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Dexter season 3 -- an early look

by Debra McDuffee, posted Sep 16th 2008 11:02AM
Michael C. Hall as DexterArguably the best show on television (in fact, it's killer!), it is no mystery why I have been looking forward to the start of Dexter, season three. Top-notch writing, geared toward viewers with a brain and a personality, has always been Dexter's M.O. I'm happy to say this continues in season three.

I've been lucky enough to see the first four episodes of the season, and you really, really don't want to miss them. Really. They continue where season two left off, and I surely don't miss the obnoxious, vile Lilah. I don't want to give anything away, but here are some tidbits:

  • Dexter continues to become more "human;" when I think back to season one, and how Dexter didn't even want anyone in his apartment, it is amazing to see him entertain new friends. And let's just say Dexter has embraced other normal human activities with a voracious appetite in season three....
  • The formula we've gotten so comfortable with in previous seasons has continued to be shaken, which leaves me biting my nails. Dexter once again flubs some kills, so season one's comfort of him not being caught seems to be gone for good.
  • I'm happy to report Deb's potty mouth is back with full force, and is so refreshingly appropriate at times. Man, she says what some of us don't dare to think. Thank goodness she doesn't come with a social graces sensor; it would make her character dull.
  • Jimmy Smits is a welcome addition to the cast. I was unsure about how he'd fit in, but I like his character, Smits' portrayal and the layers his relationships to the other characters adds.
  • Angel has some new responsibility this season, and they've set him up for a possibly prominent story arc.
  • They weakly wrap up Maria's troubles accepting Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher last season. Will this still be revisited at some point?
  • Masuka may be getting more layers to his obnoxious personality this season; at least they have laid the groundwork for a more multi-dimensional character, which will be interesting.
  • A new detective, Quinn, is added to the cast. Deb just can't figure him out, but there may be more to him than meets the eye.
  • Anton, a handsome and mysterious informant, may be of more interest to Deb than just information.
  • Dexter continues to be somewhat predictable, but as in past seasons, I just don't care. Knowing what could possibly happen doesn't ruin anything, and somehow, I am still on the edge of my seat, waiting for the inevitable to happen. How can a show be predictable and suspenseful at the same time? Still trying to figure that one out....
  • As in past seasons, Dexter is hilarious. The voice-overs and double-entendres (not necessarily sexual) make me laugh out loud. How can a show about a serial killer be so funny?
Generally, you won't be disappointed by season three of Dexter. It continues to be a smart, intriguing show with top-notch writing and amazing acting. You can bet I'll tune in with excitement to each and every episode. Dexter premieres Sunday, September 28 at 9:00 on Showtime.

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Dexfan

does anyone have any Idea when season 3 will be released on dvd?

December 14 2008 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike

Dexter is a bright funny new idea that truly works on the tv...just not on broadcast tv..... if your going to air an edgy show do it with some BALL'S!!!! don't edit it, don't bleep it. guess what the "F" word is not going to be the ruin of America. so to the PU%#y's at CBS "F" YOU!!!!

September 18 2008 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eric f

Oh, no review for 90210 this week? I suppose the would-be reviewer felt the same as me after this crappy last-straw episode and deleted the season pass from their Tivo.

September 18 2008 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BobbyBuz

Great start to the new season.

Thanks for the P/W, Matt.

September 17 2008 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jazzie

Det. Doakes was a good character, so I don't like the way his character was dismissed. I'm not sure if I'll continue to watch.

September 17 2008 at 8:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nattyff

can't wait, i saw the first episode, and can't wait for the rest.

September 16 2008 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BobbyBuz

What is the password to watch the Dexter preview episode of Season 3?

September 16 2008 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Matt H.

Lady Killers

September 17 2008 at 2:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robyn

Have no Showtime so I hope CBS continue delayed telecasts.

September 16 2008 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danielle

Ahh..guess I shouldnt read the first comment, but that was my fault. Im currently watching the season 2 on Showtime and Im hoooked. I started watching season 1 when it was on CBS and I love it. I cannot wait to go right to season 3 from season 2.

September 16 2008 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bas

I love Dexter - but what's up with this picture? He looks like a blond Joe Piscapo.

September 16 2008 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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