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Re: Dexter
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 05:42:28 AM »

IMO, its the best Showtime series and im pretty sure the next season starts soon.. ?

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 08:09:46 AM »

I couldn't get into Dexter at all. 

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 02:02:03 PM »
I couldn't get into Dexter at all. 

Understandable, I had the same problem at first too.
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2009, 11:22:38 AM »

I couldn't get into Dexter at all. 
same here but my in laws love it

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009, 05:54:05 AM »
I'm pumped for the season premiere!
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2009, 08:43:49 AM »
We just finished season 1 via netflix streaming... wow.

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2009, 02:54:02 PM »
It took me a while to get into it too.  I saw one random episode once, and I didn't like it at all.  But, a few months ago I went back and started from the begining, and I loved it.  Can't wait for Sunday!
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2009, 03:54:09 PM »
We don't have Showtime so it wasn't a matter of not getting into it. When we first saw it two weeks ago, we pretty much committed every evening to watching the first season.

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2009, 04:06:51 PM »
I watched the first season, but couldn't quite get into it.

It was well done, but I just couldn't really buy the premise of a sociopath that only targets other psychos and is a well adjusted nice guy in every other way.

The development of his relationship with his girlfriend in particular was a bit much for me.  True sociopaths can't "learn" to have feelings for others.   
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2009, 08:42:51 AM »
I watched the first season, but couldn't quite get into it.

It was well done, but I just couldn't really buy the premise of a sociopath that only targets other psychos and is a well adjusted nice guy in every other way.

The development of his relationship with his girlfriend in particular was a bit much for me.  True sociopaths can't "learn" to have feelings for others.

I didn't think that he learned to have feelings...yet.
They demonstrate pretty well that he was trained to emulate feelings.
Only in the end, toward his sister does seem he show an truly irrational, involuntary, emotional response. and that, I think is due to the breakthrough in his memory block opening up another part of him...

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Re: Dexter
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2009, 12:34:20 PM »
I watched the first season, but couldn't quite get into it.

It was well done, but I just couldn't really buy the premise of a sociopath that only targets other psychos and is a well adjusted nice guy in every other way.

The development of his relationship with his girlfriend in particular was a bit much for me.  True sociopaths can't "learn" to have feelings for others.

I disagree.  To be honest, I don't think he shows many characteristics of a "sociopath".  Yes, he's a serial killer ( :lol:), but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a sociopath. 

In his normal "average" life: He has a nice relationship with what's left of his family.  He doesn't have outbursts of rage.  He's capable of holding a job without pushing away his co-workers.  A sociopath is a pathological liar, which he is not (he only lies to cover up things he did, he doesn't lie to better his image, or "one up" people).  They also take what they want, when they want, and he does not do this.  He isn't hostile, manipulative or cunning.  And, most importantly he has a conscience. 

I could go on, but I don't want to give examples or scenarios that could spoil RJ or anyone else. 

Also, I'm not saying that he's right in the head.  Clearly he isn't.  I'm just saying that he is not a textbook sociopath. 
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2009, 12:44:07 PM »
I watched the first season, but couldn't quite get into it.

It was well done, but I just couldn't really buy the premise of a sociopath that only targets other psychos and is a well adjusted nice guy in every other way.

The development of his relationship with his girlfriend in particular was a bit much for me.  True sociopaths can't "learn" to have feelings for others.

I disagree.  To be honest, I don't think he shows many characteristics of a "sociopath".  Yes, he's a serial killer ( :lol:), but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a sociopath. 

He has a nice relationship with what's left of his family.  He doesn't have outbursts of rage.  He's capable of holding a job without pushing away his co-workers.  A sociopath is a pathological liar, which he is not (he only lies to cover up things he did, he doesn't lie to better his image, or "one up" people).  They also take what they want, when they want, and he does not do this.  He isn't hostile, manipulative or cunning.  And, most importantly he has a conscience. 

I could go on, but I don't want to give examples or scenarios that could spoil RJ or anyone else. 

Also, I'm not saying that he's right in the head.  Clearly he isn't.  I'm just saying that he is not a textbook sociopath.

hmmm, ok the ol' wikipedia says the term psychopath is actually more broad and that most serial killers fall into this category.  So perhaps that's the better term.  In any event, I just couldn't buy the premise that he's been trained by his father to be a "good" psychopath.

I mean if he isn't a psychopath then is he just suffering from PTSD?  I can't really get with that either.   
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2009, 02:39:47 PM »
Wow! John Lithgow as Trinity Killer, i think this season will be intense.
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2009, 03:06:26 PM »
Seasons 2 and 3 were incredible, just wait..
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Re: Dexter
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2009, 02:56:00 AM »
This season has started well... I'm pretty into the show, but must confess that I am bigger fan of Michael C. Hall in Six Feet Under... that show was amazing.
Dexter is great though, and John Lithgow just makes it that much better.
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