Dexter Season 5 – ****

Posted: December 4, 2011 in 2010, Thriller, TV series, XXXX

Just finished watching season 5 of my favorite serial killer series. And it was AWESOME because it was flawless. Sure, it wasn’t as scary as season 1 and 2. But it was so much better than series 3 and it really improved on season 4 as well, which was NOT an easy task. The finale of Season 4 was pretty shocking, but the writers ended up creating an incredibly exciting new season. Yes, I’m very impressed!

What I really like about Dexter is that the series are really consistent. If something gets introduced in the story, there is going to be a follow-up of that particular thing. So many other series leave important scenes in the cutting room which makes the audience think ‘whatever happened to…’ . Not with Dexter. Much respect for the script writing team.

But it’s also the acting that makes the series so good. I recently read an article about a guy who had a list of the most annoying characters in Dexter and he basically listed every single one. I don’t agree with that list at all. Each character has a specific purpose in this series. And yes, Deb is a bitch, but I really start to like her and even though I didn’t like Jennifer Carpenter in the beginning, now I have to admit that she really does play Deb well. Yeah, everyone in the cast is good. No complaints there either.

So the story and the acting make this one of the best tv series ever. (apart from season 3 that is). Can’t wait for season 6 with Mos Def.

Oh, what is it all about? Well, Dexter (a serial killer who only kills people who deserve to die) finally gets a companion. during one of his killings he encounters a young woman who has been sexually abused by the person Dexter is about to kill. He rescues her and there’s a special bond grower between the two of them. It turns out that the molester wasn’t handling on his own, so both Dexter and his new friend decide to trace down all the other molesters and kill them off. In the meantime, Deb (Dexter’s sister) is investigating in a very strange beheading murder case. And Dexter is being spied on by someone from his team.

The story is multilayered and, okay, as I’m writing this, I have to admit that they could have taken that beheading murder case into more detail. And hey, whatever happened to the second brother? lol. But in the end, I really enjoyed this show. Or better, I was really thrilled watching it. Good job!

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