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Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 18/7/2007 9:00:54 AM   
hongkongphooey


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First two episodes of season 2 are available in the usual places. It'll be a big gap til episodes 3 I expect, since it won't air officially til October, but I for one can't wait and will watch it later on today.
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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 18/7/2007 9:03:52 AM   
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I was wondering why this was up so early - I didn't realise the series had started! Thanks for the heads up.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 18/7/2007 2:44:34 PM   
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It doesn't officially start until 30th September. Showtime seem to have a fairly consistent leak with their shows being put up on the net well in advance of their premieres.

Anyone see them yet?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 18/7/2007 2:53:45 PM   
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Ah - could they be also using The Wire tactic that saw the whole series given a DVD release as previews? (Crossing fingers that the same happens this year!)

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 18/7/2007 9:58:50 PM   
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Jesus Christ, Season 2 already? I've only just started watching it on FX in the UK!

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 19/7/2007 12:39:10 AM   
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Season 2 is out there now?! WTF!?

::runs off to investigate::

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 20/7/2007 6:40:59 PM   
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A very interesting choice of big case for season 2. Excellent first epi.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 20/7/2007 8:04:41 PM   
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Yep, this season looks interesting. I'm still loving Doakes.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 23/7/2007 12:34:38 PM   
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Heehee - Dexter's face at the name tag given to the 'new' killer. A level of excellence maintained at a very high level.

I've only read the first book - AFTER season 1 - as I don't want the books to ruin the TV show. Does anyone know if the storyline given so far still sticks closely to the books? And, if so, which one?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 23/7/2007 12:53:16 PM   
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So the first book covers more than the first TV series? Been wondering whether I should read it. Definitely watching 1 + 2 today

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 23/7/2007 12:59:19 PM   
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No, pretty much just the first. But I'm assuming the differences between the series and the book means the second one can't really follow the series closely, if at all. But I don't want to take the risk.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 25/7/2007 1:26:40 AM   
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I really enjoyed the first two episodes, excellent stuff all round. I like the direction this season is heading. The first one is where we see how Dexter operates and the second season shows what happens when his ruotine gets disturbed.

Really liked the Jason bit where Rudy popped out of the water! And the deep sea divers finding all the bodies, there must have been over a hundred down there! Paul dying was a surprise too, I liked the character a lot and I thought he would be playing a significant role this season - guess not!

The flashbacks still feel a little out of place at times, especially when Dexter is played by that young teenager. Other than that though, a great start to season 2. The worst part is that we now have to wait a whole 3 months for the next episode

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 25/7/2007 2:13:42 PM   
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Hmm, hasn't really come alive this season yet, despite the welcome return of Rudy. Are they still tweaking these episodes? The second felt slightly unfinished, or maybe just inconsistent direction. Looking forward to more Keith Carradine, should be good value

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 4/9/2007 1:08:18 AM   
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I'm bumping this thread cus I just finished Season 1 on dvd the other day (LOVED it!) Just watched the first ep of S2, and am so far loving the direction this season is heading, how fit is Julie Benz? Also anyone else notice there's a new kid playing Cody?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 8/10/2007 8:59:16 AM   
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I'm bumping this thread cus I just finished Season 1 on dvd the other day (LOVED it!) Just watched the first ep of S2, and am so far loving the direction this season is heading, how fit is Julie Benz? Also anyone else notice there's a new kid playing Cody?



Seen the 1st two episodes great stuff. Can't wait for the 3rd one.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 16/10/2007 11:07:48 AM   
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Good grief. So what is the judgement fault then? All British actors are great or did they just think she was pretty? The hunk of wood from Hustle appears to have turned up - and clearly hasn't yet bothered with acting lessons continuing to assume her face will get her by. My chest of drawers has more charisma no matter how often she tries to look sultry and flicks her hair. Praying her role doesn't get any bigger!

For a while there I was wondering if by the end of the series Doakes will know who Dexter is and won't rat him out, but they gave an out on the following. There did seem to be some carelessness though - why on earth wouldn't they have already run the DNA of the victims through the databases and picked up the obvious for those who had been caught before?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 16/10/2007 1:21:57 PM   
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I know - I was wondering if all US TV shows contractually obliged to have at least one Brit in them this year! I didn't think she was that bad to be honest. I guess it depends on what her role will be in future episodes.

I thought the Doakes storyline resolution was a bit of a cop-out (excuse the pun) to be honest. He was stood there looking menacing, then it just flips on its head and we've got a really quick resolution to a long running plotline. I guess there's still room to revisit that as the season progresses.

I liked the car salesman storyline and the FBI head honcho (anyone know the actor? IMDb hasn't been updated for that episode yet) interacted well with both Dexter and Deborah so that's got some mileage.


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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 16/10/2007 1:43:42 PM   
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Lundy is played by Keith Carradine.You probably saw him last in Deadwood?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 16/10/2007 1:49:42 PM   
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Ah yes that's it - thanks. 




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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 17/10/2007 11:08:45 PM   
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Just watched episode 3.

While they did resolve the Doakes/AA thing pretty quickly I found the ep pretty good.

When I saw the actress from Hustle I was a bit baffled. What the hell is she doing on Dexter?! But I'll go with it for now. I loved the zoom in on Rita's face when she saw Dex's sponsor. Ha!

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 17/10/2007 11:28:34 PM   
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Going pretty well so far, still disappointed they killed Rudy but at least they still managed to include him. The Doakes thing made me laugh, I thought it would be a copout reading the previous comments but it played fine for me, I'm sure they'll come back to it at some point. No idea where they could be going with the rehab thing, and I'm kind of missing the adversarial game of last season, but it's early days

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 19/10/2007 8:54:24 PM   
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I thought it was a pretty weak episode, with far too many contrivances and fairly implausible plot resolutions. Dexter's sis kind of jumped to that conclusion pretty quickly, didn't she?  Two missing people out of the dozens interviewed had criminal records and it's not even known if they were actually the bodies found in the water (though we know they are) yet she sees a pattern? 

I'm not really buying the Doakes resolution either though there is room to still develop that so perhaps I'm judging too soon. Still, the reasons Doakes had for suspecting Dexter of something isn't really explained away by a drug addiction. If that's it on the Doakes front, then it's a very ill thought-out solution from the writers.

I also think it's a terrible, terrible idea to put Dexter into this NA environment just so they can devote long, winding passages given over to Dexter psycho-analysing himself. Christ, the dark passenger bit was overdone and tedious the first time, there was no need for a second go around at the end of the episode.  Dexter ain't Hamlet. If they want to explore Dexter's motivations, I'd rather they didn't do it through overblown, angst-ridden soliloquies (or father flashbacks, for that matter).

I really liked the first two episodes but this third one was a bit of a dud, if you ask me. I liked the car salesman killer and his impressive ability to lie but overall I'm hoping they can deliver something better for the rest of the season.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 25/10/2007 1:51:34 PM   
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A mediocre episode, there's way too much pondering going on now with no adversary but himself. The whole episode felt wrong, the direction and writing were just off. It's all going a little bit glossy, not alot of darkness or twisted fun to anything at the moment

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 8/11/2007 12:40:17 AM   
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Much better this week, felt like an actual progression instead of treading water, character moments felt more natural too. The past few episodes have felt out of place in both direction and writing, or maybe its just been the lack of Dexter's theme tune. The "addiction" thing is wearing a little thin though, really hoping that plays out soon, whether it results acceptance or tragedy for Lila. I highly doubt this'll eclipse S1 with no like-minded soul to bounce off (Lila doesn't count, although she was less annoying this week). The tension is at last starting to mount. Dexter deleting the tape isn't much of an improvement on Lundy seeing it, can't see any contrivance that'll move his focus away from the department now.

Glad to see the reappearance of Doakes suspicions, don't give up yet furrybastard!

Difficult to imagine Dexter getting out of this one, the new him is seriously sloppy
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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 9/11/2007 1:16:29 PM   
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A return to form this week. How he is managing to keep up his charade I don't know.

I think he might even have to end up taking out Doakes, it's building towards something

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 9/11/2007 10:31:12 PM   
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I liked it a lot. Soooo glad he slept with Rita. People have been saying that she's the reason for Dex breaking Harry's rules and being more honest... but I think it's just a rebellion against Harry who lied to him.

You know that Doakes isn't going to last until next season. Shame. I like him.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 13/11/2007 4:15:40 PM   
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I liked it a lot. Soooo glad he slept with Rita. People have been saying that she's the reason for Dex breaking Harry's rules and being more honest... but I think it's just a rebellion against Harry who lied to him.

You know that Doakes isn't going to last until next season. Shame. I like him.

Just finished ep 6, don't you mean Lila?

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 15/11/2007 11:00:17 AM   
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seen episode 7. Can't see how long dexter can keep up the charade

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 15/11/2007 7:52:56 PM   
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The end nears for Doakes me thinks. Dexter's ploy didn't last as long as I expected, is there going to be another series? This'll be a tough pickle to get out of. His thrusting in the opening scene was a laugh out loud moment, though I'm ready to get back to killer Dex now, 2 characters to take care of.

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RE: Dexter Season 2 - US speed - 22/11/2007 9:08:11 PM   
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The end nears for Doakes me thinks. Dexter's ploy didn't last as long as I expected, is there going to be another series? This'll be a tough pickle to get out of. His thrusting in the opening scene was a laugh out loud moment, though I'm ready to get back to killer Dex now, 2 characters to take care of.



Episode 8: Well, Well, Well I can't see hw Dexter can keep his secret now.

If Doakes is smart he should put the box back and call the police and set up Dexter. But I don't think he will do that. He will try something else and he will end up getting killed.

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