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Dexter: season 5 Dexter: season 5

09-27-2010 , 11:56 PM
watched teh final half and found it pretty good. The flashbacks sucked tho still imo.
09-28-2010 , 12:03 AM
i liked the flashbacks.
09-28-2010 , 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dw2006
Also regarding the Astor scene, I don't think she is a terrible actress I just think the writing in the scene was bad, her lines were way too on the nose. Just saying what Dexter and the audience is thinking even though it makes no sense for her character.
Yep this. I was so tilted. Her lines/reaction made no sense given the context she was in. Of course the whole scene was too awkward even for me and not done very well imo.

They did a very good job of pulling on my emotional strings but they did so at the price of "realism" (within the context of the show). What did Dexter do with the dead body in the shop? How did he clean that mess up before making it to the funeral?

What about the storage locker he set on fire? I'm pretty sure the FBI would be mighty suspiscious about an emotionless, blood expert who called in his wife's bloody death, skipped a schedule debriefing and then set his storage locked on fire.

I'm all for emotionality but not if it means gigantic plot holes.
09-28-2010 , 01:09 AM
All of those things would've been totally fine had Dexter actually bolted. That'd been 1 hell of a season. Him showing up at the funeral squashed dem dreams.
09-28-2010 , 01:24 AM
He obviously didnt store all the evidence of him being a serial killer under his own name. He has used aliases in the past, such as ordering his tranq chems.

He had plenty of time to dispose of the body since the funeral was the next day (if im not mistaken).
09-28-2010 , 02:14 AM
traz,

Do you also wonder how the sun disappears at night?

Maybe he disposed of that body like he has disposed of 67 other bodies. If you were a serial killer would you rent/own something that holds all of your secrets under your own name??

*I'm drunk and trolling, I apologize in advance if I say something stupid other than pointing out other people's stupidity.
09-28-2010 , 02:33 AM
^haha
09-28-2010 , 03:53 AM
The first episode was to be expected imo. If you look back at the previous seasons(especially 3) it was very slow. The season will start to pick up in the next couple episodes. If that does not happen they will atleast elude to some actual suspense. You need to have patience with the beginning of seasons of dexter. This is how it always is.
09-28-2010 , 10:01 AM
really liked this episode

dexters rage kill was awesome, and something we hadnt seen before of him
09-28-2010 , 01:17 PM
thought it was an above average episode compared to the general standard of the last couple seasons.

people seem to be severely over-rating last season in hindsight.

a big part of the reason that the finale was so shocking was the fact that the writing had generally gotten so stale and predictable...

lithgow was an inspired casting choice, but the season was mediocre imo.
09-28-2010 , 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fredd-bird
WTF? It is one or the other, make up your mind.

I was going to subscribe to this thread, but after reading how dumb most of your comments are I will gladly pass on reading them for future episodes. I seriously wonder if you have any understanding of the characters and various dynamics that have formed in the previous seasons.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the season.
What I meant was after thinking about it a bit more it made sense for the 1st episode to be slower. Wow wake up on the wrong side of the bed?
09-28-2010 , 05:11 PM
I thought it was meh overall.
-Deb/Quinn scene was lol. Yes, cleaning up all this blood is HOT!
-Quinns reaction to Dexters lack of reaction was also LOL. Do they not know the man? That's just how he is.

IDK, obv hoping it gets better.
09-28-2010 , 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RichGangi
I thought it was meh overall.
-Deb/Quinn scene was lol. Yes, cleaning up all this blood is HOT!
-Quinns reaction to Dexters lack of reaction was also LOL. Do they not know the man? That's just how he is.

IDK, obv hoping it gets better.
I've always thought anything not involving dexter or his arch nemesis for the season has bordered on really bad.
09-28-2010 , 06:55 PM
Hard to argue. It really is a shame.
09-28-2010 , 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by [Phill]
He obviously didnt store all the evidence of him being a serial killer under his own name. He has used aliases in the past, such as ordering his tranq chems.

He had plenty of time to dispose of the body since the funeral was the next day (if im not mistaken).
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Originally Posted by fredd-bird
traz,

Do you also wonder how the sun disappears at night?

Maybe he disposed of that body like he has disposed of 67 other bodies. If you were a serial killer would you rent/own something that holds all of your secrets under your own name??

*I'm drunk and trolling, I apologize in advance if I say something stupid other than pointing out other people's stupidity.
Yes clearly the police would see a torched storage unit, find out it's linked to some random alias and just close the case
09-28-2010 , 09:10 PM
One thing I'm kind of hung up on is why does Quinn/Some others seem to think Dexter showed no emotion to the extent that it's such a bad thing?

Obviously he wasn't crying, but the dude looked basically comatose. I'm almost positive that is how I would react in that situation. It's not like he was just standing around playing basketball or something when they showed up.
09-28-2010 , 09:15 PM
Clearly a guy who has been operating undetected as a serial killer for 20 years with pretty good contacts and training who has demonstrated the ability to forge fake identities good enough to access controlled substances is entirely incapable of renting/buying/whatevering some random storage container somewhere.

Not to mention they wont care. The premise of the show is Dexter kills murderers who dont have enough evidence to be convicted, the cops have much more to deal with than a fire in the middle of nowhere and no evidence to go on. Even if they could link it to a random alias that is all they have to go on im sure. This is not a character who leaves evidence trails behind.
09-28-2010 , 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by traz
Yes clearly the police would see a torched storage unit, find out it's linked to some random alias and just close the case
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBcNpXmr-Ps

09-28-2010 , 11:46 PM
I thought the episode was terribly boring.
09-29-2010 , 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RichGangi
I thought it was meh overall.
-Deb/Quinn scene was lol. Yes, cleaning up all this blood is HOT!
-Quinns reaction to Dexters lack of reaction was also LOL. Do they not know the man? That's just how he is.

IDK, obv hoping it gets better.
qft

glad some good crticism is trickling in. this episode sucked BIG TIME and it's getting a pass because it's dexter. it needs to step up; i didn't forget how meh season 4 was for much of the season.

i think that's just the kind of show it is: extremely high highs that make up for the lows, but when judged as a whole really isn't as good as you remember it being

that said it's still one of my favorite shows and i have absolute confidence the highs of this season will be worth it... but this episode wasn't one of them =P
09-29-2010 , 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Reup Gang
i didn't forget how meh season 4 was for much of the season.
wow.

everyone is entitled to their opinion - but i must say, if you didn't like S4 i'm not sure what you'll ever like
09-29-2010 , 06:53 AM
people read what they want to read. that isn't what i said at all.
09-29-2010 , 08:45 AM
None of those things traz mentioned are actually plot holes.

The only good (multi-season recurring) side characters in the show have been Doakes and Lundy. Everyone else is terrible, and their stories have been even worse.
09-29-2010 , 10:56 AM
Masuka is on reddit doing an AMA thread....

http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/c...d_love_it_ama/
09-29-2010 , 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ZBTHorton
One thing I'm kind of hung up on is why does Quinn/Some others seem to think Dexter showed no emotion to the extent that it's such a bad thing?

Obviously he wasn't crying, but the dude looked basically comatose. I'm almost positive that is how I would react in that situation. It's not like he was just standing around playing basketball or something when they showed up.
Yea agreed on this part. Deb was getting pissed at him the entire episode for basically just being in shock. WTF DEB he just came home to dead wife and baby in blood, him being out of it is totally standard.

Quinn's reactions make way more sense, but Deb atleast should be defending Dex's odd coping.

      
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