This season, all the other comic bloggers are watching Heroes. I haven't seen a full episode of the show yet; I haven't seen an episode of Smallville since before they introduced Cyborg. I've missed out on the new episodes of Scrubs, I've never seen The Office, and the only game show I really care about is when Tom shows up on 1 vs. 100.
But I've been watching Dexter religiously, and I have been blessed for it. I've already waxed ecstatic about the show, but I just caught the next-to-last episode of the season, and I'm really, really, really glad I couldn't watch it Sunday or Monday. Because, as hard as it's going to be to wait until Sunday for the conclusion, it would have been a lot harder if it was two days ago. I can't remember the last time I was so excited to see a finale.
Actually, I can, but knowing it was going to be the last episode of Justice League Unlimited made it more than a little bittersweet.
So, yeah, Dexter rocks.
Dexter is wonderful. So is Heroes. Trust me.
Yeah, Heroes is truly awesome.
For some reason TV has sucked me back in this year (maybe because it's the first season to start since I left the world of academia) but I have found quite a few good shows. Besides the aforementioned Heroes and Scrubs, and of course South Park (I never miss an episode), I can recommend both NBC shows about sketch comedy productions, 30 Rock and Studio 60. So that's a total of five shows I try to catch every week down, up from one or two in the past few years.
I'm noticing the same phenomenon as eric g. The number of shows I watch has actually gone up this year where I thought it was going to go down: holdovers from last year Veronica Mars and Lost, plus Studio 60 replacing The West Wing and Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes replacing Justice League Unlimited, plus Heroes. And I'd put The Backyardigans on this list if I could ever figure out when they show the new episodes.
Dexter really is one of the best things on television lately. I am on the edge of my seat for the finale.
I'm sort of surprised that I haven't seen more on-line discussion of Dexter. It appears to have crept under a lot of people's notice, which is a shame, as it really is a nicely plotted and well acted show, with a good mix of drama, humor and the ghoulish.
If you can, check out the novels the series is based on as well. The general tone is the same, but they're much more tightly focused on Dexter's internal monologue.
I have a feeling that'll be precisely how I get through the gap between season 1 and season 2. I'm glad to hear that they're as good as the series would suggest.
I think part of the problem is that the show's on Showtime, which isn't quite a basic cable station. Even HBO gets more exposure. I wouldn't be surprised if the DVD sales are robust due to the buzz that there is, though.
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