was on his table then definitely no.
 
2013-01-14 10:26:02 AM
Still waiting for the Dexter/Burn Notice crossover (man, Miami is a busy place).

"When you're a spy, you use whatever allies may be available..."
"This 'Micheal Weston', what is he? Does he, too, know my 'dark passenger'?"

/Anybody know of a mash-up?
 
2013-01-14 10:33:01 AM
My guess is that Deb will be killed (or commit suicide) and that she will take the place of Dexter's father, maybe taking on a new code inspired by her.
 
2013-01-14 10:56:28 AM
My guess is this guarantees a Season 9.  They'll run a season starting in June of this year, and then the real final season will start in September of 2014.  So we'll have to wait a full year.
 
2013-01-14 11:00:02 AM

SpectroBoy: FLMountainMan: The show has always been stupid. Really stupid. But for the first few seasons, it was at least entertainingly stupid. It's just a mess now.

So, you don't understand it.

Got it.


Yeah. There's some real Twin Peaks level shiat going on here. Lots to unlock and understand. Like "Hey, why do all the secondary characters stand around and do nothing that has anything to do with the plot of the show". "How did no one on the police force figure out that Brian Moser was related to Dexter, and when Deb did in this huge reveal, why did it take 2 seasons for her to mention it in a throwaway comment".
"why is it that the entire show is based around a code dexter has to keep to avoid disastrous results, and it's beaten home by ghost dad every 5 minutes, but every time he breaks THE CODE nothing comes of it."
"Why did Cop Stereotype #2; Irish, stop suspecting Dexter?" "Is there ever going to be a payoff to Cop Stereotype #2; Irish being a crooked cop, or is this just a nonsequiter to try to give him something to do"
"Do the writers want us to think Deb is a good cop with the mythical "cop instincts", or do they want us to think she's a moron being led around by the nose by her brother, because they can't make up their mind"
"Why did we spend an entire season building up the babysitters boyfriend as someone who was going to want to take revenge on Dexter, just to have him cancel Dexters creditcards and get shot"

Seriously. I get it. I don't understand the show. This is some Twin Peaks level shiat.
 
2013-01-14 11:01:09 AM

President Merkin Muffley: Show is over for me.

LaGuerta, while a total coont, did not deserve to die. Nearly everyone else actually deserves death and they'll never get it. Dexter, Deb, Hannah, all in the clear. The show has drifted too far from it's philosophical roots.

They should have Dexter jump on a shark and kill it in the season premier.


first off - we will never see Hannah again. She is a ghost.

second - LaGuerta, much like Shane on the Walking Dead, lived far too long. Her character should have died first season. The show writers took a character with no real story and dragged her out into a career minded biatch that would destroy anyone that got in her way, consequences be damned, and she was simply a shiatty character. Having Deb shoot her this season was a mercy killing - it is just too bad that Dex is winding down so they can not really fill her slot with a much more interesting character.

third - yeah, the show is getting to ridiculous at this point. Dex is supposed to be a farking serial killer driven by his dark passenger. They have threw that shiat out and tried to make Dex HUMAN - something a sociopathic serial killer will never be. His motivations in the show "that the pretend has become over time real" is a crock. They really screwed up by making Dex sympathetic. They should have made the show a study into how a sociopath thinks - instead they have made a show about a person that likes to kill but doesn't really have to. He no longer a sociopath, he is just a guy and it weakens the character. The best characters on the show should be the supporting cast - Dex should have always been basically a shell.
 
2013-01-14 11:02:41 AM
He doesn't even walk like a normal person. He glides around like a farkin'....lizard on ice.
 
2013-01-14 11:28:34 AM

Poorlytoldjoke: "Why did Cop Stereotype #2; Irish, stop suspecting Dexter?" "Is there ever going to be a payoff to Cop Stereotype #2; Irish being a crooked cop, or is this just a nonsequiter to try to give him something to do"


my explanation would be that Quinn thinks Dexter is just as crooked as he is (Dexter did exhonorate Quinn from the evidence pointing towards him killing Peter Weller) and turns a blind eye to him. That said, I do agree that Quinn was completely pointless this last season. Maybe it'll work up into something next season, but I doubt i. Even if it did add up to something, the writer have been pretty bad at trying to setup a "long game" storyline that makes it really hard to watch and wonder if the slip ups are intentional or adding up to something (i.e. almost the entirety of season 6 that required Dexter to constantly fark up so Deb could eventually catch him)
 
2013-01-14 11:41:46 AM

President Merkin Muffley: Show is over for me.

LaGuerta, while a total coont, did not deserve to die. Nearly everyone else actually deserves death and they'll never get it. Dexter, Deb, Hannah, all in the clear. The show has drifted too far from it's philosophical roots.

They should have Dexter jump on a shark and kill it in the season premier.


Her character was killed off in the first book, plus Doakes is still alive, that is if you'd call his physical condition (badly multilated) living.
 
2013-01-14 11:53:14 AM

FeedTheCollapse: my explanation would be that Quinn thinks Dexter is just as crooked as he is (Dexter did exhonorate Quinn from the evidence pointing towards him killing Peter Weller) and turns a blind eye to him. That said, I do agree that Quinn was completely pointless this last season. Maybe it'll work up into something next season, but I doubt i. Even if it did add up to something, the writer have been pretty bad at trying to setup a "long game" storyline that makes it really hard to watch and wonder if the slip ups are intentional or adding up to something (i.e. almost the entirety of season 6 that required Dexter to constantly fark up so Deb could eventually catch him)


The thing is, they had him set up to be angry at Deb dumping him, and with him not liking Dexter, it would have been easy to write him going after Dex to hurt Deb, especially as they'd already established he was crooked and willing to bend the rules. That was the logical conclusion if they didn't have something planned; it's what both angles led to, and it would have ended with either Dex killing him or him crossing a line and getting kicked off the force, removing him from the show either way. Keeping him around only makes sense if they intend to use him somehow in the future.

Kind of like La Guerta; I hated her, I didn't like that they kept her around, but since Deb's promotion to head of Homicide, she was a decent mentor/antagonist for Deb through that transition, and then they got rid of her. This season redeemed keeping the character around, and while you thought she was an asshole, and totally self-serving, I don't think anybody really expected it to play out the way it did in the end, with Deb. She DIDN'T deserve to die; that's the entire point of that scene. That decision pays off La Guerta's survival. I'm expecting that Quinn's sticking around for the same reason.
 
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