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Dexter: Season 6 Box Set (4 Discs)

Featuring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter & Lauren Vélez

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  Headlong Into Mediocrity

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Guest starring Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks Dexters sixth season finds Dexter Morgan on the hunt for a pair of serial killers, known as the Doomsday Killers, who are seemingly being inspired by stories from the Christian Bible. In fact these religious overtones are very much the theme of a season which, while not quite the train wreck some fans would want you to believe, undeniably continues the shows rapid decline into mediocrity.

Part of the problem lies with the overuse of these religious overtones but the largest issue is that while in its earlier seasons the writers always strived to retain some sense of plausibility making for tense viewing as Dexter Morgan kept his dark urges from his closest friends and family much of this has been eroded with each passing season. In its place cheap plot devices, that often find Dexter quickly discovering and dispatching yet another criminal that the LAPD seem to have missed or on some occasions killing people on the spur of the moment, yet still getting away with it, are becoming increasingly common. There are plenty of other examples of lazy writing, including characters constantly talking out loud to themselves just to explain things to the audience, that simply where not present when the show first hit the air.

A once great show is now really no better than the majority of other drama series on air and I have come to expect more from Dexter. If it is ever to return to being essential television once again its seventh season needs to return its sense of believability (please stop putting him in situations in which he escapes at the last minute!) and recapture what first attracted its viewers. This season's final scene certainly hinted that the show may be willing to shake things up a little so I still hold out hope.

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  Headlong Into Mediocrity

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Guest starring Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks Dexters sixth season finds Dexter Morgan on the hunt for a pair of serial killers, known as the Doomsday Killers, who are seemingly being inspired by stories from the Christian Bible. In fact these religious overtones are very much the theme of a season which, while not quite the train wreck some fans would want you to believe, undeniably continues the shows rapid decline into mediocrity.

Part of the problem lies with the overuse of these religious overtones but the largest issue is that while in its earlier seasons the writers always strived to retain some sense of plausibility making for tense viewing as Dexter Morgan kept his dark urges from his closest friends and family much of this has been eroded with each passing season. In its place cheap plot devices, that often find Dexter quickly discovering and dispatching yet another criminal that the LAPD seem to have missed or on some occasions killing people on the spur of the moment, yet still getting away with it, are becoming increasingly common. There are plenty of other examples of lazy writing, including characters constantly talking out loud to themselves just to explain things to the audience, that simply where not present when the show first hit the air.

A once great show is now really no better than the majority of other drama series on air and I have come to expect more from Dexter. If it is ever to return to being essential television once again its seventh season needs to return its sense of believability (please stop putting him in situations in which he escapes at the last minute!) and recapture what first attracted its viewers. This season's final scene certainly hinted that the show may be willing to shake things up a little so I still hold out hope.

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  Dexter, where are you?

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I must say, I was disappointed with season 6 of Dexter. I have not read all of the credits, but it seems like someone else has written or directed it this time and the little quirks that make Dexter so good are missing - i.e the strange music when Dexter is narrating and the slow motion shots. Whilst I agree that the sets and scenes look better than ever, the characters seem tired and there is one episode where Dexter goes to Nebraska - worst episode ever. Dexter suddenly starts acting wild and there is no build up to this, you are just wondering where this has come from. Dexter also really cares about Deb and he would be doing more to help her in her new role as Lt, not make her look bad, as he is doing. I am afraid it just hasn't rung true for me and I hope that they sort things out for season 7.

  You wont sleep once you've watched the last episode!

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To be fair, I wasn't a hardcore Dexter fan 2 months ago. However, word of mouth, led me to watching the first episode of season 6. All of a sudden, EVERYONE ordered me to stop, and watch from the very beginning, and how glad am I!

Just finished watching season 6 tonight, 3 episodes a night like a true fan, and this season is by far the best! Season six continues to go along similar lines as previously seasons regarding Dexter trying to find out who he is, can he tame his dark passenger and his contant fight against time with his own co worker, Miami Metro. At first, I thought, "Nice turn in genre, with a religious twist and an ever compelling story line including his sister.

Whatever you do, don't throw the remote at the dog in excitement/angst once you've since the end!

  Brilliant- much improved from season 5 thankfully..

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Have already watched this many months ago when it first aired in America as I am not a patient person..

Have to say it is no season 4.. but nothing ever will be ever ever as that season was the most incredible bit of television I have had the good fortune of watching. The ending crippled me for a good few days.. And the acting was fautless.

But.. season 6. A whole new direction, picked up from what I have to admit was a bad season -5-.. and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Packs punch with little twists all the way through and we finally have the ending that Jeff Lindsay's very first book gave us all that time ago..

Would recommed buying this to anyone. and if you haven't got Dexter obsessed yet.. buy them all.. Such good value for money as it doesn't quite seem to have the crowd of a lot of American dramas for some unknown reason.

BRILLIANT....

  Brilliant- much improved from season 5 thankfully..

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Have already watched this many months ago when it first aired in America as I am not a patient person..

Have to say it is no season 4.. but nothing ever will be ever ever as that season was the most incredible bit of television I have had the good fortune of watching. The ending crippled me for a good few days.. And the acting was fautless.

But.. season 6. A whole new direction, picked up from what I have to admit was a bad season -5-.. and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Packs punch with little twists all the way through and we finally have the ending that Jeff Lindsay's very first book gave us all that time ago..

Would recommed buying this to anyone. and if you haven't got Dexter obsessed yet.. buy them all.. Such good value for money as it doesn't quite seem to have the crowd of a lot of American dramas for some unknown reason.

BRILLIANT....

  It's no season four, but the ending sets it up for greatness

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It's fair to say that in comparison to Dexter's peak in seasons three and four, this tends to fall short when it comes to that feeling of not being able to wait another week to find out what happens. Season five was an all around good season that had to deal with a main character's death, and this season sort of stays in that safe zone, albeit with some pretty good kill and gore scenes.

The storyline of the Doomsday Killer wasn't bad, but knowing who the killers were from the get-go and having them prove anonymous and elusive to Dexter for most of the season just wasn't the same level of suspense and excitement as the last two seasons where Dexter was directly involved with Trinity and Lumen.

The single worst thing about this season is the bizarre storyline of Deb developing feelings for (her brother) Dexter; even if he is adopted it doesn't make it any less off putting. The single best thing about this season is the finale - it's fairly obvious where most Dexter finales are going to wind up, but just like in season four there's an extra special twist right at the end of the last episode that will have to be dealt with for a large portion of the next season. This sole twist is going to change the premise of Dexter and set up the endgame for the last two seasons.

Like I said, this isn't the best season of Dexter and has some lagging episodes that almost feel like filler just to get us to the all important end point, but this is still miles ahead of most other dramas on TV today. Here's to an unbelievable season seven!

  Fantastic!

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Brilliant twists in this well written season. The cliff hanger at the end just frustratingly leaves you wanting more. Best season so far!

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  Outstanding

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A great return to form for Dexter. Colin Hanks was excellent as the nerdy Travis Marshall. No expense spared this season, brilliant special effects and supers finale. Definitely up there with Season 4, loved it.

  best season so far

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just finished watching season 6 and thought it was easily the best so far excellent storyline bring on season 7 and 8

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