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2013-01-14 11:57:43 AM  
Here I was hoping for a revival of Dexters Laboratory, not more masturbatory revenge fantasy bullshiat.
 
2013-01-14 12:07:03 PM  

Thorak: 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.


I kind of agree. My problem is that much like Laguerta, I think that even if Quinn will eventually be put to use, it will be so long after being pointless that his use, or more specifically his inevitable death, will be more annoying than exciting. Had Lundy lived, I would've enjoyed seeing him chase Dexter, but Laguerta stuck around way too long and became unlikable to the point where even though she's innocent, I can't say that I really miss her.
 
2013-01-14 12:15:28 PM  

President Merkin Muffley: Show is over for me.

LaGuerta, while a total coont, did not deserve to die.


LaGuerta was Empress of the coonts. She lied to everyone, used and betrayed everyone, broke all the rules while at the same time expecting everyone to love her because she was such a wonderful person.

I must have replayed the part where Deb shot LaGuerta a dozen times. I just wish Deb had used an elephant gun on Maria's sorry butt; or a chainsaw.

The show's about Deb now. Who knew that Jennifer Carpenter could act?
 
2013-01-14 12:28:21 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: President Merkin Muffley: Show is over for me.

LaGuerta, while a total coont, did not deserve to die.

LaGuerta was Empress of the coonts. She lied to everyone, used and betrayed everyone, broke all the rules while at the same time expecting everyone to love her because she was such a wonderful person.

I must have replayed the part where Deb shot LaGuerta a dozen times. I just wish Deb had used an elephant gun on Maria's sorry butt; or a chainsaw.

The show's about Deb now. Who knew that Jennifer Carpenter could act?


No one. And no one should know that now.
 
2013-01-14 12:37:24 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: 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.


Look I don't care about the book or the novelization or the extended Dexter verse. What matters is the show. And in the show, Dexter had a code. Now everyone that deserves to die gets a free pass while others are getting offed just for passing Dexter off.
 
2013-01-14 12:39:41 PM  

Poorlytoldjoke: "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."

"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"


I don't have time to explain the entire show to you, but a few of these are easy. Clearly you are struggling with the show.

"Ghost dad" as you call him is not real. He is a manifestation of Dexter's mind figuring stuff out. There is no reason to feel the code is infallible either. It was made up by a man. We are watching the son figure out that his dad was merely human after all. (well the rest of us are)

As for the sister. Sometimes she is a good cop and shows good judgement. Other times her judgement is clouded by emotion and feelings. You know, like REAL people. She's not a cartoon super cop. Nor is she simply a pathetic tool of Dexter's. Real life is messy that way.

As for the babysitters boyfriend. . . He was a dramatic device used to create conflict and tension. He did exactly that. In the end he turned out to be a cocky kid who picked on someone out of his league.

Were those things really THAT hard to understand? If so, maybe you need to stick with Nickelodeon.
 
2013-01-14 01:30:36 PM  
jj325: 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.

Michael C. Hall's contract is only through Season 8 and the negotiations for that contract were not pleasant (salary dispute, talk of season 7 being cancelled, etc.) I just don't see him signing up for a 9th season.
 
2013-01-14 01:50:18 PM  

browneye: jj325: 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.

Michael C. Hall's contract is only through Season 8 and the negotiations for that contract were not pleasant (salary dispute, talk of season 7 being cancelled, etc.) I just don't see him signing up for a 9th season.


buckets of money work wonders.
 
2013-01-14 02:19:01 PM  

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.


Oh give it a rest with that shtick of yours.
 
2013-01-14 02:48:12 PM  
Summer is always a good time for jumping the shark.

I still like the show, but really is time for it to come to it's conclusion.
 
2013-01-14 02:50:50 PM  

Mugato: 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.

Oh give it a rest with that shtick of yours.


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2013-01-14 03:10:29 PM  

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.


LMFAO. Really? THAT's your best defense of the show? Please tell me what deep and intricate themes I'm missing. C'mon, it's not complicated. Take the murder-as-righteous schtick from The Saw, mix in some Matrix Revolutions-style messianic nonsense, and add in some Skinemax sex and cop shenanigans to keep it lively. Nothing wrong with dumb entertainment (I farking love me some Cheaters), but don't act as if it's remotely intellectual.

Or are you one of those people that actually thinks lines like "My devil danced with his demon and the fiddler's tune is far from over" are mysterious and brooding?
 
2013-01-14 03:23:33 PM  

FLMountainMan: Take the murder-as-righteous schtick from The Saw, mix in some Matrix Revolutions-style messianic nonsense, and add in some Skinemax sex and cop shenanigans to keep it lively.


you really don't watch the show, do you?

Because it is pretty far from that. Dex never pretends that what he does is RIGHTEOUS. There are no messianic overtones whatsoever. There is rarely any sex, and when there is it is in context. Yeah, you get the occasional strip-club titties but that is just how it is in a strip club and there are few plot lines that actually do more that pass thru.

I am not pretending Dex is the best show on tv, but compared to the piles of drek out there, it is top shelf tv.
 
2013-01-14 03:44:38 PM  
Meh I still watch it. The whole show kind of started to bog down and stall about the time it was decided that Dexter was going to have a nice normal family. Luckily the producers realized that was going nowhere and killed off Dexter's wife and shipped the step kids off to the grandparents showing them a nice lesson on how to act like a mature and responsible adult. I guess he could only afford to leave one kid with a sitter 24/7 while he works/murders people.
 
2013-01-14 04:41:16 PM  

SpectroBoy: Were those things really THAT hard to understand? If so, maybe you need to stick with Nickelodeon.


Are you really so upset about someone not liking Dexter that you're resorting to petty insults? It's a moderately enjoyable but poorly written show. It's not worth getting worked up over.
 
2013-01-15 01:45:56 AM  
I think the show is really about Masuka because he's the only one left who hasn't broken the law as far I can tell. And when he and Yvonne were on screen during the last season I thought I was watching a bizarre version of Chuck.

melaniemoyer.info
 
2013-01-15 02:56:20 AM  

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: I think the show is really about Masuka because he's the only one left who hasn't broken the law as far I can tell. And when he and Yvonne were on screen during the last season I thought I was watching a bizarre version of Chuck.

[melaniemoyer.info image 265x400]


I can't say for sure, but I wouldn't buy a used hard drive off the dude.
 
2013-01-16 12:42:54 AM  
I like the show and I look forward to future episodes. The acting is perfect and the writers are excellent.

Except Michael Hall is gayer than the gayest gay to ever gay a gay though. He has zero chemistry with his supposed "love interests".
 
2013-01-16 08:41:15 AM  
I like the show and I look forward to future episodes. The acting is perfect and the writers are excellent.

Dion Fortune: Except Michael Hall is gayer than the gayest gay to ever gay a gay though. He has zero chemistry with his supposed "love interests".


Don't think he's gay. But....whatever.

And I loved the chemistry he had with Lumen back in season 5. They made a great killin' couple.
 
2013-01-16 11:21:28 AM  

browneye: I like the show and I look forward to future episodes. The acting is perfect and the writers are excellent.

Dion Fortune: Except Michael Hall is gayer than the gayest gay to ever gay a gay though. He has zero chemistry with his supposed "love interests".

Don't think he's gay. But....whatever.

And I loved the chemistry he had with Lumen back in season 5. They made a great killin' couple.


That is because they were screwin' in real life. It broke up his marriage.

at least... that's what i hear.
 
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