Wednesday, August 31 2011
Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
A fantastically simple hook creates a baffling philosophical paradox in Dexter.
Monday, May 17 2010
Dexter represents the serial killer as post-modern celebrity. This new essay collection explores this murderous character and why we love him so.
Sunday, January 11 2009
The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.
Friday, September 26 2008
The moral muddling is never resolved in Dexter. The more Dexter (Michael C. Hall) insists on his rightness, the more limited his vision appears.
Saturday, February 16 2008
Predictably, the network cut is much more concerned with removing all premium cable language than with obfuscating the utter corruption Dexter embodies and acts out each episode.
Thursday, January 17 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Wednesday, October 3 2007
With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.
Monday, October 16 2006
While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."
Monday, September 12 2005
Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.