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Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« on: January 20, 2012, 09:27:14 pm »
Dexter (Season 1)




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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 09:41:11 pm »
Dexter



















I am so late to the party here. Now, I had heard how awesome and addicting this show was, but I had so many other thiings to watch that this got pushed to the back for the time being. Over the years, I kept hearing nothing but good things and I would always excuse myself and move on due to spoilers. I'm coming into this one with no knowledge of any storylines or actors or actresses involved.

As for the Pilot episode: Dexter, I immediately got why it's so popular and well received among fans. The actor and writing was pretty sharp. I wasn't expecting a VO narration of the main character Dexter (Michael C. Hall). But it makes sense that there would be one because we are after all, following a Serial Killer and we need to have his inner monologue so that we can better understand what makes him tick, as f ucked up as that may be.

There's plenty of interesting things going on here from the flashback scenes with his father Harry (James Remar), who basically try's to help him curtail his urges. But when that doesn't work, he convinces himself and Dex that if he needs to act out on these urges, then better to "put them to good use" on bad, corrupt people. Other things that I found interesting was his relationship to his half-sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) and his girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz), who I have been a fan of since Angel and most recently No Ordinary Family. Also, it was cool to see Lauren Vélez who plays Lt. María LaGuerta. I haven't seen her in anything since Oz went off the air.

This is gonna be a interesting series for me. Looking forward to seeing how Season 1 plays out. I will vote in the Poll at the completion of this set.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 01:03:53 am »
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Dexter and Rita's relationship is really bizarre. On the one hand, you have Rita that can't get into sex because of the continued sexual abuse of her last relationship, but that doesn't stop her from trying to connect with Dexter in a physical way only to not be able to go through with it. And on the other hand you have Dexter who thinks sex is undignified and really doesn't get aroused by anything....except when he is talking about mutilation. So yeah, f ucked up to say the least.

With Crocodile, the hunt for the Ice Truck Serial Killer in effect, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's Angel (David Zayas). He seems to have a real appreciation of Dexter and what he does for the Police Force. It's almost like he is in awe. So he could be emulating him because he kinda worship his skills? Eh? Maybe? I dunno. Sgt. James Doakes (Erik King) is one intense dude. I wouldn't want to get on his bad side.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 10:09:48 am »
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Th hunt continues for the Ice Truck killer. I'm convinced it's one of the guys on the force, be it Angel or the other forensic guy. The bald Asian guy. And I think the killer is purposely leaving the bread crumbs for Deb. Why? So I think it's one of those two and they have a personal relationship with her, what better way to help her get promoted within the Police force? Yes, they think what they are doing is a good deed. This is f ucked up. I don't have a clue who the killer is. It's the f ucking alligator!!!!
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 02:46:14 pm »
Let's Give the Boy a Hand


Interesting to see that the Ice Truck Killer is toying with Dexter, leaving behind Polaroid snapshots from his childhood past. I really hope the killer is not Angel. I like the character, especially after that running gag with the anniversary present (Clover and OX) for his wife. So, who else could be the killer? It has to be someone close, someone that we have seen on screen. If it turns out to be someone random, I think I'd be disappointed. It would make guessing all this time be a waste of....time.

As for Deb, I reeeeeally don't think she is cut out to be a Detective. She doesn't have any confidence in her ability or a killer instinct. GASP! Killer.....instinct. Killer.....naw.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 06:05:24 pm »
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Up till now, even though Dexter is the main character and star of the show, I think I have been more interested in Deb, but for all the wrong reasons, waiting for her to justify her being a Detective. She has been....childlike. It wasn't until this episode where she FINALLY thought outside the box and made a useful contribution to a case when she wanted Tony Tucci (Brad William Henke) to try being blindfolded to recapture the moment of being held captive by the Ice-Truck Killer. But her reaction to when they found potential evidence reverted her back to being all gung-ho and childlike about it, the complete opposite of her partner Doakes, who is so jaded having been doing the job much longer than her.

Also, I think I know who the Killer is. It's the doctor, Rudy Cooper (Christian Camargo) that was flirting with Deb at the hospital. It's gotta be him. He gives me the creeps.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 07:27:23 pm »
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This is getting really interesting now that Deb is starting to become an actual Detective. Now that she is taking the initiative and looking for leads into the Ice-Truck Killer, she decides to work up a Profile. Shockingly, she is spot-on in her assessment, which of course puts Dexter right smack in the middle of the investigation. Before all this happened, he was going out of his way to help her get promoted. Now, he has to sabotage her evidence to make her look incompetent to save his own ass. Ah yeah, the day in the life of one f ucked up family. Great episode for sure.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 09:37:14 pm »
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This is easily the best episode so far, if a bit predictable. If it stands pat in my prediction of who the killer is, then it stands to reason the writers would follow certain formula to shift the obvious light off of one character and onto another. The slight of hand trick so to speak. Distract with one hand to take the focus off the other hand. Misdirection. Need I go on? So, Neil Perry (Sam Witwer) is arrested and confesses to being the Ice-Truck Killer, giving the police information about the killings that were never released publicly to back up his claims. With the focus now on the "killer', this would be the perfect time for the writers to gently work in Deb and Rudy's budding romance. Come on! It's so obvious that Rudy is getting closer to Deb for the sole purpose of learning as much as possible about her brother Dexter, since he knows exactly what he is and is probably enamored by his ability.

Getting back to Neil....

*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 11:23:01 pm »
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Well....

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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 10:21:55 am »
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This just keeps getting better and better because it's making me come up with some wild guesses to where this is heading. After watching Father Knows Best, I'm going to take another leap here and say that Rudy and Dexter are Half-Brothers. Why? Glad ya asked. So Dexter gets a notice to identify the body of Joe Driscoll, who turns out to be his biological father. It's later revealed (implied) that he may have been injected a lethal dose of drugs to make it appear that he had a heart attack. We the viewer know that this is the case because we see Rudy going back to "get rid" of the witness that can identify him being at Joe's place the week before. Okay, that' doesn't explain how they are half-brothers.

My rationale is that Rudy is the son of Joe, and has always known about Dexter and has now sought him out because they both share that Serial Killer DNA. It's the only thing that explain how he knows about Dexter, where he lives and the fact that he knew about Joe being his father to the point of killing him to set up a meeting of the two, by way of his sister Deb. It's a stretch, I know. But it''s plausible and something I can see the writers coming up with for that ultimate Season Finale twist.

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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 12:53:23 pm »
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Awesome show! This is definitely building up to something intense for the finale. I knew that Angel (David Zayas) had stepped in it big time once he started to question the h ooker with the fake hand/multi-nail polish and I was sure he was a goner when he was attacked and stabbed by the Ice-Truck Killer (Rudy) in the garage parking lot. At least he was able to get in a headbutt to his nose before he took off. I do think that Deb will probably be the one that discovers the truth about him. She will either kill him or be killed herself. My guess is she will kill him, learn the true nature of what Dexter is and then end up taking on the role Harry (their father) in protecting his dark secret.

The flashback sequences with Dexter as a little child, in the pool of blood is very disturbing and explains a lot of how he became so f ucked up. Only 2 episode left for Season 1.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 02:55:03 pm »
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Damn, this show is firing on all cylinders right now. This is leading to a showdown for the Season Finale now that....

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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 08:55:39 pm »
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That was a worthy Season Finale for any series. I'm not disappointed in the least. As for my predictions....

*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*
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The dynamic between Dex and Doakes is awesome. I love that they hate each other and that Doakes is going to do whatever he can to find out what Dex is hiding. It should make for some great episodes in the future.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 09:01:24 pm »
Dexter (Season 1)



This was a fantastic series and it lived up to the hype I have been hearing about for the last few years. I've heard that the last couple of seasons are the best in it's history. I can only imagine where they are going to top Season 1. Yikes. One thing I gotta point out while watching Season 1 is how much it reminded me of Nip/Tuck. There are similarities between the two, the most notably the Carver storyline. But the pacing, writing and characters could easily fit into each other series. And that's a good thing I'm pointing out.

This is definitely a Buy for sure. I have Season 2 on hold at the Library, 5th on the wait list. So not a long wait for me to pick up where I left off. Looking forward to it. Also, adding overall Series Rating to Post #1.
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Re: Dexter (Season 1 - 2006)
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2012, 08:22:16 am »
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