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A Dexter Spin-Off?

A while back I wrote a comedic bit about a Dexter spin-off set in England called Poindexter and while it was a joke, I may not have been far off. Showtimes entertainment president David Nevins said he wanted to keep in contact with Dexter’s showrunner Scott Buck. When asked what this meant he said “draw your own conclusions.” Nothing has been decided and it was really more of a tease then anything, but the fact exists it could happen.

I think this would be a horrible idea doomed to fail. Dexter is such an iconic character driven show with Michael C. Hall portraying the serial killer that it is hard to imagine anything that would capture an audience like Dexter did. Besides, what would they do? Anything with a serial killer, such as Dexter’s brother, would feel old hat. What about a focusing on the Miami P.D.? To much like CSI. A show about a young Harry and how this all started? It has possibilities but what keeps it from being just another cop show.

This doesn’t mean it won’t happen or won’t work, I will just be very surprised if it did.

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Dexter Season 6 Trailer

HE’S BACK!

In just 3 more days, Dexter returns for it’s 6th season! I can’t wait. This show surprised me from the very beginning and won me over immediately. With John Lithgow’s brilliant performance in season 4 it’s hard to imagine who they could ever bring in that could deliver a character of that level.

I believe the answer has been found, and it’s EDWARD JAMES OLMOS. Watch the trailer and leave your comments below.

Dexter premieres this Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 PM on Showtime.

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Oktoberfest

Here is the Oktober skedule. Kewl! By Aileen @A1l33n. Follow her if you dare…

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Nom, Noms…

And the winner is...everyone who sees this.

So another Emmy awards has come and gone and once again leaves me feeling more than a little – meh. For starters, I am never entirely sure if the Emmys are based on pure popularity or originality and creativity.  Enter in what feels like a good dose of network string pulling politics and who can really say how honest it is? For example, Arrested Development won numerous awards, a great show that was only mildly commercially successful. This makes me think it is based on creativity, but when you look at some of the other shows that win, it leaves me scratching my ginger head.

That being said, here are some thoughts.

The Good:

Style – Apparently hot red dresses and cleavage are in vogue this year. I can’t complain.

Game of Thrones – Serious props to Peter Dinklage for his win as outstanding supporting actor in a drama series! We love this show, and we love the Dinklage.  GoT also had a couple of other nominations, including outstanding drama. I do wish it had gotten a few more props though.

Friday Night Lights – The show that gave us Minka Kelly also gave us Kyle Chandler (coach T!) Okay, this  show doesn’t really fall into the nerd category, but some of us at B5 really like it (especially since half of us are from Texas) Chandler is a great actor and deserves the credit. That being said, I couldn’t help feel like this was making up for the fact he didn’t win in previous years when the show was stronger.

Boardwalk Empire – Several noms, no wins, but at least HBO is getting credit.

Louie – Louis C.K. has become my favorite stand-up comedian (another Ginger as well.) After his failed show Lucky Louie, he has rebounded with his new show also named Louie. In fact, this show is doing quite well and earned him an Emmy nod. It just goes to show, if at first you don’t succeed…

Big props to Dexter , Conan, O’Brien, Parks and Recreation, The Office and30 Rock as well for their noms.

The Bad:

Modern Family – Okay, this show is pretty funny. I give it credit, but it SWEPT the Emmys at an absurd level. I don’t think it deserved all the accolades it got. Especially not when there is…

Okay, so maybe it's good Joel didn't wear a low cut red dress.

Community – I still say this is hands down the best comedy on TV. If you haven’t watched it, you really should. It is witty, filled with pop culture savvy references,   incredibly original, and has Annie’s boobs (Community inside fan joke) thus earning it ZERO, yes zero, nominations at all. Danny Pudi could easily have been outstanding  supporting actor in a comedy.

Steve Carell – How has The Office been so popular and Michael Scott been so iconic that after (I counted on IMDB) SIX…SIX outstanding actor in a comedy series noms, Steve Carell has never won a single award for his amazing performance (That’s what she said.)  REALLY!

Parks and Recreation – This show also has arguably had its best season yet and while Amy Poehler is great and at least got a nom, Nick Offerman really deserves a win as well. He didn’t even get nominated. At least Parks and Rec got an outstanding comedy nod. Oh, and if you watched the show it was Poehler’s idea to have the outstanding actress nominations do a beauty pageant spoof.

Dexter – As popular and good as this show has been, and as many nods as it has had, it has yet to win any major Emmys other than John Lithgow’s Emmy for his chilling season 4 performance. It has had a couple minor, technical wins though.

Breaking Bad – Where the hell was this show!!! I didn’t see it get a single nomination! Critically acclaimed, Golden Globe and Emmy winning acting, and it isn’t even nominated for anything? I will say it has won past Emmy’s including two for Brian Cranston,  but no nominations seem a little harsh, especially with…

Mad Men –   This show just won it’s 5th outstanding drama Emmy. YES, it is a good show, even great. Yes, they nail the 60s upscale New York culture perfectly and yes, they even make you want cigarettes and scotch, but 5 years in a row? Especially, since no real plot developed until season 3 or so. I blame it on the cool, 60’s chic factor.  Oh, and the apparent hotness of Don Draper. Speaking of multiple wins…

The Daily Show – Just won its 9th Best Comedy, Variety something or other award. NINE. Once, again, I love this show, it is one of my favorites, but really, nine years of nothing new? Personally I would have interrupted this run with an Emmy for Chappelle’s Show in 2004, but he isn’t white enough for mainstream America. Additionally, he beat out Conan O’Brien for the Emmy even though Coco is having an amazing year.  No love for another Ginger who probably deserved it.

Well Babblers, let me know your thoughts on this list. Your own pros’ and con’s and things that got left out.

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SDCC, what we love and why….

Dearest Babblers, the time has almost come. The moment we have been ranting and raving about for almost one whole year will be here in just a couple of more days. I give you Comic Con 2011. I asked our fellow Babblers what they were looking forward to the most. Here are their replies.

Johnny – Okay, first I would like to say Johnny named about half the convention, but otherwise here is his list: The Amazing Spider Man panel and rumored trailer, Locke & Key pilot episode, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Cowboys and Aliens, Edgar Wrights’ Attack of the Block and finally, after-parties.

Tony – Chuck, Community, Game of Thrones, and the Visionaries Panel. Sadly, Tony has some responsibilities that week and won’t be around much.

Jeff – Game of Thrones! (Hands down my favorite show). Community, (my 2nd favorite, plus I have a crush on Annie.) Dexter, Tin Tin to see Spielberg,  Chuck, Cowboys and Aliens and after-parties.

Truthfully, as cool as the panels and shows are, the thing we all love the best is being in an environment we are passionate about. We love connecting with other fans.  We also love the costumes, the creativity, and the imagination. We love hanging out with old friends that we don’t get to see very much anymore. Maybe, most of all, we love the sense of wonder it fills us with. That profound sense of possibility and endless bounds we had as children. It makes me personally feel like that 10 year old boy, who would stay up late reading comics in bed night on countless summer nights, when everything in the world seemed more simple and right. Cheers to you Comic Con, thanks for renewing our inspiration for one more year!

That being said, we want to know what you are looking forward to the most. And what you love about Comic Con! Let us know!

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Top 5 shows of 2010 worth Babbling about…

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you are TV geeks like us Babblers, it’s almost equally as dreadful. Don’t get us wrong, we love all the eggnog and little baby Jesus, but after weeks of being deprived new episodes of our favorite series is enough to go ‘Dexter’ on someone. Well the wait is almost over and in preparation for the Spring line up, the Babblers wanted to list our top 5 shows of 2010. So here they are in no particular order:

1. 30 Rock (NBC)

BabbleOn has been a long time fan of the ‘SNL’ parody 30 Rock. Besides all of us being Tina Fey geeks, the witty dialogue and zany characters make this show hilarious and surreal. Continue reading

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My Killer Costume

Hey everyone! It’s your fourth favorite Babbler here, showing you my Halloween costume. Now I know this is a little shameless and self-indulgent, but if you are on the ones who actually read my Babble’s or blog, I figured you might get a kick out of this, if not, please scroll on down to something more interesting.

This is my Dexter Morgan costume from the aptly named show, Dexter, which most of you know I love.

The costume worked well and fans of the show got it. There were a couple of items I would have liked to have but didn’t. Namely microscope slides, a syringe, a saw, and a hot blond on my arm to play Rita. I did however, get to practice my “killer” dance moves.  I might even wear this one to Comic-Con next year.

I give it four Babbles. Cheers!

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A Killer Premier for Dexter

Spoiler Free.

So out of all the season premieres and new shows I was looking forward to this year there was one that stood out above all others: Dexter. The wait has been killing me.  Seriously though, after what seemed to take forever Dexter finally aired on Sunday night. I was not disappointed.

 For those of you who haven’t watched Season 4, there is some insanity in the last few episodes and the season 5 premier picks up where 4 left off. Let’s just say the heat is really coming down on Dexter as the consequences of season 4 leave him reeling. Typical Dexter doesn’t know how to deal with the things that happened and has a very awkward but amusing scene involving Mickey Mouse hats and he even considers just running away.  He also struggles to come to grips with what has taken place, often not even sure what emotion to show, until finally he breaks down in a very Dexter like manner.

 It is almost impossible to review this premier without spoilers, so I won’t say much more, but this season looks to be incredibly intense. My one complaint is that the Debra love life plot line is getting old. One failed relationship after another, and I hope they actually start to do something more with her this season. Otherwise, this premier was gripping and I can’t wait to watch it each Sunday.

I give it 4.5 Babbles.

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Dexter Season 5 trailer

As a fan of the show, I cannot wait for this upcoming season. Without giving anything away, let’s just say that last season’s finale was a doozy. The trailer is embedded below, but be warned- there are spoliers. So if you’re not caught up- DON’T WATCH THIS!

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Showtime to announce Dexter spin off!

New York, NY – Showtime, in conjunction with its parent company CBS, has announced a new spin off to its hit Golden Globe winning show Dexter. The show, entitled Poindexter takes place in York, England and follows the life of a member of the English minor nobility who is also a serial killer. We sat down with Mathew C. Blank, CEO of Showtime to pick his brain about the new series.

Q. So Mathew, tell us about the inspiration behind this new show?

“The idea we had was to capitalize on the success of CSI and all it’s spin off’s such as CSI Miami, CSI New York and CSI Branson and apply it to our other hits. The basic concept of the show follows the ever day life of the English aristocrat Poindexter Morgan, possibly a distant relative of Dexter, and his attempts to live life as a serial killer.”

Q. So what else do we need to know about this show?

“Just like Dexter, Poindexter will live by a code as well. He will pull from his great English heritage and only be able to kill members of the lower class peasantry. It will usually be for such reasons as hunting on royal lands or being unable to pay their debts.”

Q. Will he have a ritual?

“Oh yes, of course he will but we haven’t fully worked it out yet. It will probably involve a secret medieval torture chamber located beneath his country estate. We haven’t ruled out letting the peasant go free on his land and Poindexter releasing his hounds to hunt them down. That could make for some riveting television as well.”

Q. What about his family and past? What drives him?

“Good question. Really the fact he is English royalty should be enough to explain away any bizarre  obsessions. I mean they are all slightly inbred you know. That being said, the aristocracy has had a long history of oppression of the lower classes and we think we can pull upon that to create some disillusionment on his part. That is the desire to see the royals rise back up over Parliament.”

Q. So any secrets you want to tease us with?

“Well I don’t want to give to much away, but let’s just say there is a chance he finds out his bloodline isn’t as pure as he thinks it is and the results could drive him mad.”

Sounds very tantalizing indeed and we can’t wait to watch this surefire hit. Thanks Mathew for the interview, we really appreciate your time. Poindexter is set to air this fall on Sunday nights at 10 P.M. only on Showtime.

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Dexter-Con!

So over the last few months your fellow Babblers Johnny and I have become huge fans of the show Dexter on Showtime. Since then we have been bleeding our eyes out watching the last three seasons trying to catch up with the current state of affairs.

Recently it has been announced that Dexter will have a panel at Comic-Con this year and that means yours truly is going to be there with my press pass and questions ready! My goal at Comic-Con this year? Meet the cast of Dexter and get a Babbleon5 shout out. I don’t recall them ever having panels in the past, although in their defense I wasn’t a fan at the time so I may not have noticed. (Although it seems like it would stand out since I had heard of it.)

I have written a bit about this before, but for those of you who are not familiar with this show, it has arguably become my favorite show on TV. The plot follows Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter and forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department. Oh, one more thing, he is a serial killer as well. Despite all that he is a pretty good guy and only kills people who have gotten away with murder. This is a code his father, a former Miami police officer, instilled deep within him. (Yeah his Dad was in on this, it’s a dark show.) Additionally he has to maintain his marriage and raise and support his family, all the while keeping his dirty secret.

This show is dark but brilliant. The writing is amazing, the characters compelling, the acting is awesome and the premise is one of the most original I have ever seen. In fact, Michael C. Hall, who plays Dexter, recently won a Golden Globe for his performance. One of the things I love the most is that each of his kills somehow teaches him about living life, it is genius interplay. You can tell the writers have a lot of fun adding in dark humor and playing upon the ironies that one would expect in the daily life of a serial killer turned forensics expert turned family man.

Killer and Nerd?

I will warn you, it is violent, has some nudity and quite a bit of language. (Most of the latter is accounted for by his in show sister.) So if you are easily offended or if blood bothers you, this probably isn’t the show for you. Still in an era of absurd and mindless reality TV and multiple CSI crime show spin offs, this show is very badly needed breath of fresh air and originality.

I will probably go ahead and officially make Michael C. Hall my man crush. That’s right you heard it here first folks. Seriously, where has this show been all my life? On a more personal note, I also really appreciate the fact that while Dexter has a “normal” life, he has this darkness he must always struggle with, as if there are two Dexter’s. It is something that in some ways I feel I can relate to with my own struggles with depression.

So all of this goes to ask this question: Assuming I get the chance, what questions should I ask the cast on behalf of BabbleOn 5?

When can we expect Dexter: The musical? Or Dexter on Ice?

Do you ever worry about the creepy nature of some of your fans?

In real life Michael C. Hall is married to the girl who plays his sister on the show, do the two of them ever get jealous during sex scenes?

Let me know your questions Babblers! I am dying to ask!

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