In My Humble Opinion: When Showtime made the official announcement that Season eight would in fact be the last season of Dexter, I felt like I just walked in on Rita in a blood-filled bath tub! I had been hearing that Season eight was going to be the last season of the show that follows vigilante serial killer Dexter Morgan, but have been holding out hope that there were at least two more seasons left. Dexter has been one of my favorite shows of recent years and I’m sorry to see it go. It’s hard to believe that the show first began back in December 2006 and will return for the final season’s premier on Sunday June 30th on Showtime…where has the time gone? The show has remained dramatic and engaging through its first seven seasons and will undoubtedly finish as strongly as it began. It’s packed full of great performances by all its actors, specifically Jennifer Carpenter who portrays Debra Morgan, Dexter’s sister. Well she’s kind of his sister…Dexter was adopted by Harry Morgan who didn’t exactly go through the normal adoption process to get Dexter. It’s a long story and for those of you that watch the show know what I’m talking about and to those of you that don’t, I strongly suggest taking advantage of that Showtime On Demand feature and catching up! As I said, I’m sorry to see it go but am very excited to have some questions answered and see how the storyline will wrap up. SPOILER: Will Debra be able to live with herself after killing LaGuerta in last season’s finale? Will she be able to keep protecting her brother knowing he is a serial killer? How will the return of Hanna McKay play into the final season? Will any characters from Dexter’s past come back for cameo appearances (those who are still alive anyway)? Will Batista be the one that eventually uncovers Dexter and Debra’s dark secret? So many questions that need to be answered. If you’re a devoted Dexter fan as I am, you most likely share in my disappointment that the show is ending, but also hopefully share in my enthusiasm that the final season will answer all questions and… is premiering earlier than usual. I’ve posted a little teaser of Season 8, hopefully you enjoy!
Had to jump threw some hoops with copyright issues, but here it is ladies and gentlemen…Sean’s Humble Opinion LIVE!!!
In My Humble Opinion: The Netflix show House Of Cards finally recognized what Americans want when it comes to televised entertainment, instant gratification. I remember when I first got into some other shows like; Sons of Anarchy, Lost, Dexter, The Shield, and 24. I didn’t start watching those particular shows until the first few seasons had aired; hell I don’t think I watched 24 and Lost until they had gone completely off the air. Why did I wait you might ask? I’m not sure to be honest with you. I will say this though; I know I enjoyed them more via Netflix and On Demand than I would have on regular television. To illustrate that fact; I’ve caught up on Dexter and now tuning in each week isn’t as exciting as it was when the next episode was at my fingertips. I enjoyed the shows more because I didn’t have to wait a whole week to find out what was going to happen. What’s Jax going to do about Clay, how’s Vic Mackey going to get out this, or how many more times will Jack Bauer yell, “Damnit Chloe we don’t have time!” Watching the shows after a full season or multiple seasons have already aired, I don’t have to wait for those questions to be answered. Don’t get me wrong, this can be a bad thing too. I’ve sat down and blown through about 3 or 4 episodes of a show in one sitting (of all the other productive things I could have done?). Another drawback is that the “shocker” moments lose some of their luster because I’ve already heard about the majority of them. For example, I just caught up on the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, another awesome show by the way. Unfortunately, when Sean Bean’s character loses his head in Season 1, it didn’t come as that big of a surprise because I had already heard about it happening back when the episode originally aired. All this being said; House of Cards, a show on Netflix starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright has finally taken advantage of our need to instantly know how the next episode, or two episodes, or whole season is going to pan out. Netflix released all 13 episodes of the show at once and I for one couldn’t be happier. Once an episode finishes, it’s almost become a reflex to point my remote and order the next one to see what happens. How Netflix translates this new airing method into revenue (the show doesn’t have commercials) I don’t know really know. Frankly…I don’t really care; I just hope that other shows follow suit and adopt this very same method in the future.