This is a personal review of the series I have watched over the past few weeks. Obviously, this has left me little time for reading but I shall review the few books I have also read recently.
I just finished watching Dexter Season 6. No, I haven’t watched season 1-5, I just found a DVD of season 6 lying around and I had a free hour so I decided to watch it and I got hooked. I had heard a lot about Dexter but I never got into the bandwagon back then, but it’s never too late for a good series. Season 6 ends with a cliff hanger, but I don’t want to give it away. Dexter is a series about a man who works at the homicide department as a blood spatter analyst to help them catch killers, but during the night he turns serial killer. But he has a code for killing. It’s a chilling series. Well written. Cast to (almost) perfection. Each season has a main storyline it follows and several subplots throughout the episodes. I would totally recommend it, not for the darkness of the serial killer, but for the thrills of an investigative series with well carried suspense.
Before that I was watching Misfits
I stumbled on yet another DVD (these things are lying around in the house in spite of many attempts to store them orderly), Misfits Season 3. It was hilarious and different from anything I had watched recently. Rudy is this clown character you love to hate. The probation workers have the worst of luck. (Hint: they die). Curtis can turn into a beautiful girl. Kelly appears tough but is in love with the power dealer. Simon and Alisha are definitely in love. The gang of misfits is definitely worth watching. I later got Season 1 and 2, and Nathan’s character, oh my.. he’s such a character (no other way to describe it).
However, do NOT proceed beyond the 3rd season. It’s painful watching the 4th season.
Avoid watching Spartacus: War of the Damned
The nudity, the violence, the blood, the love stories, the (homo)sexual scenes, the barbarism, the fighting, the language… you’ve seen them all before if you’ve watched all previous Spartacus shows. This finale adds nothing new, except the ending of well, the whole thing. So if you have to watch it, do it just to know it all ends. Spoiler: the title says it all. They’re damned 😦
Person of Interest
The first season was interesting, with each episode following a person of interest, someone who is either a victim or perpetrator of a murder. The geek who created the machine that sees everything, teams up with an ex-CIA to save or stop these persons of interest. And other subplots as the police close up on them, and the bad guys try to have them killed.
I’m now starting on a Season 2 marathon.
An impressive submarine. A crazy captain. A handsome first officer. A beautiful, ambitious lieutenant. The submarine is carrying nukes, so of course Washington politics and Middle East enemies are in the plot. The submarine captain refuses a fire order and has to seek refuge in an island, where the drama unfolds. I loved it but I hope there is no season 2.
So what are you watching? Why is it worth your time?