Spoiler Alert Thursday
I admit that I was a bit disappointed with “Dexter” this week. Don’t get me wrong: Dexter’s road-trip with the ITK was great; their relationship was great; and ITK was subtly different in his interactions with the world than Harry–for instance, I’ve never seen (as far as I can recall) Harry eat or drink, let alone seemingly pass Dexter a pitchfork. Is “Dexter” becoming a fantasy show? My major disappointment, as I elaborated on Twitter last week, was that the writer’s didn’t push the Christian angle a bit stronger, especially in an episode centred around Trinity: it was great to have Harry welcome Dexter home, but where the fuck was Mos? This seems like a classic pseudo-Christian Trinity: Harry=Father, IKT=Son, Mos=Spirit. But, no, Dexter just ran over ITK and ended that. The question remains open as to whether Dexter is schizophrenic (let’s hope not), if the spirit-guides are akin to angels or demons, or if Dexter is just talking to himself.
Every week I watch “The Walking Dead” enthusiastically, but a few days later I am left with the feeling that the show really isn’t all that good. It is clearly better than “The Killing” and likely better than “Hell on Wheels” (which I haven’t watched, but it looks like it has offensiveness written all over it: Indians and warpaint; cowboys and six-shooters; and the guy who operates the transportation device in “Star Trek”). And, as readers know, I haven’t watched “Breaking Bad” (but it’s Malcolm’s dad!) or “Mad Men” (sexism and cigarettes? I could stand outside the library doors for that one without committing an hour). At the end of it, I’m not sure if anything happened. Or, at least, anything of significance. I do like the new Daryl this season and I liked his scenes with ghost-Merle, but the rest of them–including Rick–are really intolerable, especially that really annoying, self-centred one who shot Daryl. Can we feed her to the barn of zombies?
Oh, and I figured out why I didn’t like Maggie (not just because of her oversized mouth): she was Bella in “Supernatural.” And that is criminal.
Otherwise, “Supernatural” and “The Secret Circle” had great episodes; especially “Supernatural.” DJ Qualls teamed up with Dean to hunt a demon or a witch or something. He was hilarious. Becky–the perspective of the slash-writing superfan–returned and Sam was really mean to her. I wonder if they aired the episode out of order: Becky’s Twitter, which was discovered by DJ Qualls, actually exists (which is the norm for internet references in “Supernatural”), but all of the posts are dated September 23. But this doesn’t make sense because that was the premier night. Odd. Normally they are better at the details than this.
So far we’ve missed “Bored to Death” and “Call Me Fitz” this week. Oh, and do the writers of “NCIS” know that Afghanistan isn’t in the Middle East?
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