Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Killer Show

I've been MIA for all of May and can't wait to get back into a normal routine. Chalk it up to moving, to unpacking an entire household and then dealing with an average of 10 contractors per day to get this rental in working order, but I'm spent. My week in Perth now feels like eons ago since I'm early to bed and early to rise, all with no Internet, TV or husband [darn work travels] for comic relief.

Watching movies from my laptop is my newfound habit and a fix for my latest obsession: Dexter. Now in it's third season, the Showtime series centers around a serial killer who works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. It's clever and twisted, suspenseful and addictive. I find myself watching multiple episodes at a time then wondering whether I should finish the entire season in one sitting, though fully aware I wouldn't be able to sleep if I took the plunge. And my favorite part? Dexter's opening title sequence is one of the most creative around—a perfect introduction to the dark humor awaiting. Really, it's to die for.

15 comments:

jae said...

I loved him in Six Feet Under, too! Can't wait to see what you've done with the place.

Joyce said...

Shame on me, here I thought you were out and about enjoying yourself! Sending you hugs from my corner to yours. xoxo...

Courtney said...

Jae: I wish I could say it even looks like I've "done something" with the place, but sadly I'm fighting issues like plumbing, air conditioning, electrical, telephone wiring and random other things. I don't want to complain because we're lucky to have a roof over our heads, but I think problems are always amplified when your partner-in-crime is not home...and when you're in a country where English is not their first language. Language barriers are making it the hardest. "Blowing out the AC lines" means nothing to them, nor does "My master bedroom concrete ceiling is leaking all over the place."

Joyce: Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Australia last week and I think even more so knowing what I was coming home too. This is why I could never undergo a full on house build!

Nita said...

It's a great show. When I found Dexter I definitely watched all of season 1 in a weekend.

benson said...

OMG we LOVE Dexter around here. Waiting for Netflix to get the third season. I would go to work and out of nowhere would think "oh my gosh...how is Dexter going to get out of this?!" So addicting.
random note- I just came across some cupcake place in your new homeland..might make you feel like you're back in Texas!

Kelly said...

lengthy intro, but worth it. i love the creativity behind it and that you don't fully see his face until the very end. i've been meaning to watch the series since it started - this may be the kick in the pants i needed!

xo
kelly

Frau said...

It took us two months to get internet and we didn't have a TV for the first 6 months. So I feel your pain we watched alot of DVD on laptops. Even now we only get two english channels BBC and MTV. Lots of Rock of Love and Pimp my ride, sad I know! Check out MadMen series loved it. We found a region free DVD player and now can watch on our TV so much better.

Loop and Lil said...

LOVE Dexter. Once we got addicted to the first season, we filled our Netflix queue immediately with the rest of the series, and watched all of them in a matter of weeks. We also subscribed to Showtime just so we can see the new season when it starts!

Random gossip: in real life, Dexter and Brenda got married a few months ago.

Debra said...

I haven't seen Dexter-but will now! Used up all of my senses watching that! Any good movie suggestions?

Yoli said...

OMG, I must be getting into the cougar category! I found the intro sexy as Dexter. I have never seen it but now I am tempted. You should also try watching Fringe, that is an amazing show, highly addictive.

Averill said...

I love Dexter! My husband and I discovered it on our Showtime on Demand a year ago and watched the ENTIRE first season in a weekend (which means we did very little else that weekend). It may very well be the best show on TV right now.

Vanessa said...

Oh. My. God. I looooove Dexter. Good choice!

Courtney said...

Debra: I recently watched Changeling and really loved it! Have you seen that one?

Liz Powers said...

I totally got hooked on Dexter, but it also totally freaked me out. I love a good thriller/ am a total Law and Order junkie, but there were times when it was too much. Have you seen the HBO series Rome? If not, and you're home alone, put down the Dexter and get the Rome. It's like history meets the juiciest soap opera ever. And it's "historical",so you're "learning something".... good luck!

AT said...

Um, yeah. He's hot.

I've seen maybe half an episode. Maybe I'll add it to the ol' Netflix queue.