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With two to go, UK speed, I’m loving this. It was always a ridiculous show, and this is no different, but it’s so much more fun than the latter series. Everyone is clearly having the time of their lives, especially MCH and Clancy Brown. Can’t wait to see the last two eps.

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Much more of a fitting finale than S8 was. Episode title pretty much giving a heavy nod to what will happen, but loved the callbacks to Rita, Lundy, LaGuerta, Doakes and Angel.

 

Showtime announcement on Monday morning, so expecting a Harrison spin-off with 'Ghost Dex' given the huge success of the limited series.

 

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I was wondering where they'd go with it, and I'm pretty happy with the way they went. 

 

Couldn't help but notice how much style this series lacked compared to the old one though. I know the location's a part of it, but apart from some big aerial shots, it was pretty drab compared to the previous presentation.

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Just finished this, loved it throughout - especially how it dealt with the disappointing ending last time around, whilst introducing Clancy Brown as a fantastic character, but also

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set up a potential spin off.

 

 

However, is it just me or did I miss something?

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What happened to the business man guy at the start, who dealt with that woman who was talking back to him on the picket line? I thought it was going to be revealed that there were two killers working in random? Where did he go? I thought he was the killer originally?

 

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I thought John Lithgow was meant to be in this season. There was a bunch off publicity about it. There was a 2 second flashback of his face in one second I just assumed that was from the old show, did they really get him back just for that?

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Way too many holes to count in this series and quite ridiculous from start to finish but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was always going to be too much to hope for a return to the form of the early seasons when Dexter was believable and nuanced. 

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Well this season started out pretty craply but the last few episodes were very entertaining. The last episode though just seemed to be

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"we need to kill him off quickly, for some reason" and so had him act insanely to achieve it. He could have totally got away with everything they were accusing him of due to total lack of evidence. As soon as he killed the cop I wondered what the hell he was thinking. Plus I doubt Harrison would have been charged with anything so why he had to flee I don't know. What was the point in having Angel on his way only to never see him again?

 

Still, a much better ending than last time, but that's not much of a victory.

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I'm pretty certain even Lionel Hutz could have got the screws thing laughed out of court.

 

So the serial killer who had a grudge against the Chief of Police sent her a screw telling her to investigate her boyfriend and then burned down his house and another just happened to be in there waiting to be found. After that it’s the needle marks and that's circumstantial at the very best.

 

Keeping in mind this is the same prosecution service who were presented with DNA evidence from under a murder victims fingernail that matched a bloke with a sketchy CCTV'd up cell in his remote cabin that he's just stripped and cleaned and went sounds legit when he just went 'Nah, it was my dad honest'.

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Thought that was fantastic fun throughout. Bonkers, exciting, ridiculous. Happy with that ending too.

 

Thought MCH was absolutely superb from start to finish. The lad playing Harrison got much better as it progressed. And Clancy Brown was just fabulous.

 

It’s an easy 8/10 from me.

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On 11/01/2022 at 17:36, Harsin said:

I'm pretty certain even Lionel Hutz could have got the screws thing laughed out of court.

 

So the serial killer who had a grudge against the Chief of Police sent her a screw telling her to investigate her boyfriend and then burned down his house and another just happened to be in there waiting to be found. After that it’s the needle marks and that's circumstantial at the very best.

 

Keeping in mind this is the same prosecution service who were presented with DNA evidence from under a murder victims fingernail that matched a bloke with a sketchy CCTV'd up cell in his remote cabin that he's just stripped and cleaned and went sounds legit when he just went 'Nah, it was my dad honest'.

 Yeah I found all that so disappointing. Plus, he avoided being caught for years by a whole team of cops he worked with, but some small town cop works it all out from the flimsiest of clues? Nah. 

Not keen on a spin off with his son. Dexter is basically a sick fucker, but is very very likeable. Can't say the same about his whiney son.

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Seems like I'm diverting from the general consensus on here. I thought this was dreadful and so, so disappointing. I really need to keep my expectations in check next time another revival/reboot/sequel thingy rears its ugly head.

 

I might have had too high hopes for this, what with Clyde Phillips returning and all the hype surrounding its potential or even promise of vindication regarding the abysmal conclusion of the original show. I was really into the setting as well (I love me some snowy, sleepy town Americana).

 

It started out okay, the only thing I really minded in the first few episodes was: 

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Those jarring scenes involving Jennifer Carpenter which at my best guess were J.D. from Scrubs-like attempts at humour, or something? They just didn't work for me at all, felt completely misplaced in this show. Thankfully they stopped employing that "device" in the later episodes. I didn't mind her taking over for Harry generally, though.

 

The more the show went on though, the worse it got :( Really lazy writing and an ending that was as predictable as it was...dumb. Very succinctly put, I know. Honestly it wasn't all bad, but I'd rate it 5/10 at the most, maybe even just a 4. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Illyria said:

Seems like I'm diverting from the general consensus on here. I thought this was dreadful and so, so disappointing. I really need to keep my expectations in check next time another revival/reboot/sequel thingy rears its ugly head.

 

I might have had too high hopes for this, what with Clyde Phillips returning and all the hype surrounding its potential or even promise of vindication regarding the abysmal conclusion of the original show. I was really into the setting as well (I love me some snowy, sleepy town Americana).

 

It started out okay, the only thing I really minded in the first few episodes was: 

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Those jarring scenes involving Jennifer Carpenter which at my best guess were J.D. from Scrubs-like attempts at humour, or something? They just didn't work for me at all, felt completely misplaced in this show. Thankfully they stopped employing that "device" in the later episodes. I didn't mind her taking over for Harry generally, though.

 

The more the show went on though, the worse it got :( Really lazy writing and an ending that was as predictable as it was...dumb. Very succinctly put, I know. Honestly it wasn't all bad, but I'd rate it 5/10 at the most, maybe even just a 4. 

 

 

 

The scenes you talk about weren't about humour, they were a manifestation of an unresolved, inevitable scenario.

 

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A decline that could no longer be avoided, and representated the culmination of his mental illness. I think it was probably in answer to the countles viewers who asked for so long 'how is he still getting away this this on the scale he's implying, and still holding it together?'. The answer is 'he can't, and he wont'. 

 

The device stopped working as the fantasy of getting away with it and maintaining a functional life stopped working.

 

I don't think it was amazing by any means, and it lacked a lot of what drew me to the show's best, but it's a fan service move. 

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