Articles tagged michael c. hall

Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter’s Quest for Friendship

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.

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The ‘Dark Passenger’ Attends Philosophy 101: ‘Dexter and Philosophy: Mind Over Spatter’

A fantastically simple hook creates a baffling philosophical paradox in Dexter.

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Dexter Fans Will Discover New Elements to Their Beloved Psychopath, Here

Dexter represents the serial killer as post-modern celebrity. This new essay collection explores this murderous character and why we love him so.

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

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.

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26 Sep 2008 // 6:00 AM

Dexter: Season Three Premiere

The moral muddling is never resolved in Dexter. The more Dexter (Michael C. Hall) insists on his rightness, the more limited his vision appears.

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16 Feb 2008 // 11:00 PM

Dexter

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.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

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.

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4 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM

Dexter

With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.

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16 Oct 2006 // 3:39 AM

Dexter

While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."

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12 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Four years of torturing the Fishers has worn my patience thin.

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24 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under has become crass, each episode an empathy decathlon topped off with ghoulishly deferred catharsis.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's challenging third season reminds us that the gulf between it and rest of the widgets that pass for television shows is monumental.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Six Feet Under

'Six Feet Under' makes us think about death's implications and how to deal with it, and, more importantly, it helps us to realize what a tragedy a life wasted or spent in conflict can be.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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