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September 24, 2013 at 9:26 am #273534
They also need to think about ending Nurse Jackie, a show which, in only 5 seasons, has already had many ups and downs in quality…. IMO, this most recent season (5) was the worst season yet.
‘Shameless’, which has never gotten much attention anyway, has been pretty consistent in quality, but they rely a lot on the strength of their ensemble. Due to the family nature of the series…and the fact that it isn’t centered around mysteries, crime, and secrets, it seems they could continue down that path for some time. They’ve already gotten rid of a lot of the dead weight anyway.September 24, 2013 at 9:34 am #273535
Well that escalated quickly. That they would kill off Deb didn’t even cross my mind till the middle of the show because c’mon it’s Dexter we’re talking about and I thought the writers didn’t have the balls to do that and I thought they would of course kill the bad guy and save Dexter and Deb in the end. But damn, she didn’t deserve to die and die like that. Poor poor Deb! This whole season was a mess of epic proportions and I’m glad this is over because another season of the same shit we passed through would’ve been unbearable.
And the writers expected us to simply throw our logic hat out of the window this season looking at how incredibly sloppy they were, and the fact that there were so many big plot holes throughout. It’s LOL funny how easily Dexter could ‘kill’ Deb without alarming anyone, and then carry her body all the way from the hospital room to his boat in plain view and nobody fucking saw!? And why in the world would Saxon want to kill Deb? Wouldn’t Dexter be the bigger and logical prize? And this one annoyed me like anything; why in the fuck’s sake would Hanna – a wanted criminal for multiple murders – not atleast dye her hair brunette, or wear shades when outside? And isn’t it obvious that Hanna would be caught in no time in Argentina because Deb’s detective boss will certainly go after her ass especially because she poisoned him. And a lumberjack? Seriously? I’d have loved it if the show ended with something like the bay harbor butcher style killings resurfacing in Miami after a couple of years in the future, and Batista/Quinn/Vince and his stripper/pot-smoking “daughter” working for this case. And then we get a final shot of Dexter with his victim bounded in plastic surrounded by pictures of the killer victim’s crimes. And then Dexter looking straight at the camera.
Engish is my third language but I could’ve frankly written a more competent story for this season than those stupid writers who ruined Dexter for me.September 24, 2013 at 9:34 am #273536
AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!! So many plot holes, horrible writing, terrible acting. Showtime needs to order a 2 hour Dexter movie to clean this mess up.September 24, 2013 at 9:39 am #273537
I would also think that Rita’s parents once finding out Dexter was “dead” would be contacting the authorities to get Harrison back and the private detective would help them find Hannah to get Harrison back and get the reward. With a little white blonde boy kidnapped by a serial killer I am 100% sure it would make international news.September 24, 2013 at 9:45 am #273538
I loved this show so very much in the beginning. It had so much potential. Who could have predicted it would sink to this level of pure and absolute suckitude? What a waste.September 24, 2013 at 9:46 am #273539
AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!! So many plot holes, horrible writing, terrible acting. Showtime needs to order a 2 hour Dexter movie to clean this mess up.
no please no, no more pain. delete your post before those writers read this. oh god.September 24, 2013 at 10:00 am #273540
I do think this ending was written with the idea of it being open-ended enough for fans to demand a film to ended it for good, but I think it backfired.September 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm #273541
The initial broadcast of the series finale of Dexter was the most-watched episode ever in all eight seasons. How many shows can say that they went out on top like that?September 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm #273542
In honor of Debra, there’s a lot of fucking “fucks” on this post….
I don’t even know what to say really. It’s just so….incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever been so upset at a tv show. Ever!. It’s just so stupid, so bad and none of it makes sense.
Has an episode of television ever had so many unbelieveable plot holes? Did Hannah seriously take Harrison out of the country? How? She’s not his mother, Dexter didn’t need her to be because his mother is dead so he can take him out of the country by himself. So no fake documents since he was actually going with them. How did she do it?. Did Dexter seriously take Deb out of that hospital and nobody noticed that HE PUT HER IN A FUCKING BOAT!? Did Batista and Quinn actually look at Dexter like “did you just fucking move like that and killed a guy?” and let him be? Did Hannah really inject this guy on the leg and nobody on the bus saw? And did she really practically yell at him “here’s what’s going to happen….” in front of everybody? Why did Elway whisper his “this is what’s going to happen” before, apparently everybody on this bus is deaf and blind. And why the fuck did Saxon let Dexter kill him and not even come close to telling the truth about him?
And now for the biggest plot hole in television history: why the FUUUUUUUCK (pick any of Debra’s “fucks” throughout the show) after eight seasons of watching Dexter, would the idiots responsible for this season expect me to believe that Dexter would let Hannah take Harrison ANYWHERE….Oh my god he actually let her take him out of the city and out of the country without him!!!!????
I could keep going on and on, but why bother?
I can’t even go through the whole “thank you Dexter for…”. They totally screwed us over. This show deserves nothing from us. They completely fucked up what should’ve been the most perfect of seasons and it couldn’t have been that hard. I can’t imagine showrunners, writers, Showtime, Michael C Hall as producer and star of this show all agreeing that this development was a good idea.
Oh excuse me, I was half responsible for Doakes dying, I killed Laguerta, I killed about a hundred people (but you know, they were bad guys, so…), I’m basically responsible for half killing my sister, then I actually kill her anyway, dump her on the ocean and all I get as punishment is becoming a lumberjack with the fakest of beards?
I can’t wait until Michael C Hall makes a shitty independent movie in a year or two and somebody interviews him and he gets asked how does it feel that everybody fucking hated this final season and this ridiculous finale. I want to see how he exaplins this one.
And oh yeah…DEBRA DIED!?!?!?!?!?!?!September 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm #273543
end homeland after season 3, 4 tops and it will be remembered as one of the greatest shows
I believe Dexter was influenced by the timely success of Homeland. There would be more seasons of Dexter if Homeland were a flop. Hope Masters of Sex will sail through and become a hit. By then Showtime might consider ending Homeland after four or five seasons.September 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm #273544
After the sixth season, Scott Buck and company pitched the seventh season to Showtime as the final season of the show. Showtime told them to split their proposed story across two seasons instead and they obviously had to oblige.
I wonder how it would have been different. Would we ever have gotten Ray Stevenson? Would LaGuerta have been shot in the middle of the season?September 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm #273545
it could’ve very well ended with Debra shooting Dexter instead of Laguerta.
What i always wanted to see on that show was Dexter on prison and then dying on eletric chair, that would be a sure emmy win and could’ve ripped out of him one of the greatest performances ever.September 26, 2013 at 3:54 am #273546
Because the season/finale was so awful, I didn’t even have time to be outraged that Debra actually died. The awfulness of the finale has compeltely overshadowed it, imo.
He really should have been the one who died instead. I hated the way they always tried to deny the fact that he was a sick fuck by using the ridiculous “code” and “dark passenger” crap, as if he’s some kind of vigilante who genuinely cared about the safety of Miami’s residents. The code was always a silly pretext for his urge to kill. The writers could have done something really interesting this year by acknowledging that, but they instead tried to humanize him with the Hannah Mckay relationship that really ended up weighing the season down.
I just never appreciated how they refused to have anyone take him down. LaGuerta, Doakes…these people were genuinely good people who were doing their job and were villainized by the writers, just because they were in his way. Even Debra to an extent. Remember when she drove Dexter into the river…and the writers tried to lay all the blame on her as if she was a lunatic? I mean, heaven forbid the world be rid of Dexter the Hero, right? And don’t forget poor Harrison!
I still can’t quite believe how silly the coda was. They should have just ended it with Hannah McKay walking off with Harrison (Not that that would have made the finale any better…)September 26, 2013 at 4:44 am #273547
what are you trying to say? The Code is what made this show great, everyt aspect of the show was based on it, that’s what made it famous and popular and also original, The Code wasn’t a problem, the problem was all that hannah/Debra/I’m psycho but I feel like I can be normal now after so many kills bullshit that dragged the show down, imho.September 26, 2013 at 4:58 am #273548
What I mean is, the code was an interesting concept at first, because it created a source of tension, but then it became a tired device and ultimately made things too formulaic. I also didn’t like how Vogel came out of nowhere, and we were made to believe that this woman that’s never been mentioned before, was behind the code all along.
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