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Pretentious and vile
Highly stylized sensationalistic crap.
If you want to watch a show on how NOT to make a show, this is a 10/10.
I think they were definitely testing out actual psilocybin mushrooms in the production trailer throughout this series.
This thing is just rank. Bad scripts. Bad acting. Bad directing.
To quote the principal in Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "I weep for the future" if there are actually real people out there giving this mess a 10/10.
At least with Dexter there was SOME humor, earlier on anyway, when it didn't take itself so seriously.
But THIS? Are you SERIOUS? Do yourself a favor. If you want to experience culinary debauchery, go scarf down a couple Wendy's double bacon cheese burgers. It's actually more lethal than this, but not totally unfun.
The Killing: What I Know (2012)
...the fact that Ames was allowed to walk is INSANE!
This whole damn build up of 2 season's worth of shows, and everything boils down to "wrong place, wrong time"?!!!
And on top of that...one of the main culprits gets to WALK?!!!
That's just wrong. No matter HOW MANY heart strings the final few minutes of this show plucked. This is just BAD WRITING.
To take an audience along for 2 years' worth of ups and downs only to cop out at the end, without so much as an outcry over the biggest miscarriage of justice in the entire 2 years?
Why bother, then, with the entire 2 years?
This was an insult and a slap in the face to anyone who plowed through 2 years of RAINY GLOOMY SEATTLE WEATHER. 2 years of one misdirection after another. 2 years of plot holes big enough to drive a Crown Vic through. 2 years of peep show titillation.
This series SHOULD have been cancelled. And it should have STAYED cancelled!
Euthenasia (As in...put this show out of its misery already!)
(And I'm not referring to young people in China.)
Watching this series implode upon itself was painful. So please. Writers. Do us ALL a favor...and put this show out of its misery already.
To say the writing was weak, lazy, contorted, absurd, unrealistic, insulting, etc. -- would be a COMPLIMENT to season number 6.
NO believable plots.
STUPID Hallucination Harry appearances/intrusions.
STUPID soap opera romances.
And when all else fails...
hook up Dexter and Debra.
Watching this season was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Some shows just can't seem to stand their own success. I feel sorry for the actors in this mess. You KNOW they had to be dying, week after week, with no way of fixing or changing anything. Talk about capital crimes! Killing this show the way the writers, producers, and directors did should result in death row for all of them. It seemed like they were in a race to see who could come up with the most shocking, the grossest, the most perverse ideas they could, so they could then simply throw it all out there, helter-skelter, like the Manson family in the Tate-Labianca murders.
The minute they decided to gear this series towards Dexter and Harrison the show began sinking, and it never really recovered. Because schizophrenic/psychopathic serial killers, and children, simply don't mix. It didn't work with Harry and Dexter. It didn't work with Vogel and her son. And it's unrealistic to think it'll ever work with Dexter and Harrison. It's an illusion. And it's a false message. And that's exactly the message, accurately delivered, by the Brian Moser character. And what became painfully apparent as this season dragged on was that HE, not Dexter, had become the most sympathetic character, because he was the most HONEST character. All this double talk crap from Dexter about "The Code" was pure hypocrisy. He did WHAT he wanted to do, WHEN he wanted to do it, regardless of the consequences. And once that happened this show sailed hopelessly beyond the point of no return.
Dexter: Ricochet Rabbit (2011)
Once again...it's all about Dexter's ego, not justice
This series has revealed itself for what it's really been about all along: a poorly written show about a schizophrenic psychopathic serial killer who kills innocents, wreaks havoc so he can do things the way HE wants to do things regardless of the consequences, and, who has forfeited any sympathy that might otherwise have possibly been afforded to him.
Similarly -- and a much bigger problem with this series -- there are simply no worthy protagonists for whom to cheer, with the possible exception of Debra.
Dexter absolutely deserves to die. (And I don't care HOW many apologist fan boys or girls generate endless reasons why he shouldn't die. They're as deluded as he is.)
Harry is a philandering, weak manipulator. (And his ongoing hallucinated presence in the show became a major annoyance and distraction.)
LaGuerta is undeserving.
Batista is somewhat likable but not in any significant sense.
Rita was loathsome.
Lumen was a sympathetic character but she's gone.
Quinn is despicable.
Masuka is funny at times but not enough to build a show around.
And the list goes on and on and on. Unfortunately.
Dexter: Get Gellar (2011)
The case of the lazy writing, cheesy as fck cliffhanger
This series has totally gone off the rails.
It's reminiscent of the stupid ending/twist in Damages. There, for an entire season, they keep cutting to a scene in which, for all intents and purposes, the main protagonist is lying dead. With blood oozing from her head. Then VOILA! The writers were just playing with us. I DON'T THINK SO!
I hate that kind of lazy writing crap. And this episode/season is not very different. SHAME on the writers/producers. They are taking liberties with their loyal viewers and it will come back to haunt them. Mark my word.
And that doesn't even get into all the stupid filler scenes with Quinn, Batista, Debra, Greene, and Jamie. (Speaking of which...Sonya was one of the best supporting characters in the series. Then POOF! She's gone. And a heretofore unknown sister of Batista's appears. POOF! Out of nowhere. Unfortunately, this whole series is HEADED to NOWHERE. FAST!)
And do they even bother to send LaGuerta to makeup any more? It looks like her face is melting right in front of the cameras. She could cause The Picture Of Dorian Gray to have nightmares.
The BIGGEST ABUSES, however...are to anyone with a logical, thinking brain. But those have been going on for so long now, it doesn't even make sense to harp on it. Suffice it to say...this show has been running on fumes -- and aggressive PR -- for way too long now. And it's finally run out of gas.
Dexter: Sin of Omission (2011)
And I thought LAST WEEK was a mess
After having watched last week's episode it was clear to me that it couldn't get much worse.
I WAS WRONG!
And I swear...if I hear one more droning, pretentious monologue out of Dexter's mouth I'M going to become homicidal.
And what? Do the writers just sit around the room and ask themselves who can sleep with whom next? This wouldn't even make a halfway decent soap opera.
It is just 100%.
Ya know...it's one thing to try to come up with the most gross, sensationalistic plots in order to appear "cutting edge". But the decision this season to introduce religion might have been the worst mistake since the Edsel. It started with the stupid Catholic preschool for Harrison, careened off of "Brother Sam", and has gone full tilt, downhill, with the Doomsday Killer.
I read a post a while back where someone stated that these writers are not stupid. At the time, what he said made sense. After watching this season's episodes, I no longer agree.
Even BRIAN was bored.
And he's a SERIAL KILLER. (And he can come up with LOTS of things to occupy his mind.) But this show even made his mind go numb.
It's sad to see shows go so far off the rails the way this one has. As if all the stupid soap opera relationships aren't bad enough. But this episode? REALLY? Just horrid.
Just more nauseating scenes with Quinn and Deb -- the cesspool that just keeps on giving.
The one thing this episode DOES provide is all the proof anyone would ever need that the show sorely misses the Brian Moser character. None of the "big bads" after him came close to his contribution to the show.
Some shows I actually root for some or all of the characters to die. In THIS episode, I rooted for Dexter to come to my house and kill ME. Just to put me out of this show's misery.
Dexter: Practically Perfect (2010)
Absolutely...without a doubt...BORING as all get out. Good grief. How can a show about a serial killer possibly be THIS BORING?!! Well, for one...there's no real "big bad" antagonist as of yet.
Second: NOBODY really CARES about the Batista-LaGuerta pseudo-relationship.
Third: Quinn is arguably THE MOST BORING of all the "regulars".
Fourth: Nothing really much to see when it comes to the weekly quick kill character.
Fifth: You KNOW in advance that a main character is NOT going to get "busted". So this whole thing with the sketch of Dexter is nothing but a red herring. In fact, most of the show now is little more than a bunch of red herrings. And they're really starting to smell. Bad.
Dexter: Hello, Bandit (2010)
Overheard phone machine messages and misplaced cellphones aren't enough? Now it's an opened snail mail invoice that delivers the key message?
When/where does it end? The lazy, contrived plot devices keep shooting this show in the foot. Repeatedly. (As if anyone really cared about the Batista-LaGuerta soap opera relationship in the first place.)
And one thing is becoming more and more clear: families, and serial killers, just don't mix. Astor has now taken the mantle of "most annoying character" from her dead mother. (At least she comes by it honestly.) Nature or nurture, and all that.
And with everything that's going on...Dexter's attention is drawn to some blood in the back of a moving van? Seriously?
And given all the time Dexter spent with the Mitchell's, between the THREE of them, they can't come up with an accurate image of Dexter for the sketch artist?!! C'MON, MAN! That's just REALLY STUPID WRITING!
And one final question that never seems to get asked: Does the notion that Dexter has feelings (assuming they're genuine) make him a better psychopathic serial killer, or a worse psychopathic serial killer? (I'm not sure there's an easy answer to that question. But it lies at the heart of this series. I just wish the series delved more deeply into that question, and others like it, rather than stupid soap opera filler distractions. Maybe something along the line of an extrapolation of "Leon The Professional".)
And Deb is off...
...on yet another one of her inappropriate sexual escapades. Clearly, she is one effed up woman, who's boundaries and self-esteem issues put her at the top of the list...or the bottom of the list, depending on one's perspective...of messed up human beings.
Meanwhile, Rita's death is sending various shock waves throughout the list of Dexter's co-workers, family, and friends. And everything culminates in a eulogy of lies. Everything about the Dexter-Rita relationship was nothing BUT lies. Rita lied. And Dexter lied. But more importantly, she never knew who Dexter really was, so the relationship was nothing but a grand illusion. And it wasn't even that grand. As Dexter stated at the outset -- he felt comfortable with Rita because she was as damaged as he was. That never fundamentally changed. So any attempt to try to make it more than it was (which is exactly what the show tried to do) is an even bigger lie. So enough already. She's dead. Bury her. And move on.