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Old October 26 2010, 10:23 PM   #76
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I think I was just about this bored at this point in season 3 so I'm hopeful that things can still ramp up to something exciting by the end of the season. So far though this season seems to lack focus, especially compared to season 4. I'm not sure what the writers are thinking with BaGuerta but they seem to have written two strong characters into a corner. Hint: Just because they're married doesn't mean that their every storyline has to revolve around each other.
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Old October 27 2010, 02:13 AM   #77
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Manny Coto took over? That's depressing news. If he's doing to Dexter what he did to Enterprise, cancel Dexter now. (Yes I know that Coto's lack of success is somehow still invisible to the majority of the bbs.)
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Old October 27 2010, 08:11 AM   #78
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Well, I liked it at least.

Some may call it slow, but I don't see the pace as really being any different from the first four seasons. They all started fairly slowly, with the tension not really ramping up until episode 8-9 or so. The show is great at set-up. I think the different feel this season is that it's trying to deal with more stories, while the others have generally had one main arc. That's not necessarily a negative in my book.

I'm still interested to see where Lumen goes as a character, and Julia Stiles has been impressing me more than I expected. Like others, I hope it goes somewhere unpredictable though. Just once I'd like the season's "special guest star" to live through the end...

I hope some of the other plots pick up, like Quinn looking into the ghost of Kyle Butler, and Deb learning more about Dexter (I imagine these will be intertwined in the end, and Deb has other priorities right now). I'm liking the supporting characters like the nanny and the officer Deb is working with, even if their story hasn't grabbed me yet.

As for Batista/LaGuerta...sigh. The writers still just don't seem to know what to do with them, but insist on giving them their own plots. If nothing else, while Angel's jealousy and bull-headedness may be annoying, at least it's consistent with his character from right back to season 1. He's always been overly passionate and thinks with his heart rather than his brain. And LaGuerta's always been stubbornly independent - her not communicating enough, even with her husband, doesn't feel out of character.

I have no idea who Peter Weller is, but that accent he used drove me nuts. I agree in hoping he tones it down a bit...
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Old October 27 2010, 08:25 AM   #79
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I have no idea who Peter Weller is, but that accent he used drove me nuts. I agree in hoping he tones it down a bit...
SERIOUSLY?! You don't know who he is? Hand over you geek card ASAP!

The dude played Robocop btw.
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Old October 27 2010, 08:32 AM   #80
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SERIOUSLY?! You don't know who he is? Hand over you geek card ASAP!


I've always been bad at identifying actors....I just looked him up and yeah, I've seen him in a half-dozen or more things, just never knew his name!
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Old October 27 2010, 09:14 AM   #81
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There WAS only one reason to keep Angel around.

Waiting for the off chance that Rita might say his name in passing.

When I guess the chances of that ever happening again are toast.

I hadn't yet realized how pisspoor this season was.

Peter Weller doesn't act.

I'm almost positive that that is how he talks as a real person to other real people.
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Old October 27 2010, 07:12 PM   #82
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Manny Coto took over? That's depressing news. If he's doing to Dexter what he did to Enterprise, cancel Dexter now. (Yes I know that Coto's lack of success is somehow still invisible to the majority of the bbs.)
The difference is that on Enterprise Coto was the showrunner and on Dexter he's just a writer/producer. Chip Johannessen is the showrunner.
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Old October 27 2010, 07:23 PM   #83
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I liked some of Coto's work on Enterprise. Most of the damage was already done before he got there.
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Old October 28 2010, 02:19 AM   #84
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Manny Coto took over? That's depressing news. If he's doing to Dexter what he did to Enterprise, cancel Dexter now. (Yes I know that Coto's lack of success is somehow still invisible to the majority of the bbs.)
Manny Coto isn't the showrunner. That would be Chip Johannessen, who also had a short run as the showrunner of MOONLIGHT before it was cancelled. Both are refugees from the cancelled 24 (where Howard Gordon was the showrunner).

EDIT: I should have flipped to the next page. Jack Bauer beat me to it.
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Old November 1 2010, 05:01 PM   #85
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I'm beginning to worry about the writing on this show. Several scenes in this last episode came off as being clumsily handled: a) Masuka immediately buying into the scene that Dexter had laid out b) Quinn's drinking and dancing in the club while undercover (is this believable?) c) Rapey guy picking up the phone and calling his rapey friends as soon as Dexter and Lumen left the room. I did enjoy the final scene with Dexter and Lumen at the scene of Rita's death however.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:29 PM   #86
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I'm beginning to worry about the writing on this show.
Yeah, I'm not liking this season as much as season 4. They really should have kept Trinity for another season I think. This season is missing an awesome actor like John Lithgow.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:56 PM   #87
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I'm not loving this season yet. I'm not sure killing Rita was a great idea now.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:59 PM   #88
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I'm not loving this season yet. I'm not sure killing Rita was a great idea now.
I've never big a fan of Rita even though I love the actress that plays her. Rita does nothing but nag and keep Dexter down. I thought this season would be my favorite since she was gone. I guess not.
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Old November 2 2010, 01:16 AM   #89
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WTF has happened to Agent Orange?!?

Guy looks like he has lost about fifteen kilos in between seasons!!!
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Old November 2 2010, 03:18 AM   #90
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I'm not loving this season yet. I'm not sure killing Rita was a great idea now.
I wanted it to be a way to catapult the show into new territory, with Dexter increasingly finding it hard to maintain control.
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