Has Dexter jumped the shark?

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    Sep 08, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    . . . discuss . . . I'm about midway though Season 5 and it just seems blah and a bit silly . . .
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    Season 4, with the spectacular performance by John Lithgow, was a mighty hard act to follow. Season 5 was nowhere near as good as season 4.
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    paradox saidSeason 4, with the spectacular performance by John Lithgow, was a mighty hard act to follow. Season 5 was nowhere near as good as season 4.
    Agreed. I haven't watched the latest season but it seems to have been a good place to end.
  • calibro

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    Sep 09, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    dexter jumped the shark from the beginning. while the premise is interesting, it's one of the worst-written shows on television. even though everyone i know lauded the trinity killer season, it was painful-- john lithgow is just an amazing actor who can do a lot with crap material. the seasons are virtually identical in their arcs, and the thing is laughable half the time. i love how dexter is always like "i have no emotions..." yet doesn't seem to think anger or revenge or hunger are emotions. the show is also constantly over-acted-- sans guest stars like lithgow and styles. it's entertaining, but it really is just painful to listen to the monologues.
  • MrWildGoose

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    Sep 09, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Havent watched Season 5 as it hasnt been broadcast in India yet... I think with a serial killer as a protagonist, there is limited scope to work with for the writers- maybe varying psychological profiles of the 'bad guys' would be more interesting.

    I dont know how Season 5 is unravelling, but I suspect Dexter will ultimately be pitted against Debra in some way.icon_idea.gif
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    No way! It's definitely still my favourite show on television. Of course the show isn't always realistic, but it's extremely entertaining. I thought Season 4 was the weakest, but Season 5 was back on track IMO. My least favourite season is the third, because of the flat-out retarded ending & because I hated that British woman. Season 6 looks like it's going to have a lot more themes of religion, so I'm interested.
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    A good detective would have picked him up halfway through Season 1!
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidA good detective would have picked him up halfway through Season 1!


    There was. Dexter killed him. Duh, watch the show. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Dexter best show ever
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    I watched season 1 and half of season 2. Don't know why, but I lost interest and had no plans of returning to watch the rest of the series.
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    Sep 15, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Death Note is a way better show than Dexter. Amazing writing, much more fast paced (episodes are only 23 min. long). Follows a lot of the same cat-and-mouse suspense formula that makes Dexter successful.

    If you liked Dexter, you'll probably like this series. Similary, if you didn't like Dexter because it was too slow, you'll probably like this series too:

    http://www.animecrazy.net/death-note-episode-1/
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    Sep 18, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    I think they realized that the show is beginning to overstay its welcome, although, don't get me wrong, it still shits over most of the other series on tv right now.
    But Michael C. Hall hinted that Season 6 may be the last season, so they can go out with a bang
  • swimmer8671

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    Sep 18, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Dexter is amazing! Finish the season you will love it! And season 6 comes out in like 15 days or something. I. AM. PUMPED!
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    Sep 18, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    I just started getting into it. Im on the season finale of season 4. I love this show.