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Dexter: The Complete Final Season (2013)

Michael C. Hall  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (557 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael C. Hall
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Showtime Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (557 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DXP7L88
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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DexterT is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code - he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind - the homicide departments. (English)

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332 of 379 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This is an honest review for the person who is actually considering buying season 8 and has presumably seen one or more previous seasons. (no one starts on the final season, do they?) With a couple minor exceptions, I won't spoil anything.

It seems many of the other reviews have taken issue with the plot; love it or hate it. I'm here to tell you, it's irrelevant. Why? An implausible or unrealistic plot will always be trumped by character development. If the characters are believable, likeable, captivating, and have chemistry with one another, the show will be fun to watch, irrespective of the plot. Imagine this for a plot line: "Protagonist serial killer rescues stepsister after she falls in love with doctor who is also a serial killer and protagonist's brother." Plausible? Not a chance. But it doesn't matter- everyone agrees, season 1 was one of the most enjoyable to watch. It was all because of the characters. Great characters make the story captivating regardless of how far fetched the plot is.

So why do the characters fail so miserably in season 8? Very simply put- poor writing. There is no depth to the characters anymore as they have become flat, one dimensional caricatures. In the early seasons the players were complex and mysterious. Remember how you weren't sure who to root for in the LaGuerta/Matthews psychological battles? Dexter vs Doakes? Did you find yourself asking, "why am I rooting for the bad guy?" Well, that's the mark of excellent writing; the ability of the writer to toy with your emotions, to make you doubt your pre conceptions, to make you "feel." This level of engaging writing was non-existent in season 8.

Ironically, the only character who seems to become more complex in season 8 was Dexter. And this is not necessarily a good thing.
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84 of 100 people found the following review helpful
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WARNING: SPOILERS

I would have given this last season of Dexter one star, but out of respect for the series as a whole, I gave it two. I loved this series! I watched faithfully and never missed an episode. And when I heard this was the last season, I was so hoping that the writers would come up with a spectacular ending (not necessarily happy, but something suitably jaw dropping). What a disappointment!! This season (to put it in a word) STUNK! The pace was unbelievably slow and monotonous; you thought, surely, surely, the writers were just building up to a grand finale - but then the finale came and it was not grand, or jaw dropping.

The writing was weak, the interaction between the characters was weak. It was like the writers just gave up and went on auto-pilot. The bad guy of the season, the Brain Surgeon, should have been Dexter's greatest challenge - ending with an antagonist that he either couldn't beat, or gave his life trying to beat (which would have been a great ending). But the Brain Surgeon wasn't scary, wasn't a great challenge, and really did nothing for the character development of Dexter. While the writers were trying to tie up all the loose ends, they brought back Hannah (a decision by the writers I thought questionable), but then did nothing interesting with her character. They killed off Deborah - in a most unspectacular, ho-hum way. And the final straw was the ending...Dexter as lumberjack, WTH?!

I could go on and on about how bad this season was. Short story is, the writers took a brilliant series and butchered, just butchered, the ending. It was so bad, I'm not even going to purchase this season on Blu-ray (I have purchased every other season)...I'm just going to pretend that this season never happened.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened and what should have happened! November 21, 2013
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This season was definitely disappointing, note there will be SPOILERS!

What makes this season a dud, is for a series finale it lacks the conviction to focus and conclude the characters story in a meaningful way, it was wrought with silly story tangents that didn't really add much depth and only wasted time to conclude the story or add character depth to the primary characters.

The driving underlying conflict was never about the serial killers, that was a typical formula that all crime series always conclude, the bad guy gets caught or dies. But the primary conflict that this series had never addressed, only with Deb and Sgt. Doax was Dexter's hidden life and the tension of it being revealed. Instead Season 8 revolves too much on the brain surgeon killer story which probably happens to be the most uninteresting killer ever. He isn't even revealed until near the end of the season, which creates a bland killer that really never had any interesting character development to him, the way the Ice truck or Trinity Killer did in previous seasons.

Then the addition of Zack, Dexter's possible pupil was cut short, when he was killed, I actually thought that could have been a plausible story line to grow on, again just wastes time to develop and conclude the older characters. Dr. Vougel is an interesting character, she adds depths to Dexter's origin as the author of the code which he always thought was from Harry. But midway in the story her irrational maternal instincts to save her lost son who happens to be the brain surgeon, ends up costing her life, again another story plot that just wastes time which should have been all focused on Dexter's instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Expected a better final season for one of the best shows on TV.
Did not live up to expectations. Final season was not very good. I was disappointed that Season 8 was lacking the excitement of past seasons.
Published 1 day ago by khalil brown
5.0 out of 5 stars sorry to see it end
great show. good twists and runs, good bit of humor to off set the blood and gore. So conflicting, not wanting to like the bad guy. . . and then there are worse bad guys!!
Published 2 days ago by B. Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars No code at all
Dexter was an interesting character because of the code he followed which Harry taught him. Last season he began stepping outside the code for bizarre reasons, and this season he... Read more
Published 2 days ago by William Bilyeu
1.0 out of 5 stars Who cares!
I ordered the DVD on Netflix...got to the third disc (out of four discs) and finally gave up. I did not care what happened to Dexter or the people on the show. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Stephen Sanders
2.0 out of 5 stars After so many great seasons a let down
I really loved every season of Dexter except this one. Wow, I was really sad at the way Dexter ended it was a total let down and a little unbelievable. A little bit of fantasy. Read more
Published 4 days ago by M. St Germain
5.0 out of 5 stars the end is here
wow---this ending was so great---it closed all of the loose threads---everyone was accounted for---

it was sad that this was the ending---i will miss Dexter and his life
Published 4 days ago by avid reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the series
Hated to see it go. But I'm glad I can relive my favorite episodes, again and again. Dexter Morgan is the BEST Anti Hero in ages. I hope the rumors of a film are true. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Maria J. Gift
5.0 out of 5 stars watch it!
I've seen some bad reviews, but over all I thought it was really good. Of course if you like Dexter it's a must!
Published 6 days ago by joseph schaeffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes!
Amazing last season. Definitely worth watching all 8. Season goes in a different direction but makes it work. Suspenseful and great!
Published 8 days ago by Louisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Dexter!
Had to complete the series. We all enjoyed it so much on TV. Now we can watch whenever we want.
Published 8 days ago by redital47
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Dexter Season 8
That's what I want to know and I haven't gotten an answer. Where's the digital version?
Nov 20, 2013 by Luminus |  See all 2 posts
Amazon shouldn't allow reviews before the release of the DVD
I started to read a few of the review and stayed away from anything labeled "spoiler". One of the reviews wasn't labeled Spoiler so I began to read and the reviewer disclosed an extremely important detail about the final season. I should have stayed away from the reviews, I just... Read more
Sep 27, 2013 by Oggs |  See all 2 posts
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I did not get one with my dvd copy off the show.
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