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!
In my humble opinion: House of Lies is a brave new show that challenges the stereotype of what the dynamic should be on a cable television program. Of course, if you’ve seen the show, the first thing that probably pops in your head is Don Cheadle’s sonaughter (son / daughter). I have to say when I saw the first episode, it took me a couple of minutes to figure out whether Don Cheadle’s character had a son or a daughter. To be clear, he has a son, that is more than in touch with his feminine side, he skirts the boundaries. That aside, the way the show has utilized the “pause” filming is refreshing as well. All character’s on-screen, except for Don Cheadle’s, will freeze in time, his character will then break the 4th wall and stare directly into the camera and explain to the audience a phrase it might be unfamiliar with or his strategy for how he will offer consultation to a certain business. Of course when he says “consult” he basically means swindle the business out of large amounts of money by making it think it needs him and his team of business management consultants. I’ve only seen the first few episodes, and am overall impressed with where things are going. Don Cheadle’s character is haunted by the suicide of his mother which offers another layer to the character that I’m excited to learn more about as the show goes on. It seems as if his character is able to smooth talk everyone around him and always get what he wants, but the one person that he can’t trick into liking him is… himself. Looking forward to finding out where it goes from here.