Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dexter Morgan

Some dramas are not entirely serious--they're not all that realistic--the James Bond movies, for instance--most movies with Cary Grant--esp movies with violence are usually not realistic--detective stories, for instance--the viewer/reader knows almost everything is improbable--

Dexter is such a pseudo-drama--you can't really believe that such a nice, ethical young man would murder people, even if they seemed to deserve murdering--in fact, the series seems to endorse the idea of vigilante-ism--

But in the most recent episode, something really horrible happens--reality intrudes into our nice fantasy--as if James Bond got his arm blown off--or Oliver Twist came down with TB--

The ending of this season's Dexter was a bad mistake on the part of the writers--


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