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Ice Truck Killer 15 28.30%
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The Trinity Killer- Arthur Mitchell 34 64.15%
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:37 AM   #381
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That's funny this thread got bumped. I just started watching season 2 for the 3RD TIME. Its so god damn good though. It's actually like an addiction now, whenever I'm feeling shitty I put it on and instantly feel good.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:39 AM   #382
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Seasons 2 might just be my favorite.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:41 AM   #383
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:46 AM   #384
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:47 PM   #385
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I just finished watching the final episode.

Season 1 - Strong intro. The whole "Dexter's origins" thing may have had a better impact as a later season, but maybe necessary to get the show there in the first place.

Season 2 - Great. Again though, too early. The whole manhunt for Dexter maybe came a bit too early, this idea would have been better as the final season.

Season 3 - Not that great. Villain (Miguel) was a bit weak.

Season 4 - Easily the best. Great villain and massive impacts in a lot of episodes. Where Arthur Mitchell finds out who Dexter is, Thanksgiving scene, where you find out the Mitchell's outward happy appearance is a facade. All brilliant. And the ending was exactly what was needed. As the writer's knew, it couldn't have just ended with Dexter killing the villain and then onto the next season, something big and not happy had to happen, and it did.

Season 5 - Was alright but fell a bit flat. The whole disposable story line was a waste of time though. All this time developing the characters and then Lumen just decides she can't be bothered for no good reason and leaves. This season could have been omitted with no real impact to the over arching story.

Season 6 - I liked this season. It was a good reveal when you find out about the multiple personality disorder, but was a bit plot hole-y when suddenly the personalities merge and what's his face is now the evil one and the professor personality is gone.

Season 7 - Started with promise, but was kinda boring. Nothing much happened. It felt like they were just coasting through, introducing Hannah and looking like they were clearly just introducing her for a happy ending for Dexter.

Season 8 - Again, started with promise but didn't deliver. Coasted through again, drifting from story to story with no real big impacts.

First Deb hates Dex but that is resolved half way through for no good reason. Deb hates Hannah but they basically become friends for no good reason half way through. Dexter get's an apprentice; it looks like he is forming a happy life but then he dies and is forgotten about 5 minutes later.

The main villian just kinda drifts in near the end of the season, doesn't really do anything major (miami metro don't even find out about him til the 2nd last episode).

And then comes the final episode; I heard it was bad. It's notoriously bad so I went into it knowing it wouldn't be good. I thought I knew what to expect, but my god was I wrong. It was so much worse.

I thought it would just be everything suddenly wrapping up for no reason (in Dexter fashion) and then a happy ending with no real impacts again.

Instead, Deb gets shot and is fine, and for then suddenly becomes brain dead. The way that happened, even though Saxon shot her it was barely even him to blame. It was the doctors! Then they try to make her Dexter's final victim, but I don't even get it. And how the hell did he "kill" her, steal her from the hospital and dump her body without anyone noticing?!

Hannah's escape could have been a big "Hell yeah" moment, but the injection into Elway's leg was just a bit meh.

And then finally Dex decides he is too evil to be around anyone, so commits suicide. Kinda half-expected that the anti-hero might die at the end, but the whole Saxon bit revealed that he didn't need to kill any more, so why did he decide he had to be away from his family? That made no sense.

That would have been a bad ending on it's own, but then they went next ****ing level with the last scene. It turns out he faked his death (er... how?) and became a bloody lumber jack, and was just unhappy. Such meh! It would have been better if they did a cheesey ending where he just meets Hannah and Harrison and lives happily ever after. Bad but much better than what happened.

As a parallel, look at the ending to Breaking Bad:
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But Dexter went neither route. They didn't end with a man-hunt that ended up with Dexter dying. They didn't show that he was too evil and had to die, and commited suicide. They didn't give him a generic happy ending.

They showed he was suddenly GOOD, had a family he truly loved, and then gave him a boring job somewhere without them where he was unhappy. Truly awful.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:53 PM   #386
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^agreed. actually funny enough i just finished up watching it again. i hadn't ever rewatched season 8 before on my previous re watches but since i was watching it with someone i had to watch it. and man, it was even worse than the first time i watched it. i think you summed it up nicely on why it was so bad though. really dissapointing that i have to look at this show basically in chunks because i think of it as my favorite show but then again how can it be my fav when i absolutely hated the ending?
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:15 PM   #387
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They showed he was suddenly GOOD, had a family he truly loved, and then gave him a boring job somewhere without them where he was unhappy. Truly awful.


He was happy, his dark passenger at least. It's a happy ending!
Okay, it's a very sad ending but I liked it.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #388
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Fuck me I can't get enough of this show

I am on season 8 now I think, first or second episode.


I don't want to finish it. During the day all I think about is Dexter. I don't want it to ever end.
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I liked Dexter a lot when I was watching it. But the last episode makes me not want to watch it ever again. Except the first episode, which was a really cool premier
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I am on season 8 now I think, first or second episode.


I don't want to finish it. During the day all I think about is Dexter. I don't want it to ever end.


Brace yourself for one of the worst and most anticlimactic finales ever to grace your television screen
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:25 AM   #391
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I actully liked the ending. I dont think it would be appropriate to end it in any other way...
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Brace yourself for one of the worst and most anticlimactic finales ever to grace your television screen

I've heard that it was a bad one. I am not ready for it. I don't want to watch it, but I have to. I spose I'll just rewatch the entire series, again and again. Maybe get the books
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:21 AM   #393
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The ending is a lot like Nickelback. People hate it cause it's cool to hate. It's not a good ending but it's not near as bad as people make it out to be.
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The ending pissed off a lot of people because it broke a cardinal rule: no unhappy endings for TV shows. That being said the last scene of the series didn't bug me. What else was Dexter supposed to do other than run and start a new life, unless he wanted to be captured and possibly executed?

The problem was the shitty episodes leading up to the finale. Deborah dying pissed off a lot of people, I think that is where most the angst comes from.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:23 PM   #396
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Yeah I didn't mind the ending, it was the shitty episodes leading to it. But also, whoa, spoilers dude^.
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The ending pissed off a lot of people because it broke a cardinal rule: no unhappy endings for TV shows.


I disagree. I think it pissed a lot of people off because it was a shitty ending period. Breaking Bad broke this so-called "cardinal rule" you pulled out of nowhere, but the ending met most people's expectations; there's no question that it was an unhappy ending, but at least it was satisfying.

Imo every Dexter season past season 4 is a complete clusterfuck
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^ Agree. See my long ass post further up this page from when I watched the finale.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:38 AM   #399
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man i just started this show and already i know so many things from this page alone i cant resist the spoilers


im still gonna watch it cuz its superb but i gotta leave myself some things to be surprised by
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