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Dexter: season 5 Dexter: season 5

12-17-2010 , 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by THAY3R
I could easily see the writers no longer bring up the Kyle Butler stuff anymore.
I'm almost certain this is the case. I think early in this season when Quinn accosted Trinity's kid in the convenience store, the back story was that the whole family was about to go in to the witness protection program and would only be in the Miami area for a couple of more days.

Quinn still might have some idea that Dexter killed Rita and framed Trinity for it, but I think the whole Kyle Butler angle is dead. Especially given the fact that kid kind of had a WTF reaction when Quinn showed him the sketch.
12-17-2010 , 09:12 AM
Quinn showed him the actual photo of Dexter if I remember correctly. I believe the kid reacted the way he did because he saw Kyle Butler as an ally and didn't want to implicate him in anyway since he helped out with his dad.

This would probably go for the entire family now that they know Lithgow was murderin' all sorts of folks.

So I think Dexter's alias as KB is safe to drop from the show.
12-17-2010 , 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TheCroShow
It's been confirmed by executive producer Chip Johannessen This season was filler youtube vid
I'm not sure what to think of that video. Those are good themes but I did not get any of those while watching really. Complete failure to tell the story.

As far as Breaking Bad I don't think it is fair to compare them until after the 4th season of Breaking Bad. As much as I love that show it also has the potential to go down the tubes super fast.
12-17-2010 , 10:38 AM
Looks like they're changing showrunners AGAIN going into next season. Hopefully Buck is ready to move the story forward.

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/scot...er-showrunner/
12-17-2010 , 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TheHip41
1. MC Hall's acting
2. Masuka
They have completely ****ed up with Masuka. He is a fantastic character that is practically meaningless to the show. Really, the biggest hole in the plot is Masuka being portrayed as the clueless coworker when in reality he should be the suspicious Quinn character with nothing to do after work but pry into Dexter's life. Quinn's character just completely sucks, so cliche and one dimensional.

Hall cheating on Carpenter with Stiles during this season almost deserves its own "jump the shark" phrase..that really sums up this season. A great show totally imploding.

Last edited by darthtrader3.6; 12-17-2010 at 10:46 AM.
12-17-2010 , 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rendle
Looks like they're changing showrunners AGAIN going into next season. Hopefully Buck is ready to move the story forward.

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/scot...er-showrunner/
I have to admit I don't know what a showrunner is, but here's a disturbing fact about the new showrunner:

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He has written or co-written the last three season finales, including the one that aired on Sunday.
12-17-2010 , 12:29 PM
but he also wrote the s4 finale which everyone loved. so...yeah.
12-17-2010 , 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TheCroShow
It's been confirmed by executive producer Chip Johannessen This season was filler youtube vid
That guy comes off as a paint-by-numbers hack, imo.
12-17-2010 , 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by darthtrader3.6
They have completely ****ed up with Masuka. He is a fantastic character that is practically meaningless to the show. Really, the biggest hole in the plot is Masuka being portrayed as the clueless coworker when in reality he should be the suspicious Quinn character with nothing to do after work but pry into Dexter's life. Quinn's character just completely sucks, so cliche and one dimensional.

Hall cheating on Carpenter with Stiles during this season almost deserves its own "jump the shark" phrase..that really sums up this season. A great show totally imploding.
Vince doesn't care about being a crime solving genius. We are shown time and time again that he obsesses over other things and treats work like a regular job.
12-17-2010 , 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Rendle
More weird news - looks like Hall and Carpenter divorced because Hall was cheating with Julia Stiles.

http://www.thesuperficial.com/dexter...stiles-12-2010
Stiles denies:

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Stiles insists she and Hall are not seeing each other.
“I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer,” Stiles says in a statement released by her rep. “We are good friends and enjoyed working together. This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy. Although I too prefer to keep my private life, private—I felt compelled to dispel the rumors I was somehow the cause for this matter.”
12-17-2010 , 06:34 PM
What else is she gonna say there?

"Yeah, I ****ed him between takes...**** you."
12-17-2010 , 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by darthtrader3.6
They have completely ****ed up with Masuka. He is a fantastic character that is practically meaningless to the show. Really, the biggest hole in the plot is Masuka being portrayed as the clueless coworker when in reality he should be the suspicious Quinn character with nothing to do after work but pry into Dexter's life. Quinn's character just completely sucks, so cliche and one dimensional.

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masuka too busy partying and creeping on girls way out of his league though
12-17-2010 , 08:52 PM
12-17-2010 , 08:52 PM
fuuuuuuuu ms.oot contest
12-18-2010 , 02:54 AM
i am afraid astor will be too old and past her prime next season.
12-18-2010 , 03:46 AM
After thinking about it I've concluded that how good a Dexter season is is entirely dependent on the principle antagonist.

I mean, look at seasons 1,2, and 4. ITK, Lundy + doakes, and Trinity were all somewhat equal opponents for dexter so there was legitimate suspense throughout the season. Even though we knew somewhere in the back of our heads that dexter would win I still got chills in season 4 after the "hello, dexter morgan" line cause you just knew **** was about to hit the fan.

But in season 3 and now 5 they sucked. Prado was good as a character while he was still Dexter's friend/apprentice but the second he became Dexter's enemy all the suspense just left the show. Dexter wasn't about to get beat by some idiot ADA with anger issues who only knows what Dexter taught him about killing. And Jordan Chase? Please, the second he made himself a target he was dead. Dexter ripped him and all his buddies a new one with ease and there was never any doubt he would. Hell, I think even the writers knew it since hallucination Harry was telling Dexter not to underestimate his opponent right before he killed his ass.

The reason I don't have high hopes for next season is that after Trinity, who was hyped as the most successful and dangerous serial killer ever, where do the writers go to find a decent antagonist? A more-er successful and dangerous serial killer? Or have a Lundy-clone chase dexter again? They can't do anything good without repeating a previous season.
12-18-2010 , 05:33 AM
MCH really does love em pale, skinny and whiny!
12-18-2010 , 06:18 AM
The show's biggest problem right now is that it only uses 2 story approaches:

1) Dexter on the verge of being discovered (Dexter vs. self)
2) Dexter vs. serial killer

Where they could go or what they could do to create a season than doesn't employ both of the above arcs I have no idea, but I feel like they have gone about as far down these two roads as they can go.
12-18-2010 , 06:36 AM
That was why I was hoping that this season would be the last. And now it looks like it's possible there will be a 7th. I think the final season of this show is going to be amazing. Tense as all hell throughout. Until then, we'll just get seasons like this last one. They really gotta end it at 7 though. Even 6 is pushing it.
12-18-2010 , 07:08 AM
btw I was thinking about that, isnt it funny that MCHall's both big TV series have him talking to his dead father?
12-18-2010 , 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Kirbynator
btw I was thinking about that, isnt it funny that MCHall's both big TV series have him talking to his dead father?
haha hadn't even realised this, quite amusing.
12-18-2010 , 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by imjoshsizemore
The show's biggest problem right now is that it only uses 2 story approaches:

1) Dexter on the verge of being discovered (Dexter vs. self)
2) Dexter vs. serial killer

Where they could go or what they could do to create a season than doesn't employ both of the above arcs I have no idea, but I feel like they have gone about as far down these two roads as they can go.
Completely agree with this. I predicted before S5 started that it would get repetitive if the season focused on those 2 formulas. I think it would've been interesting if they focused a whole season on Deb/Quinn finding out about Dexter (and actually finding out with definitive proof he's a serial killer.)
12-18-2010 , 01:10 PM
next season dexter gets a recently-vacated job as regional manager at dunder-mifflin to face off with the scranton strangler.
12-18-2010 , 01:38 PM
I just wanna find out what happened to ANGEL'S BABY DAUGHTER AND UNFORGIVING EX WIFE, MAJOR PLOT HOLE
12-18-2010 , 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by chicken10der
next season dexter gets a recently-vacated job as regional manager at dunder-mifflin to face off with the scranton strangler.
this would be amazing!

      
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