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Dexter finale rakes in more eyeballs

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 14th 2009 7:28PM
Dexter has topped itself again.

Last night's shocker season finale wasn't just the most watched episode in the show's history, but it was the most watched, well, anything in the Showtime network's history.

The finale (you can read my review of it here) racked up 2.6 million viewers. That topped the previous record held by the second-to-last episode of the current season of 2.1 million viewers, which at the time was the highest rated show for the network in the last 10 years.

I really feel sorry for the poor bastard who has to write the fifth season. Not only does he have to craft a plot that tops the genius of the Trinity Killer angle, but he has to top the ratings record the show has just set. And I thought I was the most sleepless writer on the face of the planet.

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L.

I can't remember the last time an episode of a tv show affected me in the way that the Dexter finale did. Those last shots were incredibly shocking and sad. Even if I had a feeling something was going to happen since Dexter offed Trinity with quite a bit of time left in the show, I didn't expect what happened at all.

Dexter deserves the viewers, as the writing and acting on the show are excellent. It's the reason I opted to get Showtime as part of my cable package.

December 17 2009 at 9:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

What a shocker and upsetting finish. Yeah Dexter is a damn good show. So well acted and written. John Lithgow was so great as his nemesis. Showtime has some good shows no doubt. Californication is good. Also Nurse Jackie is excellent.

December 15 2009 at 1:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TOM

STOP ALL FURTHER INFO ABOUT TIGER WOODS. WHAT HE HAS ALLEGEDLY DONE IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. LEAVE HIM ALONE AS I KNOW ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE LEFT ALONE, SHOULD ANY OF THESE TYPE OF ALLEGATIONS BEGIN TO FLY ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
THERE ARE GREATER THINGS GOING ON IN THE WORLD NOW. AND WE DO NOT NEED ANY MORE BREAKING NEWS OF ANOTHER "FLING" BREAKING HER SILENCE.
LET IT GO....I MEAN REALLY LET IT GO.

TOM IN SAN DIEGO

December 14 2009 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwacon_com

I believe Melissa Rosenberg and the top-knotch crew of writers will take the finale and use it to reboot the series... with (of course) the addition of the right nemesis...

December 14 2009 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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