OBSESSIVE NOTE: My friend Mike is by far the biggest Dexter fan I know. As such, he has kindly offered to contribute his thoughts on the series’ past, present and increasingly limited future. You can follow him on Twitter at @IAmMikeWhite.
– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)
“The mask is slipping,” a line from a second season episode of Showtime’s long running mega-hit Dexter, is forever tattooed on the side of my foot – a constant reminder of one of my favorite episodes in one of my favorite seasons of one of my favorite shows of all time, and now a reminder of how far the show has fallen. I got the tattoo (during Dexter’s fourth season) as, both an homage to a fantastic show, and a way to say that good things happen when we reveal to people who we really are; for better or worse. I also really liked Michael C. Hall’s reading of the line. But man, maybe Dexter should have left the mask on a little longer…
Dexter, now in the smack-dab middle of its final season, is truly limping toward the finish line. It’s ratings are still tops over at Showtime, but more people watching the show doesn’t mean that old fans are liking what they see, and the show is severely showing its age. Continue reading
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Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!
Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad
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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”
Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.
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