Seems a bit childish
Got some terrible characters/actors like his sister and Angel and some others but it's pretty fun. Obviously ridiculous, just don't try to take it seriously. Lithgow is fucking brilliant in season four.
Not sure I can be arsed with it
I don't like the actor that plays Dexter, doesn't seem like the right choice
but it is a pretty enjoyable watch from then on.
Final series starts at the end of this month in America I believe.
They have back tracked on it being the last series now...
I really like this show but I want it to end before it gets really awful - up until this point (though I've not watched last year's series yet) it's been decent enough. The main 'baddies' are too overblown as I guess the creators want the show to one-up itself every series but it gets a bit daft.
Everything else is still enjoyable for me though.
I have an inclining that Dexter's going to die and his sister is going to pick up from where he left off.. That's my guess.
The last series really dragged and it was far too much to except. The one where he takes a road trip was a huge nail in the coffin.
I've not seen series 7 yet but he took a road trip in series 6 and that episode was a bit iffy.
I think your theory about his sister will be correct - but I'd rather they ended the series outright hinting at that than made another series actually doing that.
You were right, it was series 6; Nebraska.
See, S7 is not too memorable and bleeds into 6 :-D shame, as I was hoping for more from Ray Stevenson.
after that it never recovered and he was jumping the shark every episode..
...running about a campus with a fireman's axe... no cameras?
it slipped into being good quality b-grade tv. Then it massively jumped the shark in the second season and spent the next 2 seasons trying to recover by bringing in high quality talent (Jimmy Smits, John Lithgow) before jumping a whole ocean of sharks.
Gave up after ep 1 of season 5.
SO much wasted potential.
I'd imagined it would be dark and serious and it's not really. It's quite melodramatic and you have to suspend disbelief a few times (as TheComedian noted). In spite of that, I enjoy it. But it's not up there with Wire or Breaking Bad or Broadwalk Empire etc
His sister constantly ruins it and the third series is one of the most boring things I've ever watched. I stopped after that. Everyone says S4 is like OMG totes amazeballs, but I'm not taking any chances.
I've loved every season though I don't like the way each series pans out basically the same
I don't like that he now actively prevents to police from catching the big murderer for the season, just because he wants to kill them. It made sense in some seasons but now it happens EVERY time and I don't believe he'd genuinely fuck around with evidence just to murder someone. Not really sticking to "the code".
I really liked Julia Stiles in it - the main story for the series was a bit weak but I loved their relationship throughout the series.
really want to read the books at some point as well - I've been told they're ocean's apart from the television series
Let down by some suspect acting, weak characters & an increasingly silly premise, the season with Lithgow in is utterly bad-ass though & Sgt Doakes is a magnificently grumpy bastard - imagine Lt Worf with PMT.
The girlfriend & I used to watch it while having dinner, it's that sort of lightweight early-evening series that doesn't require too much attention to keep up with.
it falls in that "alright to watch, difficult to love" category.
Basically, there have been three or four programs that are genuinely brilliant and genre-defining, then at the other end of the scale you've got some absolutely laughably bad shit/pilots, then the 75% or whatever in the middle's just inoffensive, watchable stuff that's neither completely shite nor standout - like House, CSI, Dexter, Lie To Me, Suits, West Wing, White Collar, 24, Six Feet Under, Fringe, etc, etc, etc - if an episode's on, probably worth watching, but life's a bit too short to investigate the whole thing.
But I always thought I would...if you go in with typical DiS-style indifference then it probably won't grab you.
But I'd already been told the twist at the end which was annoying
its more that I know I missed out on something...I still enjoyed season 4 as it is probably the best, but I didn't get to experience that shock in the end, so I'll never know how good it was.
which is why s6 was a let down as it was the worst
so I'm hoping you're just wrong