Dear, patient readers – has it really been 12 days since my last post? Where did the time go? Possibly to fall festivities, a few movies, a steady streak of going to the gym, dinners with my charming husband and a seriously busy week at work. So here’s a long overdue post-Sunday night post.
I didn’t have time to watch Boardwalk Empire yesterday, but I did tune in for Dexter (a reversal of my pledge to start watch Boardwalk Empire during the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot).
I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s been a slow start this year for Dexter. Not a lot of killing going on (unless you count the case that Deb’s working on). And since that’s the major draw of this show, it’s struggled to captivate.
Last week’s, and this week’s installments have been better. The introduction of Julia Stiles, while uncharacteristically sloppy for the meticulous Dexter Morgan, has added some intrigue to the show, which was starting to feel like a rated R version of Daddy Daycare. Also, I am enjoying Dexter’s obvious dislike of Quinn, and Deb’s newfound self-assurance. As of late, her relationship with Quinn has been rather humorous as well.
While I appreciate a good, long story arc, what needs to happen next is more one-off kills from Dexter. At the beginning of the series, he killed a killer almost every week (even as the longer plots, such as the ice truck killer and Dexter’s biological family, took place). This season, Dexter had one random, rage-fueled kill in a rest stop bathroom, and the murder of Boyd last week. Five episodes into the fifth season, fans of this show expect more. Sure, it was bad what happened to Rita, and it’s tough being a single dad, but a little multi-tasking is in order. Particularly now that super-nanny (who is clearly not all that she seems) is on board, there should be more time for Dexter’s extracurricular activities.