(This review contains spoilers for the Dexter premiere. Read on.)
As with Weeds (and, indeed, all of Showtime’s current output), I run hot and cold on Dexter. And lately, the temperature fluctuations in my house during each episode are starting to give me a headache.
The first season of the show was fascinating, allowing us to have a genuine antihero – not just a Jack Bauer whose ends were always justified, but a cold-minded man whose arrest and capture at series’ end we almost hope for. This was followed by the tense-if-contrived second season, the ill-conceived third, and last season’s bi-polar attempt, which combined a terrifying serial killer storyline with the culmination of four seasons of terribly uninteresting subplots for the terribly uninteresting secondary chraacters. And here we go again. Read the rest of this entry »