Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dexter Due in September

Blog IconBig Love is ending tonight on HBO (great season!). Mad Men is superb on AMC, as is Californication on Showtime. I'm also enjoying the new season of Weeds over there - but I'm really looking forward to Dexter's return to Showtime in September.

This was the best show on television last Fall, in its first season. Michael C. Hall played the serial killer who clinically preys only on other serial killers, and he played the part to stiletto perfection ... humorously shivering perfection. I've never quite seen anything like this on television (something which I've also been saying about Big Love, Mad Men, Californication, and Weeds - part of the reason I keep saying we're in a new golden age of television).

But a serial killer with a social conscience... who has trouble relating to people - because he is so detached - but is nice to his girlfriend. That's fascinating. And the shows raises the important ethical issue of whether a serial killer of serial killers is ultimately a good or a bad human being....

See you in September with more...

The Plot to Save Socrates

"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly

"a Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News

"Sierra Waters is sexy as hell" - curled up with a good book
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