Tag Archives: Collin Hanks

I guess we all tell lies about ourselves

To Dexter’s credit, “Doomsday_Adam” was introduced last week, so he didn’t exactly come out of nowhere, but his appearance still presents a pretty big leap in logic.  Are there psychos out there who’re ready to move from vlogging to homicide with nothing more than a five minute pep-talk from Colin Hanks?  Sure.  Are two such psychos married, living in Miami, and fans of this particular religious nut?  I have my doubts but, to Dexter’s credit(?), it’s been prepping us for the absurdist procedural all season.  But I’ve complained enough about old episodes, let’s focus on what was wrong with this one. Continue reading

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You know about daddy’s box?

First, let me apologize for the delay in this week’s Dexter review.  Second, let me rant for a moment about the dumbest, laziest, most contrived moment this series has ever given us.  For those of you who don’t think the nonsense with Julio is worth getting pissed off over, consider the fact that Dexter was once a series able to balance air-tight plotting with remorseless devotion to character; now it’s a series that introduces superfluous characters who make stupid decisions for the sole purpose of creating visually engaging but emotionally weightless payoffs. Continue reading

It’s a miracle I graduated without killing anyone

Well, that was fun.  It felt a bit more like watching Revenge of the Nerds than Dexter, but it was still fun.  Revenge-fantasy is a cornerstone of this series and, in theory, I don’t mind it taking that in a comic direction, but “Those Kinds of Things” felt particularly weightless.  Continue reading