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Season 1 - A Just loved the premise

Season 2 - A I watched one right after the other while I was home with kidney stones, I liked the Doakes character, as cartoonish as he was.

Season 3 - B - It was a nice try with a good actor (Jimmy Smits), but I just had a hard time buying his character, and the subplots with The Skinner and Deb's boyfriend were just not that compelling.

Season 4 A+ - Come on, it was brilliant from start to finish

Season 5 B - Some of it was a little ridiculous, but the show kept most of it's edge

Season 6 D - Just awful. Colin Hanks is not a compelling bad guy because he is not much of an actor, and the whole thing with Brother Sam thing with Mos Def was just stupid.

Season 7 - C+ Seemed like an okay comeback. I think it would have been better had the Ray Stevenson character lived and not sort of befriended Dexter. Then when Maria got close, the show got much more interesting and then they whack her. Should have left that loose end.

Season 8 - C. The whole Deb is crashing down thing is just too predictable. The Dr. Vogel stuff is pretty bad. I kind of wish that they could bring back Lithgow. You know how Harry is this part of Dexter's conscience telling him what to do (some people think it's actually Harry's ghost, which is silly). I would have like to have seen John Lithgow as a similar character, taunting Dexter about his evil deeds, Harry is the angel on one shoulder and Trinity is the devil on the other, and I would have liked to see Dexter start to lose control of everything with imaginary Trinity taunting him, pushing him into madness. It's been okay, but it certainly doesn't feel like it's building to anything special for an ending, and the talk of a possible spin off is just ridiculous, there is no single character, or even group of characters that are interesting enough to continue anything.

My grades would be similar. I'd probably give Season 3 a B+. Probably knock Season 4 down to an A (I know I'm in the minority in not thinking it was clearly the best season). I'd give Season 6 a D+ because of some good early episodes. I'd give Season 7 a B minus. I'd give Season 8 a D minus. Or "Dexter Season 8: The Show About Nothing". I'm concerned about the spinoff talk too. What, a foul-mouthed version of Castle starring Deb? I probably wouldn't watch it, so that's not why it concerns me. Rather, it could mean we don't even get the payoff this season of seeing Dexter caught and fried (and of Dexter seeing Deb caught and ruined too).

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And lets be honest, you have a squad full of some really stupid cops here.

Yep. Hey Quinn, you wanna make sergeant? Follow up on Deb's confession and crack the Dexter-Deb story.

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That's probably how the show ends. Quinn becomes sergeant because he captures Dexter.

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That's probably how the show ends. Quinn becomes sergeant because he captures Dexter.

That's the only reason why I can see the show spending so much time on Quinn. He's an uninteresting time-filler character otherwise.

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My grades would be similar. I'd probably give Season 3 a B+. Probably knock Season 4 down to an A (I know I'm in the minority in not thinking it was clearly the best season). I'd give Season 6 a D+ because of some good early episodes. I'd give Season 7 a B minus. I'd give Season 8 a D minus. Or "Dexter Season 8: The Show About Nothing". I'm concerned about the spinoff talk too. What, a foul-mouthed version of Castle starring Deb? I probably wouldn't watch it, so that's not why it concerns me. Rather, it could mean we don't even get the payoff this season of seeing Dexter caught and fried (and of Dexter seeing Deb caught and ruined too).

Oh, I think what's going on is that Dr. Vogel realizes that because Dex actually does really care for Deb that he is not a true Sociopath and she is going to get Dex to train this rich kid, who really might be one, into being one with the idea that the kid is going to eliminate Dexter and that Dr. Vogel is actually the true sociopath and all of her experiments were designed to kill more people, using surrogates to do it for her. This "Brain Surgeon" thing was a set up to see if she could get Dexter to do what she wanted all along and that she was never truly under threat. But I want a resolution to the season, the show has already gotten far, far away from the book series.

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Oh, I think what's going on is that Dr. Vogel realizes that because Dex actually does really care for Deb that he is not a true Sociopath and she is going to get Dex to train this rich kid, who really might be one, into being one with the idea that the kid is going to eliminate Dexter and that Dr. Vogel is actually the true sociopath and all of her experiments were designed to kill more people, using surrogates to do it for her. This "Brain Surgeon" thing was a set up to see if she could get Dexter to do what she wanted all along and that she was never truly under threat. But I want a resolution to the season, the show has already gotten far, far away from the book series.

There are no other characters that are interesting enough to spin off with. The Trinity Killer is the only one that might had been able to pull that off.

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Dialogue can't get any lamer, and there was too much mushiness with Hanna - so much talk of feelings this year. The one good thing about the awful sequences with Vogel is that they make me appreciate even more than I already did how brilliant the Dr. Melfi scenes were in The Sopranos. But with 5 episodes to go, the thought of an out-of-control, angry, knows-too-much Zach is at least a bit intriguing to me.

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What a contrast between this once great show's last season and Breaking Bad's last season.

This is why Dexter should've ended a few seasons ago.

If they had stretched out Breaking Bad for three more seasons it might have faced a similar fate.

Nah...what am I talking about!? Vince Gilligan is a genius! It could've gone 10 seasons and still been great.

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Season 1 - A Just loved the premise

Season 2 - A I watched one right after the other while I was home with kidney stones, I liked the Doakes character, as cartoonish as he was.

Season 3 - B - It was a nice try with a good actor (Jimmy Smits), but I just had a hard time buying his character, and the subplots with The Skinner and Deb's boyfriend were just not that compelling.

Season 4 A+ - Come on, it was brilliant from start to finish

Season 5 B - Some of it was a little ridiculous, but the show kept most of it's edge

Season 6 D - Just awful. Colin Hanks is not a compelling bad guy because he is not much of an actor, and the whole thing with Brother Sam thing with Mos Def was just stupid.

Season 7 - C+ Seemed like an okay comeback. I think it would have been better had the Ray Stevenson character lived and not sort of befriended Dexter. Then when Maria got close, the show got much more interesting and then they whack her. Should have left that loose end.

Season 8 - C. The whole Deb is crashing down thing is just too predictable. The Dr. Vogel stuff is pretty bad. I kind of wish that they could bring back Lithgow. You know how Harry is this part of Dexter's conscience telling him what to do (some people think it's actually Harry's ghost, which is silly). I would have like to have seen John Lithgow as a similar character, taunting Dexter about his evil deeds, Harry is the angel on one shoulder and Trinity is the devil on the other, and I would have liked to see Dexter start to lose control of everything with imaginary Trinity taunting him, pushing him into madness. It's been okay, but it certainly doesn't feel like it's building to anything special for an ending, and the talk of a possible spin off is just ridiculous, there is no single character, or even group of characters that are interesting enough to continue anything. And lets be honest, you have a squad full of some really stupid cops here.

I'd knock down season 2 a B+ and season 3 to a C, but season 7 I'd grade up to a B-.

I largely agree with the post.

Season 5 should have ended with Deb catching Dexter. I think it saves 2 seasons and I suspect that will be the jump the shark moment in retrospect.

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Here is a scary question - which is worse viewing right now, Dexter or True Blood?

I gave up on True Blood after the third season.

The fairies and werewolves just were too much.

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Season 5 should have ended with Deb catching Dexter. I think it saves 2 seasons and I suspect that will be the jump the shark moment in retrospect.

Enduring quality is a problem with profitable shows that are entirely controlled by the network it shows on. It seems that it is extraordinarily difficult for any drama to maintain high quality after roughly 5 seasons.

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How is Hannah McKay -- a small, non-muscular woman -- able to drag Dexter -- a muscular six foot man -- into her van and into the (slight) middle of nowhere?

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I really don't have much to say about Dexter. I agree with Mr. Big's that in retrospect the moment when Deb didn't catch Dexter behind the curtain was the jump the shark moment. At this point I'm only watching to see what type of ridiculous way they end the show.

BUT, I will admit that I certainly don't mind when Hannah appears on my screen. What a beautiful lady.

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I really don't have much to say about Dexter. I agree with Mr. Big's that in retrospect the moment when Deb didn't catch Dexter behind the curtain was the jump the shark moment. At this point I'm only watching to see what type of ridiculous way they end the show.

I've quit watching and I am frequenting the thread to see if anything happens to get the series interesting again before investing any more time in it.

BUT, I will admit that I certainly don't mind when Hannah appears on my screen. What a beautiful lady.

Yvonne is quite attractive.

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I gave up on True Blood after the third season.

The fairies and werewolves just were too much.

I gave up before that. True Blood was horrible and presume is still horrible.

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Here is a scary question - which is worse viewing right now, Dexter or True Blood?

I think True Blood has kind of bounced back, though they still have problems with wasting time on characters who aren't important to the central plot lines. Alicide/Sam especially, but the Terry and the weird ghost last year storyline was also awful and unnecessary.

edit - Oh, I see now that you gave up early in the series. Never mind I guess.

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I really miss when this show was awesome. I used to devour very episode.

Sad what it has become.

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I think True Blood has kind of bounced back, though they still have problems with wasting time on characters who aren't important to the central plot lines. Alicide/Sam especially, but the Terry and the weird ghost last year storyline was also awful and unnecessary.

edit - Oh, I see now that you gave up early in the series. Never mind I guess.

I have a friend who loves to hate on that show, so I have an idea of what is going on, but to be honest, it sounds even more ridiculously stupid than it did when it was merely ridiculous.

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I have a friend who loves to hate on that show, so I have an idea of what is going on, but to be honest, it sounds even more ridiculously stupid than it did when it was merely ridiculous.

I mean, its meant to be a campy, southern show about vampires. Its not supposed to be not ridiculous. If that's not your thing, I completely understand, but it probably wouldn't work if they tried to not be ridiculous.

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I really miss when this show was awesome. I used to devour very episode.

Sad what it has become.

Where's the dark humor? That was always a great part of the show, that in the midst of all this twisted and dark stuff, there would be some wicked one-liners from Dexter as The Narrator. There wasn't much humor in Breaking Bad last week, but throughout that show there always has been some very dark laughs.

Stop trying to make me give a crap about Masuka and Quinn and Jamie. The only time I want to see those characters is when they are interacting with Dexter. Don't want or don't care about their story lines. Batista I can tolerate because I like David Zayas (though they have not explained the Bronx accent ever).

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Where's the dark humor? That was always a great part of the show, that in the midst of all this twisted and dark stuff, there would be some wicked one-liners from Dexter as The Narrator. There wasn't much humor in Breaking Bad last week, but throughout that show there always has been some very dark laughs.

Stop trying to make me give a crap about Masuka and Quinn and Jamie. The only time I want to see those characters is when they are interacting with Dexter. Don't want or don't care about their story lines. Batista I can tolerate because I like David Zayas (though they have not explained the Bronx accent ever).

What, you didn't like Dexter's "Have fun going to your job, at the mall"?

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Yesterday's episode was probably the worst of the season. Everything is dragging soooooooooooooooo slowly.

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