Last edited by otszx; 2014-03-10 at 10:41 PM.
Still trying to find out what made Season 6 so "unloved". Maybe it was dragging out too much. Technically people love doomsday killers and religious themed murders. But that whole thing could have been done with in 8 episodes. There was just so much stalling between Gellar and the killer and Dexter and the killer.
Season 3 hmmm....maybe another candidate for it going on too long plus a serial killer that was sort of shoddy and felt like an afterthought.
"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
— Alan Moore
Well started last Sunday and just finished season 4 last night and just in case someone has not reached that part yet i wont say much but other people will know (the trinity finale) but i was pretty much devastated think i actually shed a tear or 2 . Had to watch the 1st episode of season 5 to see if that actually happened. Not shed a tear since ET when i was a kid.
I really liked Dexter from the beginning, but it did start to slip in the later seasons. The people calling the shots on Dexter always said they had an idea of how it would end. I think the problem with Dexter, and the problem with many really good shows, is that they start out knowing how it will end, and then the show becomes highly rated or popular. Then the networks decide they want more seasons. Then the plan that the producers started off with gets drawn out or changed to fit a longer series.
It's always disappointing when a favorite show ends, but it is more disappointing when it gets drawn out and doesn't get the ending that it deserves.
Breaking Bad and Dexter spoilers ahead!
Let me preface this by saying that I started Dexter about a month ago, with some time inbetween some seasons, and I'm typing this a week after I finished the entire series. Yes, there are some issues I have with the show, but I enjoyed it immensely, even moreso than Breaking Bad. Before I go further, Breaking Bad is undoubtedly fantastic, but I was incredibly bored watching the first six episodes in the last season. When I have to force myself to watch the last season something is seriously wrong. Not to mention the terrible ending (right, he just so happened to die the moment the police are in the background...*rolls eyes*). My main problem with Breaking Bad is that the main character isn't that sympathetic. I get that that's what they're going for, and I'm not knocking the series for it, I just preferred Breaking Bad at the beginning because he was this nerdy ''anybody'' guy that got dealt a shitty hand. That's relate-able...not some hardened ''mafia boss'' type that's impossible to do anything against. And, again, I don't fault the show for doing that, it was entertaining to watch him morally decay in such a way. I just prefer watching a character such as Dexter and his struggles.
But enough about Breaking Bad. Dexter was, and is, a fantastic show. My ranking of the seasons would be 5 > 4 > 1 ... > 6. Call me crazy, but I much enjoyed the fifth season with Lumen over any other season. Which is why it pissed me off that she left at the end of the season. It just didn't make any sense to me (I think I may have been saying ''what the fuck'' over and over for a while...). I understand and can accept the fact that she doesn't feel the need to kill anymore, but why the hell does that mean that you can't be with Dexter? I mean, he's been helping you with your problem the entire time, not to mention the fact that you just had sex, and fell asleep in each others arms the evening prior. It just came out of nowhere (amusingly, I watched an interview with the actress that played Lumen, and she said something similar). The trinity arc was fantastic, I won't get into that as I'm sure it's been discussed thoroughly. Season six...wow. That was seriously terrible and didn't seem to go anywhere up until the end of the last episode. The whole reveal that the professor was dead wasn't even an impactful reveal. What did that change? Only the fact that Dexter can't trust the ''student'', I guess, which he really should have known from the start.
And, finally, the ending. I really don't understand what all the hate is about. Sure, it wasn't as great as seasons four or five, or whatever. But I really enjoyed it. The season, while not spectacular (I'm trying to think of a show with a spectacular final season...nothing is really coming to mind...), did everything I wanted it to, minus the last five minutes. I get that they wanted to leave Dexter open for a possible new show or whatever, but it would have been so much better if he had truly passed. The whole ending with Deb really got me, I'm not ashamed to say that I cried. Deb is hands down one of my favorite characters of all time. Really...if they had cut the last scene with Dexter as a log truck driver...which, I might add, isn't that what happened at the end? I interpreted it as he was a log truck driver, not a lumberjack. Not that this will change anyone's views on the ending, I'm sure, but it's not like he decided to become a ballerina; it fits with his isolation and such...