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Old October 25 2008, 12:21 AM   #27
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Re: Sell me on Dexter

Dexter is a work in progress, like all serialized dramas. The track record for them is extraordinarily poor. It is necessary for the dramatic resolution of the story to be artificially delayed. Thus, Dexter cannot go finally, completely sane til the end of the show's run, even if it means
Having the show turn out to be the escapades of Dexter the same at the end as at the beginning would be a complete failure artistically. I suppose part of their problem is that a man going sane seems like a happy ending, a comedy. (Dexter has lots of humor.) But both the plausible and morally conformist endings would be pathetic or tragic.
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