Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Badly Breaking Dexter
I have been watching Dexter now for as many seasons as it has been on. Over the years I have seen the quality of Dexter decline, which is what happens when a show is on too long. Breaking Bad however, hasn't missed a beat since I started watching it just two months ago on Netflix. It is undeniably the best written, acted, and directed television show I have seen in a long time, maybe ever. So I don't expect next Sunday's finale to be as big a let down as Dexter was this past Sunday. Here is a quick recap of the last ten minutes of Dexter. Dexter goes to the Hospital in the middle of a threatening hurricane and takes his sister off of life support. He then takes her lifeless body past every nurse, doctor, and guard, down to his boat docked directly in front of the hospital, and motors away with her corpse. Then, after he dumps his sister's body in the ocean off Miami, Dexter sails his boat directly into the CGI hurricane that they borrowed from Sharknado. When Dexter's broken boat is found after the Sharknado hurricane, he is presumed dead. Of course that would be a very lame ending to a television series about a serial killer. No, instead they decided to make it even worse. In the very last scene we see that Dexter is very much alive. He is now a lumber jack. He has a full beard, a flannel shirt, and lives in a shack someplace that has a lot of big trees. That's it, that is the end of Dexter. If the series finale of Breaking Bad is anywhere near as stupid as Dexter was, I shall consider giving up watching television. Maybe for a day or so.