I hope that you guys don't get spoiled for the previous season. I'll be amazed if you don't.....all I'll say is, don't read or watch interviews with any of them regarding the show if you don't want to find out. It's pretty effing huge.
I don't think this show is about scaring anyone...it's just a hell of a fine drama that centers around a protagonist who happens to be a serial killer.
Not your typical good-guy that you look forward to watching every week. ..
Kind of hard not to be spoiled for the past season, that info was all over the place. I don't know details though.
Maybe Dexter isn't supposed to be scary but I thought the serial killer storylines were meant to be scary. I only have S1 to go by so I things might change in the following season but I just find alot of that cat and mouse thing hoaky rather than suspenseful. I guess I can't suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy a serial killer playing such in depth mind games with people and everything fits so nicely together in the end. Every aspect of the guy's sickness can be explained via some childhood trauma. How convenient. As for him not being your typcial good guy, that's part of the cliche I think. That's a very trendy thing that TV shows have been doing for some time. I was thinking of 6 Feet Under the other day and comparing it to alot of other shows and the more I do that the more I appreciate it. There was some truly original stuff going on there.
The whole premise is just so cool. While Harry was by no means perfect, if it hadn't been for him Dexter wouldn't have the moral "code" that he does. He probably would have been just like the Ice Truck Killer, having no remorse or compunction over who he took out..
I don't care for the premise and the flashbacks as to why he is who he is, like he's the most fascinating human construction ever.
And I think Dexter being like the Ice Truck Killer is much more interesting than being who he is.
I really sound like I hate this show don't I? Which is weird coz I do actually like it. Okay, I'll shut up now.