Monday, August 17, 2009

Terry S - you have won a copy of TROUBLE IN MUDBUG in the anniversary drawing. Please email me through my website with your mailing address.

I am not one of those people who jumps on bandwagons, especially when it comes to television. Even with the dvr, I never seem to have enough time to watch all the things that might interest me, so new series are something I avoid completely. Until they've been around for years and everyone tells me I should watch it. Then sometimes I give it a go.

Well, for years everyone has told me to watch Dexter. I've been able to easily avoid doing so as I don't have Showtime and have no intention of getting it, but recently I signed up for Netflix and Dexter just happens to be one of the shows you can watch on demand. So I've been watching it and I have to say that everyone was right - I DO like it.

Dexter is a serial killer. A complete sociopath who is also a forensic specialist and has a "code" about only killing bad people that he got from his adoptive father....a cop who taught him how to appear normal in society and not get caught.

It's a fascinating premise and the writers have done an excellent job with Dexter's point of view. After all, the guy doesn't really have much going on in the way of emotions, but it's not something the rest of us would think about that way. Some of his thoughts during emotional moments are hilarious but really make a lot of sense. Michael T. Hall's (Dexter) dry, matter-of-fact delivery of those sentiments only serves to make it even funnier.

If any of you were Six Feet Under fans, Michael T. Hall played the character David, the responsible funeral-home owning brother.

For those of you who enjoy a darker humor, Dexter might be a great choice to catch up on. There is tons of backstory and it's unfolding as the seasons pass. The character has a lot of depth considering he has limited emotional capability. Altogether, very well written and excellently acted!

Deadly DeLeon

10 comments:

Becky LeJeune said...

I love Dexter. I read Jeff Lindsay's book just before it was released and thought it was fantastic. When I heard they were making a series, I just crossed my fingers and hoped they stayed true to the character on the pages, because I liked him so much! They did, as far as I'm concerned. Season two had some whoppers in it, but I think they did it well and I'm waiting on my season 3 dvds to come in (hopefully this week). Dexter is a favorite in this house.

Anonymous said...

I love Dexter (watched it on Showtime). I finally convinced my Hubby to watch it on DVD last month and he was hooked after one episode. He's been counting down the days until the Season 3 DVD is released. I'll be at the the store tomorrow to buy it for him. .... Mo

TerriOsburn said...

I've never seen this one but heard a lot about it. No showtime and I'm not good about watching things on DVD. The last disc I returned to netflix had sat in my house for four months. I just gave up and mailed it off.

I'm like you, I try to avoid the new shows, especially if it sounds addictive. I'm working really hard to break my TV habit. It's not easy.

Christie Craig said...

I've seen it a couple of times and it did catch my interest. Now I might go catch up on it again.

CC

Jana DeLeon said...

Becky - I haven't read the book but I'm glad to hear that the story is true to the character the author created.

Jana DeLeon said...

Mo - I'm just into the beginning of Season 2 and you're right, it's getting interesting. I love the plot twists.

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - Television can be a horrible habit, I agree. It's simply too easy to loose hours in front of it.

Jana DeLeon said...

Christie - I liked the first couple of episodes okay but really started to get into it about halfway through the first season.

M. said...

*sigh* I haven't got to watch any hit shows intended for post-school age audiences in several years. Till nine, DH and I don't really have much control over the remote, and after that, I help my toddler to fall asleep - by which time I'm tired myself and usually have to do work on the computer. One of these years I'll know what everyone is talking about, again....

ON the bright side - I'm in the middle of 'Trouble in Mudbug'! I love that town name.

Anonymous said...

You definitely need to read the books (there are 3 of them to date, I think). The show did a very good job of catching the spirit of the show, but there's stuff in Dexter's internal world that just simply couldn't be translated to television.

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