History YMMV / Dexter

29th Jun '17 8:23:45 PM Blacknuz
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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately. The writers were simply too obvious with [[spoiler:nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him]] but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.

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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately. The writers were simply too obvious with [[spoiler:nobody but Travis is ever seen talking to him]] but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.



** Before he became an actor, David Zayas was an NYPD officer for over fifteen years.

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** Before he became an actor, David Zayas was an a NYPD officer for over fifteen years.



** Despite a promising start, Season 8 pretty much killed the goodwill Season 7 built up, thanks to its unfocused RandomEventsPlot, a multitude of B-plots that fans cared little about, the return of Season 7's [[TheScrappy scrappy love interest]], and an overall lack of urgency or finality. The fact that it also aired alongside ''Series/BreakingBad'''s universally beloved final season only made all of the aforementioned flaws and others that much more glaring by comparison. To the point that the ''Dexter'' [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] posted a ''Breaking Bad'' discussion thread post alongside the season finale discussion thread. It subsequently became popular than the finale thread and had a domino effect of converting /r/Dexter into a ''Breaking Bad'' subreddit. That post is still, to this day, the second-highest upvoted post on /r/Dexter.

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** Despite a promising start, Season 8 pretty much killed the goodwill Season 7 built up, thanks to its unfocused RandomEventsPlot, a multitude of B-plots that fans cared little about, the return of Season 7's [[TheScrappy scrappy love interest]], and an overall lack of urgency or finality. The fact that it also aired alongside ''Series/BreakingBad'''s universally beloved final season only made all of the aforementioned flaws and others that much more glaring by comparison. To the point that the ''Dexter'' [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] posted a ''Breaking Bad'' discussion thread post alongside the season finale discussion thread. It subsequently became more popular than the finale thread and had a domino effect of converting /r/Dexter into a ''Breaking Bad'' subreddit. That post is still, to this day, the second-highest upvoted post on /r/Dexter.



* JerkassWoobie: Deborah, despite her tendency to push Dexter around and make him do whatever she wants, she's handling the fact that Dexter is a serial killer after years of thinking he's always dependable and normal, she nearly dies a few things throughout the series, her boyfriend Chutsky who she's with for several years ends up abandoning her and she ends up alone.

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* JerkassWoobie: Deborah, despite her tendency to push Dexter around and make him do whatever she wants, she's handling the fact that Dexter is a serial killer after years of thinking he's always dependable and normal, she nearly dies a few things times throughout the series, her boyfriend Chutsky who she's with for several years ends up abandoning her and she ends up alone.
15th Mar '17 11:19:24 AM sydhighwind
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** Long Beach has been commonly used as a doubling location for Florida for years, as it has areas that bear a passing resemblance to parts of Florida; specifically, the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach, where Rita's, Angel's, the house Dexter inherits as well as his childhood home, and other various minor characters' homes are all located. The other filming locations are a bit more obvious (mostly famous or easily recognizable places and landmarks like the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Shoreline Village, Marine Stadium and Santa's Village in Long Beach, the Hermosa Beach Strand, the Fun Factory and adjacent parking garage at the Redondo Beach Pier, etc.)

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** Long Beach has been commonly used as a doubling location for Florida for years, as it has areas that bear a passing resemblance to parts of Florida; specifically, the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach, where Rita's, Angel's, the house Dexter inherits as well as his childhood home, and other various minor characters' homes are all located. The other filming locations are a bit more obvious (mostly famous or easily recognizable places and landmarks like the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Shoreline Village, Marine Stadium and Santa's Village in Long Beach, the Hermosa Beach Strand, the Fun Factory and adjacent parking garage at the Redondo Beach Pier, etc.) Viewers from Southern California and Florida were prone to pointing out the glaring examples of doubling during the series' initial run.
15th Mar '17 11:16:37 AM sydhighwind
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** Long Beach has been commonly used as a doubling location for Florida for years, as it has areas that bear a passing resemblance to parts of Florida; specifically, the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach, where Rita's, Angel's, the house Dexter inherits as well as his childhood home, and other various minor characters' homes are all located. The other filming locations are a bit more obvious (mostly famous or easily recognizable places and landmarks like the cargo terminal at the Port of Los Angeles on Terminal Island in San Pedro, Shoreline Village in Long Beach, the Hermosa Strand, the Fun Factory and adjacent parking garage at the Redondo Beach Pier, etc.)

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** Long Beach has been commonly used as a doubling location for Florida for years, as it has areas that bear a passing resemblance to parts of Florida; specifically, the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach, where Rita's, Angel's, the house Dexter inherits as well as his childhood home, and other various minor characters' homes are all located. The other filming locations are a bit more obvious (mostly famous or easily recognizable places and landmarks like the cargo terminal at the Port of Los Angeles on Terminal Island in San Pedro, Shoreline Village, Marine Stadium and Santa's Village in Long Beach, the Hermosa Beach Strand, the Fun Factory and adjacent parking garage at the Redondo Beach Pier, etc.))
15th Mar '17 11:13:49 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, the majority of filming took place in Southern California. The primary filming locations were located throughout Long Beach, while also using San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach (most glaringly the Redondo Beach Pier in Season Four) Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper in various points of the series.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, the majority of filming took place in Southern California. The primary filming locations were located throughout Long Beach, while also using San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach (most glaringly the Redondo Beach Pier in Season Four) Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper in various points of the series.series.
** Long Beach has been commonly used as a doubling location for Florida for years, as it has areas that bear a passing resemblance to parts of Florida; specifically, the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach, where Rita's, Angel's, the house Dexter inherits as well as his childhood home, and other various minor characters' homes are all located. The other filming locations are a bit more obvious (mostly famous or easily recognizable places and landmarks like the cargo terminal at the Port of Los Angeles on Terminal Island in San Pedro, Shoreline Village in Long Beach, the Hermosa Strand, the Fun Factory and adjacent parking garage at the Redondo Beach Pier, etc.)
15th Mar '17 11:02:44 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, the majority of filming took place in Southern California. The primary filming locations were located throughout Long Beach, in addition to the cities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, the majority of filming took place in Southern California. The primary filming locations were located throughout Long Beach, in addition to the cities of while also using San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Beach (most glaringly the Redondo Beach Pier in Season Four) Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.proper in various points of the series.
15th Mar '17 10:57:54 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, the majority of filming took place in Southern California. The primary filming locations were located throughout Long Beach, in addition to the cities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.
18th Feb '17 8:18:12 AM neckinhalf
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* EndingAversion: Even years after the final season concluded, you can still find people warning newbies who've just started to stop at Season 4 or 5.



* EndingAversion: Even years after the final season concluded, you can still find people warning newbies who've just started to stop at Season 4 or 5.
18th Feb '17 8:17:28 AM neckinhalf
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* EndingAversion: Even years after the final season concluded, you can still find people warning newbies who've just started to stop at Season 4 or 5.
6th Feb '17 5:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately. They were simply too obvious with [[spoiler:nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him]] but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.

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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately. They The writers were simply too obvious with [[spoiler:nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him]] but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.
3rd Feb '17 11:15:11 AM ErikModi
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Many fans were [[BrokenBase displeased]] over the GenreShift in the third book, but in the first book there is mention of how [[EvilDetectingDog animals don't like Dexter]], which is hardly scientific. There's also Dexter's ability to "sense" other killers, described as both of their "Dark Passengers" snarling and snapping at each other. A lot like the [[ScrappyMechanic "Predator's Taint"]] rule in ''TabletopGames/VampireTheRequiem''.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Many fans were [[BrokenBase displeased]] over the GenreShift in the third book, but in the first book there is mention of how [[EvilDetectingDog animals don't like Dexter]], which is hardly scientific. There's also Dexter's ability to "sense" other killers, described as both of their "Dark Passengers" snarling and snapping at each other. A lot like the [[ScrappyMechanic "Predator's Taint"]] rule in ''TabletopGames/VampireTheRequiem''.''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''.
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