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‘Renewed!! Recharged!! Refocused!!’ DEXTER Promo!!

Published at: June 17, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

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  • June 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by CCon99

    I wish this was a summer series!

  • June 17, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Awesome! What's The song?

    by DJTripp

  • June 17, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    meh, last season was bad

    by Nick

  • June 17, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Basically, "Hey, we know last season sucked..."

    by SpiderHarshaw

    "Sorry about that." I have no idea why I've continued to watch Dexter. The first and fourth seasons were the only ones worth catching. Fifth was awful, and hit the reset button in the finale which nullified any impact it might have accidentally had along the way. Just a total waste. I'm going to check out the first episode of season six, but if it's not the best episode of Dexter of all time, I'm done.

  • June 17, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, yay.

    by blackwood

    Despite the series constantly shitting the bed with final episodes since the third season (with the one notable exception being the Rita Moment, and even then the entire episode up until that point was the same consequence-less reset it always was), and despite every season starting with the third (and the third being the worst offender) losing some of the sharpness, the tension that came from Dexter genuinely having to outsmart everyone, not just be incredibly lucky... I'm still in for more. But he needs to get caught this season, and it needs to wrap up. 3rd was the worst season, 4th saved by the incredible performance of Lithgow, 5th was half great and hugely buoyed by Stiles. But nothing since has been as good as seasons 1 and 2. They have been floundering. It's still good, but once was great. I want 6 to knock it out by paying off everything the series has set up and/or ignored for convenience. They can do it. I have faith. I just want them to say, "Okay guys, good run. Now, let's make it all count."

  • June 17, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Dexter is amazing, so its worst episodes still kick ass

    by vicmackey1268

    Season 3 wasn't the greatest for Dexter...in fact, it was kind of boring...but Season 2 was unique and made us all feel for Rita and at the same time want to slap Dexter for being an idiot. Season 4 was amazing...no it wasn't "saved" by Lithgow's performance...that's like saying Dark Knight sucked, except for Heath Ledger...no, season 4 was fantastic acting and storytelling, all resulting in the best final moments of a season I've seen. Season 5 was good...idk why there's so much hate for Julia Stiles, she was just fine. If it weren't for seeing her cry in "10 things I hate about you" and a few other romantic comedies I would have completely believed her. Besides, the scene where Dexter buys her a pair of matching gloves was not only heartfelt but an incredible moment for both characters...her leaving at the end only furthering the void in life. Season 6 will be just fine...Debra is contracted through the season so we know she's not gonna get killed, which means at some point she has to find out...Quinn can be a very good ally finally after hating him so much so far, etc. The only 2 lowpoints in the series have been the overall drama of season 3 and the lackluster season finale of 5...but ignoring those its a show who's best episodes trump any other program and who's worst episodes beat anything channels 2/5/7/9/12/31/42/49/50/and mostly 58 offer

  • June 17, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    58.

    by vicmackey1268

    had The Shield and Damages. Season 1 of Justified had such slow storytelling that half of the time i was forcing myself to like it just cuz everyone else does....Season 2 was better towards the end but still, nothing on FX beats the show that had Michael Chiklis going head to head with Forest Whittaker.

  • June 17, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Dexter is consistently one of the best shows on tv...

    by Carl's hat

    and anyone who does not agree does not know television.

  • June 17, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Vic

    by Scott

    The Shield was amazing, one of the first shows I really got hooked on and had to show all my friends. Vic's probably my favorite all-time anti-hero, and the rest of the regulars fit their roles so well. Walton Goggins never got the respect he deserved from an awards standpoint. Their long-arc guest stars were all handled extremely well, with Forrest Whitaker being my personal favorite. I wish Glenn Close would've stuck around another season (instead of Billings being capt.), and Anthony Anderson stepped out of the comedic stuff and really surprised me with his performance

  • June 17, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Last season was shockingly bad.

    by Sloopjohnb

    They followed up one of the best season finales in television history with one of the worst. Go figure.

  • June 17, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    @carl's hat

    by MapMan

    I would agree with your statement if Dexter was the only TV show there ever was. Perhaps it is the only TV show you have ever seen? But as for being "consistently one of the best shows on TV", I beg to differ. Off the top of my head I can name a few shows that are consistently good: The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Shield, etc.

  • June 17, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Needs a game changer

    by MaxCalifornia.

    I've actually dropped Showtime from my cable lineup (not as some sort of snub, its for financial reasons!), so I won't be watching it 'live'. If I hear that this new season is basically Dexter almost getting caught by Hanks/Olmos/er...Def but then managing to get away clean with no consequences YET AGAIN, then I won't even bother with the DVDs. I'm glad people have been mentioning The Shield, because that's a show that knew how to keep the momentum going from season to season. Other than the one-time finale shocker of Rita getting killed, they pretty much just press the reset button each year. Shit needs to HAPPEN here!

  • June 17, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    As for season 6.

    by MapMan

    I will tune in but they need to improve things considerably to get back in my good graces. Dexter has been lame from season 3 onward. Even season 4 with Lithgow wasn't up to the heights seasons 1 and 2 reached. The show has become lazy and afraid to take chances.

  • June 17, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Standards

    by Peter David

    I don't know whether it's that I have low standards or some of you have incredibly high ones, but I've loved every season of Dexter. Each has different weaknesses and different strengths, but it remains must-see, appointment television for me. Now if you want to see indisputably bad "Dexter," I'd suggest reading the third novel, "Dexter in the Dark." THAT was hands-down, no two ways about it terrible. PAD

  • June 17, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    EJO means I'll give it a chance, but...

    by PotSmokinAlien

    This show's still got a shit ton of work to do to get back in my good graces. Season 5's plotting was embarrassingly sloppy and incomplete, and Julia Stiles wasted the best opportunity she's ever had as an actress. She neutered a role that basically required outstanding talent to be at all believable. Many of the lines she had were written for a certain type of highly emotional delivery---- and she copped out every single time, leaving the viewer's mind free to wander over and start investigating the holes in the plot, rather than the plot itself... But I'll say this for the series as a whole: it's the only piece of televised entertainment I can think of that successfully engages the viewer in a dialogue about what it means to be an outsider. And that's what's kept me coming back, not the violence or the badassery-- up until season 5 it gave me a lot to think about, even when it didn't come together all that great (season 3, I'm lookin' at you). So get those heads back in the game, creators! Another season like the last one will force me to find better shit to do with my time.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Dexter, Justified, and Game of Thrones are only must watch shows on TV now

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Everything else is take it or leave it. I guess Modern Family is pretty consistent.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    mapman

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Great minds share good graces, apparently.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Not necessarily 'high standards', Mr. David.

    by blackwood

    I just feel the show has never been able to capture the lightning of it's first two seasons, and has increasingly leaned on contrivances, wild-wacky coincidence and the remarkable stupidity of everyone else instead of the cleverness of Dexter. Like I said, I'm still in. I want to see where they take it -- mostly, I want to see IF they take it somewhere. Last few seasons have felt a bit like wheel-spinning procedural.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Needs MAJOR changes.

    by Mooly

    I was a massive Dexter fan but the show has been going downhill fast for the past couple seasons. Season 1 and 2 were very much about Dexter the monster trying to blend in. Dexter the serial killer. HIs charm and likability were part of his act since he is a psychopath. But since then the show really wants Dexter to be genuinely likable, which only weakens the show. Now he is a proud father who loves and cares for his children? Okay, I guess they have always been trying to say he wasn't born than way, he was made that way so perhaps he can be saved. Well, if that is what the show is trying to say, why haven't they spend one single second moving in that direction? Why do they keep making each season about Dexter looking for someone to help him blend in despite his life changing? Last Season was pretty much pointless as it was connected to nothing and ended with no change or consequences. Things needs a massive shake up. Deb or someone else needs to learn Dexter's secret. Or Dexter needs to be caught and then try surviving in a world where everyone is after him. SOMETHING! There is no point continuing the show if each season is just going to be the same as the last.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Unique concept and Hall's performance lift the show regularly

    by jmac4ever

    Although I wouldn't say that Dexter is, overall, the best show on television when you compare it to, say, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Sopranos, The Shield, The Wire, etc., I will say that it belongs in the top ten simply because the basic premise is unique enough and Hall's performance is captivating no matter what the show is trying to do. What's unfortunate about Dexter as a show is that it feels like the writers feel like they have to simplify the supporting characters to make Dexter seem more complex then he already is. To make matters worse, they often shoot and write the show as if it's a CBS procedural, just one that they can say "fuck" on. This brings a very bland, "formula" feel to a show that should never feel that way. The last thing you want to do with a show that has a serial killer as its main character is make it "formula". It's a concept that begs you to break formula on a regular basis. That said, Dexter has broken his own code on at least three different occasions with no consequences at all. That's formula. Every season, they have a "big bad". Every season, the "big bad" is killed. Formula. Also, while the actual number of "serial killers" in Miami on the show hasn't been as high as people like to assume (the ITK CAME to Miami because of Dexter, Lilah wasn't really a serial killer, Miguel was "created" BECAUSE of Dexter, the Carver wasn't really a serial killer per se), there's still a disproportionate amount of serial killers in the Miami area. Too disproportionate to be real. Formula. Already, of the new (i.e., "guest") cast announced for season 6, we can already assume that at least one of these new characters is going to hunt Dexter and one of them is going to be a killer themselves. Formula. Having said ALL THAT, the base concept of the show means that they can always take NEW chances such as when they basically made Dexter the villain of season 2, gave Dexter a son, killed Rita, and let someone get away knowing Dexter's secret. In that way, the show is almost more unpredictable then say a show like Sons of Anarchy where you know something is going to shock you all the time in that, the formula makes the shocks more shocking. However, unlike SOA, the supporting characters and "look" of the show keep it from seeming as realistic as that show or others. Yet, Hall's work on the show is ALWAYS top notch. There's never been a point in the last five years where I ever felt like he was phoning it in, EVER. He handles every plotline with depth and thought and makes the show worth watching even when the rest of the production feels like "CSI: Through the Looking Glass". Compelling concept+captivating lead actor=a better show then most... just not quite as good as the upper echelon we often think of. Still, Hall should have gotten an Emmy for last year's season premiere ALONE. Hopefully, this season will go down an unexpected path and give him some different tools to work with... so to speak.

  • June 17, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    season 5

    by JaredP

    was the worst season of the show. i have hope the new season is much better

  • June 17, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Last season was terrible, because it was so badly plotted

    by V'Shael

    They introduce the fact that Trinity's son still recognises Kyle Butler, but go nowhere with it. I see this teaser trailer as saying "Please forgive us for last season. We're going back to how it used to be."

  • June 17, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    They blew it last year...

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    when they didn't let his sister discover the truth. Because of that, the show is on the verge of becoming more satirical than before.

  • June 17, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Deb finding out would have been the defining moment of S5

    by pikazerox

    But they pussed out, so the season amounted to nothing at all. A complete waste of time, and Julia "manly buttface" Styles was awful.

  • June 17, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Re: Deb finding out

    by jmac4ever

    I don't think they skipped out on Deb finding out because they were afraid to. I think they wanted to deal with it full on and didn't want to end the season on that note because they wanted to focus more on Stiles' character leaving. They couldn't deal with that and Deb finding out in the last ten minutes. From the interviews I read after last season was over, they seemed intent on letting that be the LAST time that Deb "almost" catches Dexter meaning that, the next time she comes close, she'll catch him full on. Of course, they could be full of shit, but it seems like, if they're going to do that, they would do it either at the beginning of a season or at least well before said season is over so they could deal with it full on. As a cliffhanger, it's almost too obvious at this point. It would be more shocking if it happened in a season premiere.

  • June 17, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Season 5 ruled

    by NADO

    The ending was heart wrenching, profound, and brilliant. The closest Dexter will ever come to humanity yet it slips through his finger and he coldly recognize that he can't do anything about it. He doesn't beg for Lumen to stay, he will carry her darkness for her. It is morbidly romantic and tragic. Those who can't see the genius of this scene, and it seems to be most of you, are complete morons. And it wouldn't have this impact without the arc of the whole season.

  • June 17, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I think Deb does know..

    by Carl's hat

    ..thereby making moot so many posts here. And regarding accusations that Dexter is formulaic-tell me a show that isn't. I mean really, that's the best some of you can do?

  • June 17, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    The Shield

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    every season just piled on the pressure. The last season was almost unbearable, I was so invested in the Strike Team. Especially Ronnie, I would always root for him. <P> Easy to forget, but this show was often nothing short of hilarious. I'm thinking of Cletus Van Damme and Ronnie's hooker smalltalk.

  • June 17, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Reboot!

    by Epsilon

    Yeah, so last season sucked, but even though the quality was bad, it at least accomplished the task of rebooting Dexter. No more wife, no more stepkids. Combine that with the time jump and this should be a lot more like the early seasons. Hopefully 6 will be true to form, as the even numbered seasons (2, 4) have so far been the best.

  • June 17, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Deb will find out

    by jmac4ever

    Finally found the interview from last year. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40648485/ns/today-entertainment/

  • June 17, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Loved last season...

    by SQUIDDLY

    Dont understand the hate. As mentioned above by others even the "worst" episodes are better than most TV out there. I love how every season has a different focus. Hope this show runs for a few more seasons.

  • June 17, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Although I miss Doakes

    by SQUIDDLY

  • June 17, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Shield Pressure

    by vicmackey1268

    @smeyer too btw.. Agree completely about Walton, he was the reason I watched Justified. Every single episode of that show was just layers and layers of "no way can he get away with this" and yet he does...I thought the ending was amazing...by the end of the final season I ended up FINALLY hating Vic Mackey, something we all should've done from day 1 but couldn't cuz he'd just have that charisma. Finally...season 5 of Dexter did not suck...coming from 4 they had to raise the bar and they didn't, they stuck with good tv instead of the outstanding stuff we had gotten used to....season 5 was just fine, as long as you remember 4 is in the past, its over, trinity will never happen again. Lastly....Game of Thrones is also one of the best shows on TV, I would argue the best show on HBO. Entourage sucked hardcore last season and has grown considerably weaker since its phenominal season 2. Boardwalk Empire i really think blew it by focusing on a go-nowhere FBI agent and that damn kid I don't give a crap about. When you hope for a main character to die it's not a good show anymore 1) Dexter, 2) Parenthood, 3) Game of Thrones, 4) Damages, 5) Justified (of shows currently on)....shows that have been cancelled/ended tho 1)The Shield, 2)Sopranos, 3) The Unit, 4) LOST, 5) ER

  • June 17, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    @nado

    by vicmackey1268

    you prolly thought i was gonna pick apart ur comment like most losers do on here...nope Lumen leaving was not only necessary but integral to the growth of Dexter's character. It's almost as if he was done being a psycho and his "love" for her jumpstarted his real love for his life...I thought his breakdown was one of the best parts of the show and their chemistry together was great, even if when they have sex I really missed Rita still. Him not dealing with Rita's funeral is shown in his emotions FINALLY after losing Lumen...I thought it was great.

  • June 17, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    What's really lost in this article

    by tbransonlives

    Herc watches hours of people whispering and playing pool.

  • June 17, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Seasons 1 and 2 were terrific

    by The Mothman

    Well paced and, in my opinion, psychologically very smart, especially when Dexter comes close to giving himself in. I tuned out halfway through S3 and haven't gone back, despite people telling me Lithgow helped put things back on course. Should I catch up?

  • June 17, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Mothman

    by thound3

    Lithgow's arc was the stone cold shizznit. Last season? Errr, ahhh, mmmmm, not quite.

  • June 18, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ that was fucking creepy

    by Rex Carsalot

    I'm not usually bothered by much, but those eyes just freaked me the fuck out.

  • June 18, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Nothing makes me happier than knowing

    by FrodoFraggins

    that Showtime recognized that last years showrunner shit the bed. I have complete faith that the show can return to form next season. It is the only show on TV now that I literally can't wait for.

  • June 18, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    even though it sucks, it's actually good when compared to most TV

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Those of you making this argument, please think about your rationale for a minute. Do you really enjoy the passive non-act of watching television so much that you'll grade on a curve to decide what to watch? Your reasoning begins with an assumption that you MUST watch television, and skips along quickly from that given to an acceptance of what amounts to sifting through garbage to find the least rotten scraps to eat. Ignorant in this line of thinking is the fact that YOU'RE STILL EATING GARBAGE. (said in Norm MacDonald voice) Demand more of the world you live in, and you will find this accompanying residual: you'll start to respect more things about yourself...

  • June 18, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I used to love Dexter

    by John-Locke

    I got about halfway through the second episode of season 5 when I realised I just didn't care any more about any of these characters.

  • June 18, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    nado

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Will you post some more Goth poetry for us to enjoy? Bonus points if you use any of the following nouns as metaphors for the human soul: Dungeon Candle Moor Sarcophagus Cat o' Nine Tails Damaged "The Crow: City of Angels" DVD

  • June 18, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    This show needs another Doakes

    by DirkD13"

    Without a great opponent like that, Dexter has a lot less tension. I thought that Quinn was going to head that way but as he was fucking Deb he stopped. Doakes was the fucking man we loved to hate, even though he was the good guy at the end of the day.

  • June 18, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Doakes FTW (spoiler)

    by PotSmokinAlien

    I highly doubt it, since this kind of tight-as-hell plotting seems to have died along with Doakes in s2, but who knows-- maybe they threw Trinity's kid into s5 because he's gonna be the new Doakes?

  • June 18, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Fantastic series

    by AsimovLives

    I started quite skeptical about this one, but man, was i won over. And the 4th series is the best,thanks in part to John Lithgow's presence, but i actually have no complains about any of th series so far. The 5th was also suprisingly good, considering it had the suberb 4th series as predecessor. The 5th also had the saddest ending of the whole show. Not shocking, but saddest.

  • She makes the show really.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Asimov! Still doin' it to it, I see.

    by PotSmokinAlien

    So, within the constraints you've set in your post headline, I'm still knowledgeable about television if I say "If you enjoy great TV, stay far away from ROME, CARNIVALE and TOP GEAR, because these shows suck," correct? I mentioned them while speaking of great TV, after all... Jk jk. Obviously, I like grammar and being a wiseass far more than I like TV.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    He needs to do "big" things this series.

    by MoffatBabies

    They've been holding the character back for far too long. He need to bring it large this year, take risks, get caught.... hell, even break loose and hide away. Anything BUT stay in Flow-reed-ah and do the same old same old. And he finally needs a REAL ally. Not just another serial killer that he thinks he can connect with that it turns out he cannot. I'm not bored, and I didn't fling the same weak criticisms that many did at the last series, but I'm close to giving up if they don't bring back the magic.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    damned wireless keyboards

    by MoffatBabies

    skipping letters.

  • June 18, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Hall & his wife

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Yeah, I heard they split up too. Always kinda wondered if it wasn't a Jamie Lee Curtis/Christopher Guest type of arrangement though. Not just saying that because Hall played David on 6 Feet Under so well, either! Dude just comes off sorta gay in everything he does. Deb's gotta be in s6, though. Whatsherface does a great job in the role, but the show can't have fallen so far that they'd just write such an important character out of it because of some off-camera bullshit. (...right?)

  • June 18, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    potsmokinalien

    by TaisonX

    It wasn't a messy divorce, one of those situations where they actually did remain friends after the split. There are photos online of those two together on set for season 6. http://dextergr.blogspot.com/2011/05/dexter-season-6-first-set-photos-of.html

  • June 18, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    vicmackey1268

    by Extr3m1st

    You hit it right on the head, some of these pussies don't know shit about good TV. There have been no bad Dexter seasons. And the bad episodes are brilliant compared to 90 percent of the rest of the crap on TV.

  • June 18, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    potsmokinalien

    by AsimovLives

    Heh?

  • Because it is.

  • June 18, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Season 5 had too many sub plots

    by sunwukong86

    That was my main problem with the season. Well that and Julia Stiles was painful to watch at times

  • June 18, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    yup

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Season 5 wasn't the best but it was still pretty good. Besides, it's not the type of story that stays fresh for very many seasons. The more you see Dexter kill people the less sympathetic you are. Seriously, how many bodies he have stashed away now, 200?

  • June 18, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Plus

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I think I can die happily not having seen any more people wrapped in seran wrap stabbed in the chest with a knife.

  • June 18, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Ohhh I can't wait!

    by SID 8.0

    The Dark Passenger back with vengeance.

  • Anyone who says anything else is a blasphemer.

  • June 18, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    And yeah, season 5 was a letdown compared to the AMAZING 4...

    by memento108

    But still damn good. Michael C. Hall is masterful

  • June 18, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    @Peter David...

    by lynxpro

    I would love to watch an episode of Doctor Who written by you... just saying...

  • June 19, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    That was cheesy

    by CherryValance

    I liked last season until the end. That was the exact opposite of how I wanted it to go. If he was going to do this, he should have done it right after you-know-who's death. There shouldn't have been the Lumen storyline at all. But whatever. I hope it's interesting at least. I just can't imagine where it's going. I'm a little scared it'll be like the Weeds thing with the Mexican storyline.

  • June 19, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Dexter is best show on tv

    by My best friend

    Doakes and season 2 has been the highlight of the series so far. Season 5 was alright. Looking forward to next season of this!

  • June 19, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I was able to handle Deb not finding out...

    by Nice Marmot

    ... thought it lacked balls but what's done is done. What really STILL bugs me is how it all went down w Quinn. That was some weak shit that needs to be addressed pronto this season...

  • June 20, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    3 things

    by DoctorMoz

    1. is dexters nanny still in the show and if so is she going to get it on with the Olmos like she did in battlestar? 2. Quinn suspects and will be the one to find out and Deb will become suspicious when Quinn goes "missing" and NEEDS to discover Dexters secret. Will she protect him or arrest him? 3. Dexter needs to be more badass, on the run dexter will only last for a few eps though, he should take a new identity at the end in a different state. man, there got to be hundreds of serial killa's in LA

  • June 20, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    @ iwasinjuniorhighdickhead

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Big "The Shield" fan here, too...hence my username. It was one of those shows where you never knew if someone was going to get killed, crack a joke or get caught red-handed. Great TV and it is missed.

  • June 20, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Lynxpro

    by Peter David

    Well, I'd love to write one, but I'm not British. I have, however, written "Doctor Who" short fic that was published in an anthology. PAD

  • June 20, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Really looking forward to S6...

    by D_T

    ...even though S5 was a bit of a let down. Kind of with jmac4ever about the concept and MCH always being high points, even with the "connecting tissue" is a little loose. One thing that does consistently bug me is the plotlines they start, which seem to be major elements to the story and they just get dropped. They don't _feel_ like red herrings, but more like optional story arcs they just bail on.

  • June 20, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Walton Goggins would make a good rival

    by Sick Fixx

    for Dexter. Am I alone in thinking this?

  • June 20, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Deb Found Out In Book #1 (I think)

    by HongKongCavalier

    ... and I'll never get the adoration for Mad Men; "unstimulating" is the first word that comes to mind. How it's lasted so long while Rubicon only last one season is ... /spock "fascinating" /endspock oh yeah, there is one thing from the books where I think Showtime has SERIOUSLY dropped the ball. Maybe they think society would be horrified, but in the books, Dex finds out that the kids have their own Passengers and starts training them in Harry's Code. Last season's Finale ... especially Quinn's non-reaction to the murder of the guy he hired to track Dexter THEN to have Dexter (for absolutely NO reason) cover for him with the blood on his shoe? ... left me with the feeling of "what? another neatly wrapped Finale? even after the Rita finale proved to be a great way to keep the buzz going for the ensuing season?" ps: personally ... Dexter's Primal Scream was last season's highlight; and probably the moment when his Humanity evened the score with his Passenger (meaning Dex isn't the Monster he ... or we ... knew anymore)

  • June 21, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Needs more Jonny Lee Miller.

    by Smashing

    He was genuinely creepy last season and I thought he was going to be psychic or a vampire r something exciting, he didn't even get his chest rug out.

  • June 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Wait is that Peter David the Star Trek writer?

    by Smashing

    Why did you kill Janeway off in what feels like a nightmare of a book? WHY?