Dexter > Dexter Season 6 Premiere Review: Snakes on a Beach > Comments Page 2
It's always frustrating when there's no smooth transition between seasons. The result is a premiere that spends a majority of its time catching viewers up and tossing a lot of information at them in an uncreative way. Here, we were pretty much just told that Batista and Laguerta divorced... the latter blackmailed herself to the captain's job... Deb and Quinn are living together... Dexter bought the apartment next to him and hired Batista's sister as a nanny.... and Masuka is hiring an intern.
Okay my questions to you is, why is this not creative and do we really need to spend a lot of time on these little subplots? My answer is no them telling us was perfectly fine in my eyes,why because we have been with these characters for 5 seasons now most of us understand the characters. For example Batista and Laguerta getting divorce seen it coming, Laguerta is a power hungry woman and through out the series hey character has been more than questionable at times,so blacking mailing herself i
Clunky is a good word for it, but overall I was ok with this episode. I think the writers heard so much negative feedback about Season 5 that they knew they had to change course big time. I'll give them an episode to do that, but not much more than that. I know I should just enjoy the show, but I have to agree Atenea, the old Dexter would have never called for an ambulance using his own voice, and what are the odds that the two men that he was hoping to kill would be the two dispatched to help? A possibility? Yes. Likely? Not really.
I'll give this episode 3.5-4 stars since it did keep my interest more than any episode of season 5.
The new serial killers (Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks) are obsessing about the end of the world. The 7 snakes represent the 7 headed Beast that the Harlot of Babylon rides into the Final Days. Should be fun to see this wacky philosophy that is getting more popular due to 2012, get the Dexter treatment.
This season Dexter seems a bit sloppy. (SPOILER ALERT!!!)
He uses his own voice to make a recorded phone call for his first kill. His second kill can be traced back to him through that popular girl and the phone he used.
The Dexter I remember was extremely careful about not having any loose ends or anything that could be traced back to him. Maybe the writers are overlooking important details in favor or driving plot points home, but I for one, am disappointed.
I throughly enjoyed the premiere. Yeah, it wasn't the best season opener, but it wasn't necessarily the worst.
Dexter being over Rita and not mentioning Lumen makes me happy. It's sad, but I'm glad he's out of the woods about women altogether. However, it would be interesting to see him get laid every once and a while. I think it's sad that Batista and Laguerta divorced, as they were quite fun to watch. I do NOT think it'll be interesting to see Quinn and Deb's relationship either go on an emotional roller coaster, once she knocks back his proposal, but eventually accepts in the finale. Not really jumping for joy about Masuka, but I suppose it'll be good, as he never gets a storyline.
Side note: I couldn't help, but laugh at Dexter dance to a sing he'd never heard of at his high school reunion. Priceless!
this is going to be another great season.
Great episode, i agree on robbery barging scene being contrived out of nowhere, but the rest of the episode was fun and light.
The mentor and his protege are definitely one's to watch out for.
Even dexter (light, popular, and coupled with a little humor) made a great watch.
Sorry matt, but it didn't disappoint at all.
Worst episode of Dexter yet.
The high school reunion storyline was brutal. The hottest woman there gives him a BJ for all the test cheating she did? Give me a break. The opening Dexter is stabbed scene was ridiculous also. Why would he put on a big show staggering, dropping knife, etc. if nobody was watching? To get into 'character'?
The entire episode was very poorly written. I'm a bit surprised Matt gave it such a generous rating. 1/5 for me.
i thought it was a great opener. I agree with the point that it was a bit too "clunky" with all the catching up that was needed, but it was just that. Needed. either way, it felt like the old Dexter again. Complex, fast paced. Consuming. nothing like season 5, which, in my opinion, up until the last couple of episodes, contained no catch, nothing to hold my viewership. this season looks promising, and it's the first time i've really truly enjoyed a Dexter episode since season 4.
> "What criminal barges into an establishment, guns blazing, like that?"
Actually, a lot of them do. I've heard a shocking number of news stories about exactly that scenario. The guy gets pissed at a bartender, or his ex-wife is there, or something, so he goes and gets a gun and comes back shooting. Just last month, some nutball walked into an iHOP in Carson City, guns blazing, and just started shooting. And this episode was filmed long before that happened.
Granted, the chance that Debra (or any given individual) would be there when it happened is unlikely. And it might have helped if they had shown him get thrown out of the place earlier in the episode. But events like that DO happen fairly regularly.
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