Dexter Spoilers, Critiques and Opinions (SPOILERS Season 4, Episode 1)

Okay, where to begin? Through voiceover, it appears as if Dexter’s baby is now 3 months old, and still not sleeping through the night. Evening drives seem to calm the child or the dad, can’t really be sure. Either way, like all new dads, his work is suffering. His ‘oldest’ wants an iPod, because despite previously being the progeny of a drug addict and a front desk clerk, she’s got a taste of the suburbs now and needs to keep up with the Jones’. Speaking of, the Jones’ apparently let their children go swimming BEFORE SCHOOL (which is just retarded) and have actually made the middle child Cody believe that playing Marco Polo is an important part of his life. Masouka is still a pervert, Deb is a detective and big time in love with her musician boyfriend (so cue re-entry of daddy issues when her ex-FBI ex-boyfriend pops his crusty Carradine head back up in Miami). LaGuerta has lost weight (she’s probably broken up over Miguel Prado’s death) and is somehow inexplicably porking Angel behind everyone’s back. Oh yeah, remember Angel’s Detective Girlfriend (the one who didn’t prosecute him for soliciting hookers) well she’s gone. Want an explanation? Tough. They broke up. That’s all your getting. Then there’s Quinn despite being a shitty cop all around when it comes to keeping partners from being paralyzed, and actually filing CI paperwork, he climbs up on an agitated high horse throughout the entire episode to browbeat Dexter over a mistake the weary father made in open court. He’s also sharing a little too much with a reporter and wants to nail her. Quinn is not Doakes and he never will be. Where’s the widow Prado in all of this? And why is Dexter now picking out “ironic” murder rooms? The dark passenger never showed any signs towards Poetic Justice before.

I need more Lithgow as the (Trinity Killer) and less cutesy “I’m so sleepy” chuckles a la the parodied opening credits.

If I were Deb’s boyfriend I’d be praying to God that the Trinity Killer doesn’t target Black Men because I don’t think he has a snowballs chance in hell of saving his relationship or his life this season, though he did sport some pretty sweet skin grafts for continuity’s sake.

All in All, the show’s still great, but unless there are some ridiculous surprises under the hood in ‘coming this season’ on Dexter that I didn’t see in the previews it seems like the writers have gotten a little too comfortable with the character. Perhaps someone should ask Kurt Sutter how to shake things up a bit.

Oh and the Ghost of Harry is not Obi-Wan Kenobi. He’s a hallucination, he doesn’t get to warn Dexter of impending driving danger. So knock it off.

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~ by chrismcdevitt on September 28, 2009.

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