Price Peterson
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6/30/14
1:59 PM
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Agreed. I also think maybe the writers really wanted a surprising, much-talked-about ending whereas a predictable but satisfying one would have been better. Think Breaking Bad.

6/30/14
1:58 PM
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Okay that audience metaphor would be the ONLY reason the falling-in-love thing might've worked. That still ranks as maybe the weirdest subplot in all of Dexter.

6/30/14
12:45 PM
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In that case you may be bringing a lot of personal goodwill to the table, because from the bad plotting to the very bad dialogue, the back half was a truly dire run. And I'm willing to bet it wouldn't have been quite so enjoyable to you had the earlier seasons not set up a solid foundation for the later seasons to Read more

6/30/14
12:34 PM
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Twin Peaks season 2
Big Fish
Dark City
The Green Mile
The Usual Suspects
All That Jazz
Toy Story 3
Vampire Diaries S1
Breaking Dawn pt. 2
Adaptation
Titanic

6/30/14
12:24 PM
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Also there were stretches of Season 7 that really got people's hopes up that the series had righted course. I think that maybe made the final stretch that much more painful.

6/30/14
12:23 PM
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Looking for redeeming qualities is certainly the right attitude when it comes to difficult entertainment. We could argue all day about whether something is good or bad, but ultimately whoever argues something was good is the real winner.

6/30/14
12:22 PM
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Whoa, I'm blown away by how well-written this defense is, but you lost me by including Season 6 in your favorite run. I'm in total agreement that the Dexter of Seasons 1-4 is an entirely different beast than 5-8, but I'm prefer the latter. But yes, we definitely agree on Deb. She deserved better. (Season 2 was Read more

6/30/14
12:11 PM
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Personally I'm hoping someone can prove me wrong. I love a fiasco, but if someone can turn this thing into a secret success, I'm all ears.

6/30/14
12:07 PM
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A lot of smart people can disagree about this show in myriad ways, but I think everyone is 100% unanimous that the Miami Metro should have exploded into a fiery inferno?

5/2/14
1:29 PM
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I want to say yes, seeing as American Horror Story and Breaking Bad exist (two shows with widely embraced esoterica), but Twin Peaks had such an unexplainably unsettling vibe and the kind of aggressively strange tone that would never survive a network notes session even today. Hannibal soooorta gets away with it due Read more

5/2/14
1:26 PM
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I stole my sister's copy when I was a kid and to this day it's the dirtiest book I've ever read.

5/2/14
1:25 PM
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I mean, Leland was always going to be the murderer (that was the pilot's alternate-ending) and Lynch/Frost managed to put off the reveal for 14 episodes. I dunno, I just think could have been drawn out or complicated a while longer. The Killing experienced a huge backlash when it didn't reveal its killer at the end of Read more

5/2/14
1:19 PM
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But again, I would posit that Twin Peaks' low-lows were merely relative to its high-highs. If I had seen the Nadine-tossing-Mike scene without any context of what came before or after, I'd want to see more. But that scene seems so stupid and trifling when you've just experienced Maddie's brutal murder three episodes Read more

5/2/14
1:16 PM
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Hannibal does seem to be one of those unsung insta-classics, sure, but give me a 'bad' episode of Twin Peaks over a good episode of NCIS any day.

5/2/14
1:00 PM
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For me one of the biggest bummers about Season 2 was how much less funny Lucy became. In the beginning she'd have these hilarious moments (like that really long bit where she explains to Harry how she'll be transferring a call to him) but then Season 2 was just so many scenes between her and Andy talking about his Read more

5/2/14
12:55 PM
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Yeah it definitely felt like a cliffhanger on par with Cooper's shooting at the end of Season 1.

5/2/14
12:54 PM
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YES. Sorry Lara Flynn Boyle, but Donna was getting on my nerves. Also the show could have established a clearer path to HOW the evil/Bob could have been stopped. Cooper already affirmed that it was his job to stop this spirit, but if we'd had a clearer roadmap about how he intended to do that it would have worked Read more

5/2/14
12:51 PM
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I'm all about the debate about whether Bob was real or imagined, but I think from Lynch's earliest intentions he was definitely a separate entity from Leland. If only for Ronette and Mrs. Palmer's visions of Bob. I know Fire Walk With Me retcons some of those things, but it's far more interesting to me that an entire Read more