Why Dexter is the best show

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c_suggs
Why Dexter is the best show

Dexter rocks. It's the first time since I can remember that we see a show from the perspective of the bad guy.

It funny, entertaining, smart, it has great dialogues, good music and a great cast (except for the chick that plays Dexter's sister).

Another smaller thing that got me hooked on this show from the start was that it shows perfectly how damaged normal people can be and you get the feeling that the psycopath is the only one there whose life isn't in shambles.

Any other Dexter fans out there? ;)

   

   

iamthedevil
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As I've posted before, this is one of the best shows on TV.

I don't know that I would agree that Dexter is a "bad guy", given his sense of honor in the things that he does. But you already know that if you are a fan of the show. Exploring his mentality is one of the things that makes the show great.

You don't like his sister? I find her funny, but it could be the character more than the actress I like. My father-in-law and I had this conversation and he can't stand her either.

I love how this show is like a justification for one's "darker side". And I've got a lot of that to go around...

aivilo
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[quote=iamthedevil]You don't like his sister? I find her funny, but it could be the character more than the actress I like. My father-in-law and I had this conversation and he can't stand her either.I love how this show is like a justification for one's "darker side". And I've got a lot of that to go around...[/quote]

My boyfriend hates the sister as well. He says its her mouth...LOL I dont mind her.

c_suggs
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[quote=iamthedevil]

As I've posted before, this is one of the best shows on TV.

I don't know that I would agree that Dexter is a "bad guy", given his sense of honor in the things that he does. But you already know that if you are a fan of the show. Exploring his mentality is one of the things that makes the show great.

You don't like his sister? I find her funny, but it could be the character more than the actress I like. My father-in-law and I had this conversation and he can't stand her either.

I love how this show is like a justification for one's "darker side". And I've got a lot of that to go around...[/quote]

Well, I think he is a "bad guy" because, no matter what he still is a killer. And a ruthless one at that. It's not like he poisons them, he kills them in a very cruel manner. His only redemptive quality is that he goes after the villains, instead of choosing random people. But I find his character great and I think he is evolving into someone less "evil" - I hate to use this word to characterise people - with his relationship with his girlfriend.

The reason why I don't like his sister is not so much her character,  I just think the actress does a really bad job, she's amateurish and that stands out in a very good cast.

iamthedevil
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If you like the whole relationship with his girlfriend, you will be in a for a ride watching season 2. Also he does a good job pulling apart his own "code of honor" and why he does what he does. And if he could change, would he even want to?

I read somewhere that season 1 was fairly in-line with the books the series is based on, and then in season 2 they started to do more of their own thing. Also, the guy who wrote the books lives somewhere between where and I live in FL. He lived in Miami for a long time and that's why he portrays the city and its people pretty well. 

molten_chocolat...
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I would definitely not want to know Deb in real life -- she's totally obnoxious -- but she's fun to watch. Her lines make me LOL.

bottlebob
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Haha, i was going to make a topic about this. Great show, very entertaining. It's an interesting moral dilemma, the character is designed to make you sympathize with him yet he's a cold-blooded killer. In the first season he would have hilarious quotes like "if i had any feelings i guess i'd be happy now" or something to that extent. In the second season he has become more human and he seems to be exhibiting real feelings. Which is what you like to see as a viewer but it makes the killing seem more unnatural to me. The story line in the last episodes was all over the place which isn't necessarily a good thing in my opinion but i'm very interested to see where they take it from here. At least if the writers can get a good deal out of the strike and get back to work. It's a different discussion but it's ridiculous how little some of them make from very successful shows.

aivilo
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I LOVE this show. I dont watch much tv, but this is one I HAVE to watch. I got sucked in one night when I couldnt sleep. I caught an episode from season two and decided to add season one to my netflix. I finished season one within 2 days and continued to catch up on season two on demand. I love how I ended up rooting for the "bad guy". I HATE Lila. Very happy she is gone! I cant wait for season three. I'm very curious to see where they are going to take this show.

molten_chocolat...
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I thought Lila was right about them being soulmates. I'm probably the only Dexter fan who didn't want her killed. It seems like each season has to end with Dexter offing the one person who accepts him and loves him as he really is. Also, Rita's character gets on my nerves.  

iamthedevil
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I tend to agree with you. Although Lila was a righteous witch that got what she deserved... in a way she was good for Dexter. And hey, she was practically naked in every episode, she's got my vote for that! Ha ha...

molten_chocolat...
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Lila's fatal mistake was attempting to get revenge on dexter instead of just getting the hell outta there when she realized he was planning to kill her. that was just stupid. I think I actually yelled at the screen "just GO! leave! now!"

I think it was precisely the witch part and the insanity that made her perfect for dexter... no normal woman could ever truly connect with and love him, only another psychopath (like his brother) could. rita doesn't even know him. maybe he likes it that way.

 

 

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