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Mental Ew moment

January 5, 2010

E and I have been enjoying Dexter on DVD.

Yeah, yeah, I know – Story about a vigilante serial killer working as a forensics specialist for the Miami Metro police is creepy , but, we are hooked just the same. Dexter is so, well, likeable, for a creepy killer. He’s socially inept, but aware of it, and yet, so average, ordinary and endearing for a psychopath. He likes kids, he has a girl friend, and he cuts people up. Only bad people – that’s what his dad, the cop trained him to do, when he realized what his adopted son really was.

We are currently watching season 3.

Imagine my surprise, when I go on IMDB and find out that the actor who plays Dexter, Michael C. Hall, is, in real life, married to Jennifer Carpenter, the actress who plays his on screen SISTER, Deb, on Dexter.

That just, well…creeps me out more than the “is he a bad guy who does good things, or a good guy who does bad things?” aspect of the show.

Don’t get me wrong…I know they are not really related. And I love Deb – her crass, filthy mouth, just blurt it out nature tickles me just as much as Dexter’s inner commentary on his outer life, but…it’s just frickin’ WERID – talk about illusion breaking.

Anyway..just thought I’d share that thought. Carry on.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dennis permalink
    January 5, 2010 10:56 pm

    we watched the first two seasons as they aired but couldn’t really get into it for the third season. I think the whole non-stop angst over Harry’s code and etc. just got a little too repetitive.

    Besides, Michael C. Hall is supposed to be a member of a family of funeral directors in L.A. with a dead dad and a hot cop for a boyfriend.

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      January 6, 2010 2:48 pm

      I never did get to see Six Feet Under…this is an enormous rock I’m living under…

  2. Dennis permalink
    January 6, 2010 3:19 pm

    ok, run don’t walk to get Six Feet Under. Greatest series ever. I resisted watching it for years but fell in love with it. start with episode one season one and do entire thing. you will thank me for insisting that you watch it. I promise you it is that good. I’m not a tv person usually but SFU is so worth the time.

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      January 6, 2010 3:34 pm

      Well..I like Michael Hall – so I’m game to check it out!

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      January 7, 2010 9:51 am

      Ok…I have said series coming to me tomorrow (yes all 5 seasons, cheaper that way)! I shall watch it after finishing up Dexter 3 and Tudors 3.

      Since I only really have basic cable, I don’t feel too guilty to purchase the DVDs…I only ever watch stuff in re-runs or after the facts anyway. (Except House..that we’ve been struggling to watch real-time – it’s the ONLY thing we try to watch faithfully.)

  3. Paul in ABQ permalink
    January 6, 2010 4:22 pm

    I watched SFU re-runs and loved them. Very clever, very human, very quirky.

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