Started watching Dexter from the very beginning.
The concept for this show is so brilliant! Who comes up with a serial killer that kills serial killers?! Jeff Lindsey that’s who! the writer of the books in which the show is based on, therefore the complete creator of Dexter. James Manos Jr then had the brains and the money to create the show and then it just exploded with popularity. BRILLIANT.
What really makes Dexter in my opinion is the acting, Michael C Hall is unbelievable, the fact you can see every little facial expression he does, he makes it obvious in a non-obvious way, only he could smirk at a murder scene, a dismembered body and get away with it, because he builds up the character so well. He IS Dexter, it’s one of those cases of perfect casting.
Why do we root for Dexter in the first place? He is a murderer after all! He’s a bloody cool one, I will admit and it brings out the evil side of us all, that we want him to succeed and kill the killers because they don’t deserve what they have. Is it normal for us to think that though? Is it normal for us to sit and watch TV with our Partners, families, friends, whatever, and let our complete inner evil psycho escape, the psycho we keep hidden 90% of the time, all of a sudden acceptably let loose just because, you know, Dexters on.
“I’ve lived in darkness a long time” Dexter Morgan
Crystal Meth and Melting Bodies
Just finished watching the second episode of Breaking Bad, why has it taken me so long to start watching this?
So heres my review on Breaking Bad so far.
Very clever. Very clever indeed, it touches on realist subjects but with the distance from regular people of the audience. It starts with Cancer, Walter (the main guy, a normal family guy who works as a chemistry teacher in a high school) tragically gets diagnosed with inoperable Lung Cancer, he has a few years left. There are obvious money problems in the house, he has another job as well as his teaching job at a Car Wash company, he is embarrassed by it. Typical suburban culture, Until it takes a dramatic twist. Walter pairs up with an ex-student Jesse to start cooking Crystal Meth. He does it out of fear that he will not leave enough money behind for his family and his soon to be bigger family as his wife is going to have a baby girl as well. This is where the realistic subject comes into view, because I suppose in desperate times such as this we would all have this fear of not leaving enough behind for our loved ones, however the separation comes when he actually starts to cook the Meth, the majority of the world probably wouldn’t do that, but is it because we don’t have the guts and he does? Or because we have morals and he doesn’t? Why do we want him to do well when in the real world we want every crystal meth cooker to go down even though we have no idea what their intentions were when they started cooking it, is it because we took the time to know why he does it we allow it? We accept it?
Just something to think about there.
“Fuck you! Fuck you! And Your Eyebrows Too!!!!”
This is my weekly review of Doctor Who, as that’s probably the thing i’ve been watching all week. I’ll try and get one out every thursday.
Okay, so this week i’ve been watching the end of series 6 and the beginning of season 7, Oh my lord folks. The whole River thing (SPOILERS) being Melody Pond, the daughter of Amy and Rory, my nerd senses exploded. It was so complex yet so simple and understandable but it felt like I was over compensating and making it more confusing in my head. It makes sense really with time being all wibbly wobbly.
Anyway i’m going to start picking things apart now, because thats what I think i’m supposed to do. So I was thinking about this the other day, doesn’t the Doctor and Amy and practically everyone in that show take all the deaths that happen to protect and save them way to casually, I mean a lot of people die in that show and they are all happy and smiling a few moments later, and they don’t seem to be affected by it at all really, whereas most people would be completely distraught seeing so many people die for them all the time, I know it’s not real, but it’s supposed to be, its fake reality isn’t it, and thats not particularly realistic. My house mate said its because other wise they’d go crazy if they didn’t put the deaths out of their minds but thats the point in the real world they would be crazy because they wouldn’t be able to not think about it. Just something to think about.
The beginning of season was, I must say pretty kick ass. It was typical Doctor Who making you think you know whats going to happen and then switching it up right at the end, with Oswald actually being a Dalek, but erasing all Dalek’s knowledge of the Doctor, also the subtle hints throughout the episode “where did you get the milk?”- LOVE IT.
Also the Amy/Rory divorce, that was a bit of a shock to the system, going from 2 series’ of fighting the universe to make sure of each others safety, The Girl Of Waited and The Last Centurion- all of a sudden, having too much love and caring too much about each other caused them to separate, but of course the Doctor comes back and saves everything.