Now I know this one is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way, but I have to say it. I find Showtime’s serial killer series Dexter outrageously lame. Contrary to advertisements, this is not “bold, different and exciting, with a central character and performance that take your breath away” as the New York Daily News was obviously paid to say. It is not “Enjoyably challenging TV” as proclaimed by the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. It is the same old tired formula with a new twist. The problem is that the twist wears off after the first episode. Yeah, we get it Dex kills bad guys. What is so damn challenging about that.
I gave this show every opportunity. I rented the first series and sat through four episodes with my nephew who had also never seen it. By the third one, even he was easily calling out what would happen next about 10 minutes before.
I saw nothing wrong with the parts that some people found offensive, I mean seriously, there are a lot of films that show more grotesque stuff that I absolutely love. What I find distasteful is simply how stupid the show is. It is like the sitcom of dramas. If the random acts of stupidly staged gore are what you are into, you should love it. If you don’t like checking your brain at the door before you watch television it is painful.