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Goodbye Dexter

dexter4Dexter is sort of the Jiminy Cricket of this millennium.

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Dexter let his conscience (or Harry as his conscience) be his guide, but it was telling him to kill people. It’s an ambiguous thing, the conscience, depending on who owns it. Dexter Morgan is both hero and villain, the grey area of this show is everything. Dexter is doing all the wrong things, but for what he feels are the right reasons.

The world not only accepted a serial killer warmly into their homes, but also embraced him, worried about him, felt his pain. Why?  Maybe in some strange way his Dark Passenger made people feel a little safer in a world where bad guys often seem to win, where sometimes the police themselves are the bad guys, and where justice can seem elusive.

No spoilers. I liked the ending of the series. To me, it harkened back to the early days of Dexter. So much has happened, so much has changed and yet in the end, nothing changed.

Various macabre cast & gory guests include: dexter3

Michael C. Hall,
Jennifer Carpenter,
James Remar, Desmond Harrington,
Julie Benz, David Zayas, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia,Geoff Pierson, Mos Def,
Yvonne Strahovski, Erik King,
John Lithgow, Lauren Vélez,
Keith Carradine, Colin Hanks,
Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits,
Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams,

Peter Weller, Julia Stiles.

I can’t wait to see what Michael C. Hall does next, his acting has changed a lot since his days on Six Feet Under and even the early days of Dexter.  As he said to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, he believes actually playing the part has changed him.

So the world moves on to the next show, the next news story, and we have only blood-splattered memories…

I hope people see the point of Dexter, he’s a representation of what can be done to children, to people if they are not treated with dignity and respect…if they are damaged.

Remember the Monsters?

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REVOLUTION

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We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren’t prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don’t know why the power went out. But we’re hopeful someone will come and light the way.

The world has lost all its power. No cell phones, no computers, no cars, planes, TV, no electricity.

15 years after a worldwide blackout people struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic America.

This is an amazing sci-fi dystopian world and I can’t wait for the next season to start tomorrow.

rev1I won’t give too many spoilers if you haven’t watched Season 1 yet (why?).  Season 2 should be wild.  So much has happened since we first met our heroes, villains and those in between.  We have found out what caused the blackout, what could fix the problem, but as we know, nothing is ever that simple where power and Power are concerned.

There are some who never want the power to return so they can keep their Power, their supremacy.

I was unsure if this show would catch on, after all, people have become such slaves to technology.  But it’s a hit. Obviously we’re gravitating to dystopian worlds because on some level we realize we’re already living in one. rev3

Just as we want to believe we are trying to make our world better with technology, on some level we realize it’s moving too quickly without any idea of where it is going or what can go wrong.

I would highly recommend this show, the cast is outstanding, fast-paced, but watchable, action-packed, and the plot intriguing.rev2

Awesome cast: Billy Burke (Twilight movies, I know, people need to work, Monk, 24, Rizzoli & Isles)
Tracy Spiridakou (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Psych, Supernatural)
Elizabeth Mitchell (V, Lost, ER, House MD, Boston Legal, Santa Clause 2&3)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon A Time, Criminal Minds, Bones)
Zak Orth (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Romeo & Juliet)
David Lyons (ER, Sea Patrol, Safe Haven), Colm Feore  &
Daniella Alonso, J.D. Pardo, Tim Guinee, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips.

Turns out this REVOLUTION will not be televised.

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OHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  I love Saturday Night Live and despite it’s many downs, but I believe there are more ups so I stay with it.Image

There are so many things to love:

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Two Wild and Crazy Guys,
The Church Lady,
Beep in a Box, Ed Grimley,
Canteen Boy, Spinal Tap,
Mary Katherine Gallagher,
Father Guido Sarducci,
Matt Foley, Goth Talk,
Sarah Palin, Pat,
Celebrity Jeopardy!,
Sprockets, Wayne’s World,
Stuart Smalley,
Larry the Lobster,
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer,
Mr. Peepers, Weekend Update,
Samurai Tailor, More Cowbell,
Toonces the Driving Cat,
The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise,
Synchronized Swimming,
Chippendale’s Auditions,
Schweddy Balls,
Chronicles of Narnia (Lazy Sunday) –
I could go on and on, believe me, I could, but there’s a special place in my mind for Mr. Bill.

Mr. Bill is the clay figurine clown created by Walter Williams (sent to SNL as a Super-8 reel  as part of SNL’s request for home movies) to parody children’s shows. First aired in 1976, 2 years later Williams became a writer on SNL and yahoo, more Mr. Bill.

As a funny, both strange and amusing side note, Mr. Hands, the man seen only as a pair of hands, but who does most of the damage to poor Mr. Bill was played by Vance DeGeneres, the older brother of Ellen DeGeneres, he was also a correspondent on The Daily Show years ago.

Over the years Mr. Bill has been used to advertise products, as answers in shows, in skits, movies, games, teaching about the environment and in anti-drug campaigns – he pops up everywhere.  But always with the same pattern. Things start off well for Mr. Bill and those unfortunate enough to be around him like Sally and Spot. That doesn’t last long. Things go badly for Mr. Bill when Sluggo and Mr. Hands show up. Mr. Bill suffers terrible humiliations that escalate quickly to his ultimate demise with his shrieking in a high-pitched voice, “Ohhhh noooooooooooooo…” . ImageIs it wrong to think it’s funny? Perhaps. Is it funny? Yes. Very much yes.