Why the final episode of Dexter was better than the Breaking Bad one!

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Having just watched the final ever episode of Dexter yesterday. Yes I know I’m a bit late but I haven’t bothered to catch up with all the new Fall shows, the other Summer finales, and running a website and blog.

And the rest of season 8, as well as the previous 3 seasons were crap. They were. After season 4’s big bad John Lithgow and his Trinity Killer, the show nose dived badly, never picking up the pace, never improving on that season, and every fan of TV’s best and most loved serial killer knew it.

I mean the performance of Lithgow was the stuff of legend. His character will go down in TV villain history. Scary, creepy, unknown, you name it, the character has never been bettered on any big bad season bad guy as portrayed by many shows. And even though a number of names may crop up as you read this, deep down you know I’m right.

So, anyway I finally caught up with the rest of season 8, for the better part not being that good, and I got to final episode. And I thought, here we go. Lets see how it ends. And I watched it, not expecting much following the brief reviews and headlines I had read, not by choice, but when you try and run a movie and TV website and blog it comes with the territory. And I loved it. Really…

OK, I was going to finish that sentence there but I should fill you in on the Breaking Bad part of this. Here I am, telling you how I loved this one more than that one and then going on a rant about Dexter.

So, Breaking Bad. One of my favorite TV shows of all time. A juggernaut of emotion, suspense, a complex study of a man who wanted to do good, and it going so wrong. The effects on his family, friends, and his rise and fall. And a lot of desert shots. Well up until the final season anyway.

Yes, up until the final season. This season hasn’t been a patch on the previous 4. And everyone knows it. All fans who have followed the show from the beginning, who have followed the show since the opening episode with the RV and Walt in his underpants scene, to the death of Walter White in the meth lab whilst the cops showed up final scenes.

So it will come as no surprise when I say, as in the post I wrote about the Breaking Bad final episode not being that good, that after watching the Dexter finale, and the reviews on both episodes being in complete contrast to each other, that I felt I had to write this post to tell everyone what I think about both finales.

The Breaking Bad finale was disappointing, a let down. It lacked the emotion, rawness, sheer edge of the seat expectation I had come to expect from the show. Yes, it finished a lot of the story lines for the characters. The money problem was solved. The broken marriage between Walter and Skylar was finally resolved. By the show. We all knew how that would end. And Jesse got free from the criminal lifestyle, after spending the last 8 episodes crying or being chained up. Oh,and Walter died. In a meth lab.

The critics, public, aliens, animals, you name it loved it. Except me. I won’t tell you why. That you can read in the post mentioned earlier.

So. Dexter. Like Walter White the antihero. The man who we love to hate. The TV show character created to make us give into our animal instincts. And feel guilty about it. And then want to see the demise of them. The only reason why is for our own good.

I am not condoning mass murder. Or meth producing on a major scale in any way. However if you are doing either then watch both shows. Because you will enjoy them. 

The Dexter finale was a fitting end for one of the greatest TV creations in history. The episode was as close to perfection as an episode has came. Suspense, drama, excitement, you name it, that episode had it. But the one element it had that I felt made it superior to Breaking Bad was what they did with our hero.

Dexter lived, he understood his past hurt everyone, got many people killed, ruined many lives. Yet he lived. His final scenes see him as a lumberjack, sporting a beard and a shirt borrowed from Tim Allen. He is living away from everyone he loves, in a serial killer way. Everyone thinks he is dead, and that’s what he is. In his eyes as well. His life is now a shell of his former one. Punishment.

Yet he lived. And we all wanted that. The show was centered around him. Why would we want him to die? If that was the case we would of stopped watching the show 4 seasons ago.

Breaking Bad went down the different path. Killing Walter White. The great ‘One Who Knocks’. The biggest TV show character of the last few years. Why? It was the right thing to do. The fitting end to the show. How it had to end.

No it wasn’t!

Did we really all just watch the show through 5 seasons to see the demise of Walter White. One of 3 characters who we actually liked from the show??

Yes. 3. You know them. Walter, Jesse and Saul. Anyone who watches the show hoping Skylar, Walt Jr, or Marie is spared a horrible fate this week is lying. Am I the only one who thought, yes, Hank is dead? Didn’t  think so.

So, to sum it up. Walter died. Dexter didn’t. I feel better knowing that one of them is alive. It’s just a shame it took one season to ruin one show, and one episode to save another!

 

 

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OK, I know it’s not about movies or TV shows, and but after watching this I felt the need to post it and let all of you see. And cry!

Mick is a boxer puppy with Swimmer Puppy Syndrome, a condition that means his legs can’t pull together. It means they can’t sit, stand or walk.

Plus it’s set to the Rocky theme tune so it is kinda relevant!

Just stop reading and watch!

Mick – The puppy who can’t walk! Watch and weep!

Walter White obituary! May he rest in peace!

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A local Albuquerque paper put the death of Breaking Bad’s Walter White in it’s obituary section, paid for by a group of Breaking Bad fans.

David Layman, from Los Lunas, is founder of a Breaking Bad Facebook group, and after watching the final episode on Sunday, SPOILER ALERT!, who am I kidding, you know what happened, decided to place the ad in the paper.

I see a lot of hits on my Ultimate Get Psyched Mix, yet no comments! Why?

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Following the post I made where I asked you to help me create the Ultimate Get Psyched Mix, I have still had only one  comment.

If you view, and a lot of you are, make a suggestion. It will Legen – wait for it – dary, if people from all over, wherever you live create this! No matter what it is, there is no judgement and as long as it meets the criteria, which is, it is uplifting, makes you smile, and gets you psyched, it will be there!

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I really want to like Marvel’s Agents of Shield, but can’t!

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Honestly I really do. I mean it’s Marvel. The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor. You know the ones. Adults and children coming together to finally share a TV show that isn’t reality based. Dads and sons huddled around the warming glow of the TV, sharing this experience that costs a small fortune every year at the cinema for free, at home. Which is where I was, my son sitting next to me, my wife on her phone doing whatever she does, casually glancing at the screen every now and again, a beer in my hand. I was set.

So I sat with excitement and childish awe as the opening scenes of the pilot episode unfolded. And as the episode played, I found myself getting more and more annoyed. It was not at all like I expected. Actually, it was exactly like I expected it to be like, but hoped that it wasn’t going to be.

It was just OK. Alright. Not to bad, good,even. But that’s not what I had come to expect with the big red Marvel logo attached to it. That symbol represents for me and a lot of others the cream of the crop. The superhero powerhouse. What Facebook is in the social networking world, the best.

Every year scores of TV shows compete for viewers, demographics, advertisers money, only to fall on the way, stumbling towards a second season. Some shows favor trophy’s and compete to be the best, others just to survive. Some want both but can’t seem to hit the right note with both sets of fans. Others, for example Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead get it right, and everyone falls over themselves for the show, and the network and viewing public are both winners.

Then ABC announce that they are producing a TV show with Marvel, and it’s slightly related to the Avengers, and all of a sudden people worldwide go into a frenzy, rumors about possible cameos, villains and everything Marvel related go into overdrive, fueled by this win win partnership between Marvel and ABC. Two media giants merging to save the world, bring families closer together for an hour a week, finally produce a show that doesn’t have to wait until episode 20 to find out if it has a second season.

But what about The CW and DC teaming up you say? Arrow was great. I loved the first season, and the second looks like it’s going to be even better!

Yes it does, and yes I will be watching. But it didn’t have the Iron Man, Avengers and Thor element attached to it. Initially everyone, myself included thought, ooh, Arrow, I’ll watch that, looks good. No, it was, MARVEL, a MARVEL show, with the guy from the Avengers in it. You mean it might have superhero’s in it? Not like the DC ones, but ones that turn green and have iron suits? Now that sounds cool!

Yes, for all you heard the ‘It won’t have any Avengers in it’ speech from the suits at the network. But part of you secretly thought, I have to watch just to see if they do.

And then it was alright. Not bad. Good. We can talk about it being the pilot and, hey, there is still the rest of the season to go. I thought that too. Then I watched the second episode, with it’s logo and it’s eye patch, the Samuel L Jackson rumor. Yes, finally, another person from the Avengers has turned up. I can listen to the sweet, almost angel like screaming of Samuel MotherF***ing  Jackson. MotherF***er. Not some weird brother and sister type loving between two British nerds, a poor man’s Jason Bourne and well, I can’t really say anything bad about Gregg Clark. The man is the new Steve Buscemi. Just awesome in all he does.

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And boy was I even more annoyed! This episode was set on the giant plane that I hope does not become a focus point of the season, because it’s really not that good. It’s a plane. And in a clearly fake jungle, complete with the worst looking cave I have ever seen. It has been untouched for 500 years. Really. It looked as it the Extreme Makeover crew had just plastered it. And painted it. It wouldn’t of looked out of place if a clock was hanging on the wall and a family popped their heads out and asked if anyone wanted to use the bathroom if they needed, of which they had two because they had just had an en – suite put in. But would you nice Shield agents please take off your shoes when you come in.

After watching the first two, unless there is a massive improvement in the show, or Iron Man pops  in for an episode or two, or they bring in some better cave designers, unless they make it more Marvel and less ABC, the ratings will slide, and the TV goldmine it could of been will be ruined, leaving both Marvel and ABC with the ultimate TV show letdown in history to contend with. And a lot of angry fans!

My son, possibly the biggest superhero fan I know, after me of course, has already said he doesn’t want to watch another. I mean he is only 7 so why would he. Marvel isn’t aimed at kids. And Agents of Shield wasn’t meant for him. It was meant for me, the 33 year old who also loves that stuff. So I turned to him and said, I don’t know if I will either. It wasn’t meant for my age group either.

So who is it aimed at? Marvel, ABC, any answers? MotherF***er!

The perfect celebrity – compiled from all your favorites!

Just found this online. Hollyscoop recently asked their viewers to list their favorite celeb in their annual ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Babes’ list.

They then took the list and took various body parts from each celeb to create the perfect celebrity.

I mean seriously, what is that? Each of the women are hot, but have they thrown in some guy parts in there as well?

She actually scares me. What do you think? And for any women reading this, now you know what your man ultimate woman looks like. Better get saving for all the surgery you’ll need! A list of who is what is at the bottom!

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Legs: Jennifer Aniston

Boobs: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Abs: Gwen Stefani

Curves: Sofia Vergara

Arms: Jennifer Aniston

Hair: Sofia Vergara

Eyes: Zooey Deschanel

Smile: Kate Middleton

Eyebrows: Megan Fox

Jawline: Victoria Beckham

Nose: Scarlett Johansson