I am a fan of most of Showtime’s programming: Weeds, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Californication, and the most amazing show of all, Dexter. While these shows are both award-winning and incredibly popular, I always feel as though I am the only person I know who watches them. This surprises me given that my age bracket (I suppose I’ve graduated to the 25-35 box now, eh?) probably makes up most of Showtime’s viewing audience. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am highly entertained by shows like Jerseylicious and Teen Mom. I don’t know if it’s because those shows make me feel confident in my life decisions, or if they’re just that amazing to behold.
Either way, I feel like I never have anyone to exclaim and gasp to on Monday mornings after another amazing Dexter episode. Not only is Michael C. Hall absolutely delicous, but he’s one of the most talented actors I’ve had the pleasure of watching regularly. He plays a serial killer who kills other serial killers, and Freud would have a field day analyzing why we female viewers are incredibly attracted to a man with such a violent nature. Yadda, yadda, yadda. He’s hot and talented. That’s all I need to know. Last season was by far the best season of any television show I’ve ever watched–I know this to be fact because it was so good I couldn’t even bring myself to munch on Cheez-Its during those 50 minutes each week because I was afraid I’d miss something. Kudos to the writers (I always critique and observe writers as I live vicariously through them) and John Lithgow, for being exemplary at what they do best.
Anyway–does anyone else out there salivate each Sunday night over what could possibly happen next during Dexter? The fifth and current season showcases a near-forgotten Julia Stiles in a role that is near-perfect for her. It’s a pleasure to see her in a real, gritty, adult role for a change. She’s always been a little too mature for her age, and came across precocious and annoying in flicks like Save the Last Dance and The Prince and Me. She’s got the chops, and it’s nice to see that she found a role where she can use ‘em.
I’m dying (insert cymbol crash) to see what happens to my favorite moral serial killer in the last two episodes of this season. If you haven’t tuned in to Dexter because you’re either a.) dumb; or b.) you don’t think you’d be “into” that kind of show, I assure you- you will not be disappointed. I gave it a chance randomly one night a few years ago after bartending for 12 hours straight, and figured it would help me to sleep–for the last three years it has done anything but.
Catch up on Dexter deliciousness by watching clips HERE!