Monday, December 14, 2009
Simply put, Dexter is the best show on television and if you missed out on this past season, you should be slapping yourself silly. Of course, it will get a DVD release sometime in the near future and I'm sure you can find episodes on the webernets (if you can and do, see them ASAP.
I'm not going to give a blow by blow recap of the show season by season but what I will say is that its one of the best written shows that I've seen in quite some time. Generally speaking, I don't watch a whole lot of TV. By and large, it is completely mindless and as is the case, quantity far exceeds quality. Ok, ok. Who doesn't like mindless stuff every now and then? Steven Seagal Law Man. Anyone?
Anyways, sometimes a show or series comes along that demands your attention. Dexter is definitely on the short list.
Superbly written and acted, its held my attention for 4 seasons and after last night's episode, it shows no signs of slowing down. Honestly, I have not been this hooked on a TV series since The X-Files entranced me years ago.
This past season was by far the best yet. Every weekend you felt that things could go off the rails at any moment. Dexter met with what could possibly be his ultimate match in the form of one Arthur Miller (played so maniacally and fiendishly well by John Lithgow). The season saw unparalleled levels of anxiety, tension and ultimately, heartbreak. Never have I watched a show that has captivated me this much week in and week out.
I won't spoil any of the details of this past season for those who are anxiously awaiting the DVD release or the NetFlix queue, let's promptly move this to position #1 with a click of a button action.
For those of you who watched this season, what did you think?
Cortez The Killer