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winna

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« on: 01-02-2008 17:03 »

I know at least one other person was watching this show (chay maybe?).  It's fairly compelling, although a little graphic... I miss doakes...  frown

Does anyone agree with what Dexter does?  Is it understandble?  Justifiable even?  Was Harry right?

Anyways... this is the thread about the Showtime/Showcase show Dexter.
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« Reply #1 on: 01-02-2008 17:17 »

I've seen a couple episodes of this show. Interesting idea. A serial killer as a cop. Not really my cup of tea though.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-02-2008 21:58 »

Gah, Spoilers plz!! I'm a few eps into season 2.

It's funny how the show differs from the book. Season one isn't too bad, but by season two, it's a COMPLETELY different universe


Still love the show. I Love Michael C Hall, he was great as David in Six Feet Under and he's great as Dex.
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« Reply #3 on: 01-03-2008 00:05 »

I already gave you one spoiler chay.  I like season 2 a lot... it was pretty enthralling...  although the lead up from season 1 was the best.  BAY HARBOUR BUTCHER! 
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« Reply #4 on: 02-07-2008 09:02 »

What's the significance of Dex noticing Lila's lightbulb being fixed at the end of the one where she sets fire to her place?
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« Reply #5 on: 02-23-2008 10:23 »

First off Dexter is a showtime show which is running repeats of the first season on cbs. Dexter is an amazing drama and the main character is a serial killer. Dexter is a blood analysist(sp?)and catches and kills people who have committed acts of crimes.

So, if you seen the show how awsome do you think it is? If you have not seen it go to cbs or showtime and watch it.
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« Reply #6 on: 02-23-2008 10:27 »

A show which glorifies murder?

So there is something out there worse than Torchwood...
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« Reply #7 on: 02-23-2008 10:55 »

your search-fu is weak
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« Reply #8 on: 02-23-2008 11:18 »

Dexter, sinister, it don't matter none.
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« Reply #9 on: 02-23-2008 11:59 »

Dexter is actually pretty compelling Xanfor... and it explores the morally grey places of the human psyche.

I already made a thread for this show.... but only chay and I ever talked about it.  frown
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« Reply #10 on: 02-23-2008 13:10 »

I watched the first episode on CBS a few days ago, and I must say, it was very enjoyable. I'll try and watch the whole series. It was clear in at least one part that they edited out "motherfucker" to sound like something else...
It wasn't very gory though.
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« Reply #11 on: 02-23-2008 13:50 »

 
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It was clear in at least one part that they edited out "motherfucker" to sound like something else...

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« Reply #12 on: 02-23-2008 17:35 »

Dexter is going to show on ITV next week and I have heard about it and I know that some people likes it. I am going to watch it to see if I like it.
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« Reply #13 on: 02-23-2008 19:03 »

I haven't seen the whole series, but I have seen large portions of season one and most of season two.

Doakes was probably my favorite character, but I also sympathize with Dexter's position.  I also think Dexter's sister is hot.   smile

And murder isn't necessarily glorified in the show Xanfor... it's really more of a question about whether murder can be morally advocated, and to a certain extent I say yes. 

The show was semi-gory as I recall Books.... a lot of times they'll have Dexter in the same room when he's killing somebody, but they'll pan the camera away... this doesn't always happen.  I think they could have gotten away with more, but they figured they were already pushing the boundaries on what would be acceptable to their target audience.

The show also goes into depth about how we view ourselves as individuals with the introspective thoughts being verbalized by Dexter.  It also starts to describe how we deal with problems and the anxiety we have when they arise.

Doakes was probably my favorite....  season 3 has been confirmed.
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« Reply #14 on: 02-25-2008 06:52 »

Doakes causes alot of trouble in season 2 what was the latest episode you saw of season 2 winna
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« Reply #15 on: 02-25-2008 13:02 »

I missed Dexter last night.  frown
And they don't put on reruns that I know of.
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« Reply #16 on: 02-25-2008 13:15 »

I saw the last episode of season 2.  And I'm quite familiar with why events turned out like they did.
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« Reply #17 on: 02-25-2008 16:12 »

I do hate Lilly, I mean what a bitch she is. My faves are Dexter, Rita, and Debb.(vincent is a close third.)
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« Reply #18 on: 02-25-2008 18:45 »

I think all of the episodes are still up on Showtime's site, so you could probably watch there, and not the stupid motherloving censored version either!

Trickster, do you mean Lila? Yeah - she was pretty irritating, actually, and pretty much right from her first appearance I wanted her dead.

Masuka is absolutely hilarious. I really liked Doakes a lot, too.
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« Reply #19 on: 02-26-2008 07:09 »

Lila? I think so the british woman with black hair and pale skin.
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« Reply #20 on: 03-06-2008 07:40 »

It has only just started here on ITV, judging by the first couple of episodes it is pretty good. I enjoy the police part of the story more than his murdering though.
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« Reply #21 on: 03-06-2008 11:30 »

Wow this Dexter is really good.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-14-2008 14:15 »

any news when season 3 will air?
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« Reply #23 on: 03-14-2008 15:54 »

About the same time as the last two seasons, late September/early October. The writer's strike didn't even have a chance to affect it.
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« Reply #24 on: 03-14-2008 16:17 »

 
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It has only just started here on ITV, judging by the first couple of episodes it is pretty good. I enjoy the police part of the story more than his murdering though.

Yeah, I agree.  I like the dynamic of the group in their work setting.  If Dexter wasn't a serial killer, they could all work together and help give some solace to the victims of brutal crimes and live happily ever after.

Also... Dexter's sister is hot.  She's uber-hot.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-15-2008 00:44 »

 
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And murder isn't necessarily glorified in the show Xanfor... it's really more of a question about whether murder can be morally advocated, and to a certain extent I say yes.

Perhaps. The good of the many, etc.

I suppose I can't argue with the premise of the show; that would mean denying that a person with mental issues such as Dexter could exist. He certainly could. But what I have a problem with is that someone would create a show which focuses on this person. A show that makes you stand up for the killer, an individual who's methods I consider to be far beyond sadistic. Why? It may be a good show, with philosophical points, but how does it affect the audience? How are you affected, however subconsciously, after watching it? How much has your tolerance for justifiable murder been widened?

I would perhaps read a book on the subject. Maybe I will read the book. But I will not watch a series.

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« Reply #26 on: 03-15-2008 01:30 »

It makes me want to be a serial killer, except I wouldn't have any moral highground to stand on.
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« Reply #27 on: 03-15-2008 01:46 »

Ok, now you're being facetious.  tongue
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« Reply #28 on: 03-23-2008 15:57 »

In recent news, I am recieving a transmition stating that Dexter is getting it's own video game. I can't wait to hack up people and through them in a river.  smile
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« Reply #29 on: 03-23-2008 16:07 »

And I've seen some bobblehead design figures as well.

Really, it's all too much.
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« Reply #30 on: 03-28-2008 07:05 »
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I can't believe I'm rooting for a serial killer!!  That guy was good in Six Feet Under and I love his portrayal of this wild incarnation of his making, Dexter.  Who'd a thunk it??!!
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« Reply #31 on: 03-28-2008 08:23 »

 
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I can't wait to hack up people and through them in a river.   smile

This is more along the lines of what I was thinking.
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« Reply #32 on: 03-30-2008 08:46 »

 
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It makes me want to be a serial killer, except I wouldn't have any moral highground to stand on.


Dude!!  Don't go there... looks sideways and back again... You don't want Dexter coming after you if you become a serial killer!!  He ain't coming to say, "how do you do," and be your new best mentor in "Killers AnonymousDot Org.!!"  He despises what he is and despises all who are "reborn" like him!!


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« Reply #33 on: 05-07-2008 11:58 »

So I just finished season 1 in a 4 episode marathon. I've never watched a more addicting show that demands you watch the next episode right away. I hope season 2 can hold up to the excellant writing and storylines of season 1...but probably not.
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« Reply #34 on: 05-07-2008 12:09 »

Probably yes - I prefer season 2 to season 1. I found it far more intense, the end of the first episode there will probably show why. I'm more worried about how they're gonna top S2 with S3.

My one complaint about S2 is they have one really, really annoying new character that sticks around for most of the season and she's just really, really frustrating.
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« Reply #35 on: 05-07-2008 15:28 »

iceiwyned, yes she is VERY annoying. How could Dexter do that to Rita(Shame on you).
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« Reply #36 on: 05-07-2008 16:24 »

 
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Dude!!  Don't go there... looks sideways and back again... You don't want Dexter coming after you if you become a serial killer!!  He ain't coming to say, "how do you do," and be your new best mentor in "Killers AnonymousDot Org.!!"  He despises what he is and despises all who are "reborn" like him!!


Reborn!?  No... we always were.
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« Reply #37 on: 05-07-2008 19:42 »

Because it implicates her as being at the scene of the crime.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-06-2008 08:50 »

season three huh?
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« Reply #39 on: 09-06-2008 18:09 »

I don't think I have Showtime, and I know I don't have the internet connection for it.

Tell me how it goes though. smile
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