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

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Jonny Metro said...

I love, love, love, love DEXTER. I don't have the pay channels, though, so I haven't yet seen the latest season...although I will be purchasing it post-haste as soon as the DVD's drop to complete my collection. I've read and written reviews for all of the DEXTER novels, too, but as of yet haven't gotten around to typing them up. Have you read the books yet? They're excellent as well, and it's interesting to see how the fates of the characters differ drastically from the page to the screen. You won't believe what happens to Doakes!


Pax Romano said...

This was a great season, and last night's season finale' left me mouth-a-gape. I still don't know what to make of it all.

Powerful stuff.

Cortez The Killer said...

Jonny-- I have yet to read the books and I need to rectify this immediately. I've heard nothing but good things.

Pax-- I'm still shocked as well. What a gut punching way to end things. The show can literally go in multiple directions.

Jeff Allard said...

Yeah, I'm definitely slapping myself silly for not keeping up with this show. I watched the first few episodes but wasn't hooked enough to keep up with it. Now it's all anyone talks about and I'm bummed that I'm out of the loop. Ah well - maybe I'll jump on next season.

Cortez The Killer said...

Get on the gravy train Jeff. Netflix seasons 1-3, ASAP. Not without some flaws to be sure, but I really think its up your alley.

Emily said...

I have a lot of issues with this season, mostly with how it wastes so much time on minor characters (Laguarda, UGHHHHHHHHH) and didn't give enough psychological profiling to Trinity. That being said, the ending brings it home and Lithgow, Michael C. Hall, and Jennifer Carpenter turned in some of the best work on TV.

I'm planning on writing about it myself tonight and covering a little of season 4 tomorrow for my blog, so I'll stop back when I'm process my thoughts a little more.