It was the best of finales. It was the worst of finales. It was the age of crackling screenwriting, it was the age of foolish plots. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity. It was the season of White, it was the season of dark passengers. In short, this noisy authority insists on two TV shows being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. What the Dickens am I talking about? Why, the final seasons of Dexter and Breaking Bad, happening concurrently, of course. Continue reading
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Showtime recently renewed Dexter for two more seasons. Thanks to the gleeful eeriness of this year’s serial killing duo, the Doomsday Killers, I’m officially on board for more Dexter. But if I’m going to watch two more seasons, I’m going to do it the right way. We’ve now seen nearly six full seasons. Character patterns have emerged and been cemented. Each week, you can expect several things to happen. To continue watching the show the right way, I’ve come up with The Dexter Drinking Game. Here are the rules: Continue reading
Back in the late 60’s when Hollywood wanted to shake things up a bit, they turned theaters over to a bunch of young bucks named Coppola and Scorsese and the like. One of the things this group did was to canonize the anti-hero– characters like Michael Corleone and Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker helped shake off the shackles of the Hayes Code era. Television, however, didn’t really follow suit. There may have been the occasional anti-hero on TV, but it wasn’t until the last decade or two that the anti-hero really started to take root on television. And now, it’s as popular as ever. Seemingly every new series features someone who is doing something they shouldn’t be doing. And we sympathize with them. We love them, despite (and sometimes because of) their evil deeds. Here are my seven favorite TV anti-heroes: Continue reading
This is sort of a corollary to a prior article, Seven TV Characters I Wish Dexter Morgan Would Murder, combined with some soul-shredding word play. Continue reading
We all revel in Dexter Morgan’s role as “The Dark Defender”, hunting down criminals and turning them into human tossed salad. Unfortunately, in Dexter’s world, we only get to see him hack up people in fictional Miami. There are other people in fictional TV World that also deserve to meet their maker at the hands of a gay funeral director-turned-serial killer. Here are seven candidates.