Ostensibly, Dexter Morgan and Cosmo Kramer have nothing in common. Sure they are both crazy, but in very, very different terms. Dexter is a "triple digit kill count" type of crazy, and Kramer is "kooky uncle you can handle in doses" crazy. But once you peel back some layers, these guys are more alike than they are different (bear with me). They share a proclivity for short sleeved button down silk shirts. They are both loners, entrepreneurs, and "foodies." Perhaps, the most significant trait they share, however is "a code." Both Dexter and Kramer know who they are. They know what they stand for. And they live their lives based on a code, which at times may seem bizarre, immoral, or even dangerous... but they stick to it goddammit.
I work in television in the same way that the bouncer at a strip club works in the adult entertainment industry. I'm on the outskirts, but I am present nonetheless. Because of this, people in my life assume I have some sort of insight into the Emmy Awards. However, that is not the case. Writing a Meet the Press promo does not an Emmy insider make. I am however a sucker for award shows.
Another Dexter season is in the books. It wasn't the best season, nor was it the worst. There were some (very obvious) twists and turns throughout the story. When all was said and done, things are more or less the same... Oh except Deb now knows that her big bro may or may not be a sociopathic serial killer... and she totally wants his dick. But that's neither here nor there. Once football season is over in a couple weeks I officially have NOTHING to watch now on Sunday (except for 60 Minutes). Shameless insults me with its portrayal of Irish American...
So this is it. The sixth season of Dexter is in the books. It wasn't the best season, yet it wasn't the worst (see Season 5). I enjoyed watching it, but it lacked the surprise and shock factor of Season's 1 and 4. Last night's finale kind of summed up the entire season for me. It dragged, I knew what was going to happen (more or less) and the BIG and SHOCKING reveal, was not all that big or shocking.
It is officially my favorite time of the year; the two weeks leading up to Christmas. A magical time when I'm filled with childhood wonderment and hope for what's to come. I take a break from my tough-as-nails, no nonsense outlook on the world and appreciate what's around me. In just two short weeks I'll be with my family feasting on lobster, filet mignon, and various scotches, fireside. I will no doubt receive two to three dress shirts intended for wear with a suit which I will never wear because I rock jeans to work.
I'd like to start this post with a heartfelt apology. You see last week I got two comments on my post, and the success went to my head. I flew too close to the sun and burnt my wings. I thought I was a rockstar. I got a "Bigger than Jesus" tattoo on my back, partied like Keith Richards in 1968, and in all the madness I totally forgot to watch Dexter last night. The issue has now been rectified and I am ready to bring the funny. Again, sorry.
HEY-OOOO! There you have it; the twist that wasn't quite a twist because every bozo on the IMDB boards knew it was coming. Gellar is deceased and throughout the course of the season has simply been a figment of Travis's imagination ala Harry or Figment the purple dragon from that shitty ride at Epcot Center. There actually was another small wrinkle which no one saw coming. Louis might not be as innocent/hipstery as we all thought he was.
This week's Dexter, "Sin of Omission," was simply put -- a family affair. (Take it Sly.) The trio of brother/sister storylines in the episode could not have come at a more appropriate time as I had lunch with my sister the day of the episode! Coincidence? Yes 100%, but nevertheless it will work nicely for a pre-analysis anecdote. Before I begin breaking down the bro/sis pairs in this very special edition of Dexter character grades, allow me to lay out my credentials.
ROAD TRIP! Know how there's usually one movie in a series that makes you sit back and ask, "what the hell was that?" Your Indiana Jones 4 (which I still tell myself was a terrible dream), Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (don't wait around Michael Meyers never shows up), Moonraker (no explanation needed), Anaconda 2: The Hunt for Blood Orchid... well that was actually pretty solid. This week's Dexter episode, "Nebraska," most definitely fits this mold.