I’ve been Game of Throne’d.

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** Warning – if you haven’t seen the new season of Dexter but are planning to watch ?

DO NOT READ THIS POST!!

Major spoilers ahead…. and trust me, it will ruin the experience.

Here, I’ll give you time to exit before it’s too late.

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Alrighty then.

Proceed at your own risk.

While I’m not a huge television person like my husband ( How many times can a man watch Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and The Sons of Katie Elder! ) I do enjoy following a number of HBO, Starz and Showtime series. The DVR is simply the greatest invention known to man (behind the margarita and bacon of course) and while the husband is in the living room falling asleep to yet another John Wayne marathon, I curl up in bed to binge watch the Roys (Succession) Bobby Axelrod (Billions) and the lovable serial killer avenging angel, Dexter.

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When I watch a series, I commit. I’m in for the long haul and am beyond pissed when I put in a year or two only to have the show yanked out from under me with no resolution. Yes American Gods, I’m talking to you. Dropping a series on a cliffhanger is cruel, and I may have to write to Neil Gaiman personally to complain. (Do not get me started on Carnivale! That was cancelled in 2003 and I’m still not over it.)

So when I heard the news that a new season of a past favorite was brewing?

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I was in!

I watched an episode a week and reveled in being reunited with an old friend.

And then it happened. The last episode.

I knew it was coming, as soon as the coach gave Harrison the team jacket. I didn’t want to believe they’d do it, but they did.

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They killed Dexter.

And this time he is well and truly dead.

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But it wasn’t just his death that bothered me. No, it was the last minute 180 degree character shift that really ticked me off. For 8 seasons we knew Dexter as the tormented soul who killed with a purpose. Okay… he did it gleefully, but he took out the trash and rid the earth of some truly horrible human beings. He had a code damn it! But at the end, standing in front of his equally damaged son… we suddenly find out he did it just for fun?

No.

It’s like Daenerys Targareyen all over again. For ten years I lived and breathed Game of Thrones. Carefully following the Mother of Dragons rightful ascension to the throne… only to be left gasping at the ridiculous final season when up was down and down was up.

There’s talk of another new season of Dexter.

Without Dexter.

I say no thanks. Loyal fans can only take so much.

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15 thoughts on “I’ve been Game of Throne’d.”

  1. Never watched it. I figured I had enough gore in the news , I didn’t want to watch something they filmed and gave the psycho’s out there more ways to kill in real life, Yes, some can not differentiate.

    Now Witcher?…yummmmmm

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  2. I enjoyed it and didn’t mind the ending. Did he do a 180 at the last minute? Sure did, and I never saw that coming. But I believe his motivation was still good: to protect his son. And his own hide, of course.

    A new season with Harrison following in his dad’s footsteps and interacting with a ghost Dexter? I’m in!

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  3. I was like you, when they show the passing of the jacket I was…..oh please, hell naw! And then, there it was FML, and then how does one bring the show back without the main character? Ugh….First Axe in Billions and now Dex. Although Axe didn’t really die, but it’s just as annoying.

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    1. I know, Billions won’t be the same without Axe, but Damien Lewis wanted to leave the show 3 years ago … and at least they’ll write him out. Not drop the show completely. I need closure!

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      1. True, there’s always an opening should he want to come back. I know he (Damien Lewis) wanted to stay home with his kids after his wife passed away in April of last year of breast cancer. I hope he comes back some day. There’s no other adversary I’d like better for Chuck than Axe.

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  4. I took your advice and did not read it. However I did glimpse the part about canceling shows too soon. What about Star Trek cancelled three years into a five year mission. If TV were in charge Columbus would have never discovered the new world. Or never made it back to get Queen Isabella of Spain all excited and goldy.

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  5. I never watched Dexter, so this didn’t hurt me but I am with you on the last season of GOT. That was total bullshit.
    I really forgot about Carnivale; that show was so creepy/scary. I can’t believe I watched it. I’d forgotten about the ending (or lack of) so I don’t have a grudge as you do.
    I love Succession! That is the most dysfunctional family yet.

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    1. Carnivale was the bomb! I was one seriously unhappy camper when they dropped that because of pressure from the religious right. 😡
      I just read that Brian Cox was only supposed to do one season of Succession, the character of Logan Roy was supposed to die. So glad they saved him.

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