Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dexter: Season 2
No Spoilers here for anyone who hasn't been watching yet:
When I saw the last season of Dexter, it followed the mystery of the ice truck killer, a serial killer who was murdering women and draining them of blood, and who started sending messages to Dexter... ALSO a serial killer (by night; by day he's the forensics blood spatter expert trying to find other killers). By the end of the season, the storyline had taken a turn that made the show brilliant, but it also made me wonder how the heck they could go onto a season 2? And then, this year, I saw exactly how they could do it.

If you're not watching this show, you should be. Go back to season 1, watch it, and then start in on season 2. You will not be disappointed. I will tell you now -- it's gory, it's dark, and you might want to stop after the first episode or two. But trust me: Stick with it. It's genius, and surprisingly, HILARIOUS. Seriously. The darkest of dark humour, but hilarious nonetheless.

Sunday night's episode was awesome. I can't tell you how many times I gasped, or put my hand over my mouth, or said, "oh my GOD" out loud, etc. All in one hour. And now... the spoilers for those watching: Just highlight the paragraph below (if you're not watching, stop reading here and skip down to the next part).

Last night's episode revealed that not only did Dexter's foster father KNOW Dex's mother, but he put her in the container as bait, promised that nothing would happen to her, AND seemed to have been having an affair with her. Through the help of his new Narcotics Anonymous sponsor, he hunts down the one man still alive who murdered his mother, and when they finally come face to face you think this guy is SO gonna get it... and then he doesn't, because the sponsor is able to pull him out of the situation. Meanwhile his sister is dating a guy who she can't trust because the last guy tried to kill her, and when she finds out he's selling a book to publishers called The Ice Princess, she thinks it's a tell-all about his relationship with her, only to discover he writes children's books. AND THEN the episode ends with Dexter spraying his boat for blood still on it with a fluorescent light, and the camera pulls back to reveal the cops have put CCTV on the docks, and someone has just seen Dexter erasing his tracks. I cannot wait to see how he gets out of this one.

Season 1 was all about Dexter finding out that there's someone out there just like him, because he went through the same hell Dexter did. Season 2 is about who Dexter really is, and why he is the way he is, and whether or not he is able to change himself. I think this show is amazing, and why Michael C. Hall hasn't gotten an award for this is just insane.

Dexter airs in Canada on The Movie Network Sunday nights at 10pm, the same time as new episodes air on Showtime in the U.S. Please check it out!

Heroes recap coming soon!


Anonymous said...

I always wondered why Harry only took one of the boys. I guess now we know.

Amazing show. Michael C. Hall was my favourite on Six Feet Under. Such a wonderful actor (and very hot in his Dark Avenger costume).

James D said...

I kinda knew there would be cameras there. I'm surprised that it seems that Harry might be Dexter's real father, but I'm not so convinced they didn't come up with that this season. Really the only thing surprising about this season is how bumbling Dexter has seemingly become. He should've known those cameras were there.

Also, I'd like a whole lot less Lila and way more Masuka, I think he's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Harry is not Dexter's real father, couldn't happen. In season one Dexter did a blood test confirming the other man was his father.

I believe Dexter is becoming so "bumbling" is that he is letting his mask slip, believing less in Harry and his code and becoming more, dare I say, human.

Lila has been a good addition (hate the accent though), in that she is helping Dexter realize that he is not alone and that there may be other ways to handle his issues - and that people can love him for him - his relationship with Rita is all false, he even stated in the first season that he was with her to help make him more believable. Whether or not he actually has feelings for her, I'm sure we will find out by the end of the season.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Lila's accent? That's just the way she talks. She's also on Hustle.

Michelle Rowen said...

I love Lila. I think she's a great addition to the show. And this season is even more riveting than the last one. An amazing show.

I just hate the sister so much. Hate her. But with every show that I love, there's always one thing I hate. It evens things out.

James D said...

oh yeahh, forgot about the blood test.

Nikki Stafford said...

Colleen: You know, I never considered that, but you're absolutely right. As for the discussion y'all are having about Harry being Dexter's father, I forgot about the blood test, but I think you're right: Dexter has had confirmation that Harry's not his dad. BUT... Harry didn't know that, and he probably assumed Dexter was his flesh and blood, which was why he took him out of the carton so quickly and left his brother behind. STILL one of the saddest scenes ever.

Michelle: God, I couldn't agree with you more. I HATE HATE HATE the sister. I don't know what it is about her, the way she purses her lips and talks through her teeth when she's ticked, or her awkwardness all the time, or if it's the acting or what. But I cannot STAND her. The one low point of the show.

I also love Lila. I wasn't so sure about her in the beginning, but I think she's great. And as Colleen said, I think that's her real accent. But I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

I was watching Chuck, and I thought, "Gee, Harry really looks and sounds like Vince on Dexter". And he is. Busy guy.

Jaime Murray (Lila) was born in London, and most of her work has been in England.

Unknown said...

Dexter RULES


Whats dokes going to do???