I’m totally slacking. Instead of reading journal articles and incorporating them into my lit review, I’m blogging…
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a little obsessive. I’m not afraid to admit it – it’s not in a scary way – I just get caught up in ‘things’ – and I get very passionate about them. However, I don’t usually become obsessed with TV shows. In fact, I pretty much haven’t watched TV in almost 2 years. But lately, Dan and I have been watching entire series (in lieu of movies – since he’s seen virtually every movie ever made that was remotely worth watching – and in fact he’s seen quite a few TV series too, but I’ll come to that later). Right, so instead of movies we’ve been watching TV series. We started with Rome, which I really enjoyed. Mostly historically accurate. The most expensive show ever made (per episode). The costumes were quite elaborate (I was a fan). And how can you not love Pollo and Verinus? Anyways, Dan had already seen that but was keen to re-watch, so we did.
But then Rome ended. Now we’re onto Dexter, which Dan hasn’t seen. I didn’t know anything about Dexter except the most basic premise – a forensic scientist who is actually serial killer. My first question was – But what happens if he has to investigate his own crimes??? LOL. So he’s a serial killer – who is great with kids, and has a set of morals, justice – and the all important sense of humor. He’s your every day average genius, just with… a dark side. Oh, and did I mention that Michael C. Hall is hot? Even Dan admits “he’s rather striking.” For the boys – there’s a lot of hot ladies too. And they get their kit off. Lucky you.
Ok, maybe you’ve been watching Dexter for like years now – it’s just onto Season 4 in the US. Over here we’ve just started season 3. But it’s fricking awesome. I love it! I mean, it’s completely absurd – and not in my usual favourite genre which would be comedy (That 70s show, Flight of the Conchords, Pushing Daisies – which I’m still gutted about getting canceled. Seriously, best costumes and most ludicrous precedent for a show ever. I loved it).
Dan and I are only up to episode eight of season 2 of Dexter at the moment. And in the credits last night Dan pointed out the show is actually based on – gasp! – a book! Who is obsessed with books? Oh right, that’s me. So I requested the book – Darkly Dreaming Dexter – from the library this morning. The premise appears to be exactly Season 1 – but I’m still keen.
Have you watched Dexter yet? Are you going to now after my awesome recommendation?
Next we’re planning to watch True Blood… Woo Hoo Anna Paquin – aka my celebrity twin.