Dexter used to be one of, if not my favorite TV show out there. Season 1 with the Ice Truck Killer and Season 4 with Trinity were two of the best seasons of TV I’ve ever watched. But after the disaster season with Julia Stiles and season 6 with Tom Hanks’ kid, I think I’m just over it. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’ll still watch season 7 because an hour of Dexter on Showtime is better than anything I could watch on a Sunday night. But like I mentioned on my last episode of KFCRadio, I think the show peaked after the season with Trinity. It was just the perfect 12 episodes to sum up Dexter Morgan. John Lithgow as Trinity was literally perfect. The only adversary who could top Dexter as a serial killer. An unbelievable cat and mouse chase between them all season. Very limited side stories from the other characters that didn’t suck. And a surprise twist at the end that blew your dick off. Just a perfect streamlined version of Dexter. Its a shame that it came in only the 4th season or else it would have been a phenomenal series finale. I liken it a lot to Season 4 of Californication. That season with the rape trial was the epitome of Hank Moody and his family. It almost felt like there was nothing more to explore in either character, Dexter or Hank Moody, after those seasons.
But I will say, season 7 has me intrigued now that the cat is out of the bag with Deb. Its something that inevitably needed to happen, and another season of Deb blindly missing clues and Dexter escaping by the skin of his teeth again would have been annoying and absurd. So it will be interesting to see where they take it right off the bat with season 7. I think its pretty much make or break for the rest of the series with me though. If they do something corny and make Dexter and Deb some sort of duo or they keep exploring that ridiculously creepy angle where Deb thinks she’s in love with him, I think it could be the last nail in the coffin for Dexter for me. Or is it the last coffin in the nail? Not sure.