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on: September 08, 2008, 11:41:59 PM

I watched the whole season one. It was awesome. I didn't have Showtime so I watched it on Netflix, and I just ordered Season 2.

Did yall like it? Does it stay good? Try to keep the spoilers to a minimum please on anything past S1.

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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 03:52:27 AM

Dexter's good stuff. I don't think S2 is quite as good as S1 but it's not far off. Seemed to lose it's way a bit but ended in good form. It seems to have more of a polarising effect depending on how you react to one character in particular.

Definitely worth watching.
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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:40:40 AM



Erik King made Season 2 great.

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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 11:11:31 AM

Season 3 Episode 1 is out. It was "Pre-released" much like Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2.

So far, it's great. They're taking a slightly new direction with Dexter.
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Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 11:33:45 AM

It stays great, but gets a little less believable. But since it's TV, who gives a shit. I have a major hard-on for Michael C. Hall, though, so I'm biased.

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Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 11:36:30 AM

So far, it's great. They're taking a slightly new direction with Dexter.

Kind of expected with the way that Season 2 turned out.

I liked Season 2, but character motivations just seemed off at points.  The amount of Deus Ex Machina was also somewhat absurd.    Still, it was entertaining and managed to continue growing Dexter as a character.

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Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 08:26:35 AM

Dexter is a very cool character. Not often you can like a mass murderer, but they pull it off with some pretty good writing.

Semi spoiler, skip to 'Overall' if you haven't seen season 2.


I started getting sick of Rita (though she is a fine little thing) and was glad the British Skank showed up for a bit. It didn't quite seem to fit with how Dexter described himself as a non-sexual being though.



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Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 08:57:10 AM

If you do not understand why Dexter would fuck the Brit, your penis must be broken.

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Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 09:25:32 AM

If you do not understand why Dexter would fuck the Brit, your penis must be broken.



Did I say anything about not understanding it? Yeah, she's hot as fuck. Just didn't fit with the way he explained himself throughout the series.

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Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 09:27:03 AM

He has some mental issues, he is not in a coma.

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Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 09:30:22 AM

He thought of fucking Rita as like a chore.

I can think of a lot of things I could describe fucking Rita as, a chore wouldn't be anywhere near that list. ;)

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Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 09:37:32 AM

Dexter comes on to Rita in the very first episode of the show after seeing the first Ice Truck killer victim.  In heightened emotional states, he seems to have normal urges just like anyone else.  The shown sexual interactions with Lila seem support this.

He just doesn't understand the whole Miami date scene and people looking for casual sexual relationships or just relationships period.   His connections to Rita and Lila don't come from a desire to date or have sex, they come from a desire to be seen as normal.

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Reply #12 on: September 10, 2008, 11:12:24 AM

True, but he saw his relationship with Rita as ideal because she's too broken to fuck. He could seem "normal" without the obligations of actually participating in the sticky parts. He cares about Rita (and her kids), but almost deifies her.

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Reply #13 on: September 10, 2008, 02:46:40 PM

Thanks lily, I was having troubles remembering all the details.

I'd say there is some accuracy to what Rasix is saying as well. But his sex problems are a lot bigger than 'not understanding the miami fuck scene'. When he came on to her in that first episode, IIRC, he knew it wasn't going to go all the way.

Either way, he's a damn interesting character.

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Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 06:04:03 AM

I don't think Dexter's asexual, he's just afraid (?) that 'the monster' will show through in intimate environments because he doesn't know how to fake it. With Rita this matters, because she's basically a normal, moral person whereas Lila is amoral.
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Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 08:42:07 AM

Dexter is hands down my favorite show airing on any channel. Now that I know the first episode of Season 3 is out On Demand I'll watch it. When does the series start up again "for real"?

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Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008, 01:54:45 PM

Finished season 2 last night.  Thoughts tainted with massive spoilers ahead.

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Reply #17 on: September 21, 2008, 05:27:39 PM

Dexter is hands down my favorite show airing on any channel. Now that I know the first episode of Season 3 is out On Demand I'll watch it. When does the series start up again "for real"?

Same here, the best show out now. Season 3 is starting 29th September if I remember correctly. Pre-Air of S03E01 was great, I like the new direction its taking.

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Reply #18 on: September 28, 2008, 09:18:42 PM

Season premier was MEH. What the fuck happened to his shaggin' wagon (minivan)?

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Reply #19 on: September 29, 2008, 08:52:03 AM

Season premier was MEH. What the fuck happened to his shaggin' wagon (minivan)?

He gave it away in the second to last epsiode of the second series.

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Reply #20 on: September 29, 2008, 08:32:39 PM

Ah, I must have missed it :(

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Reply #21 on: September 30, 2008, 07:23:54 AM

I liked the first episode, especially towards the end.  Jimmy Smits with that mustache looks like my Uncle Monfredo when he was young and trying to look dashing for the ladies.  I also like that Dexter is less naive (if you can put that label on a serial killer) and beginning to become darker.

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Reply #22 on: September 30, 2008, 12:41:28 PM

Season premier was MEH. What the fuck happened to his shaggin' wagon (minivan)?

He gave it away in the second to last epsiode of the second series.

Eh, he gave it away to Rita.  You see him getting out of it at work. 

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Reply #23 on: October 03, 2008, 12:24:06 PM

I finished season two as well. It was good, but the resolution was ridiculous. The character development was very good, though. I could have done without the whole Paris thing though. That seemed completely tossed together at the end so that the viewer wouldn't be wondering about it.

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Reply #24 on: October 12, 2008, 09:47:31 PM

Season three is turning this show into a whole bunch of cheese  Heartbreak
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Reply #25 on: October 13, 2008, 02:39:28 AM

Season 3 is really bad so far. I'm beginning to think last season would have been more interesting with him caught and cuffed. He's going to track down another serial killer.  Whoopee friggin' doo.

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Reply #26 on: October 13, 2008, 09:10:15 AM

Yeah but it'll be a twist which most likely means it was one of the remaining Prado boys.

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Reply #27 on: October 13, 2008, 04:51:32 PM

Missed last nights episode, wasn't in a tving mood.

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Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 02:53:45 PM

Anyone else sick of Miguel?

A lot of family issues happening too...If I wanted family issues, I'd walk upstairs and punch my wife in tits.

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Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 03:35:51 PM

JIMMY SMITS IS FREAKING ME OUT MAN.

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Reply #30 on: October 21, 2008, 03:51:35 PM

Just wait until Smits finds out Dexter's a serial killer, then the series will spice up!   DRILLING AND MANLINESS DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #31 on: October 21, 2008, 05:04:18 PM

This season is still all kinds of terrible.  Next episode seems to be the standard "OHH HEY, WHERE'S DEXTER" bit, while Dexter's out killing someone.  Hell.

If it weren't for the awesome Californication, I would have dropped Showtime by now.

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Reply #32 on: October 24, 2008, 03:51:48 AM

wHaT Is hApPenINg wiTh THis sERiEs? swamp poop

Smits is awesome though. Just the right kind of borderline crazy.

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Reply #33 on: October 24, 2008, 07:46:36 AM

I like Smits, too.  The show is making me wonder just how twisted he really is.  Something bizarro is going to happen with him.

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Reply #34 on: October 24, 2008, 01:32:27 PM

What if Smits is the dude peeling flesh. DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!
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