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Where is a serial killer when you need one?
on 6 June 2018
This serial needs killing!
Actually it dies a slow and painful death - painful for the viewer that is.
Dexter is a serial killer but he has been trained by his adoptive father to channel his urges and only kill murderers. The premise is OK and given the right treatment could be made into a very interesting and intelligent TV show. But it isn't.
One of the problems with this show is that Dexter is probably the most emotionally stable character in it! He is the good serial killer. He has occasional fits of self-contemplation but he does not kill many people in this series and he even lets one of his subjects live because the boy has a good reason for his crime. But doesn't everybody?
His sister is a cop. But she is a disaster! She is completely ridiculous as a character. She is the tough but vulnerable woman that is totally confused - as usual. She goes from tough to emotional mess in a split second in almost every episode. When will TV writers learn how to write good female characters? I am sure most of us know a tough but vulnerable woman. She is a real person and can be well portrayed by good writers. Remember Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica? That is how it should be done.
Dexter is a psycho but he is warm and humorous and fun to be with. That is the problem with this. He is not what they say he is and it shouts at you whenever he appears on screen. He is thoughtful, intelligent and NICE!
I have given it two stars becasue all of the acting is very good and Dexter can be watched if you switch off your brain, but you have to hold your nose becasue it really stinks.