If there ever was a show that has run it’s course it’s Showtime’s Dexter. Don’t get me wrong, Dexter is my favorite fictional serial killer. I’ve witnessed more than a fair share of nail biting suspense, plot twists, physiological curiosities and good ole’ killin’ fun. But the shows procedure, it’s formula has gotten old right fuckin’ quick. Nothing ever changes. Deb says a swear word and meets a new boyfriend. Masuka acts like a perv. Batista and Laguerta. Do we ever care about them? Least not forget how each seasons serial killer inadvertently teaches Dexter something that he will carry into the next season. Maybe I’m just being cynical, but I expect a lot from this show and the last season and a half hasn’t done it for me. I think it’s runnin’ on fumes.
Anyway. Just when you think Dexter might finally get caught this season, which would put an end to this drawn out charade, Showtime renews the show for two more seasons.
Deadline talked to Showtime entertainment president David Nevins today, who said that as the company negotiated a new contract with Michael C. Hall,
The biggest question was: what is the trajectory of the show creatively? And after speaking with (executive producers) John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck, it became pretty clear that there was a very clear 3-year trajectory. Once we established that, this became a very simple negotiation, which went down pretty quickly.
That “3-year trajectory” includes the current sixth season, and the two that were just announced today. And will that be the end, for real?
I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.
So now I have to wait an additional two seasons for Deb to figure out Dexter? Showtime just doesn’t know when to stop, do they? Look, I don’t mean to speak ill towards one of the greatest television shows in history, but I want this shit to end. There’s no plot lines left. The show has outstayed its welcome. I want to see Dex going completely bat-shit crazy and get caught by the police. Or, see him have the happy ending, riding off into the sunset on his boat. Preferably sooner than latter.