Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bastard Reaction: Dexter - Season 6
Together with 24, Dexter has been a favorite show of mine. No surprise there since I've made known how I love protagonist who have a bit of a psycho tendency, and Dexter Morgan certainly fits the bill. Last Sunday, we saw the season 6 finale.
This season Dexter has been a big disappointment for me, easily my least favorite season to date. Can't really point to why this was, only that it wasn't as fun as the previous ones. I think it was partly because Dexter was more subdued this season, and it seems like this season went away from the "monster of the week" setup that worked quite well in previous seasons. That meant less killing. I believe we went for 3 episodes or so in a row at one point without Dexter having someone on his table. Unacceptable. The plot was also slow progressing, and I didn't care much for the villain this time around in all honesty.
Season had some positives though, mainly with the performance of Jennifer Carpenter who plays Dexter's step-sister, Debra. Excellent performance, certainly Emmy worthy. It would be a travesty if she comes off this without some recognition. She was put through an emotional and dramatic roller-coaster, and Carpenter nailed just about every scene.
Additionally to Carpeter's performance, I have to say the kills, particularly the ones perpetuated by the big bads this season, were quite creatively disturbing and excellent all around. Don't know if future seasons will be able to top that aspect, but will be interested seeing how they attempt to.
Season 6 finale in general was more of the same as previous episodes this season, but it ended in quite an interesting cliffhanger. Been waiting for this sort of plot line, so looking forward to how it's handled. Regardless of my opinion of this season, I love Dexter, and even with my complaints, I thoroughly enjoy every moment spent watching this show. Season 7 can't come soon enough.
Anyways, here's a quick scene which was one of my favorites this season.