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Old October 23 2008, 08:21 PM   #18
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Re: Sell me on Dexter

Temis the Menace wrote: View Post
The show does not pull any punches.
It pulls a lot fewer punches than most shows, but it's not 100% brutally gutsy. The writers have a tough task to keep the audience in love with a guy who is extremely creepy if you allowed yourself to think about him. I've noticed certain manipulative elements and plot conveniences such as
Well, yeah, it can't afford to be 100% brutal toward its main character, but they come as close as anyone ever could, with less than 12 hours per season.

I don't think we have to be in love with Dex, we only have to identify with him, & they are successful in doing so
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