Friday, 2 January 2009

Favourite TV Shows 2008 - #05 Dexter

Even with a weaker third season, Dexter is still one of the best all round shows on the television. I've already gone into why Dexter is so great so I'm going to keep this review exceedingly succinct.

For starters for my review of Dexter season 3 click here

As a brief summary Dexter is a serial killer, who only kills other serial killers. He might seem to be an absolute evil character but instead we actually feel for him. This is mostly due to Michael C. Hall's incredible performance as the title character. There are few absolutely amazing performances left anywhere and this is one of them. Along with Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus and Bryan Cranston as Walter White this is a performance that just needs to be seen to be believed. It is a performance that simply transcends the show and makes it must watch TV (even during this weaker season).

This being a weaker season is also the reason why it has fallen from two to five. Season 2 was about as tense as television can possibly get. This season seemed to suffer from the amazingness that was season 2. Whilst the story is still gripping and the acting amazing (seriously Jimmy Smitts = God), it was sort of overshadowed by last season. Dexter is still incredible I just hope it didn't peak to early as there are still at least two seasons left. Which whilst being a good thing, I'd hate to think that Season 2 was the best overall season (although it does have the weakest finale).

Dexter is still a powerhouse and a show I wouldn't give up watching because it is television at its best. However unlike last year where only Lost was better (although some people would say that is debatable) I watched four shows which were just better this year. Trust me if you know me then you can probably guess what these four shows. However today I'm going to say track down Dexter Seasons 1 and 2. Get hooked then come back and watch this, trust me you will not regret it (unless of course you have some serious problem with serial killers).

1 comment:

IaSg14 said...

Dexter's airing season 1 on ITV next week, I might watch it then.