Question: Recently you've been letting the world know how great a show Dexter is. I think Hugh Laurie is incredible in House, but if Michael C. Hall doesn't win an Emmy for dramatic male performance, I have to believe that Emmy voters have never themselves acted. The man is a revelation. What I want to talk about, though, is Brotherhood, the show that follows Dexter. No one ever talks about it, even though it is better than 98 percent of all other television shows, from Annabeth Gish's powerful performance in Season 1 to Ethan Embry's hometown cop who is spiraling out of control this season. Please, please give Brotherhood some much needed publicity.
Answer: Consider it done. And to be fair, I did include Brotherhood in my recent roundup of pay-cable dramas, but it's kind of hard not to lead with Dexter, which is what Showtime is doing in its promotions as well. Brotherhood is a great show that somehow has become as marginalized as The Wire is over on HBO. Like The Wire, it has a
Keith Carradine, Dexter
Fresh from playing a milkshake-sipping serial killer on Criminal Minds, Keith Carradine is now hunting for one on Dexter (Sundays at 9 pm/ET, Showtime), as an FBI agent assigned to Miami after bodies are discovered in a harbor. Carradine shares his thoughts on his new role, his famous family and his Deadwood experience.
TV Guide: You play Agent Lundy, who is investigating the Bay Harbor Butcher. Tell us about him.Keith Carradine: I come in with this reputation as a star in the serial-profiling world. It makes Dexter sit up and take notice. He realizes he really has to watch himself now.
TV Guide: What do you like about him?Carradine: He's not cocky
Ridonkulous The thirds the charm This being the third installment of Season 2 of Dexter and weve hit a gold mine This ep was funny clever and totally satisfying like steak after a good kill So many inconvenient lies where to start Dexters told he is a bad liar and a very good liar to which he responds Not good enough Who else might be lying Well the very bad car salesman for one Oh but he got his Lets get right to the point why is Laguerta covering for Esmee Is it really a women-in-solidarity thing Or does she want to look really good when she finally takes over Esmees job Its hard to trust anyones motives in this show Doakes has been busy spying on Dexter and has done his homework He has learned quite a lot about our boy but not the real stuff So why wrap up the Doakes subplot so neatly Now that hes found Dexter in a 12-step program hes convinced I dont know a little clear-cut for my
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Question: First of all, I want to thank you for all that you do. It's wonderful to have a sane voice in this crazy world of television (especially when it comes to the Emmys). I agree with practically all of your insights (though I'll admit that I'm a Dwight fan) and I appreciate your recommendations. I just started the first season of Dexter and I have to say that I'm blown away. It's an amazing show, and though House is still my favorite, Michael C. Hall is giving Hugh Laurie a run for his money. Maybe it's just the Miami flavor (who would have known Miami would be such a great spot for awesome television?) or the freelance geniuses using their "unique" cache of knowledge to make the world a better place, but there seem to be several similarities between Dexter and Burn Notice. And then there are the voice-overs: the often humorous narration offering helpful hints and insights into their respective worlds. Try a mini-marathon of each back-to-back — even if you don't see the ...
David Zayas and Michael C. Hall, Dexter
On the irresistibly creepy Showtime hit Dexter (Sundays at 9 pm/ET), David Zayas plays nice-guy Detective Angel Batista, and the role is hardly a stretch: Zayas, a Bronx native, was an NYPD officer until less than a decade ago. Currently appearing in George Clooney's Michael Clayton, as — what else? — a detective, Zayas has also played his share of guys on the other side of the law, most notably as the Latino-gang boss Enrique Morales on HBO's prison-drama Oz. Zayas shares his softer side with us and explains how he came to change his life so drastically.
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about Angel Batista — he seems like kind of a softy. I love that he's been spouting Oprah-esque "create y
A few miscellaneous ratings highlights from wherever and whenever: This week's Monday Night Football barnburner between the Bills and Cowboys gave ESPN the honor of the most-watched cable television outing of 2007 to date. MNF sacked the record held by High School Musical 2. Dexter (889,000 total viewers) dipped a bit from its premiere, but lead-out Brotherhood (517,000) saw a 30 percent boost, thanks to the elimination of a seven-minute break between the Showtime shows. TBS' coverage of MLB's divisional playoffs averaged 5.3 million viewers, giving the 31-year-old cabler its best week ever. (And they say everyone hits their prime at age 27.)
Ever since Dexter killed his brother hes been all Jekyll and no Hyde But the opening scene with Dexter lying in bed and the fan slicing through his image sing a different tune Its a great image that shows a distorted image of him both the Jekyll and the Hyde Just the way we like him The 50 recap Dexter was drifting and unable to find his sea legs since killing his brother His sister was also having a difficult time getting back into her work Bombarded with images and talk of the ITK Deb lost her composure and scared the bejesus out of a young boy but ended up landing a lead on the drug trafficking of Chinos gang Dexters previous handiwork his beautiful bodies of work were found in the harbor The FBI sent Special Agent Rock Star Frank Lundy to help solve the puzzle of the Bay Harbor Butcher a moniker both he and Dexter abhor Rita decided to bury her dead husband Dexter lied to Rita about his nonexistent drug addiction and manage
Question: Thanks to a Showtime free preview weekend from my satellite provider, I was finally able to catch an episode of Dexter, the Season 2 opener. All I can say is: Really? I get the strength of the lead performance, and, being a former Buffy-ite, loved seeing Julie Benz doing something new. But I found the whole thing very inconsistent. The sets looked so fake and tacky, and some of the acting (Debra, Vince and especially Sgt. Doakes) seemed very amateur at times. All of this distracted from what I can see were some great story beats. Pulling up out of the sea crevasse to reveal the dozens and dozens of Dexter's dumping bags was pretty cool. I guess I'm surprised the series as a whole is getting as much acclaim given some of these production miscues. I felt the same way about Bionic Woman, which had the opposite problem: It looked great but felt awfully hollow. I thought most of the lead performances, especially Michelle Ryan's, felt more than a tad off. But Dexter gets the ...
Erik King and Michael C. Hall, Dexter
On the Season 2 premiere of Showtime's Dexter (Sundays at 9 pm/ET), the blue waters of the bay brought to light the deep dark secrets of our intrepid "hero." Will this treasure of waterlogged limbs give Doakes the ammunition he needs to nail Dexter to the wall once and for all? We asked the surly sergeant's portrayer, Erik King, for a preview.
TVGuide.com: Sgt. Doakes.... We know so little about this guy, it kind of scares me. We're left to wonder just what this guy, this pit bull, is capable of.Erik King: [Laughs] I actually get that response quite a bit and I have to tell you, the best place to figure out who Doakes is is in this scene from last season. When he's with his mother and his sisters, and you get to see the underbelly of who he is. And when you see him with LaGuerta (played by Lauren Velez), you get a sense of who he is. But you're right, there is this very gruff exterior and he clearly is that type of cop, that when
Dexter courtesy Peter Iovino/Showtime
Perhaps bolstered by a free Showtime preview weekend, Dexter on Sunday became the cabler's first series to deliver a million-plus with a premiere, drawing 1.09 million total viewers in its Season 2 bow. That's a 67 percent improvement on the series' launch, and 40 percent above its S1 average. Including the 11 pm encore adds another 414,000.Brotherhood in turn returned to an audience of 371K (versus the 207 thou who showed for its series debut). To offset the audience dropoff between Dex and the Caffreys, Variety says, Showtime plans to cut the seven-minute break between shows this weekend.