The Old Dexter Thread
Posted Jul 12, 2006 @ 10:56 AM
Chat about all things Dexter here.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 @ 7:43 PM
Posted Aug 3, 2006 @ 10:47 AM
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 12:02 PM
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 12:36 PM
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 1:12 PM
By the way, pretty sure Rome wasn't cancelled. It ended, they are going to shoot more and bring it back 2007 (or maybe 2008), presumably focusing on Octavius.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 9:20 PM
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 9:32 PM
Does he kill simply for enjoyment, or does he appreciate some sense of justice in it and is all pro-capital punishment to the extreme?
It's not like this guy's gonna be a complete robot in his private scenes, is it? Around other folks, there'll be his acting as a regular joe I figure, but I'm guessing he'll get to sorta be himself when no one's around. Sociopaths aren't completely emotionless, are they? Isn't it just that they're very (if not completely) self-centered and narcissistic? So they'd still feel genuine emotions if an event effects them personally, right? While the make-up of their brains tends to lead their type to destructive behaviours, they aren't automatically serial killers every time.
I used to think sociopaths and psychopaths were the same thing. The average viewer probably hasn't thought much about it or read up on it either. I wonder if the show will delve into the differences.
Edited by Kris_AB, Sep 4, 2006 @ 9:36 PM.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 @ 10:02 PM
I just hope they don't go too far in that direction and make him out to be some sort of vigilante, and not a sociopath/psychopath (whatever you choose). Because having a geniune sociopath/psychopath as the protagonist would be different and fun.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 5:50 AM
Sociopaths (people with antisocial personality disorder) lack empathy, have no attachment to any sort of moral code, and are generally indifferent to punishment. This is mostly true of Dexter in the books, but he hasn't gone totally over the edge thanks to the influence of his foster family. It's not that he doesn't experience emotion, it's just that his ability to label his own emotions or identify emotions and motivations in others is stunted.
Sociopaths aren't completely emotionless, are they? Isn't it just that they're very (if not completely) self-centered and narcissistic?
In the first book, it is revealed that Dexter's police officer foster father recognizes his adopted son's problem and deliberately steers him toward killing animals and then unrepentant free criminals in a series of vigilante serial killer homeschooling sessions. I'm not convinced that Dexter himself empathizes with the victims of his victims all that much, but I've only read the first book.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 4:27 PM
I'm trying to decide whether I'm better off reading the books before the series starts, or whether I should go unspoiled and let the show be my first experience of the story. Does anybody know how faithful the series writers are going to be to the books, in terms of specific storylines and developments? Are they sticking to the same chronology, or just taking the basic character and concept and sort of running with it?
Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 4:56 PM
I don't know what they're going to do from then on out. There are only two novels altogether, so unless they're planning to stretch the second novel's plot way out (which really wouldn't be practical as it's just not that complicated) they have to get original pretty fast.
Edited by Chase82, Sep 5, 2006 @ 4:57 PM.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 @ 8:48 AM
I think I will wait to read the books, then - it'd be nice to have one show I'm not spoiled for.
...Is it October yet?
Edited by RangerGirl, Sep 7, 2006 @ 8:49 AM.
Posted Sep 8, 2006 @ 3:30 PM
That promo photo looks just amazing, but it looks nothing like MCH, I would never have guessed that was him. And I don't think it's negative, I don't want to be reminded of SFU when watching this.
Posted Sep 8, 2006 @ 4:15 PM
I'm just really happy that we'll be getting the show here in Canada on TMN without any delays.
Posted Sep 8, 2006 @ 5:22 PM
Posted Sep 8, 2006 @ 6:24 PM
One thing is for sure, the man is all about those dark roles. But he does them proud.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 8:11 AM
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 11:17 AM
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 12:24 PM
Because you like that actor. I know for me I have watched many tv shows or gone to see films for one particular actor and loved the movie/film or gotten to notice others actors because they were in the film.movie/play as well. Hollywood does this as well, it's part of the reasoning behind calling someone a box office draw. Fan loyalty accounts for much of what goes on in hollywood.
I don't understand why people watch a show for an actor/actress.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 4:44 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 5:14 PM
So yeah, I'm watching Dexter to see MCH, but if the show is a flop, I'll switch the channel. But the truth of the matter is I probably wouldn't have given it a second look if it wasn't for MCH.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 5:28 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2006 @ 8:48 PM
When a movie or series catches my eye, I usually look up who's directing, who's writing, what the cast is like. I look at what all those folks have done previously, especially the director and writer(s). If they've produced things I've seen but hated thoroughly, I probably won't check out their new stuff no matter how appealing the cast looks. If they've made some good stuff and some bad, seeing actors I like might tip me over the fence on to the "give it a bit of a chance" side.
No, of course most folks won't stick around if the show's complete crap (unless you're in it for the eye candy).